Lewes District Council - overseas trips

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Lewes District Council

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Dear Lewes District Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips.

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips council officials have taken in the course of conducting council business.

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city that was visited
- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on the overseas trip
- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip
- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses)
- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs.
- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

foi, Lewes District Council

Thank you for your information request received today.

 

I am currently reviewing your request and investigating whether there is
any information available for disclosure.  The council, in accordance with
Section 10 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), will reply to your
request promptly and in any event not later than the twentieth working day
following the date of receipt.

 

Please contact me again if you require any assistance with your request
and I will do my best to provide the relevant help and advice.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

foi, Lewes District Council

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Dear Ms. Corderoy,

 

Thank you for your information request dated 17^th July 2017 received in
our office on the same day.

 

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city
that was visited

- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on
the overseas trip

- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses)

- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or
whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another
organisation met the costs.

- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity
or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please
state who or what composes the group or consortium.

 

I have reviewed your request and investigated whether there is any
information which can be disclosed to you.  Please find below the
information the council holds, and which I am pleased to provide to you.

 

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city
that was visited

29^th June 2017, 1 day (not overnight) to Dieppe, France

- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on
the overseas trip

Cllr Andy Smith, Council Leader,

Robert Cottrill, Chief Executive,

Max Woodford, Head of Regeneration.

- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip

A Meeting with the Department Seine-Maritime over the continued operation
of the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry line.

- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel
costs, accommodation costs and expenses)

No accommodation costs as it was not an overnight trip.  The combined cost
of the ferry tickets for the three attendees (including one car) was
£152.40

- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or
whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another
organisation met the costs.

Council met the cost

- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity
or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please
state who or what composes the group or consortium.

Not Applicable

 

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address below. 

 

Information Governance Appeals Officer

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council

1 Grove Road

EASTBOURNE

BN21 4TW     

                                  

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Please contact me again, quoting your reference number, if you require any
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Yours sincerely

 

 

Kevin Rance
Information Governance Officer

Tel: +44(0)1273 471600

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