LGC subscription

Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves made this Freedom of Information request to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves

Dear Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like to find out how much money do Wigan council pay to the Local Government Chronicle each year and the cost between 2014 and 2019

Yours faithfully,

Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves

FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Please quote ID FOI 10175 on all correspondence

Dear Mr Lomax-Hargreaves,

I am emailing to confirm the receipt of your recent request for information to Wigan Council. This has been logged and will be forwarded to the relevant department for action.

We will respond as soon as possible and in most cases no later than 20 working days after the receipt of your request i.e. 2nd April 2020.

If you have any comments or questions in the meantime, please direct them to [Wigan Council request email], or in writing to the address below.

The Council does not charge for most FOI requests, but charges may be made for actual disbursements incurred such as photocopying, printing, postage and packaging, and only if these charges amount to more than £20.00. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided and payment may be requested prior to the provision of the information.

Your contact is Graham Donelan.

Regards

Information Governance
Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]
www.wigan.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline

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FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Lomax-Hargreaves,

I am sorry for the delay in responding to your Freedom of Information Request. I am endeavouring to obtain the information for the response and will e-mail as soon as possible.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has recognised the unprecedented challenges all are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and that people may experience delays when making information rights requests during the pandemic.

Please also be aware that the response may not be complete in whole or in part. Wigan Council is currently handling a large volume of business critical work aimed towards the protection and safeguarding of at risk groups during the COVID-19 outbreak, and as such the business area may not be able to provide full information for the completion of the Freedom of the Information request. We will confirm as much as possible when we send our response to your request.

Kind regards

Graham Donelan
Information Governance Officer

Please note that in light of Government guidance around Coronavirus, all Legal Services staff are currently working from home. We have a skeleton staff attending the office, by exception and only where absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, please avoid posting documents to us and use electronic communication instead. If you must post a hard copy document, please email the recipient, so we can arrange for post to be collected. We do not currently accept service of any documents by DX.

In these exceptional times please note our response times to correspondences may increase as we continue to support the most vulnerable in society and our frontline services.

Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]
www.wigan.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline

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Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves

Dear FoI Request,
Is there any update as this FOI is now nearly 2 months old

Yours sincerely,

Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves

FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Lomax-Hargreaves,

I have asked for an update. Many staff have been focused on providing support to vulnerable and at-risk residents as a result of COVID-19 and it may be that this request has not been prioritised if the relevant staff have been redeployed into other duties.

Kind regards

Graham Donelan
Information Governance Officer

Please note that in light of Government guidance all Legal Services staff are currently working from home. We have a skeleton staff attending the office, by exception and only where absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, please avoid posting documents to us and use electronic communication instead. If you must post a hard copy document, please email the recipient, so we can arrange for post to be collected. We do not currently accept service of any documents by DX.

In these exceptional times please note our response times to correspondences may increase as we continue to support the most vulnerable in society and our frontline services.

Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]
www.wigan.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline

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FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Lomax-Hargreaves,

I am writing to respond to your request for information. This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The response to your request is attached.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of this response, an independent senior officer will review this decision. If you are not satisfied with our response you must put your complaint in writing within 40 working days of receipt of this response giving the reasons for your complaint. You can either email [Wigan Council request email] or write to the address below.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner, who is the regulator for Freedom of Information. Her website is https://ico.org.uk/ and her helpline number is 0303 1231113.

Her staff may ask you to exhaust our internal complaints procedure if you choose to complain to her office now.

May I take this opportunity to apologise for the long delay in responding to your request. I can assure you that all requests for information received are processed, however, on some occasions the response takes longer than 20 working days for a number of reasons and we thank you for your patience.

Kind regards

Graham Donelan
Information Governance Officer

Please note that in light of Government guidance all Legal Services staff are currently working from home. We have a skeleton staff attending the office, by exception and only where absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, please avoid posting documents to us and use electronic communication instead. If you must post a hard copy document, please email the recipient, so we can arrange for post to be collected. We do not currently accept service of any documents by DX.

In these exceptional times please note our response times to correspondences may increase as we continue to support the most vulnerable in society and our frontline services.

Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]
www.wigan.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline

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Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves

Dear FoI Request,
I would like a more idept answer as I think you could have made a mistake.

I have evidence contrary to this answer.

Yours sincerely,

Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves

FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Lomax-Hargreaves,

I will go back to the relevant department to check, but can you please confirm that your request was how much money do Wigan council pay to the Local Government Chronicle each year for subscription to the LGC and the cost between 2014 and 2019.

Kind regards

Graham Donelan
Information Governance Officer

Please note that in light of Government guidance all Legal Services staff are currently working from home. We have a skeleton staff attending the office, by exception and only where absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, please avoid posting documents to us and use electronic communication instead. If you must post a hard copy document, please email the recipient, so we can arrange for post to be collected. We do not currently accept service of any documents by DX.

In these exceptional times please note our response times to correspondences may increase as we continue to support the most vulnerable in society and our frontline services.

Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]
www.wigan.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline

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Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves

Dear FoI Request,
No my foi request was how much do you pay.

That could be for ads or anything else I never mentioned subscriptions at all.

Yours sincerely,

Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves

FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Hargreaves-Lomax,

Thank you for your clarification. The subject of your email says LGC Subscription, but I will ask the department to provide any expenditure.

Kind regards

Graham Donelan
Information Governance Officer

Please note that in light of Government guidance all Legal Services staff are currently working from home. We have a skeleton staff attending the office, by exception and only where absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, please avoid posting documents to us and use electronic communication instead. If you must post a hard copy document, please email the recipient, so we can arrange for post to be collected. We do not currently accept service of any documents by DX.

In these exceptional times please note our response times to correspondences may increase as we continue to support the most vulnerable in society and our frontline services.

Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]
www.wigan.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline

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FoI Request, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Lomax-Hargreaves,

I am writing to provide an updated response to your request for information. This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The updated response is attached.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of this response, an independent senior officer will review this decision. If you are not satisfied with our response you must put your complaint in writing within 40 working days of receipt of this response giving the reasons for your complaint. You can either email [Wigan Council request email] or write to the address below.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner, who is the regulator for Freedom of Information. Her website is https://ico.org.uk/ and her helpline number is 0303 1231113.

Her staff may ask you to exhaust our internal complaints procedure if you choose to complain to her office now.

Kind regards

Graham Donelan
Information Governance Officer

Please note that in light of Government guidance all Legal Services staff are currently working from home. We have a skeleton staff attending the office, by exception and only where absolutely necessary. Wherever possible, please avoid posting documents to us and use electronic communication instead. If you must post a hard copy document, please email the recipient, so we can arrange for post to be collected. We do not currently accept service of any documents by DX.

In these exceptional times please note our response times to correspondences may increase as we continue to support the most vulnerable in society and our frontline services.

Wigan Council
Legal Services – Resources Directorate
Town Hall,
Library Street,
Wigan,
WN1 1YN
01942 827639 (internal ext 2639)
[mobile number]
www.wigan.gov.uk
www.twitter.com/wigancouncil
www.facebook.com/WiganCouncilOnline

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