Management of the Creative Business Centre

Jason Cobb made this Freedom of Information request to Colchester Borough Council

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The request was refused by Colchester Borough Council.

Dear Colchester Borough Council,

Please can you tell me which individual or organisation will be responsible for managing the Creative Business Centre along Queen Street. How long is the contract for?

I would also like to know how this decision was made, and who was responsible for making the decision.

Please can you also tell me the names of any other individuals or organisations that the Council has held discussions with about the possible management of the Creative Business Centre.

Yours faithfully,

Jason Cobb

Info, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

Thank you for your request which has been logged under reference 160330024837.

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Yours sincerely

Suzanne Norton
Performance Monitoring Officer
Colchester Borough Council

Tel: (01206) 282249
www.colchester.gov.uk

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Mike Fawcett, Colchester Borough Council

Dear Mr Cobb

I am now able to respond to your Freedom of Information request logged on 30th March under reference 160330024837.

Please can you tell me which individual or organisation will be responsible for managing the Creative Business Centre along Queen Street. How long is the contract for?

The Council has not yet appointed an operator to manage the Creative Business Centre.

I would also like to know how this decision was made, and who was responsible for making the decision.

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Please can you also tell me the names of any other individuals or organisations that the Council has held discussions with about the possible management of the Creative Business Centre.

Negotiations are being conducted with potential operators. Details of these cannot be disclosed at present and are exempted from release by Section 43 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The public interest in the release of this information has been considered: publication of the names of individuals or organisations who are or have been involved in discussions regarding the Creative Business Centre could inhibit proposers from coming forward for this and future projects, thus restricting the number and scope of commercial opportunities available to the Council. Any such restriction could affect the viability of projects such as this which aim to benefit residents and local businesses by making a tangible contribution to the local economy.

An announcement will be made when the contract is awarded and details will be published in the Council’s Contracts Register.

I trust that this information will meet your needs. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Mr Andrew Weavers, Monitoring Officer, Colchester Borough Council, Town Hall, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1FR.

Yours sincerely
 
Mike Fawcett
Information and Project Officer
Colchester Borough Council
 
Tel: 01206 508793
Textphone users dial 18001 followed by the full number that you wish to call.
 
[email address]
www.colchester.gov.uk/contact

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