Member training

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Please supply me with a list for the following aspects of democratic services:

-Type of governance system for the Authority (committee/executive/hybrid)
-Total Number of elected members
-Training/development programme for Members, if one exists
-Training/development budget for all Members
-Number of Member training events held in previous 12 months
-Name of training provider for each event

Yours faithfully,

Andy Thomas

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 677  
Enquiries to: Information Governance Office
Date:  31 March 2016 

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this matter please contact us. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 677   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to democratic
services.

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Please supply me with a list for the following aspects of democratic
services:

-Type of governance system for the Authority (committee/executive/hybrid)

We have an executive model with a strong leader.

-Total Number of elected members

67

-Training/development programme for Members, if one exists

There is not a programme for 2015/2016 - the last programme that was put
in place was for 2014/2015

 

-Training/development budget for all Members

Budget for 2015-16 was £17,150

 

-Number of Member training events held in previous 12 months

Nothing has been provided via Learning & Organisational
 Development. Event flyers would have been circulated from NEREO.No other
learning and development has been requested to be logged onto
Learning Together.
 

-Name of training provider for each event

If session had been attended it would have been NEREO.

Complaints

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office:

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545 745
Email: [email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator - Corporate Services 
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Our Ref: 677   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to democratic
services.

Right of Access 

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled. 

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and 

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him. 

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it. 

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions. 

Please supply me with a list for the following aspects of democratic
services:

-Type of governance system for the Authority (committee/executive/hybrid)

We have an executive model with a strong leader.

-Total Number of elected members

67

-Training/development programme for Members, if one exists

There is not a programme for 2015/2016 - the last programme that was put
in place was for 2014/2015

 

-Training/development budget for all Members

Budget for 2015-16 was £17,150

 

-Number of Member training events held in previous 12 months

Nothing has been provided via Learning & Organisational
 Development. Event flyers would have been circulated from NEREO.No other
learning and development has been requested to be logged onto
Learning Together.
 

-Name of training provider for each event

If session had been attended it would have been NEREO

Complaints 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office: 

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF 

Email: [1][Northumberland County Council request email] 

Information Commissioner 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at: 

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 

Tel: 01625 545 745
Email: [2][email address

There is no charge for making an appeal. 

Yours sincerely 

FOI Coordinator - Corporate Services 
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [3][Northumberland County Council request email] 
Web: [4]http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Our Ref: 677   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to democratic
services.

Right of Access 

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled. 

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and 

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him. 

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it. 

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions. 

Please supply me with a list for the following aspects of democratic
services:

-Type of governance system for the Authority (committee/executive/hybrid)

We have an executive model with a strong leader.

-Total Number of elected members

67

-Training/development programme for Members, if one exists

There is not a programme for 2015/2016 - the last programme that was put
in place was for 2014/2015

 

-Training/development budget for all Members

Budget for 2015-16 was £17,150

 

-Number of Member training events held in previous 12 months

Nothing has been provided via Learning & Organisational
 Development. Event flyers would have been circulated from NEREO.No other
learning and development has been requested to be logged onto
Learning Together.
 

-Name of training provider for each event

If session had been attended it would have been NEREO

Complaints 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office: 

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF 

Email: [5][Northumberland County Council request email] 

Information Commissioner 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at: 

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 

Tel: 01625 545 745
Email: [6][email address

There is no charge for making an appeal. 

Yours sincerely 

FOI Coordinator - Corporate Services 
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [7][Northumberland County Council request email] 
Web: [8]http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

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