Members Initiatives funds

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Dear Bracknell Forest Borough Council,

Please could you provide me with information on the following:

1. Which councillors were awarded funds for the members initiatives funds scheme created in the 2013/2014 budget? (https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/site...), and can you confirm how much each councillor was awarded?
2. Can you please document what each councillor spent their funds on/ which organisations received funds from which councillor?
3. Can you please document instances in which councillors did not spend their entire allocation in the 2013/2014 year, and therefore instances in which they spent their remaining budget in the following years, and to which organisations received this remaining allocation?
4. Where possible, please indicate whether the councillor was a trustee/board member of any recipient they allocated money to.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Sirrell

Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Dear Oliver Sirrell

Thank you for your request for information, below, which was received by the Council on 02/07/2018 and I will deal with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The FOI Act obliges us to respond to requests promptly, and in any case no later than 20 working days (by 30/07/2018) unless it is necessary to consider the public interest, in which case a full response must be provided within such a time as is reasonable in the circumstances and I will write to you again if this occurs.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future correspondence.

Yours sincerely

Information Compliance Team
Legal Services
Corporate Services Department
Bracknell Forest Council
Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [Bracknell Forest Borough Council request email]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Information Compliance-Officer
Legal Services
Resources
Bracknell Forest Council

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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Information Compliance-Officer, Bracknell Forest Borough Council

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Dear Oliver Sirrell

I am writing to confirm that the council has completed the processing of
your request for information.

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing a response to your
request for information.

Please find below a copy of your request, followed by the Council’s
response.

Request:

1. Which councillors were awarded funds for the members initiatives funds
scheme created in the 2013/2014 budget?
([1]https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/site...),
and can you confirm how much each councillor was awarded?

2. Can you please document what each councillor spent their funds on/
which organisations received funds from which councillor?

3. Can you please document instances in which councillors did not spend
their entire allocation in the 2013/2014 year, and therefore instances in
which they spent their remaining budget in the following years, and to
which organisations received this remaining allocation?

Questions 1-3 See attached spreadsheet documenting how each councillor
spent the £10k that was allocated to them for 2013/14. Any commitment that
was made and consequently spent in 2014/15 is shown at the bottom.

4. Where possible, please indicate whether the councillor was a
trustee/board member of any recipient they allocated money to.

•       Homestart – Cllr Gbadebo was the Council’s representative (not
recorded whether he was a trustee or a board member)

•       Owlsmoor Community Centre – Cllr Worrall was the Council’s
representative (not recorded whether he was a trustee or a board member)

•       Sandhurst Day Centre Association – Cllr Ward was the Council’s
representative (not recorded whether he was a trustee or a board member)

•       South Hill Park – Cllr Mrs Hayes, Kendall and Mrs McCracken were
all trustees

You may also find it helpful to refer to our web page
https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/busi...
which contains other helpful information as well.

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

Please note that your request may itself be the subject of a FOI request
and will be disclosed in that event.

Bracknell Forest council now considers that it has complied with your
request. However, you have a right to appeal if you are dissatisfied with
our response. Requests for an internal review must be made in writing, and
within 40 calendar days of this response being issued to you. When
requesting an internal review, please include your reference number, the
date of your original request and your contact details. Please also
include an explanation of why you are dissatisfied with our response.
Requests for an internal review should be sent to: [Bracknell Forest
Borough Council request email]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commission can be
contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

Information Compliance-Officer

Legal Services
Resources
Bracknell Forest Council

 

Tel: 01344 352000
Email: [email address]
Web: www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

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