Overseas trips

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Tendring District Council as part of a batch sent to 70 authorities

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Dear Tendring District Council,

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

From June 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips councillors, members of the management team (including the chief executive), and council officers 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 councillor/member of management team/council officer who went on the overseas trip

- The reason or reasons why the councillor/member of management team/council officer went on the overseas trip

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

- 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

Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

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Dear  Ms Corderoy ,

 

Thank you for your request for information about Overseas Trips which was
received on 29 July 2018.  I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving
attention.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
you should receive a comprehensive reply to your request by 24 August
2018  unless the Council does not hold the information or there is a
reason for it to be withheld.

 

In certain circumstances, a fee may be payable for determining, locating,
retrieving and extracting information and/or the cost for disbursements
such as photocopying and postage.  A Fees Notice will be issued to you
with details of any costs involved and you will be required to pay this
before I can proceed to deal with your request.

 

Kind regards

Judy Barker

 

Judy Barker, PC.dp

Information Governance Manager

Tendring District Council

 

(  01255 686513

Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex,
CO15 1SE

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Corporate Information Manager, Tendring District Council

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Dear Ms Corderoy ,

 

Further to your FOI request received on  29 July 2018, please find
attached the answers to your enquiry.

 

3rd to 5th June 2016, Vice Chairman of the Council, Councillor Mark Platt
visited Valence for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of their Town
Twinning.

 

6th to 9th October 2017, Chairman of the Council, Councillor Mark Platt
visited Biberach for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the association
between Biberach and Valence.

 

Councillor Platt attended to represent Tendring as Tendring is also
twinned with both Biberach and Valence.

 

On both occasions all costs were paid directly by Councillor Platt and
therefore the Council does not hold any record of the amounts involved.

 

I hope this information is of assistance to you. However if you feel that
the Council have failed to deal with your request for information
correctly you can request that the matter is reviewed in accordance with
the Authority's Complaints Procedure. Requests for internal reviews should
be sent to Mrs L Trembath, Corporate Services, Town Hall, Station Road,
Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE.  Further details of this procedure can be
obtained from all Council offices or from our website
([1]www.tendringdc.gov.uk).

                                  

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

FOI Compliance Team (complaints), Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

If you have any other queries about this matter then please contact me.

 

Kind regards

Judy Barker

 

Judy Barker, PC.dp

Information Governance Manager

Tendring District Council

 

(  01255 686513

Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex,
CO15 1SE

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