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Dear Woking Borough 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

Comments, Woking Borough Council

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Comments, Woking Borough Council

Good afternoon

Thank you for your email. I can confirm your request for information has been forwarded to our Policy team who will reply to you direct

Kind regards

Customer Services

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Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6YL
Phone: 01483 755855 | Fax: 01483 768746 | Web: www.woking.gov.uk

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From: Jenna Corderoy [[FOI #503550 email]]
Sent: 29 July 2018 20:56
To: Comments
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Overseas trips

Dear Woking Borough Council,

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

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- 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

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Policy, Woking Borough Council

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Dear Jenna,

 

Our ref: FOI2018-457

 

Thank you for your FOI request dated 29 July 2018.

 

Please see attached document which includes all the information requested
regarding overseas trips taken by Councillors and Officers since June
2016.

 

 

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: Complaints, Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices,
Gloucester Square, Woking, GU21 6YL. Email: [1][email address].

 

Details of our complaints procedure may be found at
[2]www.woking.gov.uk/council/about/customercarestandards/comments.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, 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 Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745. Website:
[3]www.ico.org.uk 

 

Kind regards,

Katharine

 

Katharine Collinson | Corporate Support Officer | Democratic and Legal
Services

______________________________________________________________________________

For general enquiries, please call Woking Borough Council's Contact Centre
on 01483 755855

 

 

From: Jenna Corderoy [[FOI #503550 email]]

Sent: 29 July 2018 20:56

To: Comments

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Overseas trips

 

Dear Woking Borough 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

 

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be delayed.

 

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manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

 

 

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