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Payments from Swindon Community Library Trust

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Dear Swindon Borough Council,

For the last few years Swindon Community Library Trust have been running Liden & Covingham Libraries.

I understand that the Librarian at the libraries is employed by Swindon Borough Council (SBC). My questions relate to this.

*How much have Swindon Community Library Trust paid to SBC each year since 2016 for the services of the librarian?

*What is the cost to SBC of providing the librarian to Swindon Community Library Trust at Liden & Covingham Libraries each year since 2016?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Sean Wilson

Swindon Borough Council

[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Sean Wilson,

Case reference number: FOI003498

Thank you for your request. The Freedom of Information Act creates two
general rights in relation to information:

 1. The right to be told whether or not the information requested is
held
 2. The right to be given that information within 20 working days

We aim to respond to your request within 20 working days.

Kind regards, 

Freedom of Information Representative
Corporate, Anti-Social Behaviour, Leisure and Libraries

Swindon Borough Council

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Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Sean Wilson,

FW:FOI003498 Freedom of Information request - Payments from Swindon
Community Library Trust

 

Thank you for your request for information received in our office on 17^th
December, 2020

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Council has a
duty to respond promptly or no later than 20 working days, which in this
case is 18^th January, 2021.

 

In which you have requested the following information:

 

For the last few years Swindon Community Library Trust have been running
Liden & Covingham Libraries.

I understand that the Librarian at the libraries is employed by Swindon
Borough Council (SBC). My questions relate to this.

*How much have Swindon Community Library Trust paid to SBC each year since
2016 for the services of the librarian?

*What is the cost to SBC of providing the librarian to Swindon Community
Library Trust at Liden & Covingham Libraries each year since 2016?

 

Since a qualified exemption applies to the requested information and the
public interest test is also engaged, the Act does allow for the response
to take in excess of 20 days, although the information must be supplied
within a ‘reasonable’ time scale, dependent upon all the circumstances of
the case in question.

 

In your case we estimate that it will take until 22^nd January until a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies.

 

The specific exemption which may apply in this case is Section 40(2)
Personal Information

Can you also clarify if you would be prepared to accept a salary banding
instead of the actual salary in response to your question?

 

If I can be of any further assistance in the meantime, please get back to
me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Sharon Druett

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Governance

[1][email address]

Information & Technology

Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Sharon Druett,

Thanks for your reply.

My request is about how much have SBC charge the Library Trust for library services from 2016 onwards.

if you can break this down to salary costs, cots for library stock & other services that would be helpful. As an example this might be £15 000 salary costs, £2000 IT costs, £1000 book costs.

I don't need to know the librarian's actual salary, but rather the charge you make to the Library trust for the services of the librarian (salary + benefits package)

Yours sincerely,

Mr Sean Wilson

Sharon Druett, Swindon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Sean Wilson,

 

Re: FOI003498 Freedom of Information request - Payments from Swindon
Community Library Trust

 

Further to your email dated 19^th January and your clarification, please
find the response to the following questions:

 

*How much have Swindon Community Library Trust paid to SBC each year since
2016 for the services of the librarian?

*What is the cost to SBC of providing the librarian to Swindon Community
Library Trust at Liden & Covingham Libraries each year since 2016?

 

The community libraries have only been running since 2018/19.

 

 

 

    2018-19 2019-20 2020-21  
      £ £ £  
Stock £3,675.00 £2,677.00 £2,784.23  
Library system/IT £833.00 £827.00 £1349.14
Staffing and Operational Costs £14,529.90 £22,575.47 £28,640.62 Liden
             

 

 

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
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Swindon

[1][email address]

 

The complaints/review procedure involves a full review by the Information
Governance Manager. 

[2][email address]

 

Or you can use the on-line form:
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If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply
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contacting the Council. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless
you have exhausted the Council's own complaints procedure.

 

The Information Officer can be contacted at :

 

The Information Commissioner's Office,

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

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If you require any further information concerning this matter please
contact me quoting the reference number at the top of the email.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Sharon Druett

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Governance

 

Information & Technology

Swindon Borough Council

[mobile number]

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