Dear South Kesteven District Council,

SKDC commissioned a review into how decisions and committee's scrutiny work. The review investigated the role, structure and performance of SKDC council's scrutiny system. The review was carried out by the Centre for Goverance and Scrutiny which was by an independent auditor. The results of the review were submitted to SKDC sometime late summer 2021

The people of SKDC were promised open, honest & transparent goverance. However, nine months later we are still denied the opportunity to see the results.

1/ Could you please confirm the actual date when SKDC received the results of the review outlined above. ( actual date in 2021 please)
2/ Please provide a copy of the completed review & documentation, or confirm the date when it will be presented or released to the public who paid for it.
3/ Please confirm the document will be released in full with no redaction.
4/ Confirm the reasons for the delay in release please
5/ Please confirm the cost of carrying out the review outlined above

Yours faithfully,

P A Gadd

FOI, South Kesteven District Council

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South Kesteven District Council

23/Jun/2022 15:12:30:

 

 

 

Request:

 

 

 

SKDC commissioned a review into how decisions and committee's scrutiny
work. The review investigated the role, structure and performance of SKDC
council's scrutiny system. The review was carried out by the Centre for
Goverance and Scrutiny which was by an independent auditor. The results of
the review were submitted to SKDC sometime late summer 2021

The people of SKDC were promised open, honest & transparent goverance.
However, nine months later we are still denied the opportunity to see the
results.

1/ Could you please confirm the actual date when SKDC received the results
of the review outlined above. ( actual date in 2021 please) 2/ Please
provide a copy of the completed review & documentation, or confirm the
date when it will be presented or released to the public who paid for it.
3/ Please confirm the document will be released in full with no redaction.
4/ Confirm the reasons for the delay in release please 5/ Please confirm
the cost of carrying out the review outlined above

 

 

 

Decision:

 

 

 

1) The final report was received on 31 August 2021.

2) It is my understanding that the final report will be published over the
next couple of months, together with an action plan.

3) The document will be published in its entirety with no redactions.

4) Work has been taking place to consider the recommendations contained
within the review and develop an action plan for implementing areas
recommended for improvement.

5) The review cost £5,520 inclusive of VAT.

 

 

 

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South Kesteven District Council

21/Jul/2022 11:43:04:

 

 

 

Request:

 

 

 

SKDC commissioned a review into how decisions and committee's scrutiny
work. The review investigated the role, structure and performance of SKDC
council's scrutiny system. The review was carried out by the Centre for
Goverance and Scrutiny which was by an independent auditor. The results of
the review were submitted to SKDC sometime late summer 2021

The people of SKDC were promised open, honest & transparent goverance.
However, nine months later we are still denied the opportunity to see the
results.

1/ Could you please confirm the actual date when SKDC received the results
of the review outlined above. ( actual date in 2021 please) 2/ Please
provide a copy of the completed review & documentation, or confirm the
date when it will be presented or released to the public who paid for it.
3/ Please confirm the document will be released in full with no redaction.
4/ Confirm the reasons for the delay in release please 5/ Please confirm
the cost of carrying out the review outlined above

 

 

 

Decision:

 

 

 

1) The final report was received on 31 August 2021.

2) It is my understanding that the final report will be published over the
next couple of months, together with an action plan.

3) The document will be published in its entirety with no redactions.

4) Work has been taking place to consider the recommendations contained
within the review and develop an action plan for implementing areas
recommended for improvement.

5) The review cost £5,520 inclusive of VAT.

 

 

 

Your right of appeal:

 

 

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this decision, please email:
[South Kesteven District Council request email]

 

 

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a request for an internal review of the SKDC
decision, you should email: [South Kesteven District Council request email] and quote ‘FOI review
request’ in the subject line.

 

 

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the procedure
provided by the council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

 

 

Information Commissioner's Office

 

Wycliffe House

 

Water Lane

 

Wilmslow

 

Cheshire

 

SK9 5AF

 

 

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

 

 

 

Website: www.ico.org.uk

 

 

 

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must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act
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Dear South Kesteven District Council,

Sorry, but I received a reply to this FOI on the 23rd June 2022. Could you check your records please to make sure that it is not an error or a reply to some other FOI from myself or someone else?

Thank You

Yours faithfully,

P A GADD