Saving Historic Buildings

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, Swindon Borough Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Dear Swindon Borough Council,

Please provide details of how much money has been spent on the following historic buildings over the last five years;

- The Locarno (also known as the Corn Exchange)
- The Mechanics Institute in the Railway Village
- Milton Road Public Baths

When providing this information, please set out what the money were spent on.

Yours faithfully,

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Customer Services, Swindon Borough Council

Thank you for your email which has been forwarded to the FOI office for response.

Kind regards

Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House
Swindon SN1 2JG
Phone: 01793 445500

E-mail: [Swindon Borough Council request email]
Website: www.swindon.gov.uk

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Swindon Borough Council

[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot,

Case reference number: FOI001516

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

A response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly;
and in any event no later than 02/04/2019. Please allow postal time.

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Kind regards, 

Freedom of information officer
Swindon Borough Council

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Caroline Rhodes, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Ponsonby-Talbot

 

FOI Freedom of Information Request FOI001516

 

I enclose for your information  the response to your request:

Mechanics Institute

Making the building safe, various - scaffold inspections, water pump
installation and maintenance, repairs to hoarding and boarding up windows
to discourage trespass.

 

Total  £14,975.67 (excl VAT)

 

Corn Exchange

March 2018 - Land clearance       £10,800

April 2018 - Hoarding                      £22,098

Total                                                      £32,898

 

Health Hydro

The Cabinet report setting out any expenditure can be found through the
Council’s website on the meeting that occurred on 25th June 2014 (Minute
5).

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a review you should contact:

Customer Services

Civic Offices

Euclid Street

Swindon

www.swindon.gov.uk

 

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Governance Manager. 

If you are not content with the outcome of our conclusion, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner's Office for a decision before
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

SK9 5AF

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

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Caroline

Caroline Rhodes

Leadership Support Manager-PA to Richard Bell, Rob Richards, Ian James and
Highways

 

Customer and Business Services

Swindon Borough Council

 

Tel: 01793 463201

www.swindon.gov.uk

 

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Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Dear Ms Rhodes,

Thank you for your response, can you confirm that this is ALL Swindon Borough Council expenditure on these buildings for the last five years?

Under Section 16 you are obliged to provide advice and assistance, could you please provide the link to the 2014 report you mention in relation to the Health Hydro?

Yours sincerely,

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Caroline Rhodes, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Ponsonby-Talbot

Please see the link below:

http://sbcvpwmmgv02:9070/documents/s6754...

Regards

Caroline

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Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Dear Ms Rhodes,

Thank you for sending the link, again however, I must ask if you can confirm that this is ALL the money spent. The document you cite is from 2014, so I cannot be sure this reflects the final position.

Yours sincerely,

Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot

Caroline Rhodes, Swindon Borough Council

Dear Mr Ponsonby-Talbot.

I can confirm this is all the money spent.

Regards

Caroline

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Swindon Borough Council

[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot,

Case reference number: FIR000003

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
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A response to your request for information will be sent to you promptly;
and in any event no later than 17/04/2019. Please allow postal time.

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you don't have an account and you would like one, please [3]contact us
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Kind regards, 

Freedom of Information Officer
Swindon Borough Council

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[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot,

Case reference number: FIR000003

On 09/04/2019 an update to your case was recorded on the timeline.  

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[1]Swindon Borough Council
Dear Magnus Ponsonby-Talbot,

Case reference number: FIR000003

On 08/07/2019 an update to your case was recorded on the timeline.  

If you have a My Account you can follow the progress of your request by
logging back in to your [2]Account. If you don't have an account and you
would like one, please [3]contact us and we will invite you so you can
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Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
Swindon Borough Council

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