Surrey County Council Unitary Authority Proposal

Mr M P Hay made this Freedom of Information request to Surrey County Council

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Dear Surrey County Council,

It is noted that on 13th October a motion was resolved by means of vote that Surrey County Council not publish documents relating to the Unitary Authority proposal.

As a Surrey resident, based in Redhill, I find this hugely frustrating to read the large sums of money involved that could have been allocated elsewhere are now in the hands of auditors and other 3rd parties nominated by Surrey County Council (I have a Freedom of Information Act request pending on this matter).

Therefore, please can you publish the following under the Freedom of Information Act:

(1). A full public written report on the unitary bid, to include the process used to launch the bid and authorise its expenditure, the rationale for developing the bid at the current time and to understand the full costs of the bid so far and any other relevant information.

(2). A full rational and analysis into the costs of this proposal, including the costs of the Put Residents First Campaign

I am fully understanding the amount of work required to carry out this request and am prepared to accept costs attributed to this work.

Yours faithfully,

Mr M P Hay

Information request
Our reference: 897291
Your reference: [FOI #709865 email]
 
Dear Mr Hay
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 29
November 2020.
 
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Information request
Our reference: 897291
Your reference: [FOI #709865 email]
 
Dear Mr Hay
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 29 November 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Mary Elliott
Freedom of Information Officer
Law & Governance - Resources
 
Surrey County Council | County Hall | Penrhyn Rd | Kingston upon Thames |
KT1 2DN | 
 
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