The Piece Hall

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

Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please supply the following information pertaining to the Piece Hall.

1) Who currently owns the Piece Hall?

2) Has ownership of the Piece Hall changed in the past 100 years? If so, please detail the dates ownership changed, along with the names of the owners.

3) In respect to the recent "renovation" of the Piece Hall, please provide the following information:

a) The quotes or estimates relating to the cost of renovating the Piece Hall;

b) Details of what work was needed to be undertaken;

c) The final cost of the renovations as per the invoices supplied by the contractors, along with any other costs which may not be covered by such invoices.

d) What happened to the stone setts and other stone that previously featured in the courtyard? If this stone was sold, how much money did the stone sell for and what happened to this money?

e) Why did the work take significantly longer than originally planned, considering the fact that presumably plans and timescales were agreed beforehand?

f) The original plans and timescales upon which the project was agreed;

g) Any subsequently amended plans and timescales which arose AFTER the original plans and timescales were agreed.

We look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Julie Elliott, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Please find attached our acknowledgement letter in respect to your recent
Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Julie Elliott

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Janet Morris, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Calderdale Against Corruption

 

Please find attached our response letter and accompanying Section 17
Notice in respect of your recent Freedom of Information Request reference
11979.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Janet Morris

Information Governance Officer

 

Information Governance Officer

CMBC Democratic & Partnership Services

Town Hall

Crossley Street

HALIFAX

HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392043

email: [1][email address]

Secure email: [2][email address]

 

 

 

 

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'The Piece Hall'.

We requested details of the final cost associated with the Piece Hall renovation project as described in the original FOI but this information was not provided.

You stated that this information would become available in September 2018, so we request this information is now supplied without further delay.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Janet Morris, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Calderdale Against Corruption

 

Please find attached our acknowledgement letter in respect of your recent
Freedom of Information Request reference 18452.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Janet Morris

Information Governance Officer

 

Information Governance Officer

CMBC Legal and Democratic Services

Town Hall

Crossley Street

HALIFAX

HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392043

 

email: [1][email address]

Secure email: [2][email address]

 

 

 

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Janet Morris, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Calderdale Against Corruption

 

Please find attached our response letter in respect of your recent Freedom
of Information Request reference 18452.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Janet Morris

Information Governance Officer

 

Information Governance Officer

CMBC Legal and Democratic Services

Town Hall

Crossley Street

HALIFAX

HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392043

 

email: [1][email address]

Secure email: [2][email address]

 

 

 

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Janet Morris,

It appears that CMBC's response appears to indicate that the work required to complete the Piece Hall renovation project was somewhat in excess of what was originally proposed and budgeted for.

We believe that the public has a right to know how much in excess of the "£11.8m from Council funds and £7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund" is being spent on the Piece Hall and where this funding has come from, especially in these times of austerity.

As an interim response, perhaps you could inform us of a ballpark figure of how much extra the work is likely to cost and also who authorised this additional funding from CMBC?

Yours sincerely,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Janet Morris, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

I am currently away from the office with no access to emails.  Please
redirect your email to [Calderdale Council request email]

 

 

 

Thank you

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'The Piece Hall'.

This request is now seriously and unacceptably overdue and if the information requested is not provided within the next 14 days then we will have no choice but to make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner regarding this request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Suzanne Prescott, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Calderdale Against Corruption

 

Please find attached our acknowledgment of receipt of your review request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Prescott

Principal Governance Support Officer

Legal and Democratic Services

Chief Executive’s Office

Calderdale Council

Town Hall

Halifax HX1 1UN

 

01422 822297

Email: [1][email address]

 

[2]cclogo

 

 

 

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Suzanne Prescott, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Calderdale Against Corruption

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Prescott

Principal Governance Support Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Democratic Services

Town Hall

Crossley Street

HALIFAX   HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392297

Email: [email address]

 

 

 

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Calderdale Against Corruption

Dear Suzanne Prescott,

We are still awaiting the financial data we requested in the original FOI request.

Can you confirm if CMBC are now in a position to release this information as it has almost coming up to 2 years since we requested the information, and if CMBC have not yet concluded negotiations with any contractors then questions need to be asked why this has taken so long.

If the information is not released then we will make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner and obtain the required information that way.

Yours sincerely,

Calderdale Against Corruption

Suzanne Prescott, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sirs

 

Please find attached our acknowledgement of receipt of your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Suzanne Prescott

Principal Governance Support Officer

Legal and Democratic Services

Chief Executive’s Office

Calderdale Council

Town Hall

Halifax HX1 1UN

 

01422 822297

Email: [1][email address]

[2]CMBC logo

 

 

 

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Suzanne Prescott, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sirs

 

Please find attached our response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Suzanne Prescott

Suzanne Prescott

Principal Governance Support Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Democratic Services

Town Hall, Crossley Street, HALIFAX, HX1 1UJ

 

Tel: 01422 392297

Email: [email address]

 

 

 

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