Dear Mr Tillman,

Please provide;

1. Total amount spent by Carmarthenshire County Council's Marketing and Tourism department in the last two financial year, and to date. Please provide as much detail as possible, spreadsheets will be acceptable.

2. Cost of setting up, hosting and maintenance of the following websites;
www.trefllanellitown.com
www.discovercarmarthenshire.com
www.discoverllanelli.com
www.discovercarmarthen.com

3. Total cost to the council of Mr De'Ath's trip to the county following his negative report in The Oldie magazine, please include the cost of the gifts sent to the magazine's headquarters.

Yours faithfully,

Jacqui Thompson

Dear Mr Tillman,

In addition to the information I have already requested, could you please also tell me the numbers of hits and unique users for the websites listed in my request.

Figures for the past year will be acceptable.

Yours faithfully,

Jacqui Thompson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mrs Thompson,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 15th November, 2012 and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We are therefore required to provide you with a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 13th December, 2012.

If we require any clarification or further details, we will contact you as soon as possible - if this is the case, then the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change.

In the meantime, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me, remembering to quote the reference provided number above in any communications.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

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Dear Mrs Thompson,

I refer to your request for information, which was received on 15th
November, 2012 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information
Act 2000.

I will respond to your request in the order it was presented using
numbered points as headings for ease of reference.

"1. Total amount spent by Carmarthenshire County Council's Marketing and
Tourism department in the last two financial year, and to date. Please
provide as much detail as possible, spreadsheets will be acceptable."

This is attached below.

<<Tourism marketing development.pdf.pdf>>  

"2. Cost of setting up, hosting and maintenance of the following

websites;"

a) [1]www.trefllanellitown.com

£1,574.00 – set up cost.

£24.94 – domain registration.

There are no hosting or maintenance costs to date.

b) [2]www.discovercarmarthenshire.com

c) [3]www.discoverllanelli.com

d) [4]www.discovercarmarthen.com

No set up costs.

£24.94 – registration for each domain

No hosting or maintenance costs.

    

"3. Total cost to the council of Mr De'Ath's trip to the county

following his negative report in The Oldie magazine, please include

the cost of the gifts sent to the magazine's headquarters."

  

The cost of the gifts was £11.64, plus postage. The County Council
contributed to the guesthouse that accommodated the writer to the value of
£135.00. 

"4. In addition to the information I have already requested, could you
please also tell me the numbers of hits and unique users for the

websites listed in my request."

a) [5]www.trefllanellitown.com -

7,688 hits to date.  Users are not recorded.

b) [6]www.discovercarmarthenshire.com -

2009 -  14,463 visits, 45,152 hits

2010 - 73,930 visits, 236,214 hits

2011 - 222,827 visits, 457,104 hits

2012 - 150,635 visits,  446,464 hits

c) [7]www.discoverllanelli.com -

1,377 hits and 1,163 users

d) [8]www.discovercarmarthen.com -

Analytics software has not as yet been set up on the Carmarthen Town
website therefore we don't hold any statistics.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

Mae'r e-bost hwn ac unrhyw atodiadau yn gyfrinachol ac wedi'u bwriadu at
ddefnydd yr unigolyn y'u cyfeiriwyd ato/ati yn unig. Os derbyniwch y neges
hon trwy gamgymeriad, rhowch wybod i'r sawl a'i hanfonodd ar unwaith,
dilëwch y neges o'ch cyfrifiadur a dinistriwch unrhyw gopïau papur ohoni.
Ni ddylech ddangos yr e-bost i neb arall, na gweithredu ar sail y cynnwys.
Eiddo'r awdur yw unrhyw farn neu safbwyntiau a fynegir, ac nid ydynt o
reidrwydd yn cynrychioli safbwynt y Cyngor. Dylech wirio am firysau eich
hunan cyn agor unrhyw atodiad. Nid ydym yn derbyn unrhyw atebolrwydd am
golled neu niwed a all fod wedi'i achosi gan firysau meddalwedd neu drwy
ryng-gipio'r neges hon neu ymyrryd â hi.

 

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References

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1. http://www.trefllanellitown.com/
2. http://www.discovercarmarthenshire.com/
3. http://www.discoverllanelli.com/
4. http://www.discovercarmarthen.com/
5. http://www.trefllanellitown.com/
6. http://www.discovercarmarthenshire.com/
7. http://www.discoverllanelli.com/
8. http://www.discovercarmarthen.com/

Dear Mr Tillman,

Thank you for your reply however you have not responded fully to my original request. This may just be an oversight on your part but I would be grateful if you could respond to the following;

1. The websites which are referred to as having 'no set up costs' were clearly set up by a member of staff or a website company, to which there is a cost. Please could you provide details of the cost.

2. Please can you also provide the number of unique users for each of the Discover Carmarthenshire websites, not just the 'visits'.

3. I would like a detailed breakdown of how much has been spent on each site listed in my request, including staff time, all marketing materials and signs that display the website names.

Many thanks
Jacqui thompson

Yours sincerely,

caebrwyn

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mrs Thompson,

I refer to your email of 14th December, 2012.

I will respond to your questions in the order they were presented using
numbered points as headings for ease of reference.

"1. The websites which are referred to as having 'no set up costs'
were clearly set up by a member of staff or a website company, to
which there is a cost. Please could you provide details of the cost."

These websites were set up by Council staff. The time they spent on
them was not recorded, therefore we are unable to quantify the cost in
terms of staff time. We do not hold this information, therefore.

"2. Please can you also provide the number of unique users for each of
the Discover Carmarthenshire websites, not just the 'visits'."
We do not record unique users of the Discover Carmarthenshire site.

We have provided data for the Discover Carmarthenshire and the Discover
Llanelli websites and explained that we do not hold this data for the
Tref Llanelli and the Discover Carmarthen sites.

Having made further enquiries following your email, I can confirm that
we do not hold data on unique users in respect of any of these websites.

My response in respect of Discover Llanelli should therefore have read:

c) [7]www.discoverllanelli.com -

1,377 hits and 1,163 VISITS

"3. I would like a detailed breakdown of how much has been spent on
each site listed in my request, including staff time, all marketing
materials and signs that display the website names."

Again, as above, we do not hold this information.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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