Volair

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

Please advise:
Where are Volair meetings held?
Is correspondence, in relation to Volair, issued on Knowsley Council headed paper?
Does Volair have its own email?

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Tully,

Thank you for your email received on 9 August 2016 requesting information about Volair.

I have recorded your request for information under reference F2016.08.2587.

This has been passed to the relevant service and you will receive a response by 7 September 2016.

In line with guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the council may make a charge for the provision of information – for example in order to cover the costs of postage (in line with the relevant postal charges) or charges for printing and copying (which will reflect photocopying charges levied by the council’s public libraries) or if this falls within the regulations of an EIR (Environmental Information).

You will be informed if a fee is to be applied before information is to be provided.

If you need further information please contact me.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information
Knowsley MBC
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Tully,

Thank you for your request however we do not hold this information. Knowsley have transferred responsibility for Leisure Services to an organisation called Volair and you will need to contact them directly. They can be contacted on the following: www.volair.org.uk or call 0151 443 2200.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information
Knowsley MBC
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your response received on August 22nd 2016.

It is my understanding that information held at Companies House lists Volair Limited as having the following address:

VOLAIR LIMITED

MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
HUYTON
UNITED KINGDOM
L36 9UX
It is my understanding that this information is correct, as of August 8th 2016.

A sample email address to contact Volair Limited is: [email address] source: https://www.activeknowsley.com/ Accessed August 22 2016 at 19:39

Would you please clarify if Volair Limited utilises a Knowsley Metroplitan Borough Council (KMBC) building/office/address as the official Volair Limited business address.

thank you

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Tully

Wayne Tully left an annotation ()

Email address : activeleisure@knowsley.gov.uk Unfortunately did not show in initial response sent on August 22nd 2016.

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Tully,

Thank you for your email of 22 August 2016.

Volair Limited was incorporated on 10 December 2015. The company number is 9910942. Details of its registration are already in the public domain and can be access via the Companies House links below.

http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//wcfra...

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/searc...

The information that you have requested has been published by Companies House and therefore, pursuant to the exemption under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, there is no obligation on either the Council or Volair to provide this information to you. Nevertheless as Volair is a wholly owned company of the Council, the Council is happy to confirm that Volair's 'registered office' is the Municipal Building, Huyton as published by Companies House. The Council has been informed by Volair that it does intend to change its registered office and that the appropriate forms have been completed and submitted to Companies House.

Your sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Knowsley MBC
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your response in relation to reference F2016.08.2587. which was published on August 23rd 2016.

I am aware that information is held at Companies House, in relation to Volair. However, it would be my understanding that my specific questions will not be answered by information held at Companies House.

Therefore, I believe my initial request remains valid. I look forward to your response in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Tully

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Tully,

Thank you for your e mail dated 31 August 2016. The information you requested is freely available from Companies House as the Council explained in its previous response. The fact that Companies House may not respond to questions is irrelevant to the application of section 21 as this information is available to you through other means. I would therefore refer you to the Council's response to your original request.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information
Knowsley MBC
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your response, published on August 31st 2016.
On August 8th 2016 I asked the following:

Please advise:

Where are Volair meetings held?
Is correspondence, in relation to Volair, issued on Knowsley Council headed paper?
Does Volair have its own email?

I have reviewed the response from Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (KMBC) and, subsequently, the Volair Limited (VL) Articles of Association.

I will address each point, as follows:

Articles of Association
Part 3 - Directors
Calling a Directors meeting
Sections 22 -25
I specifically asked where VL meetings are held, not where future meetings may be held.

Part 5 - Administrative Arrangements
Means of communication to be used
Sections 98 - 100.
I specifically asked if VL correspondence is issued on KMBC headed notepaper.
I specifically asked if VL had its own email.

Whilst VL may comply with The Companies Act (2006), I contend that your response does not answer my original question.

It is to be noted that at the time of the original request VL was listed as having a registered office at a KMBC site.
I hereby request that a response is given in the spirit of the act, upon which the request was originally made.

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Tully

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Tully,

Thank you for your enquiry however we do not hold this information. Knowsley have transferred responsibility for Leisure Services directly to Volair Ltd who are a separate independent company. I have forwarded your request to them and they will contact you directly with a response.

They can be contacted on the following: www.volair.org.uk or call 0151 443 2200.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information
Knowsley MBC
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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