Woking Borough Council - overseas trips

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Woking Borough Council

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Dear Woking Borough Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips.

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips council officials have taken in the course of conducting council business.

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city that was visited
- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on the overseas trip
- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip
- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses)
- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs.
- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Comments, Woking Borough Council

Thank you for your email.

E-mails will be replied to as soon as possible but within a maximum of 14 days of their receipt. If a reply cannot be sent within this timescale, an e-mail will be sent specifying a target date for the response.

Kind regards,

Customer Services

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Could I please have an update to my FOI request? Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

Comments, Woking Borough Council

We acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Request. Your request has been forwarded to the Policy department for action.

Kind regards
Customer Services
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Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6YL
Phone: 01483 755855 | Fax: 01483 768746 | Web: www.woking.gov.uk

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From: Jenna Corderoy [[FOI #419034 email]]
Sent: 01 September 2017 15:45
To: Comments
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Woking Borough Council - overseas trips

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could I please have an update to my FOI request? Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

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Policy, Woking Borough Council

Dear Jenna,

 

I am in receipt of your email below chasing an update to your FOI request.
In order for me to investigate this can you please send me your original
request?

 

Many thanks,

Katharine

 

Katharine Collinson | Corporate Strategy Support Officer | Democratic and
Legal Services 

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Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey,
GU21 6YL
Phone: 01483 743023 | Fax: 01483 768746 | Web: [1]www.woking.gov.uk

 

 

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From: Jenna Corderoy [[FOI #419034 email]]

Sent: 01 September 2017 15:45

To: Comments

Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Woking Borough Council -
overseas trips

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

 

Could I please have an update to my FOI request? Many thanks.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Jenna Corderoy

 

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Thank-you. It was the following:

"Dear Woking Borough Council,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act and relates to overseas trips.

From 01 January 2016 to the day this request is processed, I would like to know the number of overseas trips council officials have taken in the course of conducting council business.

For each overseas trip, please provide the following information:

- The date and duration of the overseas trip, as well as the country/city that was visited
- The full name, title and position of the council official who went on the overseas trip
- The reason or reasons why the council official went on the overseas trip
- The cost of the overseas trip (please provide a breakdown of travel costs, accommodation costs and expenses)
- Please state whether the council met the costs of the overseas trip, or whether an individual, group, company, consortium, charity or another organisation met the costs.
- Please provide the full name of the individual, group, company, charity or organisation that met the costs. If it is a group or consortium, please state who or what composes the group or consortium.

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy"

Jenna

Policy, Woking Borough Council

Thank you for your e-mail message.

A member of the team will respond to you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to someone, please call our main switchboard on 01483 755855. Please also be aware that a wide range of information about the Council and its services is available on our website www.woking.gov.uk.

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Policy, Woking Borough Council

Thank you Jenna,

I will ensure this is now allocated and responded to appropriately.

Kind regards,
Katharine

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Policy, Woking Borough Council

Dear Jenna,

 

Our ref: FOI2017-472

 

Thank you for your recent FOI request asking for the number of overseas
trips council officials have taken in the course of conducting council
business.

 

Listed below are the details as requested of all overseas trips taken by
council officials:

 

Date: 19-20 July 2016

Duration: 2 Days

Country/City: Germany/Munich

Officers: Ray Morgan, Chief Executive. Douglas Spinks, Deputy Chief
Executive. Chris Dale, Development Manager

Reason of overseas trip: Victoria Square Development-  Limestone Quarry
Visit

Total cost of overseas trip for 3 Officers: £1521.58

Travel Costs for all 3 Officers - £1020.93

Accommodation Cost for all 3 Officers – £249.00

Expenses for all 3 Officers - £251.65

Costs met by: Woking Borough Council

 

 

I hope that you are satisfied with the way in which your request for
information has been dealt with. If not, the Council has decided that any
complaint regarding requests for information that cannot be dealt with
satisfactorily on an informal basis should be dealt with in accordance
with its established complaints procedure. Details of our complaints
procedure may be found at:
[1]http://www.woking.gov.uk/council/about/c....
 

Alternatively, I can forward you a paper copy of a leaflet giving details.
I am also happy to discuss any queries that you may have regarding how we
have dealt with your request for information.

In addition, you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision
whether your request for information has been dealt with in accordance
with the requirements of the Act (although I understand that the
Information Commissioner may decline to become involved if you have not
first exhausted the Council's complaints procedure). The Information
Commissioner may be contacted at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF; tel. 01625 545745; fax. 01625 524510; e-mail.
[2][email address].

 

Kind regards,

Katharine

 

Katharine Collinson | Corporate Support Officer | Democratic and Legal
Services

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