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-----Original Message-----
From: Chris.Makasis@warwickdc.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 1:53 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: Michael.Martin@warwickdc.gov.uk
Subject: RE: Request for information under the freedom of information act. - FOI/504.15

Hi David

I refer to your 'Freedom of Information' request below concerning how many empty public buildings are under this Councils control & how many of these will be open up for the homeless to use this winter, and I hereby provide you with the following information:

(A) How many empty public buildings are under your control: = 6 (SIX)

&

(B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter = 0 (ZERO)

Regards

Chris Makasis
Estates Manager
Warwick District Council
http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/

From: FOI@west-lindsey.gov.uk; foi@westberks.gov.uk; foi@kettering.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 1:42 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FW: FoI/2015/1062 - Mortimer

Dear Mr Mortimer

Request for information: Empty Public Buildings - Homeless

Please see below the Council’s response to your request for information.

(A) How many empty public buildings are under your control?

There are currently 8 empty Council owned residential buildings. These are;

Four properties at the Four Houses Corner Caravan Site, Reading Road, Ufton Nervet, Reading, RG7 4QJ

One property on Bath Road, Calcot, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 7QH

Two properties in Highfield Avenue, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5DS

A school caretaker’s bungalow in Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 7LB

(B) How many of them will you open them up for the homeless to use this winter?

Four Houses Corner is a traveller’s site where occupation is transient. This is not suitable for, or provided as, homeless accommodation, and it is possible that the properties here will be re-occupied by Christmas.

The properties at Highfield and Bath Road are not fit for habitation (with significant damage affecting floors and ceilings and cannot safely be entered), the properties are subject to redevelopment proposals.

The bungalow at Pangbourne was being used as a caretaker’s cottage however; this property has now fallen into disrepair, so is currently uninhabitable.

For the reasons stated above none of these properties will be made available for homeless people this winter. However, arrangements are in place for street homeless households over the winter and interested parties should be referred to the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) on the Council's website here;

http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=30681

To get help for a homeless person or rough sleeper, please contact

West Berkshire Council Housing Services on 01635 519588

or

Emergency Duty Team (Outside office hours) on 01344 786543

or

Streetlink on 0300 500 0914

Yours sincerely,

Suzi Kenchington

Information Support Officer
West Berkshire Council
http://www.westberks.gov.uk/

From: lauraohara@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2015 1:19 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: Information Request - Our Ref : NAC/10432/2015 [OFFICIAL]

Dear David Mortimer

Thank you for your request for information dated 16/11/2015, which was received by North Ayrshire Council on 17/11/2015.

We have now completed our research for the information you request and the responses to the questions submitted are listed below.

A. There are two empty public buildings.
B. We do not require to use public buildings as we have sufficient temporary accommodation to house all of our homeless clients.

Yours sincerely

Laura O'Hara
FOI Co-ordinator
http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/

From: MikeTrigg@monmouthshire.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 9:40 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FW: Request for information under the freedom of information act. 150645

Dear Mr Mortimer,

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Council does not anticipate a local need for any Council buildings to be used as shelters for the homeless.

We will continue to utilise our current supply of accommodation, which is a range of accommodation owned and managed by ourselves or by a number of partner organisations, over the winter or Xmas period.

In the event of severe weather and rough sleeping we will support any individuals temporarily as needed.

Regards,

Mike Trigg,
Data Protection and FoI Officer
http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/

-----Original Message-----
From: David.Hood@wychavon.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 8:42 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: RE: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear Mr Mortimer,

In response to your request below, we currently own three public buildings that are empty, but none of them can be opened as accommodation for homeless people.

One is a disused changing room that is unsuitable as accommodation.

The other two are scheduled to be demolished in January.

Yours sincerely,

David Hood
Legal Officer
Wychavon District Council
http://www.wychavon.gov.uk

From: FOI@west-lindsey.gov.uk; foi@kettering.gov.uk; FOI@wiltshire.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:18 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FW: RFI - ENQ04568-REQ001 - Empty Council-owned buildings

Thank you for your request for information received on Monday, 16 November 2015.

In response to your request officers have provided the following: From our Housing and Adult Care Service Areas we only have 1 empty building except for void houses which fluctuates on a daily basis and we do not intend to use this for housing the homeless.

SA&FM (Strategic Asset & Facilities Management) currently hold 92 void buildings, which are awaiting re-occupation or disposal. The nature of these buildings is that the majority were used for the operational delivery of council services; and therefore would require significant investment to make them suitable for the provision of housing, especially on a temporary basis where buildings may well need to be reverted to an operational status.

It is the policy of SAFM to make use of guardians wherever practical as a cost-effective method of providing site security. Currently, 14 buildings are either managed in this way or are in the process of being.

As such it is not our intention to provide these operational buildings as temporary housing for those who are currently homeless.

Kind regards

Pat Prince

Corporate Information Officer
http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: foi@rushmoor.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 10:22 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FOI 3759

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Further to your recent FOI request, I am now able to inform you that there are two empty buildings in Aldershot, one of which has structural problems. The other is currently for office use but we are seeking to change this to residential.

On 30th November the winter Night Shelter will be open to street homeless operating out of the Holy Trinity Church Hall in Aldershot serving up to 10 people. We have brought an empty MOD building into use to provide 45 units of accommodation for homeless people which has been open since August and are working on another empty building to provide a further 9 units of which is likely to be available from April as there are building works needed.

Yours sincerely,

Reman Rana
Legal Services
Rushmoor Borough Council
http://www.rushmoor.gov.uk/

From: lisa.fricker@ntlworld.com
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 1:19 AM
To: david@ukfamilylawreform.co.uk
Subject: Fwd: FOI-1516-0837- empty public buildings being opened for the homeless this winter.

Q1. How many empty public buildings are under your control?

A1. The Council currently hold 2 former public buildings vacant – and these are pending redevelopment.

Q2. How many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?

A2. Neither of which are suitable for any form of occupation. However, Southampton works with its partner agencies every year during the winter months to ensure we have a plan to tackle severe weather making sure rough sleepers can access emergency beds provided at supported accommodation (hostels) for homeless adults with access to support to address their longer term needs. This has worked well in past years and is often very positive for those who access the assistance. These emergency beds are triggered according to a nationally agreed severe weather forecast and the Street Outreach team during these periods proactively encourages anyone they find sleeping rough to access these beds.

From: DataProtectionOffice@basildon.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:55 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FW: FOI EMAIL RESPONSE with Attachment

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Reference: CRM6926482.

I refer to your Freedom of Information request submitted on 17th November 2015 regarding Empty Public Buildings.

I have compiled the information you have requested below:

a) How many empty public buildings are under your control?

Five.

b) How many of them will you open them up for the homeless to use this winter?

None. These empty properties are not currently suitable for occupation.

Yours sincerely

Brian Flicker BA(Hons)
Freedom of Information Officer
http://www.basildon.gov.uk

From: accesstoinfo@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 3:55 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FOI0839 2015-16JM

Dear Mr Mortimer

Further to your request received on 17 November 2015, please see Central
Bedfordshire Council’s response to your questions below:
Please will you kindly tell me:
Q1. How many empty public buildings are under your control?
A1. Assuming a definition of all buildings owned by CBC being public
building, there are currently 28 properties vacant (not including housing)
for various reasons:
13 temporary vacancies – industrial units/shops/offices either under offer
or renovation prior to re-occupying
9 forming part of development/sale sites - including barns, houses,
buildings pending demolition
3 closed public conveniences
3 houses – unsafe or boarded up on service delivery sites

Q2. How many of them will you open them up for the homeless to use
this winter?
A2. We liaise with housing colleagues to support their ongoing housing
needs, including temporary and seasonal. In most cases the vacant
properties are only such for a short term, e.g. small retail / office/
industrial units, or not suitable physically e.g. former WCs which would
need significant capital expenditure. Others are unsuitable in terms of
their location and primarily because they are in the letting and or disposal
programme where vacant possession is required.

Yours sincerely,

Joanne Mulliner

Access to Information Officer
Central Bedfordshire Council
http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

From: FoICorporateServices@plymouth.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 3:39 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FoI 16.11.2015 - Empty Public Buildings

Dear David Mortimer

Thank you for your request for information dated 16th November 2015 concerning ‘Empty Public Buildings’.

This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request is to be supplied with the information detailed in your email. The Council holds the information that you have requested and is detailed in blue below.

(A) How many empty public buildings are under your control?

7

(B) How many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?

There are currently no plans to open any of these properties for the homeless to use this winter.

Yours sincerely

Aaron Perrin
Principal Business Support Officer
Finance
Plymouth City Council
http://www.plymouth.gov.uk

From: InformationOfficer@hastings.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 10:43 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: Hastings Borough Council Request for Information Ref: 15/629

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Hastings Borough Council do not currently have any empty public buildings under our control.

Hastings does however benefit from the Snowflake Night Shelter which operates 7 nights a week out of 7 different churches during the winter period from the end of November until the end of February. This is an invaluable resource, which prevents people from rough sleeping during periods of severe weather. The Council also operates a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol in line with guidance issued by Homeless Link, which ensures that rough sleepers have access to accommodation during periods of severe weather.

Yours sincerely,

Lisa Greathead
Information Officer
http://www.hastings.gov.uk

From: Clare.Furlong@carlisle.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:55 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FOI3 - 4935 - Freedom of Information Act request

Dear Mr Mortimer

You asked

Please will you kindly tell me (A) how many empty public buildings are under your control

Two.

& (B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?

None. One is pending demolition and the other pending reoccupation. Carlisle City Council has emergency hostel accommodation available to those who are homeless and in priority need.

Regards

Clare Furlong
Corporate Information Officer
http://www.carlisle.gov.uk/

-----Original Message-----
From: FOI@spelthorne.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:33 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: RE: FOI Ref 199 - Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear David,

I have been advised by our Asset Management team that we do not have any empty properties suitable for use by the Homeless.

Our Community Development Manager has provided the following information in relation to accommodation for the homeless.

Transform Housing & Support is working in partnership with the boroughs of Spelthorne, Runnymede and Elmbridge this winter to provide emergency overnight accommodation for people with a connection to the three boroughs, who would otherwise be homeless.

For the past two years the shelters have been located in parts of Elmbridge and this year it was Spelthorne's turn to identify suitable premises. It is the Council's statutory duty to provide emergency accommodation in severe weather.
The redundant Fairways Day Centre has been identified as a suitable venue for this shelter. The shelter will operate for 12 weeks from early January 2016. From January to March 2016, the shelter will give each person somewhere warm, safe and dry to sleep, as well as a hot drink and meal at night and breakfast in the morning. Each person will receive the advice and support they need to get off the streets for good. There will be space for 10 people per night. The shelter is not intended to be open during the daytime.

Kind regards,

Lea Appleyard
Spelthorne Borough Council
https://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/

From: BSS.FOI@southampton.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:09 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: foi.requests@southampton.gov.uk
Subject: RE: FOI-1516-0840- empty public buildings being opened for the homeless this winter.

Dear Mr Mortimor

Please find attached Southampton City Council’s response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

Q1. How many empty public buildings are under your control?

A1. The Council currently hold 2 former public buildings vacant – and these are pending redevelopment.

Q2. How many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?

A2. Neither of which are suitable for any form of occupation. However, Southampton works with its partner agencies every year during the winter months to ensure we have a plan to tackle severe weather making sure rough sleepers can access emergency beds provided at supported accommodation (hostels) for homeless adults with access to support to address their longer term needs. This has worked well in past years and is often very positive for those who access the assistance. These emergency beds are triggered according to a nationally agreed severe weather forecast and the Street Outreach team during these periods proactively encourages anyone they find sleeping rough to access these beds.

Kind regards

Sally Gannaway
Southampton City Council
https://www.southampton.gov.uk/

From: stuart.birkett@west-lindsey.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:01 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: FOI@west-lindsey.gov.uk ; david.kirkup@west-lindsey.gov.uk ; gary.reevell@west-lindsey.gov.uk
Subject: FOI 3157

David,

2 empty public buildings

0 to be opened for homeless as we have other arrangements in place.

Regards,

Stuart Birkett BA
West Lindsey District Council
http://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/

From: mcatterall@southribble.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 1:51 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FOI 3024

Dear David,

With reference to your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act I would advise that the Council currently has 2 empty buildings, neither of which could be made available for use by the homeless over the winter.

Regards,

Mandy Catterall
South Ribble Borough Council
http://www.southribble.gov.uk/

-----Original Message-----
From: CFInfoGov@manchester.gov.uk
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 1:44 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: ASC/A4CFBZ (empty public buildings opened for homeless)

In response to your request, please see below.

(A) how many empty public buildings are under your control. There are currently 33 empty properties on the property register of Manchester City Council. Properties that are currently empty due to refurbishment works are excluded from these numbers.

(B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?
In regard to the opening of buildings to provide overnight accommodation for homeless people in order to address the escalating issue of rough sleepers in the city, Executive Members asked council officers to scope and identify any council and privately owned buildings which may be suitable for use as overnight accommodation.

The number of people sleeping rough on the streets has risen steeply and we have insufficient capacity in temporary accommodation, and B&B provision to ensure that no-one has to sleep on the streets this winter. We are very concerned for the health of those individuals and have received many letters and emails from Manchester residents expressing concern about the number of people sleeping on the streets.

Representatives from the Council and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have visited a number of empty buildings to assess their suitability for either evening or overnight shelter use. Of these, two currently empty buildings have been identified as suitable for overnight provision and work is being commissioned to bring them back into use. These are Hulme Library, and a former Childrens' home called Beech Mount in Harpurhey. Three further buildings which had previously operated as shared houses for Homeless people have also been identified and are being brought back into use. Through this and buildings being opened by our partners and faith groups, we will have expanded bed spaces by 165 over the winter period.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Crier
Manchester City Council
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/

From: Breda.Lowe@surreyheath.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 12:15 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: RE: 2015-640 Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your email of 16/11/2015 in which you requested information about empty public buildings

The information you requested is below.

Please will you kindly tell me

(A) how many empty public buildings are under your control

We currently have 5 empty commercial properties (Public owned rather than public use). 1 is derelict and undergoing a redevelopment project, another is also going through a development project and is mothballed. 3 are currently being marketed (1 is under offer).

We have an empty bowls club, which is in need of demolition and it is under offer for a new children’s nursery.

(B) how many of them will you open them up for the homeless to use this winter?

We are not intending on using any of these buildings for housing the homeless as they are uninhabitable and or commercial properties being marketed for commercial use.

Breda Lowe
FOI Administrator
Surrey Heath Borough Council
http://www.surreyheath.gov.uk/council

-----Original Message-----
From: Danielle.McWha@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:57 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FW: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.

Ards and North Down Borough Council currently have 4 buildings which currently have the unoccupancy conditions attached:

1a Lough Shore, Portaferry,
The old community centre Donaghadee
The old cemetery caretakers cottage Cloughey
The old pavilion at Dairy Hall.

There are no plans or requests to open any of them up for homelessness this winter.

Kind regards

Danielle McWha
Assistant Compliance Officer
Ards and North Down Borough Council
http://www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/

From: Pamela_Wharton@wycombe.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:50 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: SMfile@wycombe.gov.uk
Subject: Wycombe DC Information Request SERVICEmail Ref: (15342)

Dear Mr Mortimer

I am writing in connection with your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for No. empty public buildings in WDC control to be used for homeless shelters, which I received on 16 November 2015. I can confirm that Wycombe District Council does hold information falling within the description specified in your request. Please find the relevant details (enter details):

(A) how many empty public buildings are under your control

There are currently 7 empty commercial buildings

(B) how many of them will you open them up for the homeless to use this winter?

None are suitable for temporary homeless accommodation.

Yours sincerely

Pamela Wharton
Business Support Manager
Wycombe District Council
http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/

From: Ruth.Silk@gloucester.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:27 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: Freedom of Information Reference No: 01189146

Thank you for your request for information received on 17th November 2015.
Your request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Please find below Gloucester City Council’s response to your request for information.

Please will you kindly tell me (A) how many empty public buildings are under your control & (B) how many of them will you open them up for the homeless to use this winter?

Having consulted colleagues in Asset Management I can confirm Gloucester City Council currently have 12 properties void/vacant. We have 2-3 vacant lock up shops but they are very small and the rest are vacant public toilets, old pumping stations and buildings that are about to be redeveloped/demolished and are not safe to occupy.

None of the above mentioned properties are suitable as homeless winter shelters.

Kind Regards

Ruth Silk
Business Improvement Officer
Gloucester City Council
http://www.gloucester.gov.uk

From: Ingrid.Howard@north-herts.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:20 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Cc: John.Robinson@north-herts.gov.uk ; Sarah.Dobor@north-herts.gov.uk ; Jacqui.Hamilton@north-herts.gov.uk
Subject: FOI049615 - Empty properties & homeless

Dear Mr Mortimer

Thank you for your request for information. This has now been processed and the information that we hold is attached at the bottom of this letter.

(A) how many empty public buildings are under your control &
There are four properties that are owned by NHDC and are empty
Three are in the process of being refurbished.
(B) how many of them will you open them up for the homeless to use this winter?
None
Yours sincerely

Ingrid Howard
Information & Asset Officer
North Hertfordshire District Council
http://www.north-herts.gov.uk

From: FOI@bristol.gov.uk; foi@dorsetcc.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:10 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FOI: 121694 Empty properties

Dear Mr Mortimer

In response to the question (A) we have 12 properties recorded on the database as being "vacant".

For question (B) We are not aware of any current plans to open up any of these properties to the homeless this winter.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Dorset County Council
https://www.dorsetforyou.com/

From: FreedomofInformation@slough.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:48 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: RE: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Mr Mortimer

Please see list of vacant properties below.

97, 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 111 & 121 Windsor Road (site due for redevelopment, planning approved)

Wexham Nursery, 1 & 2 Nursery Cottages (site due for demolition early 2016)

298 Trelawney Avenue (currently on market)

None of these empty public buildings are suitable for temporary winter accommodation. However as a Local Authority, we have a corporate responsibility to house rough sleepers during severe cold weather. I can confirm that this will be happen this year as always.

It is being organised now and will be ready for use shortly, in the meantime if it gets severely cold, the council will place rough sleepers.

Regards, SBC FOI Officer
https://www.slough.gov.uk/

From: I.Colyer@welhat.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 7:57 AM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Homelessness

Dear Mr Mortimer,

Thank you for your request for information received on 17th November 2015.

I can confirm that Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has 4 industrial units and two shops that are empty at present. However, none of these are suitable for residential use. Accordingly, we have no empty public buildings that will be opened up for homeless households.

You may wish to refer to the Council’s Rough Sleeper protocol which explains how we approach rough sleeping in the Borough.

http://www.welhat-cht.org.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=10142&p=0

The Council always participate in the cold weather protocol so if someone is homeless we will find a placement during cold weather even if the Council does not have a legal responsibility to provide housing or temporary accommodation.

Yours sincerely

Ian Colyer

Freedom of Information Officer
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
http://www.welhat.gov.uk/

From: contactcentre@sthelens.gov.uk
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:45 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: St.Helens Council Freedom Of Information Request ref: 20151117-00146-1

Dear Mr Mortimer
Re: St.Helens Council Freedom of Information Request ref: 20151117-00146-1
I refer to your recent request for information and set out below the information requested.
A. There are fifteen properties which are currently empty.
B. There are no proposals for any buildings to be opened up for the homeless over the winter.

Yours sincerely
Keith Parkinson
Property Services Manager
St.Helens Council
http://www.sthelens.gov.uk/

From: ComplaintsAndFOI@maidstone.gov.uk
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:42 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: FOI4853-Response re Empty public buildings open to the homeless this winter

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information regarding empty public buildings under the control of Maidstone Borough Council that will be opened up for the homeless to use this winter.

I can confirm that we do not have any such properties. However, the Council does contribute financially to the Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter which will be open this year from 14th December-6th March and which provides a hot meal and overnight accommodation to homeless people.

Yours sincerely

David Tibbit
Property & Procurement Manager
01622 602361
davidtibbit@maidstone.gov.uk
http://www.maidstone.gov.uk/

-----Original Message-----
From: FOI@west-lindsey.gov.uk; foi@kettering.gov.uk; FOI@torfaen.gov.uk
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:19 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: RES228: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear Mr Mortimer

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your email dated 16/11/2015 requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am now in a position to respond to your questions as follows:

Please will you kindly tell me (A) how many empty public buildings are under your control & (B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?

The authority has eight empty buildings, we do not have any plans to open them up to the homeless to use.

Yours sincerely

Caron Davies
Corporate Complaints Officer
Strategic Services Unit
Torfaen County Borough Council
01495 742164
caron.davies@torfaen.gov.uk
http://www.torfaen.gov.uk

From: FOI@bristol.gov.uk; foi@rbk.kingston.gov.uk
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:23 PM
To:david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: CAS-783419- FOI Response CRM:0331584

Dear David,

Re: Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has now been considered and the information requested enclosed.

Request: Please will you kindly tell me (A) how many empty public buildings are under your control & (B) how many of them will you open up for the homeless to use this winter?

Response: Kingston Council currently owns two empty public buildings. At this time, there are no plans for the sites to be opened over Christmas.

Yours sincerely,
Ross Adkins
Property Strategy Officer
Guildhall
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1EU
020 8547 5002
http://www.kingston.gov.uk

-----Original Message-----
From: FOI@west-lindsey.gov.uk; foi@kettering.gov.uk; foi@lewes.gov.uk
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:46 PM
To: david@mortimers-removals.co.uk
Subject: RE: Request for information under the freedom of information act.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your request for information sent to us on 16th November.

There are three buildings which are currently empty, but there are no plans to open up any of them on a temporary basis

Yours faithfully,

Ioni Sullivan
Lewes District Council
FoI@lewes.gov.uk
http://www.lewes.gov.uk/

Homelessness