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Stockport Council wasting money
 
 

10.06.10 HOLIDAY INNS HARROGATE

£ 526.00

Accommodation.

21.04.10 PREMIER INN LONDON KING'S

£631.80

Accommodation.

24.04.10 ROOKERY HALL HOTEL NANTWICH

£580.00

Accommodation

05.06.09 TRAVELODGE WEBSITE RESERVATION

£541.45

Accommodation

23.10.09 OLD SWAN HOTEL HARROGATE

£553.00

Accommodation

30.06.09 OLD SWAN HOTEL HARROGATE

£549.00

Accommodation

HARROGATE £549.00 Accommodation for the LGA Conference
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£549.00

Accommodation

http://www.classiclodges.co.uk/The_Old_Swan_Hotel_Harrogate/Dining/

Only the very best luxury for our councillors and council officers, whilst the town has no public toilets. lollipop ladies are as rare as hen's teeth and transport for disabled children is being cut!

At least the councillors and senior council officers can luxuriate in the spa, to return to Stockport invigorated and refreshed, ready to carry on running our council in their own, inimitable way.



The cheeky monkeys at the Council say I waste money!



Below are details of what hotels have cost the council taxpayer recently.  Both the Town Hall and Fred Perry House have conference rooms available.  Why on earth are we paying for hotels?  £16,557.61

Dear Mrs Oliver,
               
I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 5550).

The information has been prepared by the relevant Council service and is as follows.

SUPPLIES & SERVICES Dec-11 5100203882        
656.87 BREDBURY HALL HOTEL OFSTED briefing for Headteachers
3RD PARTY PAYMENTS Dec-11 1900376829        
993.00  DE VERE DARESBURY Conference - Noth West Hub (Various LA's)
TRANSPORT RELATED Dec-11 1900377790        
852.00  THE FLIGHT CENTRE Rail Fares
SUPPLIES & SERVICES Nov-11 5100201672       
574.34 ALMA LODGE HOTEL RA Champions Training
SUPPLIES & SERVICES Nov-11 5100201673      
1,095.92 VERVE VENUES T/A DEVERE VENUES RA Champions Training
SUPPLIES & SERVICES Nov-11 5100200906     
1,500.00  BREDBURY HALL HOTEL School Bursars Conference
SUPPLIES & SERVICES Jan-12 1900380193        
500.00  BREDBURY HALL HOTEL School Bursars Conference
SUPPLIES & SERVICES Jan-12 1900380193      
2,951.25 BREDBURY HALL HOTEL School Bursars Conference
EMPLOYEE RELATED May-11 5100183789        
690.00 VERVE VENUES T/A DEVERE VENUES SMBC - Training Programme
SUPPLIES & SERVICES May-11 5100183790      
1,000.00 VERVE VENUES T/A DEVERE VENUES 14-19 info sharing event
Supplies & Services Mar-11 5100178224       
623.33 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues Advisors Away Day
Supplies & Services Mar-11 1900335569      
1,400.00  Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues Pre-birth Risk Assessment Conference
Supplies & Services Mar-11 5100177634        
500.00 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues English Subject Leaders Conference
Supplies & Services Mar-11 5100177635       
500.00  Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues English Subject Leaders Conference
Supplies & Services Mar-11 5100178223        
625.00 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues Primary Maths Subject Leaders Conference
Supplies & Services Mar-11 5100179155        
925.00 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues Primary Maths Subject Leaders Conference
Supplies & Services Mar-11 1900337984        
590.90 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues APP Science Training
Premises Related Mar-11 5100179078        
580.00 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues Conference

The reasons recorded for using facilities included ‘good conference facilities’, rooms available and could cater for numbers involved. The people who have authorised the bookings have been a senior member of staff either at Head Level of Service level/Service Manager level or above.


Yours sincerely,

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 5482).
The information has been prepared by the relevant Council service and is as follows.
Regarding this - June 2011 - Children and young People's - Total
£2,667.50, what was this money spent on?
£540.00 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues School Advisors team working day
£562.50 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues School Advisors training event with School for APP Speaking and Listening
£740.00 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues School Advisors for APP Science training with schools £265 and Primary & Secondary Advisors working day £475
£825.00 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues Primary Behaviour Support Service for an INSET held at Cheadle House (part of the De Vere chain) for all staff on 3rd May 2011.
CHILDRENS & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES SEA SUPPLIES & SERVICES Jun-11 1900350141
£1,600.00 BREDBURY HALL HOTEL
CHILDRENS & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES SEA SUPPLIES & SERVICES Jun-11 1900350141
£2,000.00 BREDBURY HALL HOTEL
The 2 above transactions were from the Educational Psychology for service hiring of the venue, delegate rooms, and catering provided for a national conference we ran on the 18TH May 2011. This was paid for out of income generated from the conference. This was a conference for professional adults, and no children were present.
CHILDRENS & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PREMISES RELATED Jul-11 1900354475
£655.65 Verve Venues t/a DeVere Venues •Early Years relates to a training event with schools for Using Data to Build Bridges from Reception to YR1
CHILDRENS & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEE RELATED Aug-11 5100190684
£690.00 VERVE VENUES T/A DEVERE VENUES Relates to a supervision course for Social Work Managers at De Vere funded from the CWDC ‘Social Work Improvement Fund’ grant.

6  SUPPLIES AND SERVICES   Mar 12 1900386642 £2,033.25 THE GALLEON HOTEL AND LEISURE CLUB 26/01/12 Conference Lunch, Room & Equipment hire - PTG Exemplar Project
7  EMPLOYEE RELATED Mar 12 1900389011
£750.00  VERVE VENUES T/A DEVERE VENUES Oak Grove School -Training 22.02.12-29.02.12
7  EMPLOYEE RELATED Mar 12 5100214672
£2,395.33  VERVE VENUES T/A DEVERE VENUES IPL Conference 29.02.12  5 rooms, 65 delegates
7  SUPPLIES & SERVICES Mar 12 1900389784
£960.00  VERVE VENUES T/A DEVERE VENUES Ethnic Diversity Service Mtg - 02.03.12-06.03.12
8  SUPPLIES & SERVICES Feb 12 5100210879
£1,535.58  ALMA LODGE HOTEL Newly Qualified Teachers Conference 03.02.12
8  SUPPLIES & SERVICES Feb 12 1900385365
£500.84 ALMA LODGE HOTEL Primary Heads Conference 25.01.12-26.01.12
8  SUPPLIES & SERVICES Feb 12 5100210757
£2,745.28 ALMA LODGE HOTEL Restorative Approaches Champions Week 30.01.12-03.02.12 21 delegates
9  TRANSPORT RELATED Feb 12 1900386950
£1,048.00  FLIGHT CENTRE (UK) LIMITED Youth Off Team - Rail tickets x 4 passengers Manchester Picc - London Eus 03.04.12
10  EMPLOYEE RELATED Feb 12 5100210169
£690.00  VERVE VENUES T/A DEVERE VENUES SMBC Training Event 02.02.12
11  SUPPLIES & SERVICES Feb 12 5100208649
£1,250.00  VILLAGE HOTEL ASHTON MOSS 14-19 Co-ordination: Stockport & Tameside Employer Event 18.01.12

 
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