FOI Request Christmas Decorations 2017

Request 101001692862

I would like to know the following information:

- How much did you spend on Christmas decorations this year?
- Please list how much you have spent for Christmas decorations for each year during the past 10 years

Response 22-01-2018

Christmas Lights and decorations donations to outside partnerships from Economic Development:

Moray Towns Partnership
Lossiemouth 15/08/2017 £4000
Keith 03/10/2014 £4961.52

Money 4 Moray
Buckie (Lampie Hoose) - 14/06/2016 £595
Aberlour - 17/12/2017 £2908.14

Decorations Christmas 2017

Council expenditure for Christmas Decorations 2017 was funded by the Developer Contribution received in respect of the Buckie Tesco development. The granting of planning consent for a Tesco supermarket in Buckie was subject to a Section 75 Agreement, which required the provision of funds to mitigate potential impacts that might result. Part of the funds received are to be used for town centre management and marketing activities to assist in mitigating any impact the store might have on the vitality of the town centre. Further details can be found here. http://www.moray.gov.uk/minutes/data/PR20100803/Item%205%20Buckie%20Tesco.pdf

The funds are ring fenced and must be spent by February 2020.

Expenditure relating to 2017 was £5,588.

The Common Good Fund for Forres received a funding application from an outside organisation for Christmas lights and made a contribution of £3,750.

Expenditure over the last 10 years

Council expenditure:

Detailed records of expenditure on Christmas decorations is not available for all the years requested. The expenditure identified was all paid from the Developer Contribution referred to above.

Year

Amount paid from Developer Contribution

£

2012/13

6,800

2013/14

8,500

2014/15

10,750

 

Common Good Funds

Over the last 10 years the Common Good Funds for Buckie, Cullen, Elgin and Forres have received funding applications from outside organisations for Christmas decorations. Total expenditure for the years requested are detailed below.

Year

Amount paid to outside organisations

£

2007/08

24,393

2008/09

24,954

2009/10

13,000

2010/11

2,000

Year

Amount paid to outside organisations

£

2011/12

3,000

2012/13

6,500

2013/14

500

2014/15

nil

2015/16

11,270

2016/17

5,633

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