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2015 Aberdare Festival, the Authority’s response

Weather you would prefer to have the Aberdare Park paddling pool open for the summer at a rough cost of £14,000 of have a one day event costing in excess of £28,215.87.

Below response from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to FOI request

I refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of 2015 Aberdare Festival, the Authority’s response is as follows:

What was the total expenditure provided by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council for the 2015 Aberdare Festival in Aberdare Park?
Projected expenditure is £28,215.87. We are still waiting on several invoices from some suppliers so cannot give an actual spend at this present time.

How much revenue did Rhondda Cynon Taf Council receive from catering contractors at the 2015 Aberdare Festival in Aberdare Park?
Projected income from all exhibitors £2200.

How many council operatives were employed and what days before during and after the event by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council for the 2015 Aberdare Festival in Aberdare Park?
Set up on Friday 22 May - 5 Casual Event Assistants for 4 hours each.
Saturday 23 May - 7 members of staff for 11 hours each.

What was the total wage bill for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council for providing labour for the 2015 Aberdare Festival in Aberdare Park?
£692.74 (this is included in the total expenditure amount in question 1)

Please note the total budget for Aberdare Festival was cut by £5,000 this year and next year’s event budget will be cut by a further £5,000 to experience increased savings.

I trust this answers your queries.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team