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Request no. 17642. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 27/02/2018

Recycling contamination

Could you please tell me what percentage and tonnage of material put out for recycling in your council area ends up in landfill because of “contamination?

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Request no. 17643. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 05/06/2018

Parking Appeals

Data for the past 8 financial years (starting 2009-2010):

Resolution

No fee received for part of information requested.

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Request no. 17645. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 20/02/2018

School fire alarms

A list of all schools within your authority which have no smoke detectors. If this is not possible, please provide the number of schools which have no smoke detectors. Please provide a breakdown for primary and secondary.

Resolution

We can confirm that all our schools have early warning devices fitted (i.e. detection), therefore the specific answer to question 1 and 2 will be nil.

Request no. 17646. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 04/04/2018

Lothian Pension Fund

All documents, materials, and/or presentations, including those by external managers or consultants, corresponding to the following fund information:

Request no. 17647. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 23/02/2018

Contracts

What contracts does your organisation currently hold with any of the following companies: a) Carillion, b) Interserve, c) Galliford Try, d) Balfour Beatty, e) Kier Group, f) Serco, g) G4S, h) Capita and i) Mitie.

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Request no. 17648. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 09/02/2018

Discretionary deferrals for a funded place at St Leonard's Pre-school

How many discretionary deferrals for a funded place at St Leonard's Pre-school were applied for in 2016 and 2017 and how many granted?

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Request no. 17649. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Hunters Hall velodrome proposals

All information related to the proposal to build an indoor velodrome at a new school development in Craigmillar

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Request no. 17650. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 28/02/2018

Potholes

What was the total number of potholes reported to the council during 2017 - and specifically the period of 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017?

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Request no. 17658. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Autism

Various questions regarding regarding services offered to people with Autism

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Request no. 17659. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 21/02/2018

Anti-homelessness/rough sleeping devices

Information as to whether or not your local authority has used, currently uses/has installed anti-homelessness/rough sleeping devices/technology and whether the local authority has a current policy on the use of such devices

Resolution

I can advise you that the City of Edinburgh Council do not use or have used any of the anti-homelessness/rough sleeping devices/technology mentioned, nor have plans to do so , or policies in place.

Request no. 17660. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 24/04/2018

Funding of Continuing Care Provision

Records involving young people in kinship care, foster care, residential care, secure care or looked after at home.

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Request no. 17661. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 27/02/2018

Risk assessment - Murrayburn Primary School

A copy of the risk assessment for allowing children to use the playground at Murrayburn Primary School in icy/snowy conditions.

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Request no. 17664. Received: 01/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ

Whether the incident has been reported to you. Details of any investigation of the circumstances of the accident or inspection that may have been carried out, together with copies of factual statements and photographs.

Resolution

Information provided under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Request no. 17666. Received: 02/02/2018, Resolved: 27/02/2018

Construction of 320 residential units

An up to date list of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants (Project directory) with their company telephone numbers involved in the construction of 320 residential units for affordable housing

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Request no. 17668. Received: 02/02/2018, Resolved: 15/03/2018

LGBT History Month 2018

Please outline how your organisation is marking LGBT History Month 2018, the annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.

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Request no. 17669. Received: 02/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Quality Assurance Manual

Copy of above.

Resolution

Information withheld under Section 30(c) – Prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs.

Request no. 17670. Received: 02/02/2018, Resolved: 07/02/2018

Wood burner stove complaint

Name of person who made complaint

Resolution

It is not possible to provide you with the information you have requested as this is third party personal data.

Request no. 17671. Received: 02/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Cost of living with a disability

If a person can evidence disability related expenses, do you pay these / subtract them from a person’s care charges? Do you have a definitive list of what constitutes disability related expenses?

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Request no. 17675. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Payment Solutions

Request for information about your Payment Solutions (Income Management and Cash Receipting).

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Request no. 17677. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 27/02/2018

Environmental Assessment – Sainsbury's, Inglis Green Road

Data Structure Report by CFA Archaeology dated 2011 Further Investigation and Remediation Strategy by DTS Raeburn dated 17th September 2012 Verification Report for Remediation Carried Out

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Request no. 17678. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 05/04/2018

Section 75 Planning Agreements

Details of all payments received under Section 75 Planning Agreements for the years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18

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Request no. 17680. Received: 02/02/2018, Resolved: 20/04/2018

Central Library Development

A report produced by Alan Murray Architects to understand the full scope of the regeneration project including all architectural drawings etc.

Resolution

The Council does not hold a copy of the Alan Murray Architects report produced in 2011 regarding the development of the Central Library.

Request no. 17681. Received: 02/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Information produced by consultants GVA Grimley Ltd

Information produced by consultants GVA Grimley Ltd who were paid £10,450 for “Property consultant fees for George IV Bridge Project.

Resolution

Please see the attached PDFs providing you with all the information held.

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Request no. 17682. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Pilrig Heights - Environmental Assessment

We are in the process of undertaking an environmental due diligence exercise at 12 Pilrig Heights (The Ironworks), Edinburgh EH6 5BB. A site plan is attached to confirm the site boundary.

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Request no. 17684. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 10/04/2018

Probationary Year Teachers

Total number of probationary year teachers that have left the profession.

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Request no. 17685. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Ash Die Back

What assessment has the council made of the potential impact of ash dieback (Chalara) in the authority area and what strategy does it have to cope?

Request no. 17686. Received: 02/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Environmental Assessment - St Andrew Square Area

Environmental assessment of the above area.

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Request no. 17687. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 12/04/2018

Money spent on disability benefits

The amount of money spent by your council on benefits for people with a disability in 2017. Please provide a breakdown of money spent across each year with a detailed specification of each different benefit.

Resolution

Closed. No clarification received.

Request no. 17688. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 15/02/2018

Make up of composite classes report - Towerbank Primary School

Copy of above

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Request no. 17689. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 08/02/2018 18:04:00

Princes Street Suites

Has the site been identified for inspection or further review under the Council’s Contaminated Land Strategy (or other Part IIA undertaking)?

Request no. 17690. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 08/02/2018

Unclaimed live business rate credit balances.

I would like to obtain most recent information, from the Council, relating to unclaimed live business rate credit balances. Please also indicate when requested information (spreadsheet or website) has been updated.

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Request no. 17691. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 20/03/2018

Royal Circus Edinburgh, Pavements and Road

1. Details of your inspection regime for Royal Circus Edinburgh, pavements and road. 2. Copies of Inspection records for Royal Circus Edinburgh, (pavements and road), for the period 2/10/16 to 31/1/18.

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Request no. 17692. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Land assessment - East Market Street and Cranston Street

Desk based contaminated land assessment of the property at the corner of East Market Street and Cranston Street, EH8 8BG (including the current Costa, Premier Inn, Hub by Premier Inn and Ronaq Indian Restaurant).

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Request no. 17693. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 15/02/2018

Employment and trade union information

As of 1st January 2018, how many people does your local authority employ? How many of your employees pay their trade union fees - to any trade union - directly from their wages via check off?

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Request no. 17694. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Litter-picking and Graffiti Costs

Total cost (labour, equipment and vehicle) to the City of Edinburgh regarding a. litter picking (not bin emptying or collection), b. Graffiti removal Within: a. The World Heritage Site, b. Whole city boundary, c. The New Town area.

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Request no. 17695. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Proposal to move Gaelic-medium teaching to Drummond High School

The impact of the proposed move of Gaelic-medium teaching to Drummond High School, especially regarding capacity issues at Drummond High School and neighbouring schools, now and in the future.

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Request no. 17696. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Independent Councillors

How many ' Independent 'Councillors were in post in the City of Edinburgh Council in 2013 - 2018

Resolution

A. 2013 - 0
B. 2014 - 1 (from March 2014)
C. 2015 - 2 (after December 2015)
D. 2016 - 2
E. 2017 - 2 (until May 2017). 0 thereafter
F. 2018 - 0

Request no. 17699. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Enterprise Car Club

How much money does the Edinburgh Council make from the Enterprise Car Club? This includes what they charge for the parking space e.t.c.

Resolution

The information will not be released. If information relating to this contract is released it could potentially impact on the ability for the Council to get the best possible price for a future contract.

Request no. 17704. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 12/02/2018

Contracts data

Highways Maintenance

Resolution

The new framework is not yet in place. Once awarded, the award notice will be published in Public Contracts Scotland and will contain all the information requested.

Request no. 17705. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Maybury Road Repair History

Maybury Road between Queensferry Road and the roundabout towards Maybury Drive A copy of your current road maintenance policy A copy of the road repair history for that road over the past year

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Request no. 17706. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 26/03/2018

Public health funerals

How many public health funerals took place in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017? How many were paid for by your authority, and how many by other means?

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Request no. 17707. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 11/05/2018

Supported Study Provision

The hours of Supported Study offered to secondary school pupils in every academic year from 2007/08 to 2017/18. The subjects in which Supported Study was offered, and the hours offered per pupil per subject.

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Request no. 17708. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Attainment Fund

How many teachers in your council area were funded by the Attainment Scotland Fund at the time of the teacher census in September 2017. Please supply this as both FTE and headcount.

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Request no. 17709. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Teacher Dismissals for Incompetency

How many teaching staff have been dismissed for incompetency in your respective education authority areas in the last 20 years? Can you specify which month and year they were dismissed?

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Request no. 17710. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Biometrics in Schools

A list of the ECC primary schools who have a biometric recognition system in place. A list of the ECC secondary schools who have a biometric recognition system in place.

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Request no. 17712. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Food Safety Act 1990

Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

Resolution

We have not served any notices during 24/10/2017 and 5/2/2018 under the legislation detailed, Food Safety Act 1990 - S10, S11 and S12.
As a local authority does not do work in default under these provisions, there are no outstanding monies due.

Request no. 17713. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

Section 160 & Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 - Section 28 Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

Resolution

There have been no additional orders issued since we responded to the previous request for this information under reference 16697.

Request no. 17714. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 & Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006

Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17715. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Town & Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

Town & Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 - S207 & S208 Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 - S12 & S68 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17716. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (Scotland) Regulations 1984

S14 and S24 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17717. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968

S15 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

Resolution

The Council does not use this Act.

Request no. 17718. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 & Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

• Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 - S88, S89, S90, S91, S108, S114 , S115, S157, S160, S161, S162, S166, S167, S169, S178 and S184 • Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 - S1, S3, S5, S30, S33, S35, S36, S37, S38, S40, S42, S50 and S146 As at 5th February 2018

Resolution

We have not issued any notices under the sections of the Act listed above. There are no extant notices and there are no invoices outstanding.

Request no. 17719. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997

Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17720. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Prevention of Damage by Pest Act 1949

S4 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

Resolution

No notices have been issued and there are no invoices pending.

Request no. 17721. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Environmental Protection Act 1990

Environmental Protection Act 1990 - S80, S90 & S92 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17722. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 02/03/2018 13:53:00

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

S87, S90, S92 Notices, S95 and S96 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

Resolution

The Council has raised no notices or orders under the legislation above, there are no notices extant and there is no outstanding money due.

Request no. 17723. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006

Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006 - Regulation 6, Regulation 7, Regulation 8 and Regulation 9 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17724. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 15/02/2018

Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Building (Scotland) Act 2003 - S25, S26, S27, S28, S29 & S30 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

Resolution

Otherwise available. Please see attached response

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Request no. 17725. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 02/03/2018

Health & Safety at Work Act etc. 1974

S21 and S22 Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17726. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17727. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure)(Scotland) Act 1947

Notices or Orders that remain extant as at 5th February 2018

Resolution

The only notices issued were in relation to the CPO for St James Centre in 2014. The report was taken to the Planning Committee on 04/12/2014. This has been complied with. We are unable to advise if there are any invoices pending at this time.

Request no. 17728. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 27/02/2018

New council homes

How many new council homes are built every year? How many free up every year? How many people apply for a council property every year?

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Request no. 17730. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Edinburgh Trams

What was the level of gross and net profit achieved by Edinburgh's Trams in the 2016/2017 financial year?

Resolution

We believe that all, or part of the information is held by Edinburgh Trams Limited. Details on how to make a Freedom of Information request to Edinburgh Trams are on their website at:

http://edinburghtrams.com/information/freedom-of-information

Request no. 17731. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Edinburgh Trams

What was the cost to the City of Edinburgh Council, in the financial year 2016/2017, of providing free pensioner travel on Edinburgh's trams?

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Request no. 17732. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Edinburgh Trams

Was the cost of providing free pensioner travel on Edinburgh's Trams included in the calculation of profit achieved in the financial year 2016/2017?

Resolution

We believe that all, or part of the information is held by Edinburgh Trams Limited. Details on how to make a Freedom of Information request to Edinburgh Trams are on their website at:

http://edinburghtrams.com/information/freedom-of-information

Request no. 17733. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Edinburgh Trams

What was the cost to the City of Edinburgh Council of servicing the the debt in connection with Edinburgh's trams in the 2016/2017 financial year?

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Request no. 17734. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Edinburgh Trams

What was the total number of passenger journeys on Edinburgh's trams during the financial year 2016/2017?

Resolution

We believe that all, or part of the information is held by Edinburgh Trams Limited. Details on how to make a Freedom of Information request to Edinburgh Trams are on their website at:

http://edinburghtrams.com/information/freedom-of-information

Request no. 17738. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Number and percentage of late payments to private sector firms

The number of late payments to private sector firms over the last 3 years, broke down by financial year. Additionally could these numbers be provided as a percentage of the total payment made by the Council?

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Request no. 17739. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Paternity Leave

What paternity leave is offered to Edinburgh council employees?

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Request no. 17740. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Sleep-in Care

Do you directly provide any care services in which care staff perform sleep-in shifts? If yes, are the care workers paid a lump sum for the sleep-in shifts or are they paid an hourly rate?

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Request no. 17741. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Looked After Children

How many looked after children are given the comprehensive health assessment within four weeks of being taken under the care of the local authority? Expressed in real figures and as a percentage.

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Request no. 17742. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Winter Maintenance

What is the total budget allocated for road repairs in each of the last 5 years? How much funding has been allocated by the local authority for winter maintenance of roads and pavements in each of the last 5 financial years?

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Request no. 17743. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

School IT support services

Information regarding in-house technical IT support services to schools

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Request no. 17744. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Princess Exchange & New Uberior House, 11 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9BN

Environmental Information Request

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Request no. 17745. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Footpath from Manse Road to the ‘Glebe’

Confirm the date the remote footpath leading from Manse Road to the ‘Glebe’ was adopted as per the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.

Resolution

The area noted in the request has not formally been adopted, however it is under review.

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Request no. 17746. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 06/03/2018

Injuries from potholes on council roads

Budget for road repairs and compensation pay outs a. 2013-14 b. 2014-15 c. 2015-16 d. 2016-17

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Request no. 17747. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Edinburgh City Taxi Card

How many taxi card holders were there at the start of the new contract? How many people have applied for one since the start of the contract? How many card holders have not renewed their card?

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Request no. 17748. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 19/02/2018

Princes Street Suites, Edinburgh

Contaminated Land Enquiry

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Request no. 17750. Received: 08/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Secondary Schools S1 Intake Capacity

What is the S1 intake capacity of all Edinburgh Secondary schools?

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Request no. 17753. Received: 06/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Public Health Act Funerals

I would like to know details of anyone who has passed away with no known next of kin.

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Request no. 17754. Received: 08/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Sight of Complaint

To see a copy of the complaint against a property.

Resolution

I have reviewed the information we hold and, it is not possible to provide you with a copy as I consider that this would identify the complainant.

Request no. 17755. Received: 08/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Information on Various Council Services

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information listed in the attached ‘Information Request’ document, to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Request no. 17756. Received: 08/02/2018, Resolved: 14/02/2018

Non-domestic rates on shootings and deer forests

What is the expected income from non-domestic rates on Shootings and Deer Forests (excluding any relief scheme that has been applied) to date?

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Request no. 17757. Received: 08/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Alcohol Delivery Services Licences

I would like to know if your council has given licences to alcohol delivery services in your area and if so, how many, and what the conditions are. We would also like the names of the companies.

Resolution

Information is held by the City of Edinburgh Licensing Board; not the Council.

Request no. 17758. Received: 08/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Homelessness applications

The number of homelessness applications made by those aged 16-24, broken down per the last five financial years.

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Request no. 17760. Received: 08/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Flood Enquiry - Herman Crescent

Environmental due diligence exercise

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Request no. 17762. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Business Rates

A full list of companies that have become newly liable for business rates between 12/01/2018 and 05/02/2018. Please include the full business name and address, property type and date of liability.

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Request no. 17765. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 05/03/2018

Warrender Park Terrace Pavement

Costing for this work.

Resolution

The cost for the footway works in Warrender Park Terrace was £51,369.07.

Request no. 17766. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 13/02/2018

Funding provision for women's refuges

The level of funding by the authority for the provision of women's refuges 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018

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Request no. 17767. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 12/03/2018

Italian Language Teaching

A detailed list of Italian language courses taught in 2016 – 2017 at UK primary and secondary schools, ideally completing the attached form.

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Request no. 17768. Received: 07/02/2018, Resolved: 20/04/2018

Flu and Contagious Diseases

Where can I view the plan?

Resolution

Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 17770. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Misuse of Disabled Bay Parking

Figures on fines for misuse of parking in disabled bays in car parks and in on-street disabled bays? Can you also provide me with the total number of disabled bays in car parks and in on-street?

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Request no. 17771. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Unpaid parking fines

How much are you owed in unpaid parking fines and what was the position the previous year. How many actual parking fines does that equate to in both years.

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Request no. 17772. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Litter picking

How much was spent in each of the last three years on cleaning up litter. How much was spent in each of the last three years on employing staff to pick up litter.

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Request no. 17773. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Waste Disposal

How much of the council’s waste, and what percentage of the total amount, is sent to a) landfill, b) incineration or c) recycled, d) reused in each of the last three years.

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Request no. 17774. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 20/02/2018

Housing

The number of local authority social housing homes built each year since 2007. The number of local authority social housing homes built each year since 2007 with renewable energy systems.

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Request no. 17775. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

CCTV request - George Street

4th Feb 2018

Resolution

We have checked our camera that covers this area from 18.30hrs until 19.00hrs on the date in question but I am afraid it was never directed towards eastbound traffic on George Street throughout this period.

Request no. 17777. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Minimum Income Floor for Council Tax Reduction

Details of the guidance provided to a) applicants and b) staff administering claims

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Request no. 17778. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979

Details/maps in regards to Designated Areas of Archaeological Importance present within City Of Edinburgh Council under the legislation listed above as at 5th February 2018

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Request no. 17781. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 12/03/2018

Proposal for an Early Years Centre on Nether Currie Primary School Estate

Information regarding The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) proposal to build an Early Years Nursery Centre within the Nether Currie Primary School estate

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Request no. 17782. Received: 05/02/2018, Resolved: 20/04/2018

London Road Parking Charges

Is there a more than usual occurrence of this type of violation at this location? Is the annual revenue substantial for parking fines of this type at this location? Why do you find it necessary to have different charging rates for the same Road?

Resolution

Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 17784. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Short term lets research

How many planning applications have been made for change of use (from Class 9 to Class 7) over the last five years

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Request no. 17785. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 12/03/2018

Pothole Compensation Claims

How much money overall has been paid out by City of Edinburgh in connection with compensation claims (whether or not liability was accepted) relating to potholes involving a) cyclists and b) motorists in each of the last five years?

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Request no. 17786. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

RIDDOR Report

RIDDOR Report

Request no. 17787. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 09/03/2018

The Cost of the LUMEN

The Cost of the LUMEN which runs from 8 February to 11 March 2018 and which budget does this come from

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Request no. 17788. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Consultancy contracts

The number of transport consultancy contracts that you have with supplier organisations and who they are with. The nature of each contract

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Request no. 17789. Received: 09/02/2018, Resolved: 09/03/2018

West and South West School review

The budgeted, projected and to date costs of conducting the West and South West School review.

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Request no. 17791. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 19/02/2018

Edinex bidding selection

I would like information on who is selected for social housing regarding the edinex bidding selection.

Resolution

The information you have requested is available at the following location: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/9881/council_allocation_policy

Request no. 17792. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 09/03/2018

Report to the Education, Children and Families Committee on 12 December 2017

All background information on this proposal below, as identified in the report to the Education, Children and Families Committee on 12 December 2017.

Files

Request no. 17793. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 09/03/2018

Relationship between Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Copies of any contracts agreed between Hermes Equity Ownership Services (EOS) and the Council, concerning the management of the Lothian Pension Fund.

Files

Request no. 17794. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Edinburgh's Hogmanay ambassadors / volunteering initiative

All correspondence and material held by the council relating to the Edinburgh's Hogmanay ambassadors or volunteering initiative, dating from 01/01/2017 to 30/06/2017.

Resolution

Withheld from Disclosure Log

Request no. 17795. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Edinburgh's Hogmanay ambassadors / volunteering initiative

All correspondence and material held by the council in relation to the Edinburgh's Hogmanay ambassadors / volunteering initiative, dating from 01/07/2017 to 31/01/2018.

Resolution

Withheld from Disclosure Log

Request no. 17796. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 20/04/2018

Organisational chart(s) for The Property, Design, Technical, Support Services and Maintenance departments

A working copy of the organisational chart(s) for The Property, Design, Technical, Support Services and Maintenance departments for City of Edinburgh council.

Resolution

Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 17797. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

Sanitary products

Please provide details on the total annual cost of purchasing sanitary products for those girls in school for each of the last five financial years?

Files

Request no. 17798. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 12/03/2018

Bottled Water Spend

Information from the financial years 2014/15, 2015/2016 and 2016/17 regarding the money spent by The City of Edinburgh Council on purchasing bottled water.

Files

Request no. 17799. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

South Bridge - Junction with Chambers Street.

Documentation for a period of 12 months prior to 4 February 2017

Files

Request no. 17804. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 20/04/2018

Housing and Palliative Care

How many people in your local authority area who a) have made a homeless application b) are living in temporary accommodation are terminally ill?

Resolution

Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 17809. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 01/03/2018

Unstunned meat

Enquire about the use by the local authority of meat coming from animals which were not stunned before slaughter

Files

Request no. 17811. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 12/03/2018

Number of New Private Lets

How many new properties were registered by landlords as privately let property in each of the last 5 years within the Edinburgh Council Boundary?

Files

Request no. 17812. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 16/02/2018

Road Orders

The annual cost for publishing all types of road orders in the local press (both consultation and Order).

Resolution

The cost of the associated adverts for year 2016/17 was £19893.06.

Request no. 17813. Received: 13/02/2018, Resolved: 15/02/2018

Pothole compensation

Information on compensation for damage caused by potholes

Files

Request no. 17814. Received: 15/02/2018, Resolved: 15/03/2018

Council Tax Sequestrations within 2017

How many persons have Edinburgh Council, in 2017, raised sequestrations against in relation to Council Tax bills and made those persons bankrupt?

Resolution

The City of Edinburgh Council raised 85 Sequestration Petitions in 2017 from which 37 people were declared bankrupt.

Request no. 17815. Received: 14/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Community Arts Funding

Details of any grants or funding with a value above £5,000 the City of Edinburgh Council has awarded to community arts, creative and cultural organisations/charities based in Edinburgh from 2015 to date.

Files

Request no. 17819. Received: 14/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

Care Home Costs

The costs of a resident would be at Edinburgh Council's 'Ferrylee Care Home', North Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6HR for the years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09.

Files

Request no. 17821. Received: 14/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Landlord Registry

Full addresses, to include postcode, of all registered residential HMO properties that are within your council areas.

Request no. 17825. Received: 14/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Cafe Rouge Food Standards rating

• What reasons were given for the current rating • What the business needs to improve to achieve a pass • When the next inspection is due to take place?

Files

Request no. 17826. Received: 15/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

use-to-House Collection Licences

Which charities/companies have a house-to-house collection licence in your area since January 1st 2018 until today? Also, I would like to know when the licences were issued and when they expire.

Resolution

The City of Edinburgh Council does not issue any licences for charities/companies undertaking house-to-house collections.

Request no. 17828. Received: 14/02/2018, Resolved: 19/02/2018

CCTV Request

Between 8.45am and 9.00am on Wednesday 7 February 2018 at the roundabout of London Road and the top of Leith Walk

Resolution

Excluded from Disclosure Log

Request no. 17829. Received: 15/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Redhall Crescent

A copy of all photographs taken by any member of the Shared Repairs Service, before, during & after the works on 72 Redhall Crescent during the period September 2016 - July 2017.

Resolution

Information provided

Request no. 17830. Received: 15/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Director / Head of Licensing

I'd like to know the name of the director or the head of licensing.

Resolution

The Regulatory Services Manager with responsibility for Licensing is currently Andrew Mitchell.

Request no. 17831. Received: 15/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

Empty Homes

Information regarding how the problem of Empty Homes in Scotland is being addressed

Files

Request no. 17832. Received: 12/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

Pavement - Scottish National Galleries building on Princes Street

All complaints made in regards to the condition All Accidents in relation to the pavement All Maintenance, repairs and full service reports

Files

Request no. 17833. Received: 14/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

Currie High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre

The numbers of pupils from each community going to Currie High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre and the total school rolls for both of these schools.

Files

Request no. 17834. Received: 14/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

Beer Economisers also known as Return Trays

Information regarding the actions of the 1995 LACOTS memorandum on Beer Economisers.

Files

Request no. 17838. Received: 15/02/2018, Resolved: 12/03/2018

Housing

102 questions related to the Housing Department.

Resolution

Detailed information requested shall not be provided because request falls into the category of a “manifestly unreasonable request under regulation 10(4)(b) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations and we are not obliged to respond.

Request no. 17839. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 20/04/2018

Context of Community Care - Management Teams

Spanning almost a decade there have been a number of flaws in service delivery to Edinburgh Southside residents. How many times have senior management team met to discuss the issue of unacceptable action policy in:- A. 2014

Request no. 17840. Received: 15/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Affordable housing

Questions regarding numbers of homes approved and how many were affordable homes. Section 106 agreements 2013 to date

Files

Request no. 17841. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 21/02/2018

Community Care

How many people have been issued with a restricted order by the Scottish Government Licensing Team in:- A 2013 B 2014 C 2015 D 2016 E 2017

Resolution

Cancelled by requester

Request no. 17842. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 15/03/2018

Greendykes Road

Copies of inspection records from January 2014 to present Details of any works carried out on the road Details of any complaints made in respect of the condition of the road Risk assessments

Files

Request no. 17843. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

George Street

Inspection records for April, May and June 2016

Resolution

Please refer to the attached Site History Report.

Files

Request no. 17847. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 15/03/2018

Waterfront Avenue Phase 4

We would be grateful if you could you supply any information, you may have regarding underground or aboveground fuel storage tanks on the above site as follows.

Files

Request no. 17848. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 05/04/2018

Spartans Football Club

I want to have copies of all records of all contacts between Edinburgh Council, its employees and councillors, and anyone connected to the Spartans Football Club.

Resolution

The recorded information we hold which is within scope of the request is now attached. This includes e-mail correspondence with attachments and meeting invitations.

Files

Request no. 17849. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 04/04/2018 15:11:00

Care homes for older people

On behalf of, and as instructed by our Client, we hereby make a request under the Act to be provided with the following information: 1. The total number of care homes in Scotland currently owned by the Council at today's date (15 February).

Files

Request no. 17850. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Dog Control Notices

Could you please tell me the number of 'Dog Control Notices' issued during 2017 (between 1/1/2017 and 31/12/217).

Resolution

There were no formal Dog Control Notices issued by the Environmental Wardens during 2017.

Request no. 17852. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 26/02/2018

Place of work accident

Our client was involved in an accident at her place of work on 02/09/2017. We are now re-submitting this request given that three months have now passed.

Resolution

Our response remains the same, the accident investigation is still ongoing therefore it would be prejudicial to provide any information at this stage.

Request no. 17853. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Works Accident

Our client was involved in an accident at Princes Street, Edinburgh. We would be grateful if you could confirm whether you have been called in to investigate the circumstances of the accident.

Resolution

The City of Edinburgh Council has no record of an accident report nor of a complaint being received in connection with this accident.

Request no. 17854. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Parking Tickets issued on streets in Abbeyhill 2016-2017

Numbers of parking tickets/penalty notices issued for specific streets around Easter Road and details of parking wardens/enforcement officer patrols.

Files

Request no. 17855. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Care Experienced People

Please send me the number of care experienced people who have spent time in care within your local authority who have died in the last year (January 2017 to January 2018).

Files

Request no. 17857. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Central Government Funding

I request data on central government grant funding to the City of Edinburgh Council, which I understand provides the majority of the Council’s budget each year.

Resolution

Regular Finance Circulars to local authorities with details of central government funding are available on the Scottish Government website and can be viewed at the following link: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/local-government/17999/11203

Files

Request no. 17859. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Parking ticket

I would like to know how many cars displaying residents permits have been towed away by or on behalf of the Council,in the last 3 years.

Files

Request no. 17860. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Teaching Staff Shortage - Firrhill School

Can you tell me how many teaching staff is the school short of if any? Can you tell me how many is that out of your school teaching staff? What subjects do you have shortages in?

Files

Request no. 17861. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 21/02/2018

Report prepared by managers at Royston Care home

Copy of above

Resolution

Exempt from Disclosure Log.

Request no. 17862. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 20/03/2018

Faulty street lighting - Meadow Lane and Buccleuch Place

The number of times faulty street lighting (situated between Meadow Lane, Edinburgh and Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh) has been reported to City of Edinburgh Council since 1st October 2017.

Files

Request no. 17863. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Ethnicity, Free School Meal Eligibility and Additional Support Needs Data

Information for various schools regarding: (i) Ethnicity (ii) Free School Meals (iii) Children with Additional Support Needs

Files

Request no. 17864. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Penalty notices

How many penalty notices were issued and how much money was raised by the City of Edinburgh Council in the period April 2017 - April 2018

Files

Request no. 17865. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Grassmart Traders Association

Could you provide me with more details on the applicants for this license.

Files

Request no. 17866. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Sale of The old Royal High School

All internal memo's and minutes regarding the refused sale of The old Royal High School to Duddingston House Properties last year.

Resolution

The Council are within a conditional contract for the long lease of the property. There has been no refusal of a sale of the property to Duddingston House Properties.

Request no. 17867. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 15/03/2018

Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat

The number of people who have died or have been injured at the Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat in the last 3 years (Jan 2015 – Jan 2018).

Resolution

the information you seek is held by Historic Scotland. The contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.historicenvironment.scot.

Request no. 17868. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Homeless Accommodation

Information regarding the use of four types of accommodation used by Edinburgh Council to house homeless people.

Files

Request no. 17869. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 24/04/2018

Royal visits to Edinburgh

The full cost to council tax payers for Royal visits to Edinburgh, in particular the cost for each visit by Her Majesty The Queen and most recently the visit by Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

Resolution

No clarification received

Request no. 17870. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 22/03/2018

Leith Walk, in particular the section between Albert Place and Croall Place

Dates of all safety inspections undertaken Details of all carriageway defects identified Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken

Files

Request no. 17871. Received: 14/02/2018, Resolved: 13/03/2018

Saughtonhall Avenue - last pre-25/11/17 inspection

Saughtonhall Avenue - last inspection carried out prior to 25/11/17

Resolution

The last inspection was carried out on 12/11/17, I have attached the site history report for reference.

Files

Request no. 17872. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 22/02/2018

Parental awareness on the risks of cannabis

What policies or procedures does the Local Authority have in place to ensure parents are informed on the risks of cannabis so that they can better safeguard their children?

Resolution

Duplicate of 17873.

Request no. 17873. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 01/05/2018

Safeguarding Children from Cannabis Use

What policies or procedures does the Local Authority have in place to ensure parents are informed on the risks of cannabis so that they can better safeguard their children? How are such policies and procedures delivered and monitored?

Files

Request no. 17874. Received: 15/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Pavement of Sighthill Drive

Pavement of Sighthill Drive - Records of maintenance, accidents, complaints plus other related information

Files

Request no. 17876. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 23/02/2018

Presence of asbestosis within Cablewynd House - Potential legal claim

Documents requested showing or tending to show the presence of asbestos within Cablewynd House plus other related information.

Resolution

See previous response reference 12306.

Request no. 17877. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 09/04/2018

Legal Services

What legal firms does your council have business dealings with/ provide services to/for Edinburgh City Council over the past 10 years? How much money is paid to them for these services? What services are provided by them?

Files

Request no. 17878. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 14/03/2018

Public Library Service

How many libraries within the local authority’s statutory provision, that had paid council staff permanently based in them in January 2010, no longer have any paid staff permanently based in them?

Files

Request no. 17885. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 20/03/2018

Council Tax Arrears

Can you give me the names of any elected members who are, on February 20 2018, in arrears with their council tax? If so, can you detail for each councillor, alongside their name, the total value of the arrears.

Files

Request no. 17886. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Black Cab Drivers - Criminal Convictions

Can you provide numbers of black cab drivers with criminal convictions who were granted licences between July and September last year and also the total number of black cab licences granted in the same period.

Resolution

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the information you have requested as the cost to the Council of locating, retrieving and providing you with the information exceeds the statutory maximum of £600.

Request no. 17887. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Land around St Frances/Niddrie Mill Dual Campus Primary School

I am looking to find out who owns the land around St Frances/Niddrie Mill Dual Campus Primary School in Niddrie. Specicially looking to see who owns Moffat Way and all pedestrian areas in front of the school.

Files

Request no. 17888. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Interview and DBS identity check procedures for social work positions

Copies of any current policies, procedures, guidelines, training materials or similar documents relevant to the Local Authority's interviews and criminal records checks of children's and adults' social workers who apply to work for you.

Files

Request no. 17889. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 21/03/2018

Rough sleeping outreach services

Total spending for your local authority on rough sleeping outreach services since 2009-10. This includes spending made for outreach services that are externally commissioned

Files

Request no. 17890. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Local Authority car fleets

Request is primarily to establish the types of vehicles that Local Authorities and their staff use, and how this has changed over the last ten years

Resolution

The information is provided in the attached questionnaire provided by yourself.

Files

Request no. 17891. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Parking Permit Information

What is the average cost of an annual local resident parking permit within your council? How many local resident parking permits did you issue within the following timeframe: 1st January 2017 – 31st December 2017

Files

Request no. 17892. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Regulation of our Private Debt Collectors

Who is the regulating body for your debt recovery team based at Waverley Court?

Files

Request no. 17894. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 22/03/2018

Children absent through sickness and education provision

How many and (b) what percentage of children in the local authority area are absent from school due to sickness and are eligible for alternative education provision; How many (i) have and (ii) have not been provided with this within the target

Files

Request no. 17899. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 09/03/2018

Library Books

Records for books within Libraries

Files

Request no. 17900. Received: 19/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Chewing Gum Clean-up

Information regarding clean ups 2016-2017

Files

Request no. 17904. Received: 20/02/2018, Resolved: 26/02/2018

Care Homes

Information regarding the number of care homes and the costs associated with running them.

Resolution

Cancelled - Duplicate of 17849.

Request no. 17905. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 22/02/2018

Figures for golf membership and numbers of people playing golf at municipal courses.

I am looking for the following information between 2012 and 2017 inclusive; The number of municipal golf courses in your local authority area;

Resolution

The information requested it is not held by the Council. However, we believe that all, or part of the information you seek is held by Edinburgh Leisure who can be contacted at:https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/freedom-of-information

Request no. 17907. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 27/03/2018

Funerals

A copy of the council’s register of restored lairs. (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2016/20/part/1/crossheading/lair-restoration-to-use/enacted)

Files

Request no. 17908. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 04/04/2018

Secondary school teachers

How many unfilled secondary school teacher vacancies are there in your local authority and how many have there been in each of the last 10 years?

Files

Request no. 17909. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Peffermill Playing Fields Enquiry

Any environmentally pertinent information (sources of contamination or ground gas) you may hold for Peffermill Playing Fields (EH16 5LL).

Files

Request no. 17910. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 09/03/2018

CCTV Request

Sighthill Roundabout on Calder Road, approaching Sighthill from the West

Resolution

We have checked our nearest camera, from 0830hrs to 0930hrs on the 21st but I am afraid it was not directed towards the roundabout throughout this period and consequently we hold no relevant material

Request no. 17912. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 21/03/2018

Licensed Riding Centres

A list of all licensed riding centres in your council area.

Files

Request no. 17913. Received: 22/02/2018

Council's insurance policies - CLAIMS AGAINST

CLAIMS History of Council What was the value of claims against your authority’s insurance policies in the financial year ending March 2017?

Request no. 17915. Received: 22/02/2018, Resolved: 22/03/2018

Purchase and Costs of Insurance

Seven questions relating to the Council's insurance provider(s), premiums, brokers and tenders.

Files

Request no. 17916. Received: 22/02/2018, Resolved: 23/02/2018

Electric charging

I’d like to know how many on street charging points there are in Edinburgh? I’d like the locations of these also.

Files

Request no. 17917. Received: 22/02/2018, Resolved: 06/11/2018

Non Traditional Housing Stock

I would be grateful if you could provide the information in the table below or a similar format with the same information.

Request no. 17919. Received: 16/02/2018, Resolved: 27/02/2018

SGM Contracts Ltd - Local authority regulatory enforcement

Details of any local authority regulated enforcement action taken against the company

Resolution

We have checked all our records and can find no information in relation to your request above.

Request no. 17921. Received: 22/02/2018, Resolved: 22/03/2018

Councillors - Gifts & Hospitality

This request relates to gifts and hospitality accepted by councillors since 2015. Please name and provide a breakdown for each councillor.

Files

Request no. 17922. Received: 22/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Council's Pest Control Services

Explanation why in questions 2 and 3 of my request (viz. previous one - EDIR: 17557) your council’s annual pest control budgets and its gross annual revenues for the years in question are indicated as negative figures?

Files

Request no. 17923. Received: 22/02/2018, Resolved: 16/03/2018

Disposal of plastic by council

- Information on how the council taking action to reduce the amount of plastic used - Information on the council’s policy of reducing disposable plastics - Information the procurement of disposable plastic items used by the council

Files

Request no. 17924. Received: 22/02/2018, Resolved: 26/03/2018

Hair Salon Business Licence Renewal

I am looking to gather some information on a Hair Salon and business premises located in Edinburgh. I need to know when the business licence was renewed.

Resolution

Cancelled by requester.

Request no. 17925. Received: 23/02/2018, Resolved: 03/05/2018

Flights paid for by the City of Edinburgh Council

I am writing to obtain information about flights your organisation, and any arms-length management organisations or arms-length bodies owned by your organisation, has paid for since 1 January 2015.

Files

Request no. 17926. Received: 23/02/2018, Resolved: 27/03/2018

Educational psychologists employed by the council

The number of educational psychologists employed by the council and the split of permanent/temporary posts as of the school years; 2010-11; 2011-12; 2012-13; 2013-14; 2014-15; 2015-16; 2016-17; 2017-18.

Files

Request no. 17927. Received: 23/02/2018, Resolved: 22/03/2018

Emergency Service Workers

Whether your local authority offers special leave / public duty leave for council staff to fulfil public duties relating to the emergency services.

Files

Request no. 17930. Received: 23/02/2018, Resolved: 22/03/2018

45 North Street, Ratho

Re: EDIR 16777 You have provided documentation from the start of our client’s tenancy in June 2008 onwards. Whilst we are grateful we will unfortunately require more detailed documentation than you have provided.

Resolution

Withheld from Disclosure Log

Request no. 17932. Received: 23/02/2018, Resolved: 09/04/2018

Undeveloped Land within Council Ownership

Can you please confirm the amount of undeveloped land within the Council’s ownership over the last 3 years?

Resolution

The amount of land suitable for development held by the Council over the last 3 years is 129.63 acres.

Request no. 17933. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 15/03/2018

Flexible Homelessness Support Grant

Please provide a breakdown of how the council has spent itsFlexible Homelessness Support Grant to date, as provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government from 1 April 2017.

Resolution

The Flexible Homelessness Support Grant does not apply to Scottish local authorities and therefore our response is a nil return.

Request no. 17938. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 07/03/2018

Planning approvals

How many planning approvals they have granted that went against the local development plan and, of those, how many had objections to them. Can these be broken down over each of the last three years?

Files

Request no. 17939. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 23/03/2018

Customer Service Delivery

Customer services survey - 12 questions.

Files

Request no. 17940. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 26/03/2018

South Gyle Access

A copy of your current road maintenance policy. A copy of the road repair history.

Files

Request no. 17941. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 26/03/2018

Potholes, Repairs and Compensation Claims

1. How many potholes/roads needing repaired have been reported to the Council in each of the last five years, broken down by year? 2. What is the total amount spent by the Council on road repairs in each of the last five years, broken down by year

Files

Request no. 17942. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 26/03/2018

Pothole Claims and Complaints - South Gyle Access

Details of the number of complaints and claims made regarding potholes on this stretch of road during 2017.

Files

Request no. 17944. Received: 27/02/2018, Resolved: 27/03/2018

Training for Planning Committee members

If you provide training to elected councillors who sit on your local authority Planning Committee?

Files

Request no. 17946. Received: 27/02/2018, Resolved: 28/03/2018

Council tax bill payments with NON CASH

Under Part 5, Billing, S 25, of The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 1992, it clearly states a method of payment labelled NON CASH PAYMENTS.

Files

Request no. 17950. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 21/03/2018

School Support Staff

A copy of the Job Description The rates of pay applicable to these roles and their pay scales Confirmation of the value of any additional payments Confirmation of the value of a first aid payment

Files

Request no. 17953. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 26/03/2018

Senior Staff Details

List the names of the staff in the following roles, including email address and the address that they are located

Files

Request no. 17954. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 20/03/2018

Temporary contracts

Q1. Can you please confirm the number of employees you currently have on temporary contracts? Q2. Can you also provide a gender breakdown of the employees on temporary contracts?

Resolution

A1. 282 employees have a temporary contract.
A2. 45 Male, 237 Female

Request no. 17955. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 22/03/2018

Planning

What is the overall budget for the planning department for 2017/18? What was the planning department budget in the years from 2007/08 to 2016/17?

Files

Request no. 17956. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 12/03/2018

Planning applications

What was the average time for approval of a residential planning application in each of the years 2008-2017 What was the average time for approval of an affordable housing planning application

Files

Request no. 17960. Received: 27/02/2018, Resolved: 23/03/2018

Blue Badges & Personal Independence Payments

The number of blue badge application in 2017, both the automatic qualifier and discretionary (further assessment), broken down into the two types.

Files

Request no. 17962. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 20/03/2018

Intention to procure and implement Corporate ECM (eRDM / Document Management system)

Can you tell me whether this procurement process has run its course? And if so, what was the solution the Council has procured?

Files

Request no. 17963. Received: 27/02/2018, Resolved: 06/04/2018

Unpaid Parking Tickets

In relation to the number of tickets issued that went unpaid, please could you provide me with the number of unpaid parking tickets for 2017 in Edinburgh.

Resolution

As at 09/03/2018 there were 13,867 unpaid parking tickets for this period.

Request no. 17964. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 04/04/2018

Inspection reports - Pennywell Road

Inspection records for the above noted location for the eighteen months preceding 18 January 2018.

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Request no. 17965. Received: 27/02/2018, Resolved: 09/03/2018

Business newly responsible for business rates

Please can you send me a full up to date excel spreadsheet of businesses that have become newly responsible for business rates between the 5th Feb 2018-28th Feb 2018.

Resolution

Please see the attached Excel spreadsheet in response to your request.

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Request no. 17966. Received: 27/02/2018, Resolved: 27/03/2018

Funding of Drug Addiction Services

The amount of money spent on the funding of drug addiction services in the years 2015/16, 2016/ 2017 and 2017/2018 to 27/02/2018.

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Request no. 17967. Received: 27/02/2018, Resolved: 27/03/2018

Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 1992

Can you show me the exact law (referencing) that the courts approve of the council enforcement in relating to pursuing council tax by the methods you already are?

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Request no. 17968. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 21/03/2018

CCTV footage

CCTV footage from camera 173 on Bonnington Road on Wednesday 14th February 2018

Resolution

Information provided

Request no. 17969. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 21/03/2018

Non-elected representatives of religion on your Education Committee.

Please supply the names, religious organisation represented, and date of original appointment of the representatives of religion on your Education Committee

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Request no. 17970. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 21/03/2018

Purpose of bus lanes

What is the point of bus lanes if nobody bothers to enforce them?

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Request no. 17971. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 20/03/2018

School classes split by gender

Which secondary school has some classes split by gender?

Resolution

Balerno have the following gender specific classes, all are in PE -

S2 - 2 girls classes and 3 boys classes
S3 - 2 girls classes and 3 boys classes
S4 - 4 classes each are taught as all girls for 1 period out of the 2 per week.

Request no. 17972. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 20/03/2018

Hardware Maintenance Contracts for Servers, Storage and Networking

I would like to request the following breakdown of the Councils IT hardware maintenance contracts and associated costs.

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Request no. 17973. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 28/03/2018

Community Transport

Please provide a copy of all letters and emails to all the Community Transport Providers who work for the local authority under a section 19 permit and 22 permit and also their responses.

Resolution

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the information you have requested as the cost to the Council of locating, retrieving and providing you with the information exceeds the statutory maximum of £600.

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Request no. 17975. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 20/03/2018

CCTV Request

Thursday 22/02/18 at around 10:00 On the corner of West Pilton Avenue and West Pilton Grove in Edinburgh

Resolution

Information provided

Request no. 17976. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 11/04/2018

AirBnB

Does Edinburgh City Council consider recent case law regarding the unlawfulness of AirBnB-style short-term letting in shared/flatted properties when making planning decisions relating to neighbour amenity on SSCVAs?

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Request no. 17977. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 26/03/2018

Road traffic collision: 24 January 2018 at junction of Palmerston Place and Lansdowne Crescent

When were the street lights serving the junction of Palmerston Place and Lansdowne Crescent last routinely inspected to ensure that they were illuminating properly?

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Request no. 17978. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 27/03/2018

Support for Young Carers

A description of the services you currently provide for young carers and an estimate of how much resource was spent (in the latest available financial year) on providing support for young carers.

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Request no. 17980. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 08/03/2018

Old car park on Morrison Street

When will the construction start on this site? What is the hold-up?

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Request no. 17993. Received: 26/02/2018, Resolved: 26/03/2018

Information Regarding Housing Property Services

Information regarding upgrades to flat and staff information.

Resolution

Information provided.

Request no. 18002. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 21/03/2018

Gracemount Drive at the junction with Captains Road

Information specifically relating to the area of paving close to the entrance of Friars Delight Takeaway

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Request no. 18003. Received: 28/02/2018, Resolved: 28/03/2018

Recording of Calls to Social Care Direct

Can you please tell me if the council record telephone calls from members of the public (including anonymous) to their officers, if so how long are the recordings kept for as well as ways of obtaining such recordings for legal proceedings purposes

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Request no. 18073. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Records of inspection, maintenance, repairs of Princes Street

Documentation detailing records of inspection, maintenance, repairs of Princes Street. Request for unredacted versions of documentation previously received.

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Request no. 18074. Received: 21/02/2018, Resolved: 19/03/2018

Records of inspection, maintenance, repairs of Princes Street.

Documentation detailing records of inspection, maintenance, repairs of Princes Street. Request for unredacted versions of documentation previously received.

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Request no. 18177. Received: 22/02/2018, Resolved: 11/05/2018

Homelessness Prevention - Locality Support Services

Winning bids for the homelessness prevention contracts

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