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Request no. 18727. Received: 01/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Waking Watch/Fire Watch

Could you please detail how many purpose built flat in your area are subject to a Waking Watch or Fire Watch?

Resolution

There are no purpose-built flats in our area which are subject to a Waking Watch or Fire Watch.

Request no. 18728. Received: 01/05/2018, Resolved: 11/07/2018

Sexual Misconduct of Pupils

Could you please disclose how many incidents of sexual misconduct whether that be harassment, inappropriate touching, assault, or sharing of explicit images of another pupil, were recorded at schools.

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. 18739. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 29/05/2018

Foster Carers

Of the 551 approved carers and 504 caring households please advise me how many are single carers?

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. 18749. Received: 01/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Environmental Health Team

The budgets for your authority’s Environmental Team in the following years - 2012/13, 2016-17 and 2017-18. The number of Environmental Health Officers your authority employed(FTE) in the following years - 2012/13, 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Files

Request no. 18750. Received: 01/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Clerk of Works

How many ‘Clerk of Works’ employed by the local authority in each year from 2007 until present How many structural risk assessments have been carried out on public buildings in each year from 2007 until present.

Files

Request no. 18751. Received: 01/05/2018, Resolved: 03/05/2018

Tobacco investment by local authority pension funds

Information about the value of the local authority pension fund’s investment in tobacco shares and bonds, as well as the income from those investments.

Resolution

Duplicate of request 18557.

Request no. 18752. Received: 01/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Provision of Sanitary Products in temporary accommodation

Can you provide information regarding whether or not sanitary products are provided to those who have been made homeless

Files

Request no. 18755. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 04/07/2018

Non-disclosure agreements (NDA)

Can you tell me how many non-disclosure agreements (NDA) you have agreed for every year of the last five years, from 01/01/2013-01/05/2018?

Resolution

No clarification received

Request no. 18756. Received: 02/05/2018

Housing Inspections

How many housing inspections do you carry out per year? Where inspections are carried out by council staff? Where you commission inspections by 3rd party organisations.

Request no. 18757. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 01/06/2018

Tenant Participation Costs

I wish to request details of the annual costs of Tenants Participation within the Housing Revenue Account for the periods 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

Resolution

Data for 2016/17 is due to be completed shortly and information can be provided once available.
Data for 2017/18 will not be available until summer 2019.

Request no. 18758. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 03/05/2018

Contact Name Request

Please can you advise the name and email address of the Chief Executive of your Local Authority and also the name and email address of the Director with overall responsibility for Blue Badge and their job title

Resolution

The Chief Executive is Andrew Kerr - andrew.kerr@edinburgh.gov.uk

The Executive Director of Resources with overall responsibility for Blue Badge (Parking & Traffic Regulation) is Stephen Moir - stephen.moir@edinburgh.gov.uk

Request no. 18760. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Unclaimed live business rate credit balances

Most recent information, from the Council, relating to unclaimed live business rate credit balances

Files

Request no. 18761. Received: 01/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Edinburgh Building Standards/Control Team

The organisational structure for the Edinburgh Building Standards/Control team including the names of the surveyors and their managers.

Resolution

Information provided.

Request no. 18762. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Police report

A copy of the police report submitted to the licensing sub committee for item 7.1.14 for 01 May 2018 - relating to the extension of hours granted to the Sultan takeaway.

Resolution

Police Scotland had no objections to the application and so did not submit a report.

Request no. 18764. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Lets under the Edindex scheme

Total lets in 2017, 2016 and 2015 Number of lets to Gold Priority applicants in 2017, 2016 and 2015 Number of lets to Silver Priority applicants in 2017, 2016 and 2015

Files

Request no. 18765. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Dangerous Wild Animal Licences

Information regarding the current number of individuals with the licence, how many animals they keep, and what species they have listed under their licence.

Resolution

There are no current Dangerous Wild Animal Licences within Edinburgh. There have been no have been no applications of this type for over 10 years.

Request no. 18766. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Work completed sheets of Barrow Beat 1 - Meadowbank

A copy of the work completed sheets (tick sheets) of Barrow Beat 1 - Meadowbank for each week in April 2018.

Resolution

The Barrow Beat operative was not available for April and therefore we do not hold a work sheet.

Request no. 18774. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 11/06/2018

Accident Reports

The RIDDOR report Any other documentation reporting the accident by any other party Any documents regarding investigations carried out

Resolution

Information provided

Request no. 18775. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 09/07/2018

Information re 'fit & proper' taxi driver

Resolution

Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 18776. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

EdIndex - Overcrowding Priority

Documentation showing the statistics for the past offers by the council. Documentation showing how long people waited, their priorities and when offers were made to them. Do you have anything showing such statistics?

Files

Request no. 18777. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Escape of Water - Firrhill Drive

All records, reports and documentation relating to any defects and/or repairs carried out to the property for the period 1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017

Resolution

The information we hold which is within scope of your request is provided in the attached document.

Files

Request no. 18778. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Environmental Search - Lanark Road

Information for a site known as ’27 Lanark Road, Edinburgh’ (See attached). Would The City of Edinburgh Council have any information pertinent to our investigation such as environmental, mining or historical SI for example?

Resolution

No records held of any historic site investigations or other environmental information relating to this site.
Information regarding mining should be sought from the Coal Authority at:
https://www.gov.uk/check-if-property-is-affected-by-coal-mining

Files

Request no. 18779. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Current empty commercial properties

Details of all current empty commercial properties within your authority which includes Shops, Office and Industrial premises

Resolution

The information you have requested can be found on the website at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20020/business_rates/757/non-domestic_business_rates_charges

Request no. 18780. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 07/06/2018

Implementation of S167 lists of taxis

Requesting an update to assess the impact of implementing this legislation, 12 months after it was commenced

Files

Request no. 18781. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 24/05/2018

Referendum

Any record of information that shows the United States of America Department of Defense committed electoral fraud at any of the following elections and referenda

Resolution

No relevant information held.

Request no. 18782. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Up-to-date List of All New Build Addresses

A complete and up-to-date list of all addresses (commercial & residential) in your area which in the last 3 months have been completed as New Builds or are near completion.

Files

Request no. 18783. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 14/06/2018

Temporary accommodation

Information about temporary accommodation placement 2008-2018

Files

Request no. 18788. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Dangerous Animals Licences for wild boar

The number of current licences issued by your authority under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976/2007 for keeping wild boar (Sus scrofa) and/or wild boar hybrids (wild boar x domestic pig crosses), and when these were first issued.

Resolution

No Dangerous Wild Animal Licences are currently issued by the Licensing Service, City of Edinburgh Council.

Request no. 18790. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Blue Badge Assessment Commission Payments

I want to know the amount of commission the City of Edinburgh Council are paying to NHS to assess disabled people's right to renew Blue Badges please.

Resolution

We do not pay commission to the NHS for the provision of services related to Blue Badge applications. However, we do make quarterly payments to them as part of our agreement. The annual cost for 2018/19 will be £100,226.97.

Request no. 18792. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Use of AI & Algorithms by Your Authority

Information about the use of any algorithms or machine-learning systems

Resolution

We do not use any algorithms and/or artificial intelligence software in the process of delivering public services?

Request no. 18795. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Use of Geodemographic Segmentation Products

Does your organisation use any commercial geodemographic segmentation data or services such as Experian’s MOSAIC, CACI’s ACORN? If yes, can you please provide details

Files

Request no. 18796. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Business Rates

A full and up to date list of businesses that have become newly responsible for business rates between the 14th April 2018- 02nd May 2018.

Files

Request no. 18797. Received: 02/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Tram Contributions

Tram contributions requested and paid by businesses in regards to change of use planning applications to date.

Files

Request no. 18798. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Residential Parenting Assessments

What City of Edinburgh's annual expenditure was on residential parenting assessments was in each of the last 10 years 2007 - 2017.

Files

Request no. 18799. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Electrical product safety

In each of the last five years, how many customer complaints has the local authority received. A breakdown of the types of electrical products that been complained about and a summary of the reasons for these complaints

Files

Request no. 18800. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Units 6 and 8 Bankhead Crossway South

Contaminated land / environmental search.

Files

Request no. 18802. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Harvest Road, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8LW

Environmental Assessment

Files

Request no. 18803. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Community Council Grants

Please send details on the last administrative grant made to each of the established community councils operating within your authority

Files

Request no. 18804. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Penalty Charge Notices in Edinburgh

How many drivers in your area were issued with penalty charge notices for driving and parking offences between 01 January 2016 and 31 March 2018

Files

Request no. 18805. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 05/06/2018

Domestic abuse services funding

Information for the financial years: 2009/10; 2016/17 and 2017/18. The total amount of funding your council provided for specialised domestic abuse services for black and minority ethnic (BAME) victims of domestic abuse.

Files

Request no. 18806. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Public Buildings With Structural Faults

Can I be supplied with the location addresses and principal use of the 19 public buildings recently identified as having structural faults similar to those in the Education PPP estate?

Files

Request no. 18807. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Second Homes and Long-term Unoccupied Homes

How many homes in the council area are second homes? Of these, how many receive a discount to their council tax? Please break these figures down by council ward.

Files

Request no. 18808. Received: 05/05/2018, Resolved: 05/06/2018

List of repairs

A copy of the log report which states the list of call outs and repairs to property - Muirhouse View

Resolution

Information provided

Request no. 18817. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Hotels

Total number of hotels currently in operation in Edinburgh, together with details of class and bed count. Total number of hotels constructed in Edinburgh since the year 2000, with details of class and bed count.

Files

Request no. 18818. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

George IV Bridge Project: Disposal of Surplus Assets

A copy of the information alluded to under paragraph 3

Files

Request no. 18819. Received: 03/05/2018, Resolved: 01/06/2018

Environmental Health Report

EHO report in respect of this particular incident together with all documents, including witness statements, gathered during the course of the investigation.

Resolution

Information provided under Data Protection Act 2018.

Request no. 18820. Received: 04/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Council Tax bands charges 2018 – 2019

I would like to know the names of those who told you they support an increase in council tax.

Files

Request no. 18821. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 05/06/2018

Extra Empty Property Council Tax Premium

How many properties have been subject to the extra empty property council tax premium since the legislation was introduced? How many properties have been granted exemptions?

Files

Request no. 18824. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 05/06/2018 13:51:00

Planning applications and change of use applications for Leven Street

All planning applications and change of use applications for Leven Street

Resolution

The information you have requested is available through the Planning and Building Standards on-line Services at the following location: https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application

Request no. 18827. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Offences recorded under the Public Spaces Protection Order

Each offence recorded under the Public Spaces Protection Order since it was enacted, including the date, the reason, the ethnicity of the offender and the nationality of the offender.

Resolution

No local authority in Scotland has this power as the Act is not valid in Scotland.

Request no. 18828. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 01/06/2018

CCTV footage

CCTV footage of accident in Corstorphine Road at around 11.15am on 8/4/18

Resolution

There are no City of Edinburgh Council public space cameras near the locus of the incident therefore no relevant CCTV data is stored on our system regarding your request.

Request no. 18829. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 01/06/2018

CCTV Request

Sheriffhall roundabout

Resolution

The CCTV cameras at the Sheriffhall roundabout belong to Transport Scotland and they should be contacted to request any information held.

Request no. 18835. Received: 08/05/2018, Resolved: 05/06/2018

Environmental Review - Bankhead Crossway South

Environmental review

Files

Request no. 18839. Received: 08/05/2018, Resolved: 05/06/2018

Most recent gender pay gap report

Copy of the most recent gender pay gap report.

Files

Request no. 18840. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Multi-action Sports Pitch

A copy of your planning consent application for your “multi action sports pitch, along with the completion certificate/conditions of use, that was issued by Edinburgh Council please.

Resolution

The works your enquiry relate to are exempt from the requirement of a building warrant and do not need planning permission as they are permitted development due to them being carried out by the Council, as the education authority.

Request no. 18843. Received: 08/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

UASC in Care

How many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (“unaccompanied minors) are looked after by your local authority? How many are aged 16-18?

Files

Request no. 18844. Received: 08/05/2018, Resolved: 18/06/2018

Ferry Road

Inspection and maintenance records relating to the above.

Resolution

Please see attached for information relevant to the specified location.

Files

Request no. 18846. Received: 08/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Redhall Crescent

Could you please forward me a copy of the letter/correspondence from Thomas & Adamson confirming that they do not hold a copy of sections G10, G20 & K20 in respect of the Tender Contract Documents prepared by them.

Files

Request no. 18855. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 10/05/2018

Licenses granted to take always

A list of all Late Hours Catering licenses granted and refused to takeaways on the West of Edinburgh taking in Barnton, Davidson Mains, East Craig’s, Drumbrae and South Gyle from 01/01/2017 to 01/05/2018.

Resolution

The information you have requested is available at the following location: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/4990/late_hours_catering

Request no. 18856. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 11/05/2018

Licensing sub committee on 01/05/18

Please provide names and rank of police officers who attended the licensing sub committee on the 01052018.

Resolution

This information is not held by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Request no. 18857. Received: 08/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Abatement notices

Please can I have the number of abatement notices applied for, as well as granted, under the statutory nuisance law over the last 5 years?

Files

Request no. 18858. Received: 08/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Investigating Smells and Odours as a Statutory Nuisance

A copy of the council policy on regards to the investigation of smells and odours as a statutory nuisance? A record of the number of cases reported, investigated and actioned over the last 3 years?

Files

Request no. 18861. Received: 08/05/2018, Resolved: 15/06/2018

Rubber Bollard on Leith Walk

Documentation for a period of 12 months prior to 7 November 2017 until present.

Files

Request no. 18866. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 21/05/2018

Nursery school requests to defer

The number of cases for children born before December who have made a request to defer their child going to primary school for a year

Files

Request no. 18867. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 14/05/2018

Opening notices Frogston Road

A copy of any opening notices (street work notices) you have received in respect of any utility at the following location from March 2008 – April 2018 Frogston Road

Resolution

https://www.roadworksscotland.org/
All information pertaining to this request is available at this website.

Request no. 18868. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 17/07/2018

James Gillespie High School hub project

The financial projections produced by the special purpose vehicle undertaking the project, at the time the contract for the project was signed.

Resolution

Scottish Futures Trust have confirmed that they have been preparing the information for publication and that the information you requested will be published on their website by 20 July 2018.

Request no. 18870. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Pure Gyms - Noise Complaints

Any noise complaints, from the local businesses or general public, about the following Pure Gyms in your area: Quartermile, Exchange Crescent, Ocean Terminal, Waterfront or West Edinburgh?

Resolution

I can advise that we have a record of one complaint being received from a local business, concerning the West Edinburgh Pure Gym.

Request no. 18872. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Environmental Search request - The Haymarket, Edinburgh

Information relating to an environmental assessment under the Council's Contaminated Land Strategy (or other Part IIA undertaking)?

Files

Request no. 18873. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 07/06/2018

Integrated Employability Services

Could you provide us with a copy of the winning bid for integrated employability services, which was awarded in January 2016?

Resolution

The documents we hold in relation to the Integrated Employability Services contract which was awarded in 2016 are attached. This contract was initially awarded for two years and was extended in 2018.

Files

Request no. 18874. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 07/06/2018

Contacting of headteachers/schools directly - Council policy

What is your councils policy on the media contacting headteachers/schools directly?

Files

Request no. 18875. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 24/05/2018

USA's Department of Defense - Electoral fraud

Please send to me any record of evidence which alleges the Department of Defense of the United States of America intended to commit electoral fraud, or did commit electoral fraud, at any of the following referenda and elections:

Resolution

Other than part of request regarding the April 16th 2017 Turkish constitutional referendum, this is a repeat of request 18781. No other relevant information is held.

Request no. 18876. Received: 09/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

Helter Skelter rides - licensing, safety, accident reports & other related information

Helter Skelter rides - licensing, safety, accident reports & other related information

Files

Request no. 18877. Received: 10/05/2018, Resolved: 07/06/2018

Housing Register

The total number of applicants on the council's housing register. The total number of applicants that on the housing register that are in full or part time employment.

Files

Request no. 18878. Received: 10/05/2018, Resolved: 03/09/2018 13:16:00

Police In Schools

• Number of police based in schools • Which schools they are based in • By whom and how these police are funded

Files

Request no. 18883. Received: 10/05/2018, Resolved: 11/05/2018

Recycling Centres & Recycling Collection Bins

The location details of any recycling centres or recycling bins located inside your local authority

Resolution

The information you have requested is available at the following location: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20001/bins_and_recycling

Request no. 18884. Received: 10/05/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Database of services

All support services commissioned by or connected to your council? e.g. drugs services, mental health, accommodation etc

Resolution

No clarification received

Request no. 18885. Received: 10/05/2018, Resolved: 14/05/2018

CitizenSpace

A rough ballpark figure of what you are currently paying for your citizenspace subscription per annum

Resolution

Cancelled

Request no. 18888. Received: 11/05/2018, Resolved: 11/07/2018

Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Data and Services

Does your organisation use any type of data or services provided by Experian? Has your organisation purchased any data or services from other companies engaged in market research/consumer behaviour data aggregation and/or analysis?

Resolution

No clarification received

Request no. 18889. Received: 11/05/2018, Resolved: 11/06/2018

Westwood House, Gorgie Road, Edinburgh

Do you have any records of any former fuel tanks at the site prior to construction of the office block at 498 Gorgie Road?

Resolution

1 x 1000 gallon tank sunk in 1936 and 1x1500 gallon sunk in 1935. There are no plans or information on decommissioning.

Request no. 18893. Received: 11/05/2018, Resolved: 10/07/2018

Edinburgh Research Project Request

Various questions regarding transport in Edinburgh

Files

Request no. 18894. Received: 11/05/2018, Resolved: 07/06/2018

Tenant Records

Can you tell me how long you keep tenants' records? Proof of historic tenancies.

Resolution

Limited information provided.

Request no. 18897. Received: 14/05/2018

Children Missing from Residential Units

A list of the residential units operated by your local authority. In 2016, how many children were living in these units in total in your local authority? And in 2017

Request no. 18898. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 11/06/2018

Traffic Survey - Braid Road

Further to my request of 30 January 2018 and answered as number 17622 on 9 February 2018 can you please supply the data which was going to be available in March.

Files

Request no. 18899. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Public Health Funerals

Study on the numbers of Public Health/Welfare Funerals undertaken by LA's in Scotland

Files

Request no. 18900. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Potholes and Cycling

How many individual potholes (if known) or reports of potholes have you had reported by members of the public or highways officers, broken down by month, for 2015 to date?

Files

Request no. 18909. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 14/06/2018 10:12:00

Digital Transformation strategy and Data sharing and Analysis

Do you have any Digital Transformation program and/or strategy? What are your digital transformation priorities / objectives for 2018/19? What is the value of any budgetary savings associated with digital transformation for 2018/19?

Files

Request no. 18910. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Pest Control

The number of applications to the council for pest control in each postcode area (e.g. L1, M20) that you cover during the calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date (May 14 or whichever is closest).

Resolution

Attached document provides the post code area for each pest control application received in the period and the recorded pest type. We are unable to provide the post code of every application as it is not held by the Council in every case.

Files

Request no. 18911. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Universal Credit

How many council tenants in households containing one or more child (under 18), and receiving Universal Credit, are in rent arrears.

Files

Request no. 18912. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 24/05/2018

Discretionary Housing Payments

How much money has the council spent for each of the past three financial years. How much money has the council spent on Discretionary Housing Payments, for each of the past three financial years.

Files

Request no. 18913. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Empty Property - Council Tax

The number of empty properties in the council’s jurisdiction with extra Council Tax rates. The value of extra Council Tax collected on empty properties in the council’s jurisdiction.

Files

Request no. 18915. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 13/06/2018

Station Road, South Queensferry

Details of all maintenance, repairs and resurfacing works conducted, including maintenance carried out by independent contractors working on Station Road.

Resolution

The information we hold which is within scope of your request is contained within the following attached documents:
18915 Site History Report - Station Road
18915 Station Road SRWR Report

Files

Request no. 18919. Received: 11/05/2018, Resolved: 29/06/2018

Disabled Bay in Glasgow Road

All files and information relating to a disabled bay in Glasgow Road, Edinburgh.

Resolution

Information provided under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Request no. 18920. Received: 11/05/2018, Resolved: 07/06/2018

Cleansing Frequency - Milton Road East and Milton Road West

I request the Cleansing Departments cleansing frequency for Milton Road East and Milton Road West. Is it every day, every week or every month?

Files

Request no. 18921. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Business Rates

Please can you provide detail of any business rates relief provided to: Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence Scientology 20-23 South Bridge, EH1 1LL

Resolution

No relief has ever been granted during the occupation of 20-23 South Bridge for the ratepayer mentioned.

Request no. 18924. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 18/05/2018

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs)

How many Public Spaces Protection Orders (sometimes known as Public Space Protection Orders or PSPOs) did the council implement in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and between Jan 1st and May 3rd in 2018?

Resolution

Public Space Protection Orders are only applicable in England and Wales. There is no such legislation or equivalent applicable in Scotland.

Request no. 18926. Received: 07/05/2018, Resolved: 16/05/2018

Antigua Street to Gayfield Square Tripping Hazards

For 2015 to 2017 information held relating to tripping hazards on the pavements and roads on Antigua Street to 50 yards down Gayfield Square. This relates to entire length of Antigua Street, round corner into Gayfield Square as far as Police Station.

Resolution

Please refer to the following attached documents:

18926 Site History Report - Gayfield Square

18926 Site History Report - Antigua Street

Files

Request no. 18928. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 28/06/2018

Childcare Costs

The cost of City of Edinburgh Council local authority childcare over and above the free entitlement for 2017/18 and for 2018/19.

Resolution

Academic Year 2017/18 is £4.60 per hour
Academic Year 2018/19 will be £4.85 per hour

Request no. 18929. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Calculating Council Tax Reduction

I am looking to find out whether the council, in the process of calculating council tax reduction claims, counts carers allowance as income for that calculation.

Files

Request no. 18930. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 13/06/2018

Compensation paid to social workers

How much in pounds was paid in compensation social workers injured at work in each of the last five financial years (2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18)?

Resolution

I can advise that nothing has been paid in compensation to social workers injured at work in the period specified.

Request no. 18934. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Out-of-hours public access to Drummond Community High School's playground

What guarantees regarding continued out-of-hours public access to Drummond Community High School's playground exist in the contract signed between City of Edinburgh Council and Amey.

Resolution

The access arrangements for Drummond High School reflect the standard hours within the PPP1 contract and there is no record of any subsequent renegotiation to change these hours after the contract was signed.

Request no. 18935. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 29/06/2018

Copies of documents

Leith Urban Design Framwork Study - City of Edinburgh Council 2003 City of Edinburgh High Buildings Policy Review High Buildings Policy, The City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh

Files

Request no. 18936. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Planning Applications

How many planning applications have been made in the from 1st January 2014 to present date for animal field shelter on agricultural land? How many of these applications have been granted?

Files

Request no. 18937. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Re-surfacing of Brighton Place

Copies of letters and emails both internal and external regarding the re-surfacing of Brighton Place, Portobello between officers, elected members and members of the public. The required period is from 1st January 2018 to present time.

Resolution

The information you have requested was released in response to a previous request and is available on our disclosure log at the following location under reference number 18440.

Request no. 18938. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Current Gender Breakdown of Council Employees

Can you please confirm the current gender breakdown of all council employees both as an absolute number and as a percentage?

Files

Request no. 18939. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Exceptional Housing Need

How many households have been awarded Silver Priority for Exceptional Housing Need from 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018 How many Officer Panels are there in Edinburgh?

Files

Request no. 18940. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 13/06/2018

Mid-Market Rent Properties

Can you please provide me with the Council's policies/procedures/protocols/guidance on how it allocates Mid-Market Rent properties?

Files

Request no. 18941. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 13/06/2018

Tenant Evictions and Pet Removals

How many people over the last 5 years have been required to have pets removed for causing a nuisance under/breaking the terms of section 2.3 of their Scottish secure tenancy?

Files

Request no. 18942. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 13/06/2018

Blue Badge Fraud

How many people have you taken action against (whether a fine or legal penalty) in relation to blue badge (disabled parking badge) fraud over the past year (30 April 2017 to 30 April 2018)?

Request no. 18943. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 14/06/2018

Relaying of Setts Brighton Place Portobello

What is the total cost of relaying sets on Brighton Place? What would the cost be of an asphalt alternative? What is the total annual budget for road and pot hole repairs in Edinburgh?

Files

Request no. 18944. Received: 11/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Escape of Water

Copies of job sheets/reports

Resolution

No relevant information held.

Request no. 18945. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 20/07/2018

Library Staff Training

Training provided to library staff for dealing with complaints & FOI requests plus cost of running Edinburgh Prison Library.

Resolution

Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 18948. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 17/05/2018

Form 2508

We would be grateful if you could confirm whether you have been called in to investigate the circumstances of the accident. If so, please forward to us Form 2508.

Resolution

Duplicate of 18774

Request no. 18949. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 12/06/2018

Form 2508

We would be grateful if you could confirm whether you have been called in to investigate the circumstances of the accident. If so, please forward to us Form 2508.

Resolution

Information not held

Request no. 18950. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 13/06/2018

Cycling and Walking Improvements in Roseburn Park

How much time was spent by council officials on the consultation, design & implementation of this & what is the estimated cost of their time How much did Edinburgh Council spend on any external companies/individuals

Files

Request no. 18951. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 04/07/2018

Looked after children

Information relating to looked after children in the care of your authority for the period 1 January 2017 to 31st December 2017

Files

Request no. 18952. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

King Edwards Way Car Park - Kirkliston

All records relating to reports of defects to the road/pavement within the car park at King Edwards Way, Kirkliston. Details of all repairs carried out at the above locus

Resolution

Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 18953. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 14/06/2018

Blair Street & Cowgate, Edinburgh

Period of records from April 2016 to May 2017

Files

Request no. 18954. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 15/06/2018

Bereavement Services

An up-to-date list of all funeral charges levied by the council, including burial/interment fees, or a link to a web page that provides that information

Files

Request no. 18955. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018 16:24:00

Care Homes

How many people with neurological conditions are being treated in old people’s care homes? How many of these people with neurological conditions, with neurological conditions, are under 65 years of age?

Files

Request no. 18956. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018 15:29:00

LA home applications for Primary School reception

What percentage of total LA home applications for Primary School reception for September 2018, September 2017 and September 2016 received an offer for their first preference? Same question with actual numbers.

Request no. 18957. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Business Rates

List of properties where Transitional Relief is applicable please? If this is not possible request for details of businesses that were in receipt of this relief at 31 March 2018.

Resolution

Please see attached report for 31 March 2018.

Files

Request no. 18959. Received: 15/05/2018, Resolved: 14/06/2018

Parking Attendant Notepads

You say they no longer carry paper note pads, does this mean they used to and if so when did this change? Is this also the case for community enforcement officers, fraud detection officers etc?

Files

Request no. 18961. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 14/06/2018

Dog Breeding Licences

Several questions in relation to dog breeders licensed in your local authority in 2016 and 2017.

Files

Request no. 18965. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

Accident near Gogar Roundabout

Confirmation as to whether the area is adopted by the City of Edinburgh Council, its policy of inspection, maintenance records plus other related information

Files

Request no. 18966. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

Private Sector Leasing Scheme (PSL)

How much of my housing benefit goes towards a psl property. Also is link housing contracted by Edinburgh council to supply houses to the homeless etc. Do you they get a management fee.

Files

Request no. 18973. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 07/06/2018

Residential amenities and residents rights

Can you confirm if / when you suggested I (ON BEHALF OF RESIDENTIAL AMENITIES AND RESIDENTS RIGHTS) object to the 2017 Licence to stop this bullying and discriminatory treatment imposed on Residents Rights?

Resolution

Cancelled - Invalid request

Request no. 18974. Received: 18/05/2018, Resolved: 13/06/2018

Contract Register

A list of the Council's latest contracts register which will include the Council's current contracts.

Resolution

Please follow the below link to the Contract Register on the City of Edinburgh Council’s public website.

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20240/suppliers_and_contractors/1215/how_to_do_business_with_the_council

Request no. 18975. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 28/05/2018

United Kingdom General Election

Please send to me any record of evidence which alleges the Conservative Party won an outright majority of MPs at the June 8th 2017 United Kingdom general election.

Resolution

No information held.

Request no. 18976. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

Planning permissions

The number of planning permissions received in each of the last 5 years. I would like this information broken down by year, with a year end of March 31st.

Files

Request no. 18981. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Gaelic and Polish Services

Questions relating to Gaelic and Polish speakers and services.

Files

Request no. 18983. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

Social Care Case Management System(s)

What is the name of the system the council operates for both the adults and children’s social care case management systems?

Files

Request no. 18984. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018

Trading Standards

Number of complaints made against retailers about faulty or inadequate plumbing fittings and/or installations (e.g taps, boilers, water pipes, toilets, showers) in 2016 and 2017

Files

Request no. 18986. Received: 17/05/2018, Resolved: 15/06/2018

Provision of Edinburgh's Special Needs Playscheme

What was the total annual budget allocation when the playscheme was run by the INC consortium (until summer 2017) What was the total annual budget allocation when the playscheme was re-tendered and awarded to Fabb in autumn 2018?

Files

Request no. 18987. Received: 18/05/2018, Resolved: 14/06/2018

Pavement along Russell Road

Is the pavement along Russell Road adjacent to Roseburn Maltings EH12 5LY a shared use path or a cycle way, as designated by City of Edinburgh Council?

Files

Request no. 18988. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 13/07/2018

Printer / Paper Costs

I would like to know a breakdown of printer / paper costs per office throughout Edinburgh City Council

Files

Request no. 18989. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 04/06/2018

Sheriffhall roundabout

Information about a collision on the 18.05.18 between 7.30 and 7.45 at sheriffhall roundabout.

Resolution

The City of Edinburgh Council does not have any public space CCTV cameras in the area of the roundabout therefore we do not have any relevant data on file.

Request no. 18990. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Drylaw Skateboarding Park

Has any landscaping been done around the skateboarding area of Drylaw Skateboarding Park?

Files

Request no. 18991. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 15/06/2018

Boroughmuir High School

A list of postcodes for all new S1 pupils attending Boroughmuir High school for session 2018/19.

Files

Request no. 18992. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 15/06/2018

Corporate and financial governance

Information regarding corporate and financial governance, particularly business models. Reference Transport for Edinburgh and Edinburgh Commercial Property

Files

Request no. 18993. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 04/09/2018

Anti-social behaviour complaints

The overall number of anti-social behaviour complaints received over the last 5 years.

Files

Request no. 18994. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 05/06/2018

Storing of Possessions

When a household becomes homeless do you charge them a fee for storing their possessions? If so, can you provide a full breakdown of fees charged for this service to the applicant?

Resolution

The Code of Guidance allows for the charges to be passed to customers. However, the City of Edinburgh Council carries the costs of removal and storage.

Request no. 18995. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 18/10/2018

Youth Work Service or Equivalent Service/ALEO

Information relating to your Youth Work Service or Equivalent Service/ALEO.

Files

Request no. 18997. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 13/06/2018

Social care back pay

Has the council undertaken any analysis of the cost of back-paying staff the minimum wage who were previously paid below it according to the new government regulations? If yes then please provide a copy of the analysis and the estimated cost.

Files

Request no. 18998. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Waste and Recycling

Do you operate a joint food and garden waste collection service (where food and garden waste is collected comingled)?

Files

Request no. 18999. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

Physical Handling Procedures and Reporting at Mainstream Schools

A copy of any policies or procedures relating to physical handling which currently apply across all mainstream schools in Edinburgh. Please see response for full request details.

Files

Request no. 19000. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

CCTV Request

CCTV footage requested from camera mounted on top of the John Lewis.

Resolution

We have reviewed the footage from the nearby public space CCTV cameras and there are no images relevant to your enquiry.

Request no. 19003. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

Holiday Childcare Survey 2018

Price and sufficiency of holiday childcare

Resolution

Survey completed.

Request no. 19007. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

UASC

Statistics concerning unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in your care.

Files

Request no. 19008. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Dormant/Empty Buildings

A list of any buildings owned by Edinburgh City Council which are currently sitting dormant/empty.

Resolution

Information attached.

Files

Request no. 19010. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 24/05/2018 09:20:00

Team meeting

When does the FOI team meetings take place?

Request no. 19011. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Factor Scores for Job Evaluation

The factor scores for the job evaluation for the Hub Response Officer and Hub Technical Officer posts.

Resolution

Information withheld at this time as job evaluation process incomplete.

Request no. 19021. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

Cemeteries and Cremations

Which booking management system do you use for Cemetery and Cremation bookings? Do you provide online booking service? Do you provide online burial searching service?

Files

Request no. 19023. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

HRS and Employability Contracts

Contracted Housing Related Support services (including accommodation based support, floating support, rough sleeper and Housing First services) and Contracted Adult Employability Services

Files

Request no. 19026. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Housing

Several questions in relation to housing and benefits for individuals who have come from a homeless background.

Files

Request no. 19028. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Safeguarding Concerns Social Services

How many safeguarding concerns were raised about Social workers or persons employed by social services including foster parents who look after or work with, or foster children or young person

Files

Request no. 19029. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

Ex police box located on Abbeymount.

Would you please provide details of the current ownership of the ex police box located on Abbeymount.

Resolution

We believe that this information would be held by Police Scotland as the former owner of the box. The Council's Operational Estates Team acted as agents only in the marketing of the box for Police Scotland.

Request no. 19030. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 20/07/2018

Council Cars

Information about City of Edinburgh Council’s spending on council owned cars for financial years: 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

Files

Request no. 19031. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018 10:02:00

Financial support

How many people in Edinburgh do you give financial support to? Do you know how many of these people have come from a homeless background? This is only for Edinburgh and for the financial year from April 2017-April 2018.

Resolution

Cancelled - see 19026

Request no. 19032. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

Safety checks following Grenfell Tower

Your response/report to Melanie Dawes correspondence 18 June 2018 (as attached) requesting safety checks following Grenfell Tower.

Resolution

The letter referred to is from the English Government and all our Fire Safety correspondence was with the Scottish Government. They then liaised with Scottish Local Authorities.

Request no. 19034. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 08/06/2018

Procurement Contracts and/or Tenders

What number, and value, of procurement contracts and/or tenders with a value of over £10,000 have been issued by the council, but not listed on the Contracts Finder website, in a) current financial year b) each financial year since 2015/16?

Files

Request no. 19035. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Potholes

How many potholes have been repaired in your local authority area, each year, from 2007-2017? How many compensation claims have been submitted to your local authority as a result of vehicular damage from potholes in 2017?

Files

Request no. 19036. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 05/07/2018

Contracts

Trauma Cleans and Communal Stair Cleaning Services Contracts Pest control services to residential void and occupied properties Fly tipping services Manned guarding services

Files

Request no. 19037. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Tendered Ballot Papers Issued at GE17

How many tendered ballot papers in total were issued by the council’s electoral staff at polling stations on 8 June 2017 for the General Election, in each parliamentary constituency counted?

Files

Request no. 19038. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Valid Bills in Relation to Council Tax

Why aren't any lawful and valid bills issued under the Bills of Exchange Act 1882 by the council (creditor) to the people?

Resolution

No clarification received

Request no. 19039. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Council House Sales/Purchases

A copy of the policy which allows the sale of certain Council homes in common stairs with the proceeds being used to purchase homes in other common stairs where the Council already owns properties. Committee dates and numbers involved.

Files

Request no. 19040. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Behaviour Policy

Any documents received from schools explaining why they have not implemented a behaviour policy in line with the council policies and procedures in the two and a half years since to policies and procedures were passed by the Committee?

Resolution

See attached letter.

Files

Request no. 19041. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

copy of emails

a copy of emails sent between 2 officers between the dates of 13/05/17 and 15/05/17

Resolution

Information Provided.

Request no. 19042. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

Road occupation permits

All processed road occupation permits in relation to works Liberton Road @ Gilmerton Road for the ongoing construction works within Goods Corner. Works being carried out by Meldrum Construction Services.

Files

Request no. 19043. Received: 21/05/2018, Resolved: 19/06/2018

Union subscriptions

The figures for employees of City of Edinburgh Council paying union subscriptions via check off broken down by union, and also if possible by workplace?

Files

Request no. 19044. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 08/08/2018

Use of senior interims in local government

What was your total spend on interim executives for each of the past three financial years? How many senior interims were employed in your organisation in each of the past three financial years?

Files

Request no. 19045. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 29/05/2018

Tram Ticket Machines

A breakdown of your yearly sales revenue showing a clear division of which revenue is earned through legitimate ticket sales and which is 'retained change' which is unfairly kept due not giving change

Resolution

Such information would be held by Edinburgh Trams - foisa@edinburghtrams.com

Request no. 19046. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

Road adoption plan

Can you please provide a road adoption plan confirming the extent of adoption of the roads and footpaths from 39-63 Jeffrey Street, from 63-135 High Street, as well as any lanes or closes between the two.

Resolution

The attached plan highlights the areas of adopted footway and carriageway in pink. Areas in yellow are private.

Files

Request no. 19048. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 11/07/2018

Pupil Equity Fund

A full and complete, itemised account of the Pupil Equity Fund spending for Leith Walk Primary School for the 16/17 and 17/18 school years.

Files

Request no. 19049. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 30/05/2018

Road occupation permits

Approved road occupation permits for all works at Liberton road/Gilmerton road

Resolution

Duplicate of 19042

Request no. 19050. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Direct Payments

Can you supply the number of people you paid Direct payments to in the years to April 2017 and April 2018

Resolution

For the financial year 2016/2017 the total was 1254. For financial year 2017/2018 the total was 1295.

Request no. 19052. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Payments from Social Welfare Fund

During April 2017- April 2018, how many people in Edinburgh and the Lothians received the social welfare fund?

Resolution

Cancelled - see 19026

Request no. 19053. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

2017 Statutory Repairs Notices

Please provide details of statutory repairs notices served by the Council in 2017.

Files

Request no. 19054. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 05/07/2018

Awarding of contracts

I am trying to ascertain whether or not the contracts below have been awarded yet and if so, are you able to tell me who to?

Files

Request no. 19060. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

People housed by City of Edinburgh Council & private landlords

In Edinburgh during April 2017 - April 2018, how many people were housed by the council and by private landlords that had come from a homeless background?

Resolution

Cancelled - see 19026

Request no. 19075. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Domestic waste bill

Request for the total Domestic Waste bill

Resolution

The total collection and disposal cost combined for household waste in 2017/18 is £39,073,519.

Request no. 19076. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 29/05/2018

CCTV - Burdiehouse Drive

A request for CCTV footage from 22/05/2018 between 6.03pm to 6.07 pm at the bottom of Burdiehouse Drive.

Resolution

We have reviewed the footage from the nearby public space CCTV cameras and there are no images relevant to your enquiry.

Request no. 19078. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

Road safety inspections - Stanley Road

All inspection and safety reports between January 2016 and September 2017

Files

Request no. 19079. Received: 25/05/2018, Resolved: 31/05/2018

Blue Badge Assessment Payments

How much does the City of Edinburgh Council pay the SMART Centre Assessors for Blue Badge mobility assessments?

Resolution

We make quarterly payments to the NHS for provision of services, including the SMART Centre Assessors, as part of our agreement. The annual cost for 2018/19 will be £100,226.97.

Request no. 19080. Received: 25/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

Copy of all works and repairs done to property

Copy of all works and repairs at Loganlea Avenue

Files

Request no. 19081. Received: 25/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

CCTV Request

Can you provide CCTV Footage of the Corner of the sherifhall Park and Ride which has the Electric Charging Spaces between 12:10 and 12:30pm on Wednesday 23/05/2018 please.

Resolution

City of Edinburgh Council has no CCTV coverage in this area.

Request no. 19082. Received: 25/05/2018, Resolved: 07/06/2018

Vehicles primarily intended to carry eight people or more

A list of motor vehicles primarily intended to carry eight people or more currently licensed with the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency where the Registered Keeper of the vehicle is the Council

Files

Request no. 19083. Received: 28/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

Potholes

All information on the potholes that were reported and surveyed on the old Dalkeith Road leading up to date he traffic lights heading to the wisp and Midlothian from 12/10/2017 to the 25/05/2018.

Files

Request no. 19084. Received: 28/05/2018, Resolved: 20/07/2018

Travelling time

What steps have been taken by Council departments to identify staff who are affected by the European Court of Justice in the Tyco case in which travelling time is regarded as working time.

Files

Request no. 19085. Received: 28/05/2018, Resolved: 27/06/2018

Road Adoption Plan for address at West Edge Farm, Lasswade Road, EH17 8SD

I am looking for a Road Adoption Plan for address at West Edge Farm, Lasswade Road, EH17 8SD

Files

Request no. 19087. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

CCTV Request

Any CCTV cameras which were positioned so as to cover the area of the road Junction between Baltic Street & Assembly Street (in Leith) on 8 May 2018 at around 07.30 hours.

Resolution

No relevant footage held.

Request no. 19088. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 26/10/2018

Reported incidents to the Care Inspectorate for dismissal of staff within the Care at Home services

Reported incidents to the Care Inspectorate for dismissal of staff within the Care at Home services sector in the city of Edinburgh for the 12 month period from April 2017 to March 2018.

Resolution

Closed - No clarification received

Request no. 19090. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Councils insurance

Can you please provide me with a copy of your current Zurich Municipal Specification a sheet which relate to the property Module - Part K 'all risks'

Resolution

The Council no longer insures with Zurich Municipal. Therefore it is not possible to provide this information.

Request no. 19091. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 11/06/2018

On-street Parking

I am looking for the number of regulated on-street parking lots in Edinburgh, could you kindly provide me that number?

Files

Request no. 19092. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 29/06/2018

PVG-ing people working in schools

request for what our policies and procedures might be around PVG-ing people working in schools.

Files

Request no. 19093. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Licence information

Details of the licence holder of the premises at La Vida Nightclub, 3 Queensferry St Lane, Edinburgh EH2 4PF.

Resolution

Please contact the Licensing Board.

Request no. 19094. Received: 25/05/2018, Resolved: 23/07/2018

Mental health; interventions, care, and support

Research into the role of the third and independent sector within mental health; interventions, care, and support

Resolution

NHS Lothian have responded directly.

Request no. 19095. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

30-36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh - Record of inspection

Record of inspection relating to 30-36 St Andrew Square covering the period 28/04/2017 to date plus other related information

Files

Request no. 19096. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 15/06/2018

Physical handling procedures, guidelines and restorative approaches

Have any physical handling procedures, guidelines and restorative approaches been issued to mainstream schools since October 2015?

Files

Request no. 19097. Received: 24/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Council Tax

Payment of Council Tax can be made with promissory notes?

Resolution

a promissory note is not an accepted method of payment.

Request no. 19100. Received: 25/05/2018, Resolved: 04/07/2018

Subsidies/grants

Could you please provide me with a list of the names of cafes and community centres which receive cash grants/subsidies from the council.

Resolution

Information not held.

Request no. 19101. Received: 25/05/2018, Resolved: 12/07/2018

Grouse Moor Management in Pentland Hills Regional Park

Please can you provide copies of all correspondence, sent and received, relating to grouse moor management in the Pentland Hills Regional Park. I'm interested in correspondence dated 1 January 2016 to date.

Resolution

Please refer to the following attached documents:
19101 Correspondence 2018
19101 E-mail Attachment 23 Jan 2018 9.55
19101 E-mail Attachment 10 May 2018 12.50

Files

Request no. 19102. Received: 28/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Maintenance and inspection records, Calder Drive

Details of all maintenance and inspection records for specific property on Calder Drive.

Resolution

Information provided.

Request no. 19103. Received: 28/05/2018, Resolved: 06/06/2018

Request for Information - Contaminated Land, proposed Wavegarden project

Phase 1 Environmental Assessment as part of the proposed Wavegarden project

Files

Request no. 19104. Received: 28/05/2018, Resolved: 19/07/2018

Looked After Children

How many Looked After Children, who are in the care of the local authority, are: (a) EU (non-UK) citizens (b) have an Undocumented or Unknown immigration status (including children whose nationality is unknown).

Files

Request no. 19108. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 29/05/2018

Licence premises in Edinburgh

Names and addresses of all licence premises in Edinburgh. Names of all main licence holders for each premise.

Resolution

The information you seek is held by the Licensing Board who can be contacted at The Licensing Board, 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ. Email: licensing@edinburgh.gov.uk. Tel: 0131 529 4208.

Request no. 19114. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Sheraton Hotel Report

Results of testing & subsequent results of fogging machine & associated chemicals.

Resolution

Information provided.

Request no. 19115. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Lothian Pension Fund - Private Equity Asset Holdings

A copy of the quarterly public records from January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018

Request no. 19116. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

School transportation

How much money is spent by the council for each of the last 3 years on: (a) the total cost of providing transportation for pupils to attend school

Files

Request no. 19117. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Parking Services Edinburgh - Disability discrimination

Would it be possible to know how many Parking or Bus Lane Appeals were granted on health grounds of any description?

Resolution

We are unable to provide the information requested as the cost to the Council of locating, retrieving and providing this information exceeds the statutory maximum of £600.

Request no. 19123. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Animal Rescue Centres

How many Animal Rescue Centres/Sanctuaries currently operate in the council area How many stray animal contracts the Council holds with rescue centres

Resolution

The Council does not have responsibility for any animal rescue centres.

Request no. 19124. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Council Registration Plates

Could you please provide me with a list of the registration plates of every vehicle owned by the council which is currently in operation as of the date of this email?

Resolution

See attached.

Files

Request no. 19125. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 09/07/2018

St James Development - Bus Diversion Subsidy

With reference to the St James development at Picardy Place/Leith Street, can you please tell me whether the subsidy of the bus diversions during the closure of Leith Street has been provided by a) the City of Edinburgh Council or b) the developer.

Files

Request no. 19126. Received: 29/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Attacks on council employees

How many assaults have been made against council employees since the start of 2013

Resolution

Please see attached

Files

Request no. 19128. Received: 14/05/2018, Resolved: 04/07/2018 17:12:00

Planning

When did the planning official receive ministerial and west minister approval to have delegated powers Why is the planning officers ignoring government directive on the safeguarding

Resolution

Planning is fully devolved to the Scottish Parliament and enacted through statutory planning legislation. Delegation of planning applications is enacted via the 1973 local Government (Scotland) Act and the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006.

Request no. 19130. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

University closure of Middle Meadow Walk to cyclists

Equality Impact Assessment

Files

Request no. 19131. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 27/06/2018

Museum Sales

Investigating the extent to which councils in the UK are able to dispose of museum artefacts to raise money.

Files

Request no. 19134. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Project Directory - New Homes

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 and housing for sale.

Files

Request no. 19136. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018

Mental Health Officer (MHO) posts

How many full time equivalent Mental Health Officer (MHO) posts are employed by the Local Authority currently and How many have been employed each financial year for the last 10 years

Files

Request no. 19138. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Pennywell Project - Roof Products

Which products were used on the roof?

Resolution

The tiles used at Pennywell are Russell roof tiles, the type is Grampian and the colours are Slate Grey and Anthracite.

Request no. 19139. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 01/06/2018

CCTV Request

Is it possible to receive a cctv recording on a specific date October 27, 2017 from the entrance to Castlebrae Community High School?

Resolution

No footage held.

Request no. 19140. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Homes of Multiple Occupancy (HMO)

As of the 30th May in each calendar year requested. How many Homes of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) licences were active within in your local authority area?

Resolution

The information requested is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20023/licences_and_permits/902/licensing_registers

Request no. 19141. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 27/06/2018

Vacancies in Schools

Total number of unfilled vacancies before the start of the first term in August in primary schools and secondary schools.

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. 19144. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

Municipal authority of a city. AKA a corporation.

As the Council are a registered and trading corporation (Municipal authority of a town or city), with more than 6 registered and trading companies on company check. What exactly are these numerous same companies trading?

Resolution

Details of the trading companies in which the Council holds shares can be found in the report due to be considered on 28/06/2018.
Item 8.9 Unaudited Annual Accounts at the following link:
https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/meetings/meeting/4442/.

Request no. 19145. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 10/07/2018

Creditor and Bills of Exchange

Does the council (the creditor) issue bills of exchange to its customers in relation to council services?

Resolution

The Council issue demand notices for Council Tax, the contents of which are governed by schedule 2 of The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 1992:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/1332/contents/made

Request no. 19146. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 22/06/2018

Council tax and contracts for services

Why doesn't the corporation (council) provide a contract to the customers in order to fully disclose the terms and conditions of the service that will be provided to the customers?

Files

Request no. 19147. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 29/06/2018

Council's principle source of funding

Is this source of funding a grant or a loan? Do the council pay back the government the money that they get? And can you give me a link to the specific terms and conditions of this funding such as the legislation?

Files

Request no. 19152. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Parking Tickets - Broughton Street Lane

How may parking tickets have been issued in Broughton Street Lane in 2017 and 2018? How many have been appealed? How many have been successfully appealed? How many have not been paid?

Files

Request no. 19153. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

Unidentified Bodies in Morgues

How many unidentified bodies are there in the morgues in Edinburgh run by the council for the whole of 2015, 16 17 and the remainder of 2018?

Files

Request no. 19154. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

Zone 4 Parking Permits and Spaces

The total number of parking permits sold within the last 12 months and the total number of parking spaces in the following streets in S4 Parking Zone.

Files

Request no. 19155. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

Pavement Inspection Reports - A700

Location of reported pavement defects in last 12 months. Location of pavement repairs in last 12 months. Outcome of routine inspections by Council in last 12 months.

Files

Request no. 19156. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 26/06/2018

Council Tax Disability Band Reduction Promotion

Can I have details please of how much the council has spent in the last 5 years on promoting the council tax disability band reduction.

Files

Request no. 19157. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 11/07/2018 10:51:00

Copies of communications - Spartans

All communications between Councillor Mark Brown, Councillor Iain whyte and any other conservative Councillors or staff in relation to Spartans community football association, Spartans football club or any correspondence connected

Resolution

The information you have requested was released in response to a previous request under reference 17848 and is available on the Council's disclosure log at the following location: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175/foi_disclosure_log.

Request no. 19160. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

Colinton Skips, 37 Lanark Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1TL

Information regarding accident

Resolution

We hold no information regarding your client’s accident. The premises and work activity in this case may come within HSE’s remit. You may wish to contact HSE’s local office at 59 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3UE.

Request no. 19164. Received: 22/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

Maintenance of exterior wall at Currie Primary School

Details of maintenance programme

Request no. 19168. Received: 25/05/2018, Resolved: 21/06/2018

Inspection Reports for Palmerston Place

Inspection and maintenance reports for Palmerston Place, Edinburgh on 01/11/17

Files

Request no. 19170. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Status of Freer Street

Please could you confirm whether Freer St is an adopted road?

Resolution

Freer Street was stopped up in 1975 and is no longer included in the list of public roads

Request no. 19172. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 03/10/2018

NSL Limited - issuing of Penalty Charge Notices

I would like to know how many motorists in the last year (July 1st 2017 to May 31st 2018) have been issued Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) while their vehicles have been parked and charges paid using RINGO

Files

Request no. 19173. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 12/11/2018

Information regarding repeat/additional school years

Could you please advise how many pupils were granted a repeat or additional year of schooling in the last 2 years.

Resolution

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

Request no. 19181. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Business Rates

I would like a full list of businesses/Ltd companies that have become responsible for business rates between 03 May 18 to 31 May 18.

Files

Request no. 19186. Received: 30/05/2018, Resolved: 25/06/2018

Repair of footway of Rose Street, Edinburgh

Information relating to a repair of the footway of a section of Rose Street, Edinburgh

Resolution

No information held. Attached photographs taken 04/05/17 show the area as repaired.

Files

Request no. 19265. Received: 11/05/2018, Resolved: 11/06/2018

Illegal parking in disabled parking spaces

How many enforcement notices were issued for illegal parking in disabled parking spaces in each of the previous three years (and also the total numbers issued)?

Files

Request no. 19293. Received: 23/05/2018, Resolved: 20/06/2018

Adult Protection

Biennial Report for 2014-16 or any data sets of the numbers of different types of orders that have been used.

Resolution

Please find attached copy of the Edinburgh APC Biennial Report 2014.

Files

Request no. 19314. Received: 31/05/2018, Resolved: 27/06/2018

School Placements Towerbank Primary

How many families appealed their placement request refusal for Towerbank Primary 2018? How many of those appeals were granted? What is the maximum number of children being accepted onto P1 roll?

Files

Request no. 19525. Received: 16/05/2018, Resolved: 05/07/2018

Current Insurance Policy

Current company’s insurance certificate

Resolution

Section 36(2)(a)(b) – Information is exempt as it is a confidential document between Insurer and Insured.

Request no. 19855. Received: 10/05/2018

Road Report - Near Hillside Road

Main route leading to Kirkliston from Edinburgh just AFTER Hillside Road and before turning off to Craigies Farm Deli and Cafe. Details of all carriageway defects identified.

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