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Request no. 19554. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Fees for older peoples placements (Nursing and Residential)

How do you determine annual increases across the client group? Do you have a model that you use to determine fees? Do you have a fee breakdown for placements? E.G Staff and non-staff, 70/30 65/35


Request no. 19556. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Complaints re LBJPB

1.Who dealt with these complaints? 2.What was the final result or disposal? 3.Was there any involvement with the PF or Crown Office?


Request no. 19557. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 24/06/2019

Planning Obligation / Section 75 Agreement Developer Funding

Any 'Planning Obligation' or 'Section 75 Agreement' funding that has been partially or fully returned to the developer. Any funding that remains with the council unused. Funding that has not been collected.


Please refer to the attached spreadsheet.

We are unable to provide further funding details as this part of the request falls into the category of “manifestly unreasonable under regulation 10(4)(b) of the EIRS and we are not obliged to respond.


Request no. 19558. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Community Centres

The name, address and contact details for any and all community centres within your authority’s area A copy of the council’s current policy toward supporting community centres


Request no. 19559. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

Gracemount Mansion structural survey report

a) the structural survey report b) estimated costs of necessary repairs


Request no. 19560. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 30/08/2018

Language learning

What percentage of children in primary school, broken down by school year and language, are currently receiving regular modern language education in school?


Request no. 19561. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 25/07/2018

University Halls of Residents, 8 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh

Environmental assessment


Request no. 19563. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 12/09/2018

Nursery Schools

The number of nurseries being built by the council, which contribute to the 138 new builds needed according to the Scottish Government and b) the stage of completion of each new build nursery.


Request no. 19565. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 26/10/2018

Suppliers and procurement

1. How many suppliers in total did you procure goods and services from in: a. 2015: Please provide a figure b. 2016: Please provide a figure c. 2017: Please provide a figure


Closed - No clarification received

Request no. 19566. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 04/07/2018

CCTV Request

Telford Road


We have reviewed footage from nearby cameras but I am afraid to say that the incident you describe was not captured and cannot provide any relevant data.

Request no. 19568. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Lothian Pension Fund

Access to and copies of alternative investment portfolio records specifically for close-ended: Private equity funds Debt funds real estate funds infrastructure funds fund of funds hedge funds


Information provided

Request no. 19569. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 24/07/2018

Healthy Schools Programme

Does your authority currently provide or commission a local Healthy Schools Programme or a similar type of programme based on the former National Healthy Schools Programme where schools are recognised for the work they do


Request no. 19570. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 23/08/2018


How many pothole maintenance projects are currently outstanding in your area? How many pothole maintenance projects have you completed this year to date (2018/2019), and did you complete last year (2017/2018), in 2016/2017 and 2015/2016.


Request no. 19571. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Business Rates

Ratepayer and rates payable for 231, Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BJ - BA Reference: 7423401019 134C169231


The ratepayer at 231 Canongate is Adagio Hotels Uk Ltd.
The gross rates liability for the 2017/18 year was £490,032.00 and the net liability was the same amount. There were no reliefs applied.

Request no. 19572. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Business Rates

Please send me a breakdown of current credit balances ABOVE THE VALUE OF £700 accrued since your earliest records, for the amounts owing to all ratepayers within your billing area.


Information not released. By placing information about companies, whose Non-domestic Rates (NDR) accounts are in credit, into the public domain we would potentially be putting these companies at risk of fraudulent activity.

Request no. 19573. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 27/07/2018

Institution of Teacher Training

Details on the institution of teacher training of all applicants (and those subsequently successfully appointed to positions) for the 'pool application' Primary Teacher - City Wide in the last five years.


Request no. 19574. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 03/07/2018 14:28:00

Road Adoption Plan - Kings Stables Road, Edinburgh.

Road Adoption Plan on 6/06/2018 for Kings Stables Road, Edinburgh.

Request no. 19575. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 04/09/2018

Rental floor mats

Please could you tell me how much the council spends per annum on rental floor mats and when the contract comes up for renewal?


Request no. 19576. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 31/07/2018

Noise Complaints - Murrayfield Stadium

The number of noise complaints made in regard to large scale events held at Murrayfield Stadium such as concerts and rugby matches since 2013


Request no. 19577. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Noise levels at Murrayfield Stadium during large scale events

Any measurements taken by the local authority of noise levels at Murrayfield Stadium during large scale events such as concerts and rugby matches since 2013. LAeq, Leq measurements etc.


Request no. 19578. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 10/09/2018

Congestion and its impact on bus services

Any correspondence between the city council and Lothian Buses regarding congestion and its impact on bus services


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 19586. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 30/07/2018

Balgreen Road

Maintenance and inspection records


Request no. 19588. Received: 02/07/2018, Resolved: 30/07/2018

Road Safety Audits, Princes Street

The date or dates on which Road Safety Audits in relation to: the pedestrian crossing outside 81 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2ER (“the relevant area) covering the period 01/01/2006 to date.


Request no. 19589. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Adult Support and Protection

The sources of principal referral and the number of referrals from each individual source, for all adults in the Edinburgh Council Area who were subject to a referral under the Adult Support & Protection (Scotland) Act 2007


Request no. 19596. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 31/07/2018


In each of the past 24 months how many (a) males, (b) females, and (c) other gender, (i) have registered in your local authority area as homeless, and (ii) can be identified as recently having left prison.


Request no. 19597. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 21/09/2018

Survey on Knowledge Tests

Does your council conduct a knowledge test for all licensed drivers, both taxi and private hire? Does this test have to be taken both by new applicants for a badge, as well as by existing licence holders?


Request no. 19598. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 08/08/2018

Standardised assessments results

Please provide the results of the school standardised assessments for all primary and secondary schools in your area.


This is the first year of the new SNSA tests administered by the Scottish Government. This was all done online directly between the schools and the Scottish Government and they should be contacted regarding this information.

Request no. 19600. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 30/07/2018

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

Notices/Orders that have been issued by the Council under Section 1 of the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure)(Scotland) Act 1947 from 21st December 2017 to 3rd July 2018.


No notices have been issued during the requested timescale.

Request no. 19601. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

Notices/Orders that have been issued by the Council under Sections 87, 90, 92 & 96 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 from 21 December 2017 to 03 July 2018.


No notices have been issued during the stated timeframe.

Request no. 19602. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Environmental Protection Act 1990 and EPA 1990 Part IIA (Contaminated Land)

Notices/Orders that have been issued by the Council under Section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and S78 of the EPA 1990 Part IIA (Contaminated Land) during the period 1st December 2017 to 3rd July 2018.


Request no. 19603. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Housing (Scotland) Acts 1987 & 2006

Notices/Orders issued by the Council under S 108, 114, 115 & 116 of the Housing (Scotland) Acts 1987 and S 1, 3, 5, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 146 & 148 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 from 21st December 2017 to 3rd July 2018.


I can advise that the Council has issued no orders under the above legislation during the specified timeframe.

Request no. 19604. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 31/07/2018

Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

Notices/Orders that have been issued by the Council under Sections S12, S68, S70 & S71 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984


I can confirm that no orders were issued during the requested timescale.

Request no. 19606. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 30/07/2018

Non-collection of refuse bins

Council process for dealing with the non-collection of refuse bins? Please also advise of the number of times customers have logged missed collection of refuse in the last 3 years broken down by year and into telephone calls vs web form


Request no. 19607. Received: 04/07/2018, Resolved: 15/08/2018

Recycling and Procurement of IT products & Data Eraser

Start and end date of any and all contracts; including any current or scheduled tenders, relating to the Recycling and Procurement of IT products


Request no. 19608. Received: 04/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Poverty strategies

At any point between 2010 and 2014 did your local authority publish a Child Poverty Needs Assessment and develop and publish a Child Poverty Strategy or Family Poverty Strategy?


Request no. 19610. Received: 04/07/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Lothian Pension Fund Proxy Voting Records

The proxy voting records of the City of Edinburgh (Lothian Pension Fund) for the period of 1st January 2018 to 30th June 2018


Request no. 19611. Received: 03/07/2018, Resolved: 31/07/2018

Charlotte Square 2015

I would like to know if the pavement on Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, had been gritted on 22 January 2015, and if so, at what time


The night before 22 January 2015 a call was made by the duty officer to put out a pre-grit for Edinburgh (including pavements).

Request no. 19612. Received: 04/07/2018, Resolved: 24/10/2018

Free dinners for Councillors

I would like to know a) whether the Council provides free dinners to Councillors and/or Council staff before full Council meetings, and if so b) the annual cost of these dinners to the tax-payer.

Request no. 19613. Received: 05/07/2018, Resolved: 13/07/2018

Road Adoption Plan for Burdiehouse Road (A701).

Road Adoption Plan for Burdiehouse Road (A701).


Request no. 19616. Received: 05/07/2018, Resolved: 06/07/2018

Community Infrastructure Levy

Does your Council collect Community Infrastructure Levy? How much Community Infrastructure Levy was received/ collected in pounds £ by your Local Authority during the years 2015, 2016 and 2017?

Request no. 19617. Received: 04/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018 14:07:00

Public inspection period for the Council’s financial statements

Document inspection request


Information not provided as this task would take an officer an estimated 200 hours to prepare.

Request no. 19619. Received: 04/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Cycling accidents on tram tracks

Information regarding the number of incidents involving cyclists on tram tracks


Request no. 19621. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Lothian Pension Fund

Amount committed to the partnerships and amount drawn by the partnerships. Distributions made to date by each individual partnership. Net asset value of each partnership, and estimated remaining value of each partnership.


Information provided

Request no. 19622. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 03/08/2018

Petroleum search - EH8 8PJ

The Tun, Edinburgh, EH8 8PJ

Request no. 19625. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 30/08/2018

Environmental health search - EH8 8PJ

The Tun, Edinburgh, EH8 8PJ


Request no. 19626. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Council Homes - Key to Choice and EdIndex

In relation to four specific periods listed, please provide identify any homes on the Key to Choice property list which were offered to applicants who did not have a priority status; and waiting time and EdIndex point score of applicant.


Request no. 19631. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 03/08/2018

Inspection & Maintenance Records

Copies of policy in relation to the inspection, maintenance and repair records 2015-2018


Request no. 19640. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018


Does your Local Authority have an online customer account (MyAccount)? The number of households in your borough? How many people in total have registered (to date) for a MyAccount?


Request no. 19641. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Electoral Fraud

Please send to me information which alleges, or proves, that the U.S. Department of State and/or U.S. Department of Defense and/or any other entity committed electoral fraud


No information held.

Request no. 19642. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 18/07/2018

East Craigs Roundabout, Maybury Road

Information from the A8 to East Craigs roundabout, and East Craigs roundabout to the A902


Request no. 19643. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

The Disabled Person's Parking Place (Scotland) Act 2009

Having established the Applicant meets the criteria for a 'Qualifying Person' by possession of a valid Blue Badge, what processes are then necessary in order to reach the point whereby the Statutory Procedure for the creation of a TRO


Request no. 19644. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018


Do you have any rules or regulations regarding maximum coffin size for burial (width and length) and if so what are they? Do you have any rules or regulations regarding maximum burial plot size


Request no. 19646. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 30/07/2018

NNDR Accounts

A list of credit balances for both current and closed accounts A list of credit balances which have not been brought forward from previous years


Request no. 19647. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Edinburgh Council Partners with Capital Credit Union

Do The City of Edinburgh Council file separate Form BT to the Bank of England or is it just one of these Form BT that is submitted to the Bank of England?


Request no. 19651. Received: 08/07/2018, Resolved: 16/08/2018

Birth certificates to set off council tax debt

Can l use my birth certificate (security and a source of finance) in order to set off any liabilities l may have with the council?


Request no. 19652. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Drum Park Play Improvements

In 2012 a contribution of around £10 000 was made to the Council by Miller Homes (planning application 12/01528/FUL), and was ringfenced for improvents to the play area in Drum Park. How was this money spent?


Request no. 19653. Received: 05/07/2018, Resolved: 31/07/2018

Stair lighting in 249 Canongate, EH8 8BQ

- The type of light bulb used, - The fitting of cover of the light, - The tool necessary to remove the cover, - The system that the light is on,


Request no. 19654. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 31/07/2018

CHAI (Community Help and Advice Initiative) and EHAP (Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership).

What specifically is the remit for which this funding is provided, and what assurance does CEC receive from these initiatives that the grant funding is used to assist the intended target audience / consumer?


Request no. 19657. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Pupil Violence or Aggression Against School Support Staff

Number of incidents of violence or aggression from pupils which have occurred against school support staff, particularly classroom and pupil support assistants, in the local authority for the school years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18?


Request no. 19658. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 07/09/2018 15:53:00

Gender breakdown of workforce

Can you please provide a gender breakdown of your current workforce (headcount and FTE), broken down by pay grade?


Closed - no clarification received

Request no. 19659. Received: 06/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Myreside Road Traffic Light Sequencing

We require the traffic light sequencing for the junction of Myreside Road ,Gray's Loan, Collinton Road and Merchiston Gardens, Edinburgh, as in use on the date 14th May 2017.


Request no. 19660. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 03/08/2018

Road Maintenance - Ferry Road

Information on all road maintenance done on both sides of Ferry Road, particularly, the area opposite Morrisons, to Crew Road roundabout, for the last 18 months


Request no. 19664. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

Winter maintenance plan 2012-2018

Copy of above


See attached. Please note that the Winter Maintenance Plan is reviewed annually and only updated if/when required. It was last updated in 2015 and will be reviewed ahead of 2018/19 season in October.


Request no. 19667. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Unauthorised Encampments

Please can you provide the number of unauthorised encampments that have occurred in your administrative area for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date.


Request no. 19668. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

List of Council Property

The list of all the property, land, offices, workshops, industrial estates, industrial units which the council owns.

Request no. 19669. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Road works, Morrison Street

All road works active on Morrison Street, Edinburgh (A8) on 24/11/2016.

Request no. 19670. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 03/08/2018

Building Act 1959

All information collected by you pursuant to your statutory duty under Section 13 of the Building (Scotland) Acts 1959/70 for all Notices/Orders


The Building (Scotland) Act 1959 has been repealed and replaced by the Building (Scotland) Act 2003. No notices have been issued. There are no monies owed to the Council and no invoices pending.

Request no. 19671. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 07/08/2018

Housing Act 2006

All information collected by you pursuant to your statutory duty under Sections 1, 3, 5, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 for all Notices/Orders during the dates 15th January 2018 to the 9th July 2018


The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 does not form part of any PEC which would be issued by the Council. The Council has not issued any notices/orders under the legislation above during the specified timeframe.

Request no. 19672. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

Section 1 of the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure)(Scotland) Act 1947

all information collected by you pursuant to your statutory duty under Section 1 of the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure)(Scotland) Act 1947 during the dates 15th January 2018 to the 9th July 2018.


No notices or orders were issued in the specified timeframe. There are no notices extant.

Request no. 19673. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

Environmental Protection Act 1990

All information collected by you under Section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for all Notices/Orders during the dates 15th January 2018 to the 9th July 2018 which would form part of any PEC issued by the Council.


As Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 80 notices are not recorded on the Council’s Property Enquiry database, there is no information held which would form part of any PEC likely to be issued by the Council at any time.

Request no. 19674. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

Housing Act 1987

All information collected by you pursuant to your statutory duty under Sections 114, 115 and 116 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 for all Notices/Orders


Only section 114 would be considered under the Property Enquiry Certificates issued by the Council. No notices have been issued during the timeframe requested. Consequently, there are no outstanding invoices or monies owing.

Request no. 19675. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

Planning Act 1997

All information collected by you pursuant to your statutory duty under Sections 3, 4, 42, 43, 49, 50 of the Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas)(Scotland) Act 1997 for all Notices/Orders 15/01/18 to 09/07/18.


No notices have been served, none remain extant and none have invoices pending for the specified timeframe. None of the quoted sections of the above Act would be part of a PEC we issue.

Request no. 19676. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 16/08/2018

Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997

All information collected by you pursuant to your statutory duty under Sections 189, 190, 194 of the Town & Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 for all Notices/Orders During the dates 15th January 2018 to the 9th July 2018.


No notices were served under the above legislation within the specified timeframe. Section 189 is the only part of the Act detailed on any PEC the Council might issue.

Request no. 19677. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Maintained Early Education and Childcare Settings

How many maintained early education and childcare settings your LA runs and have registered on the Ofsted EYR, in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


Request no. 19678. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 02/08/2018

Flat Repairs Log

All repair call outs and work done from June 2009.


Information provided under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Request no. 19682. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 08/08/2018

Details of Queen Street Inspection

What speed was the van doing when it was supposedly inspecting the road? How many people were in the van?


Request no. 19683. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Road Adoption Report Request - Brunstane Farm

Copy of above


Request no. 19684. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

Environmental Search - Springwell House

Desk study at a site occupied by Springwell House Medical centre, 39 Ardmillan Terrace, Edinburgh


No potential contaminative sources/land uses are known to have been located within the site boundary. The land adjacent to the west of the site was noted to have railway sidings and a coal depot located there until the 1930s.


Request no. 19685. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

The Gym - Building Warrant

Information on The Gym which has been scheduled to open in Cameron Toll Shopping Centre in early 2017 but still remains closed.

Request no. 19686. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Complaint of Mould, Damp and Vermin in Council Homes

How many times the council has received reports of mould, vermin and damp from residents living in council-owned residential properties since 2014?


Request no. 19687. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

Speed Limit on Commercial Street

I would be obliged if you would please confirm the speed limit on Commercial Street, Edinburgh. This speed limit should be that which applied to that road on 27 October 2017.


Request no. 19688. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 07/08/2018

Lothian Pension Fund

Information and performance data from your plan’s private equity asset holdings.


Information Not Held

Request no. 19689. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 08/08/2018

Nursery Staff

1. How many of the 435 additional teachers or graduates do you expect to be allocated to your local authority area. 2. How many of these expected teachers or graduates will be in place by this August.


1. 20 additional graduates.
2. 19.

Request no. 19692. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 07/08/2018

Older Person’s Strategies

Does the council have a strategic plan or policy in place for making their local authority area: i: age-friendly (such as an Older Person’s strategy) ii: dementia-friendly (such as a Dementia strategy)


Information Otherwise Accessible

Request no. 19693. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 08/08/2018

High Residential properties

How many residential properties owned by the council are over four floors high? How many people currently living in a council property four floors and above do you identity as having a disability?


Request no. 19694. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Repair work - Hyvots Bank Avenue

(a) a copy of the tenancy agreement; (b) details of any complaints in relation to the condition of the property; (c) any attendances at the property by the Council; (d) any steps taken by the Council to remedy the problems.


Information provided

Request no. 19695. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

Care Leavers Housing and Council Tax

Information in relation to care leavers in receipt of council housing and via contractors (Housing Associations / Groups wholly owned by the council) in 2017 or 2016/17.


Request no. 19696. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 08/08/2018

Parking Charges and Parking in Morningside and Bruntsfield

I would be grateful for of the total amount of surplus money collected from pay and display charges over the past three years, and a breakdown of how this money has been spent.


Request no. 19697. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Public-private partnership (PPP) schemes / PFI schemes

How many buildings constructed under public-private partnership (PPP) schemes / PFI schemes - or under schemes such as non-profit distributing or 'design and build' - were found to have structural defects after being inspected


Request no. 19698. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Tobacco Companies

Copies of correspondence between 11th July 2017 and 11th July 2018.


Request no. 19699. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 19/09/2018

Schools - Financial Allocation

How much money was allocated to headteachers to purchase books How much money was allocated to headteachers to purchase jotters/notebooks Are parents/guardians expected to make any contribution towards these costs?


Request no. 19700. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Staff numbers

How many staff does your council employ in the provision of 1) adult social care services and 2) children's social care services?


Request no. 19701. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Creditor and Bills of Exchange

What do the council (corporation and creditor) issue in the first instance to its customers regarding the debt?

Request no. 19703. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 12/09/2018

Queensferry Parking Provision

I am requesting basic information on the levels of expenditure and the location of new parking provision in Queensferry since 2015.


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 19705. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

Council functions

A number of questions relating to the functions of the Council


Request no. 19706. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 06/08/2018

CCTV Request

Approaching Haymarket Station


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

Request no. 19707. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 12/02/2019

Cllr Lesley Macinnes Meetings

Please list the meetings which Cllr Lesley Macinnes has held in her capacity as Convener of Transport and Environment with MPs and MSPs representing Edinburgh. Please include the dates of the meetings and the names of the MPs/MSPs met.


Information provided.

Request no. 19708. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Equal-pay settlements

How much, if anything, has the council paid out to settle equal-pay claims in each of the following years: 2004-2018


Request no. 19709. Received: 10/07/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Parental Perceptions of Home Education

Figures as to those children who are registered as home-educated children within Edinburgh Council. I am also looking to compare this with figures from a few years ago.


Request no. 19711. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 08/08/2018

Royal Elizabeth Yard off Standingstane Road, Kirkliston, EH29 9EN

Environmental Assessment - Royal Elizabeth Yard, Kirkliston, EH29 9EN. Is it prioritised for inspection?


The Royal Elizabeth Yard has not been prioritised for inspection.

Request no. 19712. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 12/07/2018 08:55:00

Homelessness - Priority

General enquiry regarding priority procedure for housing

Request no. 19714. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Transfer of Public Building or Land

The local authority’s transfer of each public building or land which provides, or has done so in the recent past, community, cultural or leisure amenity.


Request no. 19715. Received: 12/07/2018, Resolved: 28/08/2018

Contract Work

Details of any and all contract work on behalf of the Council undertaken by certain firms.


Request no. 19716. Received: 12/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

Kenyon International Emergency Services

The total amount of money, if any, paid by your council to Kenyon International Emergency Services on retainer, under a contract or agreement in the 2015/16 financial year.


We have made no payments to this Company and can locate no reference to this Company on the Council’s Contract Register, Purchase Cards Spend or any record on our systems.

Request no. 19718. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 09/08/2018

Taxi Knowledge Test

Number of persons sitting taxi knowledge test in the past 3 years. Number of persons passing test in each year. Average times applicant has sat test before passing test.


Request no. 19719. Received: 12/07/2018, Resolved: 18/09/2018

Referrals to Scott & Co

Statistics relating to the number of referrals to Scott & Co


Closed - no clarification received

Request no. 19720. Received: 12/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

PEF Project Spending

A breakdown of each project that has been funded by Pupil Equity Funding for the academic year 2017/18.


Request no. 19721. Received: 12/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

Road Adoption Plan - Marchhall House

Copy of above


Please see attached. The information is as it appears in our records and should not be relied upon for legal purposes. You should consult your solicitor or Registers of Scotland in order to establish the correct legal position.


Request no. 19722. Received: 12/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

RAP - Broomhills Farm

Road adoption plan


Request no. 19728. Received: 09/07/2018, Resolved: 08/08/2018

Incident at the Sheraton Hotel

Please provide copies of any statements that were taken detailing the circumstances of the incident.


This information will not be provided.

Request no. 19730. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

Robotic Process Automation

If and how Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence is used within your organisation

Request no. 19731. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 17/07/2018

Operation of Biometric Systems in Edinburgh Schools

The number of students participating in the biometrics system prior to shifting to the opt-in model? How many opt-ins have occurred for the biometrics system since the opt-in system was brought in?


Cancelled. See 19269

Request no. 19732. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Waste & Recycling Department

The contact name, email address and telephone number for your Waste & Recycling Department.


Andy Williams - Waste and Cleansing Manager
E-mail -
Telephone - 0131 608 1100

Request no. 19734. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 14/08/2018

School Deferral Applications

Data on the number of Primary School Deferral applications made from 2013 – 2018. Data on the number of Primary School Deferral applications that we successful from 2013 -2018.


Request no. 19736. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Risk-based verification (RBV)

The use of risk-based-verification software applied to Housing Benefit claims in the year 2017/18, or the most recent financial year for which full-year data is available.


Request no. 19737. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Currie Primary School

A list of all subcontractors, suppliers and consultants & telephone numbers involved in the Currie Primary School Development.


Request no. 19738. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/09/2018

Section S278 Agreements & Section 38 Road Adoptions

Please could you confirm the average time taken from technical submission to the issue of a technical approval? Please could you confirm what is the average time from technical approval to the completion of a Section 278 legal agreement?


Closed. No clarification received

Request no. 19740. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Empty Council and Housing Association Properties

Can you please provide me with a list of all empty residential council and housing association properties in Edinburgh.


For empty residential council properties, please refer to the following attached document:

19740 Council Homes Vacant as at 23.07.2018

We do not hold data on all current vacant Housing Association homes and are unable to provide this information.


Request no. 19741. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 25/10/2018

Service providers and PII

Do you use an external IT service provider/Managed Service Provider (MSP)? Does your provider/MSP serve as a processor of your Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?


Request no. 19746. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Toucan Crossing Signals

All of the the timings, rules and parameters that govern the operation of the signals at: The Toucan crossing of Hope Park Crescent & The junction of Melville Drive, Hope Park Terrace


Request no. 19747. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Risk Assessments - The Meadows

The Risk Assessments that were undertaken regarding installation of fencing covered in black mesh adjacent to paths and cycleways on The Meadows during July 2018


This relates to Edinburgh Fringe advertising hoarding. City of Edinburgh Council is not involved in the management of these. Site specific Risk Assessments are carried out by ‘Out Of Hand’ who manage these throughout the city, including the Meadows.

Request no. 19748. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 20/09/2018

Planning Application 15/05580/PPP

Copy of the minutes (including attendees) of an internal meeting held on Wednesday 27th June in respect of the above planning application.


Request no. 19749. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 29/08/2018

Student Religions in High Schools

How many students in the High Schools within City of Edinburgh Council identify as a Roman Catholic/Christian and atheist/non religious?


Where it has been recorded on our systems, the information currently held for all High School pupils S1 to S6 is as follows: Roman Catholic/Christian: 7,354. Atheist/non-religious: 8,534.

Request no. 19750. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018


Food hygiene certification


Request no. 19751. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 24/07/2018

Road Adoption Plan - Chalmers Street

Road Adoption Plan Request - intersection of Chalmers Street and Simpson Loan


The attached plan shows the areas adopted (red and hatching on Chalmers Street) and prospectively adopted (purple and hatching on Simpson Loan).


Request no. 19752. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

Air quality and noise assessments

Any air quality and nosie assessments undertaken for the block of flats erected at Couper Street, EH6 6HH, Edinburgh and air pollution and noise emisison information from the stacks located on the warehouses.


Request no. 19754. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/09/2018

Early Years and Nursery Placements

14 Questions In your local authority, what was the estimated population in 2017/18 of; a) Vulnerable 2 year olds eligible for free early years and childcare provision? b) 3 – 5 year olds eligible for free early years and childcare provision?


Request no. 19755. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 22/08/2018

Cala Development at Scotstoun

Please provide copies of any applications by the developer and subsequent approvals from CEC for the road and cycle path layouts.


Request no. 19756. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Empty 3/4 Bedroom Council and Association Properties

Can you provide me with a list of empty 3 and 4 bedroom residential council and association properties in the EH6 and EH7 and EH8 areas please.


For empty residential council properties, please refer to the following attached document:

19756 Vacant EH6, EH7 and EH8 3-4 Bed Council Homes as at 23.07.2018

We do not hold accurate data on all current vacant Housing Association homes.


Request no. 19757. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018

B7030 Cliftonhall Road

Details of inspections of the B7030 Cliftonhall Road


Request no. 19759. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Plastic carrier bags

How many inspections have been carried out by Edinburgh City Council into retailers use of plastic carrier bags in 2016?


Request no. 19760. Received: 17/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Nicolson Square Parking Restriction Signage

Job work requests to repair or install road parking restriction signage at Nicolson Square Edinburgh after 7th March 2018.


There have been no work requests to repair or install road parking restriction signage at Nicolson Square Edinburgh after 7th March 2018 (to date – 08/08/2018).

Request no. 19764. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 04/10/2018

Outstanding and Completed Actions

A summary of both outstanding and completed actions which have been reported from May 2018 to date (16/07/18) in Mordunvale View.


Information provided

Request no. 19765. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Job Evaluation Scores

The finalised Job Evaluation Factor scores for the following 2 posts; Hub Response Officer and Hub Technical Officer.


Information withheld under Section 30(c) - the effective conduct of public affairs, as the job roles for which the evaluation factor scores have been calculated are not yet occupied.

Request no. 19766. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 15/08/2018

Contaminated land enquiries

19 Contaminated Land enquiries


Request no. 19768. Received: 17/07/2018, Resolved: 12/09/2018

Road maintenance information

A number of questions regarding road maintenance for Pennywell Medway and council wide.


Request no. 19769. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Environmental Review - Grove Street

Environmental review


Request no. 19770. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Statutory Repairs

Information in relation to all statutory repair notices that Edinburgh City Council has issued in the past 5 years


Request no. 19772. Received: 12/07/2018, Resolved: 10/08/2018

Planning Permission - Dalmahoy Crescent

Please inform me when Edinburgh Council are going to enforce Planning Permission conditions for the site


The development is not complete. The footpath link has yet to be completed in accordance with the requirements attached to planning permission 09/000475/FUL. There is an ongoing enforcement investigation regarding the footpath link 18/00307/EOPDEV.

Request no. 19773. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 18/07/2018

HMO licenses in Montpelier Park

How many HMO licenses are in place active in Montpelier Park now. How many licenses have been applied for in the last 12 months. How many licensed 'beds' are there in Montpelier Park now.

Request no. 19778. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018

IT security

In which months of the year do you generally receive the penetration testing requirement of the annual IT Health Check (ITHC)? In which months of the year do you procure the penetration testing services for the ITHC?


Request no. 19781. Received: 16/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Local Authority Education Budgets 2018-2019

Questionnaire regarding CEC's education budget


Request no. 19782. Received: 13/07/2018, Resolved: 14/09/2018

Escape of water - Broughton Road

Escape of water - Broughton Road


Information not provided as this is third party personal data

Request no. 19784. Received: 17/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Hazardous chemicals

Over the last five years, how much of the City of Edinburgh Council's budget was spent on analysis or monitoring for hazardous chemicals in consumer products?


Request no. 19786. Received: 17/07/2018, Resolved: 15/08/2018

Deferred Primary School Start Data

Six questions regarding parent requests to defer school start out of the chronological age group to the August after the child turns 5.


Request no. 19789. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 06/09/2018

Expenditure or Payment to Suppliers

A list of the latest (monthly/Quarterly) payment to supplier or Council expenditure of Edinburgh City Council.


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

Request no. 19790. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Pavement works in Ratho

Information regarding the restriction of parking in Main Street, Ratho village


Request no. 19791. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 19/09/2018

Empty Property List

Can you provide me with a list of all empty properties currently listed within your local authority?


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 19793. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 20/07/2018

Borthwick View, Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead EH20 9QH

Environmental Information Request


This is not in the Edinburgh Council area please contact Midlothian Council.

Request no. 19795. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Business Rates

6, GLOUCESTER PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH3 6EF - BA Reference: 118G4656 55, FORREST ROAD, EDINBURGH, EH1 2QP - BA Reference: 132F65755


Request no. 19797. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 29/08/2018

Works Carried out at Oxgangs Drive

Copy of Works Carried out at Oxgangs Drive.


Flat repair information provided.

Request no. 19799. Received: 17/07/2018, Resolved: 25/09/2018

The Village

Please send me the income allowance submitted to Social Bite to aid in completion and upkeep of ‘the Village’. What is the average gross cost of keeping somebody in temporary accommodation for 1 month.


No clarification received

Request no. 19800. Received: 17/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018


How many potholes have been reported and/or identified by the council each year between 2007-2018? How much the council has spent each year on repairing potholes each year from 2007-2018?


Request no. 19803. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 03/10/2018

Archery at Cameron house school

A copy of the risk assessment and archers qualifications for the company that did the archery at Cameron house school on the 17th July


Information not held

Request no. 19804. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 12/09/2018

Vehicles licenced

Please can I have the registration numbers and dates these vehicles were licenced for the following period: Taxi 01/01/2015 to 16/07/2018 Private Hire Vehicles 01/01/2015 to 12/06/2017

Request no. 19805. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018

Tick Sheets for Barrow Beat 1

I request a copy of all available tick sheets for barrow beat 1 - Meadowbank route from the 14th May to present.


Please refer to the attached documents which relate to the requested period.


Request no. 19806. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 28/08/2018

Details of any conditions or requirements placed upon Murrayfield stadium

The number of large scale events such as concerts or rugby matches held at the venue per annum. Any curfews for which, any such event should end or not exceed.


Request no. 19807. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 16/08/2018

Peffermill Road Inspections

The dates on which inspections of the state of repair of the road surface of Peffermill Road were planned to take place between 1 October 2017 and 30 June 2018;


Request no. 19808. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018

Potholes on old Dalkeith road up to the traffic lights at the wisp

A copy of the potholes report and fixing the potholes on old Dalkeith road up to the traffic lights at the wisp from my October 2014 to October 2015.


Request no. 19809. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018

Cycle Chicanes

Please provide details of any chicanes (i.e. access controls similar to that have been approved by CEC to be installed within new developments since 1st Jan 2016.


Request no. 19810. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Planning Department

Has the council outsourced its planning department (responsible for town and country planning)? If so, who is responsible for providing these services?


Request no. 19811. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 03/09/2018

Attendance information and educational provision

Information re attendance and educational provision as summarised below as real numbers ( not percentages). Supplied via spreadsheet or word document format to cover academic years 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18


Request no. 19812. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018

Removal of Parking Spaces in St Bernard's Crescent

Traffic relocation order (TRO) relative to the removal of parking spaces in St Bernard's Crescent for the purpose of placing communal bins there and also full paper relative to the Council meeting which approved it.


Please find attached a copy of the relevant Traffic Regulation Order (TRO-16-06) and the Committee report relating to this change, including the associated plans.


Request no. 19813. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 03/06/2019

Funding Provided to SAMH and Penumbra

Information on any funding you provide to SAMH and Penumbra. In particular if it is available I am interested in the age ranges covered by any funding you provide.


Request no. 19824. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 15/08/2018

Accident Information

RIDDOR Report Any other documentation


There is no record of any RIDDOR report being received or complaint being made regarding this accident.

Request no. 19825. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 16/08/2018

Out of Area Health and Social Care Placements

How many out of area placements do you have for: a) adults with learning disabilities including ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) b) adults with physical disabilities c) adults with mental health issues


Request no. 19827. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Resident Parking

Do you charge for resident parking permits in Controlled Parking Zones?


Request no. 19828. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Business Rates

A list of all businesses within your local authority area who have applied for and/or are in receipt of any of the following reliefs Day Nursery Relief Renewable Energy Relief New & Improved Property Relief


Request no. 19829. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

Accident information

Edinburgh Airport


The Council does not hold any information regarding your client’s, accident. I would suggest that you direct your enquiry to HSE’s local office at 59 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3UE quoting reference D35D2F0E14.

Request no. 19833. Received: 18/07/2018, Resolved: 13/08/2018

HMO property

* How long this flat has been a HMO? * What the process is for fighting to remove its licence? * How many times since it’s been a HMO have there been noise complaints about it? * Can we get them to soundproof the walls?


Request no. 19834. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018

Environmental Assessment - Dundee Street

Environmental Assessment


Request no. 19835. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 15/08/2018

LBJPB Complaints Sub Committee 7th January 2013

Please supply suitably redacted copies of all information held in respect of a LBJPB Sub-Committee Dealing with Complaints Issues Edinburgh 7th January 2013.

Request no. 19836. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018


The number of Full time parking attendants in Edinburgh The number of all persons employed administrating the parking system in Edinburgh (exclude parking attendants)


Request no. 19837. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018

Data Analytics Usage

Uses of data analytics, predictive analytics, or algorithmic automated systems used for risk assessment, scoring systems or automated decision making within the jurisdiction of your authority


We do not use profiling or machine learning/Artificial Intelligence software tools.

Request no. 19838. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018

Child Workforce

How many applications for child work permits have you received so far in 2018 (1 Jan-30 June)? How many of these applications have been approved? How many of these applications have been declined?


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. 19839. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 27/11/2018

Oswald Road

Information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing records of inspection for Oswald Road, Edinburgh

Request no. 19840. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 20/09/2018

Assaults on staff

Any statistics or records you hold on assaults on workforce that have occurred in the course of their employment over the last 12 months


No clarification received

Request no. 19841. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018

Pharmacy Payment Data

Details of payments made to pharmacies for locally commissioned NHS or private services, for example smoking cessation, emergency hormonal contraception, supervised consumption of medicines, & needle exchange services.

Request no. 19843. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018

Noise complaints

Information about noise complaints made against a property How many complaints received Dates & times complaints received From private or rented properties or both


Request no. 19844. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 16/08/2018

Pedestrian Guard Rail Assessment

Pedestrian Guard Rail Assessment for the replacement guard rail on the east side of Lasswade Road, opposite the junction with The Murrays


Request no. 19845. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018

Collection of Waste and Emptying of Bins

Can I enquire as to whether the Council keeps a record of the number of bins it has to replace each year? And if so, what the cost is?


Request no. 19846. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018

Supported Living for Individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism

A list of the non-registered providers of supported living for individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism in your area


All City of Edinburgh Council providers are registered with the Care Inspectorate; not the CQC which is an English registration body.

Request no. 19847. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 30/04/2019

Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) Spending Analysis

The full breakdown of Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) spending for each school within the local authority area


Request no. 19848. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 24/07/2018

Business Rates

A list of all properties in receipt of any form of business rates relief (Transitional, Empty Property, Charitable, etc.)

Request no. 19849. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018

Control of Dogs Act (Scotland) 2010

The number of referrals received by the Council regarding the control of dogs in (a) 2017 (b) 2016 (c) 2013 (d) 2012 (e) 2010


Request no. 19850. Received: 20/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018

HMO's in Edinburgh

The number of registered HMO's in Edinburgh

Request no. 19851. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 17/08/2018

Petroleum Tank Search - Grove Street

Petroleum search


Having completed searches of records in relation to both current and derelict petroleum stores, there are no records held relating to the zone outlined in the map provided.


Request no. 19852. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018


Can you please advise me of the qualifications held by a named officer in the following categories? Motor Vehicle Management Driver Standards Agency or formerly VOSA qualifications Motor Vehicle Emissions for petrol, diesel and LPG MOT testing


The Manager does not hold a qualification in any of the categories detailed in your request as these are not required for the role.

Request no. 19853. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 22/08/2018

Inspection reports for hospitals

The latest food standards reports and food hygiene reports that the council carries out for hospitals in your council area?


Request no. 19854. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 24/07/2018

Section 106 agreements and funding

Please provide information related to section 106 (S106) planning obligations/agreements of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), for each financial year from 2012 to 2018


This legislation is only applicable to England and Wales.

Request no. 19858. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 23/08/2018

Environmental Wardens

I would like to know how many community wardens were employed by the council. I would like to know the value of fines imposed by community wardens I would like to know the reason for the fines being imposed


Request no. 19859. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 22/08/2018

Bus Lanes

The total number of fines issued to motorists for driving in a bus lane in your local authority area for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date.


Request no. 19860. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 30/11/2018

Public toilets

The number of public toilets currently available in your local authority The number of public toilets that were available as at the end of the financial year 1999/2000


Request no. 19864. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018

Unoccupied dwellings

How many unoccupied dwellings have there been in your council area for each year between 2014 and 2017? For each year, please break this down by the council tax band A-H.


Request no. 19865. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 29/08/2018

Prospect Bank Special School

Request re pupil and staff numbers at Prospect Bank Special school.


Request no. 19866. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Road Adoption Plan request Query - Granton Harbour

Copy of above


Request no. 19867. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 23/08/2018


How many Potholes are you currently aware of in your area? How many claims have been made against the council for pothole damage in the year long period: July 2017 – June 2018 (both months inclusive)?


Request no. 19868. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 16/08/2018

Revenues and benefits

Who is the current revenues and benefits manager and can l have their link from the council's website showing their full contact details. This is regarding council tax.


Request no. 19870. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018

Long-term stress leave

Data on the number of teachers on long-term stress leave during the last year for which figures are available, as well as the total number of days they were on stress leave for


Request no. 19871. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 22/08/2018

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A number of questions relating to impacts of the Fringe Festival on the city.


Request no. 19873. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 29/08/2018

Burn at Hunters Hall Park

Loss of water from the burn at Hunters Hall Park.


Information Not Held

Request no. 19874. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 26/07/2018

Business Rates

I would like to obtain recent information, from the Council, relating to unclaimed business rate credit balances


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. 19875. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 23/08/2018

Section 75 agreements and funding

Please provide information related to section 75 legal agreement/planning obligations of the Town and Country Planning Act (Scotland) 1997 (and subsequent amendments), for each financial year from 2012 to 2018


Request no. 19876. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 12/10/2018

Day Centres

How many partially or fully Local Authority funded Day Centres were open at the end of each of the following years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017?


Request no. 19877. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 23/08/2018

Council Contractors

For the years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18:- The full budget of the authority. The amount paid to external contractors or agencies for the provision of council services. The amount spend on services provided in-house.


Request no. 19878. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018

Specified Accommodation

Please supply the list of organisations currently providing accommodation classified as “specified accommodation for housing benefit purposes (regulation 75H of the Housing Benefit Regulations SI 2006/213) in your area


Request no. 19879. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018

Ingliston Park & Ride

When the defects in the facility were first reported to the council? When was the facility withdrawn from public use? When was contract issued to refurbish the facility? When did a contractor take up the contract?


Request no. 19880. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 23/08/2018

Football pitches

What was the total number of football pitches (excluding those belonging to schools) which were sold by he council for redevelopment into a non-sports related purpose (eg housing) for the financial years: 2013- 2018


Request no. 19882. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 14/08/2018

Older Person’s Social Services

Placements and spending for older person’s social services for financial years 2014/15 to 2018/19.

Request no. 19883. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Absence management procedures

How many staff have been taken through absence management procedures in each of the last three years? What are the top three reasons for absence which have triggered absence management procedures in the last three years?


Request no. 19884. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/10/2018

Investments in debts

After looking at the 2018 annual audited accounts and the lothian pension fund, can you tell me what kind of debts edinburgh council are investing in?

Request no. 19885. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 27/07/2018

Dissertation Survey

Survey regarding silo working in the workplace.



Request no. 19886. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Interpreting services

• costs of face to face interpreting services • costs of telephone interpreting services • costs of written translation services


Request no. 19887. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Staff Stress

How many working days were lost to stress by a) teaching staff, b) social workers and c) all other council employees in a)2015/2016, b)2016/17, c)2017/18 and d)to date in 2018/19


Request no. 19890. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Library Information

1) Which book gets taken out the most? 2) Which book doesn't get returned? 3)Which book gets checked out the least? 4) What is the highest late fee you had to charge and for which book?


Request no. 19891. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 13/09/2018 15:27:00

Long-term stress leave

Data on the number of teachers on long-term stress leave during the last year for which figures are available, as well as the total number of days they were on stress leave for


Cancelled. Duplicate request.

Request no. 19894. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Please can you tell me how many non-disclosure agreements the council has agreed in each year over the past 10 years? These are also known as settlement agreements with a non-disclosure clause included.


Request no. 19896. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 20/08/2018

Standard Sheffield stands

Please supply the number of standard Sheffield stands that are currently installed in Edinburgh and are under the ownership of Edinburgh City Council

Request no. 19897. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 15/08/2018

TRO 15/41

I wish to see copies of all notices giving notice of TRO 15/41 whether published, exhibited or delivered. I also wish details of which publication(s) notice was published in and when as well as details of where notice was displayed.


Request no. 19898. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 23/08/2018

Parks and gardens

Can you provide an up-to-date list, including locations, of all parks and gardens maintained and managed by Edinburgh Council?

Request no. 19899. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 23/08/2018


Any correspondence concerning the 'Vegan' graffiti vandals in Haymarket, or any similar 'vegan' graffiti occurrences elsewhere in Edinburgh. (Including emails, voicemails, written correspondence, removal requests, complaints, etc).


Request no. 19900. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Roadwork Permits/Permissions

How many individual permits/permissions were given to utility companies to carry out works on adopted public roads in each of the last five years, broken down by the four locality areas?


Request no. 19901. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Parking restrictions at the Bedford Court parking area

Please provide a copy of the relevant map showing parking restrictions at the Bedford Court parking area, off Dean Street, Edinburgh


Request no. 19902. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Rubbish, Recycling and Garden Waste Collections

What are the days and times of the various collections of rubbish bin collections, recycling bin collections and / or garden waste bin collections as stated above


Request no. 19906. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 22/08/2018

East Craigs Primary School - RISK ASSESSMENTS

Copies of any pre-21st June 2016 risk assessments made concerning pupils playing on boulders located in school's playground


Information Not Held

Request no. 19908. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 03/09/2018

SEEMiS Wellbeing Application

Several questions relating to the SEEMiS Wellbeing Application used under the Named Person scheme in the local authority area?


The SEEMIS Wellbeing Application is not used in Edinburgh.

Request no. 19909. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 06/02/2019

Children (Scotland) Act 1995 - Section 22

A number of questions in respect of s22 Children (Scotland) Act 1995, for the years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.


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

Request no. 19910. Received: 26/07/2018, Resolved: 24/08/2018

Bulk Item Collection Service

Please provide me with the name and contact details of the manager responsible for the issuing and enforcement of Bulk Item Collection Service.


Murray Black. Waste and Cleansing Operations Manager. Place Management, City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG.

Request no. 19911. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Edinburgh City of Literature

I'd like to know how much money gets awarded to Edinburgh city of literature each year.


Edinburgh City of Literature received a grant award of £29,793 for 2018/19.

Request no. 19912. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 16/08/2018

Right of way

Can you advise if the road that is between Queens Road and Queens Gardens, which passes through Queens Court is a right of way?


Queens Court is private and therefore there is no right of way.

Request no. 19913. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Russell Road 20mph Limit Enforcement

How many drivers have you enforced against in Russell Road since the 20 limit came into effect?


This information would be held by Police Scotland.

Request no. 19914. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Schemes of delegation relating to the Council's pensions and investment functions.

Could you please tell me if there are: (a) any additional schemes of delegation which exist concerning the Council's pensions and investment functions;


Request no. 19915. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 29/08/2018

Greyfriars Kirkyard Scaffolding

Regarding the Martyrs Memorial in Greyfriars Kirkyard and the stone next to it, please provide the costs since September 2017 relating to the scaffolding hire since it was erected to make the stones safe.


The scaffolding was erected on 7th December 2017 and the cost to date for scaffolding and kentledge hire is £14,500.00. Included within this amount is the cost of providing weekly safety inspections.

Request no. 19916. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 07/09/2018

Overseas trips

I would like to know the number of overseas trips councillors, members of the management team (including the chief executive), and council officers have taken in the course of conducting council business.


The information is attached.
See also, reference 15251 for information from 01/06/16 to 05/06/17.


Request no. 19918. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Specialist cleaning services

I would like to know how much the council spent in the last 12 months on graffiti removal, chewing gum removal, dog waste bin maintenance and any other specialised cleaning service


Graffiti removal and chewing gum removal are part of the wider street cleaning service and not separately accounted for.
We do not have dog waste bins.

Request no. 19922. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 28/08/2018

NSL Limited

Please provide the invoices that you’ve had since 2013 or when the contract started with NSL Limited. Please provide a copy of the contract currently in force with NSL Limited.


Request no. 19926. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Primary Teachers 2015/16

Please provide details on the institution of teacher training of all applicants successfully appointed to positions for the 'pool application' Primary Teacher - City Wide in the financial years 2015/16


Request no. 19927. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Primary Teachers 2016/17

Please provide details on the institution of teacher training of all applicants successfully appointed to positions for the 'pool application' Primary Teacher - City Wide


Request no. 19928. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Primary Teachers 2017/18

Please provide details on the institution of teacher training of all applicants successfully appointed to positions for the 'pool application' Primary Teacher - City Wide


Request no. 19929. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

CCTV Request

Request for any CCTV footage


Request no. 19930. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 12/09/2018

Social services / social workers

Questions pertaining to social services / social workers


Request no. 19931. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 29/08/2018

Street Traders Licenses for food and drink vendors

Please can you provide a list of active and rejected Street Traders Licenses for food and drink vendors in central Edinburgh, i.e. within the boundaries of Melville Drive, Lothain Road, Queen Street and Nicholson St/Southbridge/CLerk St.


Request no. 19933. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 31/07/2018

Premises licenses authorising the sale/supply of alcohol

Information relating to premises licenses authorising the sale/supply of alcohol within the City of Edinburgh


The information would be held by the Licensing Board.

Request no. 19934. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 26/10/2018

Regeneration costs 2007 and 2017

How much money has been spent on regeneration within this council area for the times specified? I would like to know the total cost for the year 2017


Closed - No clarification received

Request no. 19938. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Property and Assets and Buildings

Information regarding the allocation of such assets

Request no. 19939. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

HMO Register

Addresses of all Registered Residential HMO properties that are within the Council area; and (b) the names of the owners/licence holders of those properties referred to. The registered 'licence holder address' of the owners

Request no. 19940. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 21/08/2018

Accident - Sighthill Shopping Centre

Details regarding accident and previous complaints


Sighthill Shopping Centre is privately owned and therefore we do not hold the information requested.

Request no. 19941. Received: 24/07/2018, Resolved: 31/07/2018

East Craigs Primary School

Copies of risk ssessments


Duplicate of 19906

Request no. 19946. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 19/10/2018

Sanitary products in secondary schools

The cost to students of sanitary products from machines located within secondary schools in Edinburgh The per unit cost to Edinburgh Council of providing sanitary products to students in secondary schools


Request no. 19947. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 28/08/2018

Traffic diversions from Haymarket

Information on the procedures and outcomes for monitoring vehicle diversions eastwards along Eglinton Crescent and neighbouring areas for the period 7 October 2017 to end of June 2018


Request no. 19948. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Business Rates

I require a full and up to date list of businesses/companies/charities that have become newly liable for non domestic rates between the 06/07/2018-31/07/2018.


Request no. 19949. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 28/08/2018

Complaints made against the Scotmid Co-operative store

A copy of all complaints made against the Scotmid Co-operative store at 116 Polwarth Gardens regarding noise and noisy deliveries.


Request no. 19951. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Building and Mechanical (Plumbing) Maintenance Providers

Details of the current providers of services in relation to building and mechanical (plumbing) maintenance focusing specifically on Asbestos and Legionella services for all Council Properties


Request no. 19952. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 01/08/2018

Road that is between Queens Road and Queens Gardens

Can you advise if the road that is between Queens Road and Queens Gardens, which passes through Queens Court is a right of way?


Cancelled. Duplicate of 19912

Request no. 19953. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 11/09/2018


The number of complaints made to the Council, concerning unlawful eviction by private sector landlords, in each of the five years to date.


Request no. 19954. Received: 27/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Primary Teachers 2014/15

Please provide details on the institution of teacher training of all applicants successfully appointed to positions for the 'pool application' Primary Teacher - City Wide in the financial years 2015/16


Request no. 19956. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 03/10/2018

Vacant Properties

Request for a full list of Vacant Properties held by your organisation and any of its subsidiaries. Their market value for sale or to let, whether they would be considered for a community asset transfer, whether they are for sale or to let.


Closed. No clarification received.

Request no. 19959. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 28/08/2018

Public health funerals from 1/1/2018 to date

1) Name of the deceased 2) Date of birth 3) Date of death 4) Last residential address 5) Have the next of kin/ family members been traced?


Request no. 19960. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 31/10/2018

Education Budget

The Council's Education Budget (excluding PPP repayments) spent in 2009-10 and 2016-17 as reported in its Outurn Statement (or equivalent).


Request no. 19961. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 07/12/2018

School exclusions

The total number of Pupil Referral Unit places funded in City of Edinburgh for the academic year 2016-17. The total number of pupils on the roll of Pupil Referral Units in City of Edinburgh over the course of the academic year 2016-17


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 19962. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 31/08/2018

External Law Firms and Barristers Costs

The amount of money spent on the services of external law firms and barristers in the last two financial years (a separate figure for each year) – ending March 31 2017 and March 31 2018.


2016/17 - £2,856,720 (excluding VAT).

2017/18 - £2,486,658 (excluding VAT).

Request no. 19963. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Regulation of the councils trading and investments

Who is your independent financial regulator?


Request no. 19964. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 29/08/2018

11c Newbridge Industrial Estate, Newbridge, EH28 8TP

Contaminated Land Request for a commercial site


Information Not Held

Request no. 19965. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 11/12/2018

Structure Chart

Please provide me with an up to date Organisational Structure Chart for Children and Families / Adult Services / Mental Health Services including all manager NAMES, contact details and job titles.


No clarification received.

Request no. 19966. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Business Rates

A full and up to date list of businesses that are newly responsible for business rates between the 1st July 18 to the 31st July 18.


Request no. 19967. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 27/08/2018

Hedge complaint

Complaints contact details


Information not provided

Request no. 19968. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 28/08/2018

Air Quality/ Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Research to better understand what barriers (if any) that exist to the uptake of electric vehicles and charging points and whether these barriers are systematic and widespread or are localised dependant upon certain demographics


Request no. 19973. Received: 31/07/2018, Resolved: 26/10/2018

Staff information

• Number of workers by age • Number of workers by gender • Number of workers by educational attainment


Closed - No clarification received

Request no. 19993. Received: 11/07/2018, Resolved: 22/08/2018

Consultation Response

Request for a copy of the consultation response from the Roads Authority in regard to 18/01924/ADV 'V' shape LED displays in portrait format. 25 Milton Link Edinburgh EH15 3QH.


Request no. 20007. Received: 25/07/2018, Resolved: 30/10/2018

Bus Lane Camera information

Request for information about this bus lane and the camera.


Request no. 20024. Received: 30/07/2018, Resolved: 28/08/2018

Tram Route Cycle Safety Improvements in Edinburgh

All documents, reports and minutes of consultations relating to phase 3 and 4 of the Tram Route Cycle Safety Improvements


Request no. 20341. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 21/09/2018

iQ Edinburgh - 114 Dundee Street

Petroleum Licensing


No relvant information held.


Request no. 20734. Received: 23/07/2018, Resolved: 05/10/2018

Investments in debts

After looking at the 2018 annual audited accounts and the Lothian Pension Fund, can you tell me what kind of debts Edinburgh Council are investing in?

Request no. 21034. Received: 19/07/2018, Resolved: 16/09/2018

Names of owners at 10 Steel's Place, EH10 4QS

Provide the names of the owners at 10 Steel's Place, EH10 4QS


Information not released as personal data of individuals.

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