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Request no. 20321. Received: 03/09/2018

Repairs Information

Information in regards to repairs carried out on 1 Largo Place and 47-53 Ferry Road

Request no. 20322. Received: 03/09/2018

Discretionary early learning and childcare

Please provide copies of all plans and any other evidence of the council performing its statutory duty to consult with local parents about whether and how it makes discretionary early learning and childcare available

Request no. 20323. Received: 03/09/2018

Hackney Taxis

The vehicle registrations of all current hackney taxis licensed to operate in Edinburgh.

Request no. 20324. Received: 03/09/2018

Councillors with Council Tax Arrears

The number of serving councillors with council tax arrears and how much they owe.

Request no. 20325. Received: 03/09/2018

Highways licensing and permits policy

Please list all the highways licences and permits that City of Edinburgh Council issue e.g. Skips, scaffolding, road closures, A-boards, street cafés etc.

Request no. 20326. Received: 04/09/2018

Primary Teachers

Could you please provide information on the total number of Primary Teachers that are employed with the council and a breakdown of full-time, part-time and supply within this.

Request no. 20333. Received: 03/09/2018

List of Council Housing Addresses

Please supply a list (spreadsheet or similar is fine) of all council housing under your remit. Please also supply a list of ex-council housing (ie properties bought out under right-to-buy etc).

Request no. 20334. Received: 03/09/2018

Use of risk assessment methods in managing ASB

What risk assessment methodology do you use for assessing the risk of anti-social behaviour? Is this used for all incidents? How many community triggers have taken place each year in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017?

Request no. 20335. Received: 03/09/2018

Number of active street traders

The current number of street traders you have approved and licensed to operate in your area.

Request no. 20342. Received: 04/09/2018

Accident records

Request no. 20343. Received: 04/09/2018

Strachan House Care Home, 93, Craigcook Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3PE

Contaminated Land Search Request

Request no. 20344. Received: 04/09/2018

Cadenhead's Whisky Shop

Full details regarding inspection on 31 August 2018.

Request no. 20345. Received: 04/09/2018

Business Rates

Full list of every business/company/charity that have become responsible for business rates Between the dates 15/08/2018-31/08/2018

Request no. 20346. Received: 05/09/2018

Scottish Government’s Named Person Policy

The number of Named Person training days which took place for practitioners in your local authority area between the years 2012 and 2015. The number of teachers involved in said training days.

Request no. 20347. Received: 05/09/2018

Inglis Green Road

Policy procedure for inspection, maintenance and repair. Records of inspection for the relevant stretch of footway 24 months prior to the accident. Maintenance records including records of independent contractors

Request no. 20348. Received: 05/09/2018

SQA Duties

Has your council introduced any new policies, or has it issued any form of advice, on releasing staff for SQA duties in the last three years? Does your local authority have any policies, or has it issued any form of advice

Request no. 20351. Received: 05/09/2018

School Attacks

Please provide the 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 area in 2017/18

Request no. 20354. Received: 05/09/2018

Building (Scotland) Act 2003 (Charging Orders) Regulations 2014

If the local authority has ever issued a Charging Order as per Building (Scotland) Act 2003 (Charging Orders) Regulations 2014?

Request no. 20355. Received: 05/09/2018

Emergency Repairs

How many times in each of the following years has the local authority undertaken emergency repairs on residential properties 2012-2018

Request no. 20359. Received: 05/09/2018

Language support

Do you provide language support in any specific languages (we will be looking to provide some core information in the top dozen or so languages used in Scotland)?

Request no. 20362. Received: 06/09/2018

Bridge Maintenance (2017/18)

How many road bridges are you responsible for maintaining? For the last financial year (2017/18) how many Principal Inspections have taken place How many General Inspections have taken place?

Request no. 20363. Received: 06/09/2018, Resolved: 11/09/2018

CCTV Request

Newbridge roundabout


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. 20368. Received: 06/09/2018

Contact Details

Can you tell me who is in charge of the Link PSL contract?

Request no. 20369. Received: 06/09/2018

Care Leavers

Information on those who would have been care leavers, 25 and under and still classified as care leavers 2017

Request no. 20370. Received: 06/09/2018

Agency Social Workers

Current percentage of social workers who are employed via a recruitment agency in children’s services and adult services, along with the raw figures (total number of social workers and total number who are agency social workers).

Request no. 20374. Received: 05/09/2018

George Square Road/Pathway

All maintenance and full service report of the above described location All complaints made regarding the pathway

Request no. 20381. Received: 05/09/2018

Hawkhill Avenue

Any information, you may have regarding underground or aboveground fuel storage tanks

Request no. 20382. Received: 05/09/2018

Contaminated land search - Hawkhill Avenue

Details of any former uses of the site or the immediate surrounding land which may have resulted in contamination of the site

Request no. 20383. Received: 05/09/2018

Dalry Road / Clifton Terrace

Information relating to the tram tracks north east bound on Dalry Road / Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh from May 2014 to date.

Request no. 20387. Received: 06/09/2018

Common Good Fund Asset Register

Please provide the date or dates these assets were placed on the Common Good Fund Asset Register, and, Please also provide complete documentary evidence of the full process and decision making

Request no. 20388. Received: 07/09/2018

Intranet queries

How many employees are working in the council? What is your annual IT budget? What is your annual Intranet budget?

Request no. 20389. Received: 05/09/2018

Learning disabilities

Can you tell me how many people with learning disabilities you currently look after/have legal responsibility for and are living in care homes?

Request no. 20390. Received: 06/09/2018

Nursery Meals

How much does Edinburgh council pay per child per meal to each of your Partner Provider nurseries?

Request no. 20391. Received: 06/09/2018

Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey

Could I please have data from the latest Scottish Vacant and Derelict Land Survey for Edinburgh in GIS shapefile format? The link below shows pdf maps of the 2015 data for Edinburgh

Request no. 20392. Received: 06/09/2018

Common Good

Please provide a full description of the review process indicated in a number of City of Edinburgh Council public documents. Please advise on how this process is executed in a formal planning process where CEC asset disposal(s) are involved

Request no. 20393. Received: 07/09/2018

Homecare Hours

Hours per week provided by external homecare providers. Hours per week delivered by on and off contract providers

Request no. 20394. Received: 07/09/2018

Annual salary of Council Employees

The average, annual salary of council employees (£) during 2017-18. The above expressed as a Full-Time Equivalent. The average, annual employer’s/council’s contribution (£) per employee to the Lothian Pension Fund.

Request no. 20395. Received: 07/09/2018

Central Library

Please provide a copy of the ‘detailed proposals for the refurbishment of Central Library….by a joint project team from Services for Communities and City Development

Request no. 20396. Received: 07/09/2018

Central Library

Please provide a copy of 1) the full condition survey, and subsequent analysis, for the Central Library (George Washington Browne and Henderson [Bank] buildings) carried out in accordance with Scottish Government’s Core Facts Methodology

Request no. 20397. Received: 10/09/2018

Magdala Crescent and Eglinton Crescent

Details of any maintenance of the road surface over the last 5 years Details or log of any inspections to the road surface including details of how each inspection, if any, was carried out

Request no. 20398. Received: 10/09/2018

Cut back at the junction of Gogarstone and Glasgow Roads

Please provide all internal & external correspondence (including emails & social media) relating to requests for foliage to be cut back at the junction of Gogarstone and Glasgow Roads since 1st Jan 2017.

Request no. 20399. Received: 10/09/2018

Residential Planning Permissions

How many applications for planning permission did you receive for construction of a new external building at a property for residential purposes in the following timeframes? - 2015/16 - 2016/17 - 2017/18

Request no. 20400. Received: 10/09/2018

Smart Technology Litter Bins

How many public litter/waste bins do the council own? To make the distinction clear this is public litter/waste bins and not residential bins. Are the council responsible for emptying the bins or is this contracted to an external organization?

Request no. 20401. Received: 10/09/2018

Male and Female Staff

The total number of staff, total number of male and female staff? I would like to know the total number of hours of casual overtime worked, then this split in to what was worked by male and female staff?

Request no. 20402. Received: 10/09/2018

Council Staff

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

Request no. 20403. Received: 10/09/2018

Affordable housing

A list of 'commuted sums' paid into Edinburgh Council by developers/landowners since 2013 The total amount of money generated in 'commuted sums' in the 2013-2018 period

Request no. 20404. Received: 10/09/2018

Home schooling

How many children the council is aware of that are currently being home-schooled on either a full-time or part-time basis

Request no. 20409. Received: 05/09/2018

Kinship funding

Information received regarding kinship childrens funding

Request no. 20410. Received: 07/09/2018

School Refuser and Home-School Statistics

How many children in your authority are currently home-schooled? If possible please break down into primary and secondary. How many children in your authority are currently classed as school refusers?

Request no. 20411. Received: 07/09/2018

Road Maintenance Policy

Does your local authority use a risk based approach to the repair of highway defects such as potholes? If yes to Q1, when did you switch to a risk based approach? If no to Q1, what approach do you use?

Request no. 20415. Received: 10/09/2018

Social Work Structure

The name, contact number and office address details for each social work team and department within City of Edinburgh Council broken down by Adult Services, Children and Families Services, and Criminal Justice.

Request no. 20416. Received: 10/09/2018

Direct Labour Organisation - Stores (Housing)

Questionnaire on how the council operates its Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) stores

Request no. 20417. Received: 10/09/2018, Resolved: 18/09/2018

CCTV request

Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird


The City of Edinburgh Council has no public space CCTV cameras with coverage of the area described and consequently we hold no data relating to the incident.

Request no. 20418. Received: 10/09/2018


Does the council pay to advertise with Facebook? If so, please provide a breakdown of the types of adverts and associated costs for years 2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16 and 2014/15.

Request no. 20420. Received: 10/09/2018

Prince Regent Street

Any documentation reporting the accident Records of complaints or reporting of defects at the accident locus Any other documentation regarding investigations carried out

Request no. 20421. Received: 11/09/2018

Road Adoption Plan

Lochrin Place / Gilmore Place Lane, Edinburgh (MID122435)

Request no. 20424. Received: 11/09/2018

Water ingress

All information from Environmental Health department

Request no. 20425. Received: 11/09/2018

Accident Records

RIDDOR Report. Any documents relating to the reporting of or responding to the incident. Any reports or documents relating to similar accidents at HSBC for the last 12 months.

Request no. 20426. Received: 11/09/2018

Planning Application Ref No 13/02024/AMC.

I wish to see a copy of the objection correspondence you received regarding our Planning Application Ref No 13/02024/AMC.

Request no. 20428. Received: 11/09/2018

Communal Bins at Greenside Row

When should green cycle communal bins at Greenside Row be emptied? Are they contracted out or emptied by council employees? Please advise me from records when green cycle bin collections were made in the last six months at Greenside Row

Request no. 20429. Received: 11/09/2018

Employment details

What is the number and percentage of a) men and b) women currently employed in your local authority who work under zero-hours contracts between April 2011 to April 2018. Please break down the information by year.

Request no. 20430. Received: 11/09/2018

Software Licence Reviews

Can you also please let me know which company asked for the review and when?

Request no. 20431. Received: 12/09/2018


All applications and all supporting documents for:- i) Advert Consents; ii) Conservation Area Consents; iii) Listed Building Consents; and iv) Planning Permissions.

Request no. 20434. Received: 11/09/2018

Council Budget

Can I ask how much money your local authority had set aside for total pay for the financial year 2018/19 when your budget was set?

Request no. 20435. Received: 11/09/2018

Damage to 47 Craiglockhart Road

Copies of all reports/email communications and/or telephone notes in relation to the trees situated outside of 47 Craiglockhart Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1HH between 1st January 2010 – 31 August 2018.

Request no. 20438. Received: 12/09/2018

Business rates collection

The value of business rates (national non-domestic rates) written off by the authority in the financial year 2013-18.

Request no. 20439. Received: 12/09/2018, Resolved: 21/09/2018

16-22 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AQ

Please can you provide a Road Adoption Plan in colour confirming the extent of adoption of 16-22 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AQ.


Request no. 20440. Received: 12/09/2018

School Structures 2017/18

The number of incidents at schools in 2017 and 2018, broken down for each year, involving either the collapse or partial collapse of a wall or structure, or a child or teacher being struck by a falling object.

Request no. 20441. Received: 13/09/2018

Named Persons

Details of any school teachers who operate as named persons for more than 50 children, including the number of such teachers and the schools they are teaching at.

Request no. 20442. Received: 12/09/2018

P1 Assessments 2018

The number of parents contacting the local authority to opt their child out of P1 assessments in 2018.

Request no. 20443. Received: 13/09/2018

Building Preservation Notices

A register confirming all commercial properties that have been subject to a Building Preservation Notice (in accordance to Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) for the past 10 years.

Request no. 20446. Received: 13/09/2018

Bollards on Royal Mile - Trip accidents

i) Whether the risk of trip incidents was assessed before the bollards were installed

Request no. 20450. Received: 13/09/2018

Council's new School lets policy

I would like to obtain any legal advice or other professional advice obtained by Edinburgh Council in relation to their new School lets policy.

Request no. 20452. Received: 14/09/2018

Meetings between SEPA and Council Staff

Please provide agendas, notes and documents from meetings between SEPA and CEC staff, relating to 17/01183/FUL directly or indirectly.

Request no. 20453. Received: 14/09/2018

Statutory pre-school funded childcare entitlement

1a What percentage of eligible two year olds in the local authority accessed their statutory pre-school funded childcare?

Request no. 20454. Received: 14/09/2018

Comments on the City of Edinburgh Council website

I understand the desire to encompass different schemes under the one banner, but why remove the forwarding of

Request no. 20455. Received: 14/09/2018

Road inspection and Repair

All road inspection and repaiir details for the last 3 years for roads: -- Lothian Road / A700 -- Bankhead Drive -- Western Approach road -- South Gyle Access

Request no. 20456. Received: 14/09/2018

Probationer teachers

1a Number of probationer teachers starting in August

Request no. 20457. Received: 12/09/2018

Port Edgar Yacht Club, South Queensferry

Any historic GI that the council may hold. We will also be looking for any historic land uses, that may have resulted in contamination.


Request no. 20465. Received: 14/09/2018

Road Safety Audit Report - Princes Street

Request for copies of the Road Safety Audit Reports and written responses

Request no. 20468. Received: 14/09/2018

Block Residents' Repair Recharges

I would like to know what the CEC has charged blocks of residents for work done by contractors.

Request no. 20469. Received: 14/09/2018

85 and 95 Southhouse Broadway - Length of time vacant

How long have the properties 85 and 95 Southhouse Broadway been vacant?

Request no. 20470. Received: 17/09/2018

Parking enforcement questions

Request for copy of various documents

Request no. 20471. Received: 17/09/2018

Roofworks on 72 Redhall Crescent, EH14 2HD - Copies of correspondenc

Could I please request copies of all correspondence between CEC & IKO regarding roof works on 72 Redhall Crescent, EH14 2HD, from Jan 18 to date.

Request no. 20472. Received: 17/09/2018, Resolved: 18/09/2018

License Board meetings - SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

To request details of how many License Board meetings have been conveyed by:- 1. Mr N Work 2. Mr G Barrie


The information you seek is held by the Licensing Board who can be contacted at The Licensing Board, 249 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ.

Request no. 20473. Received: 17/09/2018

Council Salaries and Roles

Information on the total salary for each of the following per annum:- A Environment - 18/5/2014 to 27/7/2015. 1. Total salary per annum

Request no. 20474. Received: 17/09/2018

Scottish Public Pensions Agency circular

What action did CEC take to inform such members of the changes affecting LR member/employees and when?

Request no. 20475. Received: 17/09/2018

Cluny Gardens

I wish to see the details of any complaints made about property in Cluny Gardens and any reports on the property for the last year to date.

Request no. 20477. Received: 17/09/2018


Provision of inspection records for Princess Street for 1 year prior to 12/8/18

Request no. 20479. Received: 17/09/2018

Northfield Drive - Consultation Results Report

Confirmation of date the report was produced plus other related information.


Request no. 20480. Received: 17/09/2018

LOON FUNG - 2 Warriston Edinburgh

I would like to know through the Freedom of Information Act, what food hygiene issues this premises have

Request no. 20481. Received: 18/09/2018

Warrender Park Crescent

Report regarding HMO

Request no. 20483. Received: 17/09/2018, Resolved: 20/09/2018

CCTV request

CCTV - Charlotte Square


At no point during the period checked was any CEC Public Space camera directed towards the locus and consequently I am afraid that we are unable to provide any material relating to this incident.

Request no. 20484. Received: 17/09/2018

Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, EH12 7TB

We would be grateful to know if the site has been prioritised for further investigation under the Council’s Contaminated Land Strategy

Request no. 20485. Received: 17/09/2018

Bus Lane violations at Little France Drive, Edinburgh

Since the establishment of the bus lane can you confirm the number of violations that have occurred to date of this enquiry. Can these please be set out in a year by year format?

Request no. 20486. Received: 17/09/2018

Gordon Street Grassed Area

Records of all repair requests for 13 Gordon Street received out for the 6 months prior to the accident.

Request no. 20489. Received: 18/09/2018

Quantity, type & speed of traffic in specified streets

FoDG are concerned in particular about the quantity, type and speed of the traffic within our area as specified further below, and its effects upon safety air and noise pollution.

Request no. 20490. Received: 19/09/2018

Additional Support for Learning Information

The number of Pupil Support Assistants within mainstream primary schools - over the last 5 years (broken down by year)

Request no. 20491. Received: 17/09/2018

Meadowbank Sports Centre

Could you please provide details on the Meadowbank Sports Center - all facilities with capacities as of 2017 before the centre was closed

Request no. 20492. Received: 17/09/2018

Disabled Bay Removals

How many disabled bays have the council taken away when the qualifying householder for whom the bay was installed moved out of the house in the last 5 years.

Request no. 20493. Received: 18/09/2018

New Road Crossings

How many new road crossings have been built using a PV value of 0.3876 or less?

Request no. 20497. Received: 18/09/2018

Operation London Bridge

Reports or briefings on 'Operation London Bridge' prepared for the Chief Executive from 2017 and 2018

Request no. 20499. Received: 18/09/2018

Funding for schools in Edinburgh

I would like to receive details of funding given to all schools in the Edinburgh council area from parent fundraising activities and from parent council fundraising activities.

Request no. 20500. Received: 18/09/2018

Social housing and Commercial hotel developments

1. Please provide details on how many units of social housing your local authority have started construction on in a) 2017/18, b) 2016/17, c) 2015/16

Request no. 20501. Received: 18/09/2018

Edinburgh Lamborghini, EH15 3HR

Details of underground services/utilities

Request no. 20508. Received: 18/09/2018, Resolved: 21/09/2018

Accident on 20/07/18 - RIDDOR report

RIDDOR report - Any documentation reporting the accident - Documentation detailing the responding to the accident - Any accidents reported by the employer in the last 12 months


Information not held

Request no. 20509. Received: 18/09/2018

Data protection rules

If a Sherrifs officer comes to my office and asks me to confirm the occupant at a certain address , for council tax arrears . Am I obliged to give him that info or am I in breach of data protection laws .

Request no. 20511. Received: 18/09/2018

Business Rates

Full and up to date list of companies/businesses/charities that have become responsible for business rates between 1st-15th Sept 18

Request no. 20512. Received: 18/09/2018

NP implementation

Is the council currently implementing the Scottish Government’s Named Persons policy, and if so, to what extent? For instance, are children currently assigned a Named Person? Are Named Persons currently receiving training?

Request no. 20513. Received: 18/09/2018

Teaching Post Advertising Costs

The amount spent on advertising teaching posts on job sites in each of the last three years.

Request no. 20514. Received: 18/09/2018

School lunch food from abroad

The number of schools purchasing school lunch food from abroad (outside of the UK),

Request no. 20515. Received: 18/09/2018


The number of headteachers who are headteachers at more than 1 school concurrently.

Request no. 20517. Received: 18/09/2018

Supply teachers

The total amount spent on supply teachers for primary and secondary schools in each of the last three years.

Request no. 20519. Received: 19/09/2018

Social Care

The total number of hours of social care that went unmet the week beginning 10 September 2018 (i.e. hours that had been approved but went unmet between 10 and 16 September).

Request no. 20522. Received: 20/09/2018

Higher Award Achievements

The percentage of pupils at each school who receive: 1 Higher Award grade A-C, 3 Higher Award grades A-C, 5 Higher Award grades A-C.

Request no. 20523. Received: 20/09/2018

FOI National 5

The percentage of pupils at each school who receive: 1 National 5 awards grade A-C, 3 National 5 awards grades A-C, 5 National 5 awards grades A-C.

Request no. 20524. Received: 20/09/2018

Teacher Vacancies

The number of permanent teacher vacancies in primary and secondary schools on 20 September 2018, broken down by vacancies at primary and vacancies at secondary level.

Request no. 20525. Received: 20/09/2018

Inspection Records - Portobello

Type of inspection carried out on 15 March 2018 and 21 April 2017 in respect of a pavement at the end of Kings Place and the bottom of Kings Road in Portobello

Request no. 20526. Received: 19/09/2018

Midmar Drive, Edinburgh EH10.

1. Frequency of inspection of the road at Midmar Drive, Edinburgh EH10.

Request no. 20527. Received: 19/09/2018

Licensed Private Hire Operators

List of Licensed Private Hire Operators in and around Edinburgh

Request no. 20528. Received: 19/09/2018

Flyposting, graffiti & litter - REMOVAL OF

What actions have been taken by environmental wardens and other council staff over flyposting in the City this year?

Request no. 20529. Received: 19/09/2018

Isolation Booths in Schools

The number of schools within the authority which use isolation or consequence booths (also sometimes known as 'matrix room' booths).

Request no. 20530. Received: 19/09/2018

CCTV footage

I'm writing to you to request cctv footage of an accident I was in on the 18th of Sept 2018.

Request no. 20532. Received: 20/09/2018

Elderly Care in Urban Communities

Reports and statistics for the past ten years on Services for Older People and the partnership between the Council and the Private/Voluntary Sector.

Request no. 20534. Received: 20/09/2018

School placing requests

How many school placing requests (both primary and secondary) were received by The City of Edinburgh Council in each of the last 10 years?

Request no. 20538. Received: 20/09/2018

Gritting materials

The exact gritting materials that The City of Edinburgh Council use to grit roads, pavements and car parks.

Request no. 20539. Received: 20/09/2018

2015 Planning Enquiry

My concerns surrounding the on-going disturbances are related to the 2015 planning enquiry. What information do you hold on that as it is ALL related to harassment by venue.

Request no. 20540. Received: 21/09/2018

James Gillespie's Primary School Roofing Works

Whether risk assessments have been carried out on these works.

Request no. 20549. Received: 24/09/2018

Brexit planning

1. How much has been spent on external consultants or support to advise on the implications and consequences of brexit

Request no. 20550. Received: 21/09/2018

Waste sights under Council control

I would like to know which waste sites under Edinburgh City Council control need to have a Waste Activity manager

Request no. 20551. Received: 21/09/2018

Total spending upon additional staff & equipment

In the academic year 2017/18, what was the total spending by schools in the local authority to (a) employ additional staff

Request no. 20552. Received: 24/09/2018

Holiday apartments in Edinburgh

How many holiday apartments in Edinburgh have been served planning notices to cease trading?

Request no. 20554. Received: 24/09/2018

Arboretum Place -PV VALUE CHECK

Request no. 20555. Received: 24/09/2018

Price and sufficiency of older people’s care

(i) Please provide the average and maximum prices of LA-funded places and the average prices of self-funded places for older people.

Request no. 20556. Received: 24/09/2018

Data statistics about flytipping & other issues

Flytipping reports for Water of Leith walkway at Juniper green from 2000- 2015

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