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Request no. 30729. Received: 05/01/2021, Resolved: 29/01/2021

Statutory notices referred to on CEC report

I wish to know how much was paid and on what date in respect of each of the statutory notices referred to on CEC report 20/01719 issued on 14 May 2020.


Request no. 30730. Received: 01/01/2021, Resolved: 20/01/2021

Edinburgh Hogmanay drone video production

Cost of Edinburgh Hogmanay drone video productions. What would success look like and was it achieved?


See attached response


Request no. 30731. Received: 04/01/2021, Resolved: 19/04/2021

Pedestrian Crossing Beacons

List of pedestrian crossings marked with a white centre island globe beacon within City of Edinburgh Council boundaries. Number of beacons on each crossing point.


No fee received

Request no. 30733. Received: 05/01/2021, Resolved: 28/01/2021


Re: Section 30 (1) (b) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 - I would like to know what the average contribution towards accommodation costs is and whether there is a minimum / maximum limit for accommodation costs.


We do not hold this information.

Request no. 30735. Received: 04/01/2021, Resolved: 20/01/2021

Prosecutions for littering

2016-2020: Prosecutions for littering & outcomes, number of fixed penalty notices issued and statuses. Amount collected from fixed penalty notices, number of prosecutions brought for non-payment, and annual expenditure on enforcement.


See attached response


Request no. 30736. Received: 04/01/2021, Resolved: 13/01/2021 16:40:00

Police Box

Owners of the Blue Police Box at Maybury Road and Queensferry Road Edinburgh.


The Council does not keep records of current owners of former Police Boxes. However, in this case we have on record that Lothian and Borders Police sold this box in 2007 to Newbattle Properties.

Request no. 30737. Received: 05/01/2021, Resolved: 29/01/2021

Council Tax Arrears

How many council taxes accounts from March 2020 to January 2021 have you transferred to your local sheriff officer for collection.


Request no. 30738. Received: 04/01/2021, Resolved: 14/01/2021

Bin collections

Number of missed bin collections annually. The annual cost of missed bin collections.


See Attachment


Request no. 30740. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 03/02/2021

Public Health Funerals

For funerals carried out between 01/11/2020 and 06/01/2021, please provide the dates of death and ages at death.


Request no. 30741. Received: 05/01/2021, Resolved: 14/01/2021

Road Adoption - South Gyle

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Request no. 30742. Received: 05/01/2021, Resolved: 13/01/2021

Road Adoption - Baileyfield Road, Edinburgh, EH15 1BT

Colour Road Adoption Plan confirming the extent of all the adopted roads, verges, landscaped areas, pavements/paved areas etc. for the roads around 25 Baileyfield Road, Edinburgh, EH15 1BT.

Request no. 30743. Received: 05/01/2021, Resolved: 29/01/2021

L&D/HR systems

Do you use a Learning Management System? Is your LMS supplied on a contract basis? Do you receive any other services from your LMS supplier? Who is the key decision-maker for the aforementioned products/services?


Request no. 30747. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 02/02/2021

Council Cemeteries and Graveyards

How many grave plots were used for new burials (or bought/reserved for future burials) in council-run cemeteries in 2020, and how many were used in each of the years 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016?


Request no. 30748. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 03/02/2021

Spaces for People Expenditure

What was the actual total expenditure on schemes funded by Spaces for People between scheme launch and 31st December 2020?


Request no. 30749. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 01/02/2021

Digital devices(laptops or tablets)

How many digital devices(laptops or tablets) have been received from the Scottish Government for distribution to schoolchildren since March 2020 and, how many have been distributed?


Request no. 30750. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 01/02/2021

Council Tax

How much is spent on services for sherriff's officers to collect council tax arrears and what is the total of arrears collected in this way?


We do not hold this information. It is part of the general role of the Income and Benefits team and we do not calculate the cost and how much time is spent each year working with the SO’s to collect warrants / debt.

Request no. 30764. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 01/02/2021

Live in Care

The total number of people you have in 'live in' care and the number in each of the following client groups: over 65 year old’s, dementia, mental health, physical disabilities and learning disabilities.


We do not provide this service.

Request no. 30765. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 13/01/2021

Road Adoption Plan Enquiry

I attach a Road Adoption Plan provided back in September 2015. I am aware this is a bit of a long-shot but could you tell me what is the status of the sections of road either tinted solid green or hatched green?

Request no. 30766. Received: 07/01/2021, Resolved: 11/01/2021

Road Adoption - Allander House (AKA Inchkeith House), Edinburgh

Please can you provide a Road Adoption Plan in colour confirming the extent of all the adopted roads, verges, landscaped areas, pavements/paved areas etc. with regards to the area outlined in red on the attached plan.

Request no. 30767. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 12/02/2021

Condition of Roads - East Craigs / Craigmount, Edinburgh

The number of potholes and pavement damage evident in the streets within the West Edinburgh. This follows up my specific complaint about road and pavement damage that reported twice since November 2020 that remains unresolved.


Request no. 30773. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 02/02/2021

Contaminated Land Information Request - St Crispins School

Are you able to provide information on any potentially contaminative land uses on or within the vicinity of the site? Have any pollution / contamination events recorded or on in the immediate vicinity of the site?


Request no. 30774. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 08/02/2021

Reinventing the Central Library

I am trying to locate Council records that follow on from this document: strategic_work_programme_monitoring_report_-_january_2007_appendix_3


We have searched our records and hold no information in relation to your request.

Request no. 30775. Received: 06/01/2021, Resolved: 11/01/2021

Adopted map and status - 114 Dalry Road

If the land shown below is adopted or not? It is the adjacent amenity space next to 114 Dalry Road, Co-operative Retail Unit.


Request no. 30776. Received: 05/01/2021, Resolved: 01/02/2021

Canal View Primary School

On page 29 of the Canal View Primary School handbook it stated that there is a 'good' relationship between the school and WHEC. Do WHEC concur? If so, can WHEC provide some evidence of relationship over the last 10 years?


There is no existing evidence or data held with regards WHEC’s views or opinions about the relationship between the two schools over the past 10 years.

Request no. 30777. Received: 07/01/2021, Resolved: 08/02/2021

Pothole/Road Defect Repairs

How many potholes/road defects were reported to the local authority in each of the past five years for which data is available? Of those reported potholes/road defects, how many were reported as being on?


Request no. 30778. Received: 07/01/2021, Resolved: 03/02/2021

Healthcare Leads

Request information on Commissioning Lead, Falls Lead, Pharmacy Lead, District Nursing Lead, Occupational Therapy Lead, Physiotherapy Lead, Telecare Lead, Homecare Lead, Learning Disability Lead, Head of Finance.


Request no. 30779. Received: 07/01/2021, Resolved: 01/02/2021

List of motor vehicles primarily intended to carry eight people or more

1. Registration Mark of each motor vehicle; 2. Fleet number allocated (if any); 3. Make and Model/Type; 4. Manufacturer / converter of Body, and whether a tail lift is fitted. The list to include former buses used for other purposes.


Request no. 30780. Received: 07/01/2021, Resolved: 04/02/2021

Council Data Security

I would like to ask for information on City of Edinburgh’s data security spending & training/qualifications on behalf of Redscan.


Request no. 30781. Received: 07/01/2021, Resolved: 01/02/2021

The Stamp Office, 10 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

Information requested in regard to an environmental review of the above referenced site. We would therefore be grateful if you could search your records for this site.


Request no. 30783. Received: 08/01/2021, Resolved: 03/02/2021

Telecoms and Networks

Current Lines/Voice Services (Analogue, ISDN VOIP, SIP etc) Provider- Please can you provide me with the name of the supplier for the contract. Fixed Line- Contract Renewal Date. Type and number of Lines and other questions.


Request no. 30784. Received: 08/01/2021, Resolved: 03/02/2021

Edinburgh Tram Network

Documentation related to any investigation / risk assessments and consultation by City of Edinburgh Council into the suitability of the Edinburgh tram network for cyclists.

Request no. 30785. Received: 08/01/2021, Resolved: 14/01/2021

Highways Adoption - HILLWOOD ROAD SW

Could I please request the adoption status of the attached site location adjacent to the COOP.

Request no. 30788. Received: 10/01/2021, Resolved: 29/01/2021

Council and Housing Association Housing

Number of empty Council and Housing Association Housing in Edinburgh, their size, condition and location.


Request no. 30790. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 18/01/2021

Spaces for People

What criteria is used to assess the success the scheme in Bruntsfield and Morningside? What threshold has to be reached or criteria met to have the Braid Hills road TTRO removed?


Request no. 30791. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 02/02/2021

Buffer zones around clinics that provide abortion services

Petition - Buffer zones around clinics that provide abortion services


Request no. 30792. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 19/01/2021

Buffer Zone Petition

City of Edinburgh Council recently hosted a petition; “Introduce buffer zones around clinics that provide abortion services. Details of the petition which ran from 06 November 2020 until 09 January 2021 and attracted 4618 signatories.



Request no. 30795. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 16/03/2021

Staffing of Hubs

Request for information about the staffing of the school hubs during our recent lockdown since January 2021.


Request no. 30798. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 04/02/2021

Road Survey Records

Request for the road survey records for pot holes and repair work carried on Eastfield Road (Edinburgh Airport access road) for the period 1st January 2020 - 1st May 2020.


Request no. 30799. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 05/02/2021

Lothian Pension Fund

I request access to and copies of alternative investment portfolio records specifically for close-ended: on various funds and details of various capital.


Information provided for Q2 2020 only.

Request no. 30800. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 18/01/2021

Commercial properties

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

Request no. 30801. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 04/02/2021

Test and Trace support payment

Can you please tell me how many people have applied for the Test and Trace Support Payment in your area? Of that amount can you please tell me how many people have been granted the Test and Trace Support Payment?


Request no. 30804. Received: 11/01/2021, Resolved: 05/02/2021

Elected Members - Council Tax Arrears

Can you tell me if any elected member is in arrears with their council tax on January 11 2021? If so, can you detail for each councillor, their name, the total value of the arrears, and the length of time they have been in arrears?


Request no. 30808. Received: 12/01/2021, Resolved: 13/01/2021

Fairview Road

Inspection and maintenance regime for Fairview Road Edinburgh EH28 8AP


Please see the attached Inspection Guide.
Fairview Road is a carriageway type 3 road and is included in Mobile Inspection and Safety Inspection (12-18 months).


Request no. 30811. Received: 12/01/2021, Resolved: 08/02/2021

IT systems

Is the domain '' currently blocked by IT systems? Does this block affect schools and education centres? What is the process to apply for the block to be removed?


Request no. 30812. Received: 12/01/2021, Resolved: 09/02/2021

Self-Isolation Support Grants and hotel accommodation

Number of Self-Isolation Support Grants awarded between 12 October 2020 and 12 January 2021. And number of people within the CEC area that have been provided hotel accommodation to self-isolate between 23 March 2020 and 12 January 2021.


Request no. 30815. Received: 12/01/2021, Resolved: 12/01/2021

Road Adoption - 11 - 13 York Lane, Edinburgh

Please can you provide a Road Adoption Plan in colour confirming the extent of all the adopted roads, verges, landscaped areas, pavements/paved areas etc. with regards to the area outlined in red on the attached plan.

Request no. 30816. Received: 12/01/2021, Resolved: 03/02/2021

Support older people (65+)

What is the average weekly fee (to the nearest £) currently (financial year 2020/21) being paid by your authority to support older (65+) residents of independent sector care homes in a) residential care and b) nursing care?


Request no. 30817. Received: 12/01/2021, Resolved: 03/02/2021

PHC Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

How many wheelchair accessible Private Hire cars are available in Edinburgh? What types of vehicles are these? Do these vehicles meet the same criteria as wheelchair accessible taxis?


Request no. 30818. Received: 02/01/2021, Resolved: 15/03/2021 17:18:00

Flood and Movement Update - 23-26 St James Square, Edinburgh - 2021

I would be grateful for a copy of that report/result, please?

Request no. 30823. Received: 12/01/2021, Resolved: 25/05/2021 15:51:00

Alnwickhill Road Edinburgh

From 2018 to date: Records (including communication and photographs) of inspections, accidents, complaints of road surface defects, maintenance, defects, and the system of inspection and maintenance.


See attached part response


Request no. 30824. Received: 13/01/2021, Resolved: 04/02/2021

Outstanding Unpaid work hours

The number of outstanding unpaid work hours remaining that were given out as part of a Community Payback Order sentence in your local authority and the number of offenders who have outstanding unpaid work hours to complete.


Request no. 30825. Received: 13/01/2021, Resolved: 05/02/2021

Street Parking Fines

Please could you provide me with details of how much was collected by your authority in on-street parking fines between April 1 and September 30 2020, along with comparative details for the same period in 2019 and 2018.


1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020 - £782,373.80
1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 - £2,393,922.92
1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 - £2,095,176.72

Request no. 30826. Received: 14/01/2021, Resolved: 05/03/2021

Gritting Expenses

I would like to ask for a breakdown of the council's expenses on the gritting infrastructure.


Request no. 30827. Received: 14/01/2021, Resolved: 25/02/2021

Online learning CPD

Request for information regarding CPD for teachers focused on developing their knowledge, skills and technical abilities regarding online or blended learning. The time frame for this request is Jan 1 2020 to present.


Request no. 30829. Received: 14/01/2021, Resolved: 11/02/2021 11:49:00

Council Tax Refunds

Number of council tax refunds requested in December 2020 and January 2021 (to date).


Number of Council Tax refunds requested in December 2020 and January 2021 (to date):
December 2020: 2332.
January 2021: 2271.

Request no. 30830. Received: 14/01/2021, Resolved: 05/02/2021

Pest Control

How many times pest control have been out /called to 13 Lochrin Terrace, EH3 9QL to deal with vermin such as rats and mice? Going as far backdated as possible.


Twice since November 2020 with a further visit pending.

Request no. 30833. Received: 14/01/2021, Resolved: 05/02/2021

Furloughed (PAYE) Craft Workers

How many directly employed (PAYE) craft workers were furloughed by your Local Authority each month during the furlough period from the beginning of April 2020 to 31 October 2020?


There were no such furloughed staff in this period.

Request no. 30834. Received: 14/01/2021, Resolved: 05/02/2021

Merchiston Area

Approximately how many people are living here? How many buildings are composing this area? What is the actual area in m2?


The specific information requested is not held by the City of Edinburgh Council.


Request no. 30839. Received: 15/01/2021, Resolved: 04/03/2021

Davidsons Mains Primary School

Reports, notes, other documents, and emails regarding: Inspections of the School, the risks, and health and safety due to the condition of the school, and explanations as to why inspection works were not to be carried out (from Jan 2015 to date)


Request no. 30840. Received: 15/01/2021

Invoice for repair

Request for a copy of the invoice for repairs to the guttering and other roofing work over the past 6 years.

Request no. 30846. Received: 15/01/2021, Resolved: 10/02/2021

Fairview Road

Request for the reported defects and repairs for this particular road for the period 1st Jan 2019 up until now.


The information is provided in the copy of the Site History Report attached.


Request no. 30848. Received: 15/01/2021, Resolved: 19/04/2021

Edinburgh transport

Documentation that specifies if any of the branches of Edinburgh transport are a public authority.


No clarification received

Request no. 30851. Received: 15/01/2021, Resolved: 10/02/2021

ESCo Energy for Edinburgh

I am looking for all papers relating to the ESCo Energy for Edinburgh. It was set up in 2016. I do not know how often it has met since then.


See attached.


Request no. 30852. Received: 15/01/2021, Resolved: 12/03/2021

Expenditure Request

Expenditures regarding Warriston Cemetery to the potential indirect benefits which can arise to its users to decide whether it is an asset or a liability. Request detailed expenditure list from the Council regarding its green space maintenance.


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 30853. Received: 15/01/2021, Resolved: 04/02/2021

Spaces for People

Rquest copies of all email correspondence and all minutes of meetings making any reference to the Lanark Road, Longstone Road, Inglis Green Road or Murrayburn Road schemes, between 15 January 2020 and 14 January 2021.


Request no. 30859. Received: 18/01/2021, Resolved: 10/02/2021

MOT Testing Centres

I am looking for information on the Council run MOT testing centre for this Council.


Request no. 30860. Received: 18/01/2021, Resolved: 04/03/2021

Remote Learning Provision

• Are there any schools in this local authority providing live lessons throughout the current period of remote learning? • If the answer to this question is yes, then approximately what proportion of schools are providing live lessons?


89% of schools are providing live lessons

Request no. 30865. Received: 18/01/2021, Resolved: 05/05/2021

Students for whom English is not their first language

From 2010-2020: Number students for whom English is not their first language; Number with special educational needs; Number in each type of school; Types of support provided; Attainment levels; and total funding received to support them.


See part-response provided. No clarification provided.


Request no. 30869. Received: 17/01/2021, Resolved: 08/02/2021

Edinburgh Council owned Garages

Locations of Edinburgh Council owned garages, and number in each location. Number in each location that are vacant and available to rent, currently rented, and unable to be rented. Size of the waiting list for each location.


See Attachment


Request no. 30874. Received: 18/01/2021, Resolved: 18/02/2021

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Confirmation the accident location is owned/adopted by the Council. Request Maintenance records including records of independent contractors working in relevant area for a period of 12 months prior to the accident date.


Request no. 30877. Received: 18/01/2021, Resolved: 11/02/2021

Tackling Historic Legacies

Can you please provide (redacted as needed) internal communications/memos/notices/emails/video conference calls , advice, webinars or transcripts of these, etc.


Request no. 30879. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 23/03/2021

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Awarded to Home Based Businesses

Please advise the number of LADG - Local Authority C19 Discretionary Grants, which have been awarded to Home Based Businesses since the first lockdown was announced on 23rd March 2020 to date by this Council.


Closed. No clarification received

Request no. 30881. Received: 18/01/2021, Resolved: 19/04/2021

Students committing self-harm and suicide

Number of enrolled students that committed self-harm who required medical treatment. Number of enrolled students who committed suicide. Number of times ambulances were called to campus accommodation for suicide, suicide attempts, and self-harm.


No clarification received

Request no. 30882. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 10/02/2021

MOT / compliance test for hackney carriage & private hire vehicles

1 number of vehicle inspections within a 12 month calender year, does this vary according to age of vehicle? 2 internal testing or approved testing centres / number of testing stations within your district and other questions.


Request no. 30883. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 12/02/2021

Fuel Types of Licensed Taxis

Please could you list by percentage with total along side the breakdown of the type of fuel used by licensed taxis/cabs/phv currently in operation within your local authority.


This level of detail is not recorded.

Request no. 30884. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 15/02/2021

Public Health Funerals

Funerals carried out from 01/11/2020 to 19/01/2021. Dates of death and ages at death.

Request no. 30885. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 15/02/2021

No Next of Kin Guardianship Deaths

Regarding persons who are/were known to the Council and who have died between 01/11/2020 and 19/01/2021 - Dates of death and ages at death.


Request no. 30886. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 16/02/2021

Edinburgh: Affordable homes, Council homes, Roads and Pavements

Number of affordable homes, and Council homes built each year in Edinburgh from 2007 to present. Number of miles of roads in Edinburgh. Total length of roads and pavements that have ‘spaces for people’ on them.


Request no. 30888. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 10/02/2021

Electric Vehicle Charger usage

Please could you provide the following details in regards to Electric Vehicle Charger usage of which your Local Authority hosts/owns.


Request no. 30889. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 12/02/2021

Sex Offenders Released from Prison

Can you provide the latest figures available for Edinburgh, in terms of: 1. Sex offenders released from prison without having anywhere to live, and 2. The risk category of sex offenders released from prison without having anywhere to live.


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. 30891. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 29/01/2021

Footpath on Drum Street

Inspection and maintenance records for the footpath on Drum Street, Gilmerton for the period of September 2018 to date.


See attachment


Request no. 30897. Received: 19/01/2021, Resolved: 12/02/2021

School Uniform Grant

I want to know how the value of the school uniform grant has changed for your council every year since 2011. I also want to know how many grants you have given out each year since then.


Request no. 30898. Received: 20/01/2021, Resolved: 18/02/2021

Christmas/Hogmanay Events 2020

Dates, attendees & minutes of meetings (July 2020 to December 2020) that discussed Underbelly Christmas/Hogmanay 2020 events. Correspondence relating to Underbelly's proposals between the City of Edinburgh Council, Underbelly & other stakeholders.


Request no. 30901. Received: 20/01/2021, Resolved: 11/02/2021

Homeless B&Bs

How many single homeless people were accommodated in B&Bs as of April 2020? How many single homeless people have been accommodated in B&Bs by the LA since April 2020?


Request no. 30904. Received: 20/01/2021, Resolved: 17/02/2021

Tender for Managed Print Services

Any Report, whether in finalised form or not, which is held by the City of Edinburgh Council pursuant to Regulation 83 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 in respect of the Procurement;


Request no. 30909. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 12/02/2021

Development and Planning

I would like to see all the information you have regarding the development and planning of the land that is the former Dunfermline College Campus located in Cramond.


Request no. 30910. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 15/02/2021

Business Rates - New Liabilities

Can you please supply the following information in relation to business rates new liabilities for the period 17th of December 2020 until 20th of January 2021 inclusive.


Request no. 30911. Received: 20/01/2021, Resolved: 15/02/2021

Environmental Assessment - Western Village, Granton - Cycle Route

We are currently undertaking an Environmental and Geotechnical Desk Study for the above site as shown on the enclosed site location plan.


Request no. 30914. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 15/02/2021

Child abuse at Howdenhall

Information regarding abuse of children in Howdenhall Assessment Centre around 1969.


Request no. 30915. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 16/02/2021

Electric Vehicle Fleet

Name, position, and contact details of your Fleet Manager or equivalent? Number of EV vehicles in your fleet including vehicle make and model? Whether you have an established EV network and who runs this? Info on public EV charging?


Request no. 30916. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 21/01/2021 14:53:00


1. Name, position, and contact details of your Fleet Manager or equivalent Number of EV vehicles in your fleet including vehicle make and model


Request already logged 30915 by AL to Iain - duplicate

Request no. 30917. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 15/02/2021

Accident Records

We would be obliged if you could revert and confirm if you are in a position to provide us with a copy of your report into this incident, copies of all of the documents relating to the above matter, and any photographs taken of the locus.


The investigation is not complete and as such we are unable to disclose any information.

Request no. 30918. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 18/02/2021

Building Warrant 11/03844/ALT/A

Copies of all recorded information concerning the decision to refuse (initially) and then approve the Certificate of Completion in relation to Building Warrant 11/03844/ALT/A.


See attached documentation


Request no. 30921. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 18/02/2021

CCTV Footage

The footage from the CCTV located at the crossroad of A1 with Restalrig Road South, Portobello Road and Willowbrae Road might be able to help identify the person involved.


No relevant footage held.

Request no. 30926. Received: 22/01/2021, Resolved: 19/02/2021

'Spaces for People' Program

Minutes of all meetings held in the past year. The initial scope document that outlined the remit of the program. Any documents that detail the method by which individual projects have been selected and assessed.


Request no. 30927. Received: 22/01/2021, Resolved: 18/02/2021

Bus Stop Removal and Floating Pavement Extensions

From 01/01/20 to 01/01/21: Number of bus stops that have been removed, and the total cost. And the number of bus stops have had the floating pavement extension installed throughout the sfp programme, and the total cost.


Request no. 30928. Received: 22/01/2021, Resolved: 19/02/2021

Suppliers' Apprenticeships

The total number of apprenticeships, mentoring days and work placements created by the council’s suppliers in 2019.


Suppliers did not declare, nor did we ask how many apprenticeships, mentoring days and work placements they created in this period.

Request no. 30929. Received: 22/01/2021, Resolved: 12/03/2021

Trams to Newhaven contract

What variations were made to the Trams to Newhaven contract with Sacyr, after the contract had been awarded to the company?


Request no. 30930. Received: 22/01/2021, Resolved: 10/03/2021

Live school lessons during lockdown

The percentage of schools (primary and secondary) offering children live lessons during lockdown.


93% of primary and secondary schools are providing live lessons during lockdown.

Request no. 30932. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 25/01/2021 17:57:00

Multiple Requests

I’m enquiring to ascertain your preferred method to deal with supplying copies of the approximately 80/90 (!) different requests I’ll require?

Request no. 30934. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 19/02/2021

Littering in Edinburgh

Could provide with the total littering fines issued in 2019 and the revenue generated from those fines. The slogan 'I'm a bin, drop your litter in', when was this introduced and do you measure the positive or negative impacts of it?


Request no. 30935. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 04/03/2021

Education Expenditure

The total gross education expenditure made by this local authority. The total number of school pupils in this local authority. In both cases, please could I have this information for the three most recent financial years.


Request no. 30936. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 23/02/2021

Public Transport Spend & Usage

How much the council spends on public transport each year and usage figures; that would be buses, trains, trams, cycles. As much information as you have, going back as far as you can.


Request no. 30938. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 19/02/2021

CCTV Footage

The place is the entrance to Drylaw shopping centre from Ferry Road.


No relevant footage held.

Request no. 30939. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 15/03/2021 11:29:00

Data Sharing Agreements with Police Scotland for processing 'sensitive' data

What is the recorded date (or dates) when the Data Processor (or Controller) City of Edinburgh Council entered into an Information Sharing Agreement (ISA), also known by the ICO as a Data Sharing Agreement, with Police Scotland.

Request no. 30940. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 17/02/2021

Fire at Alan Breck Gardens

Information request regarding a fire at Alan Breck Gardens


Information not provided

Request no. 30941. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 14/04/2021

Free Personal Care

For 2017/18, how many Self Funders you assessed for Free Personal Care? Of those Self Funders how many got accepted for Free Personal Care? How you know who all the Self Funders are in your Council area?


Request no. 30942. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 22/03/2021

Raised Speed Limits

Can I have a comprehensive list of all roads under your control in which the speed limit has been permanently raised that was not for the purpose of becoming a dual carriageway?


From the records we hold we could only find information in relation to one speed limit increase.

South Gyle Acccess and South Gyle Broadway from 30 mph to 40mph enacted on February 15 1995.

Request no. 30943. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 25/03/2021

LGBT Youth Scotland

Please provide any information you hold regarding payments to LGBT Youth Scotland for each of the years 2018, 2019 and 2020.


Request no. 30944. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 01/02/2021

Citizenship Ceremonies Backlog

I would like to know how big the backlog for citizenship ceremonies is. These are currently conducted online and I understand that a backlog is being worked through.


Request no. 30946. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 22/02/2021

Residents in care homes

Can you please advise how many residents in care homes in Edinburgh have died or been hospitalised following administration of a 'covid' vaccine?


Request no. 30947. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 22/02/2021


Can you please set out how many FTE frontline communications staff/press officers there have been for each of the ten years to 2019/20. If an average number cannot be sourced, pick March as a snapshot and other questions.


Request no. 30948. Received: 22/01/2021, Resolved: 26/01/2021

Temporary homeless accommodation charges

If the Council has charged homeless people for temporary accommodation, how many people were charged?


Cancelled. See 30454

Request no. 30950. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 26/01/2021

Fleet / Transport / Waste / Cleansing Services

Can you supply the name/s of this the managers and a contact number or email address as appropriate?


Information provided

Request no. 30952. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 19/02/2021

Arboretum Place Parking Charges

How many penalty charge notices have been issued in Arboretum Place Edinburgh for parking voucher observed had been purchased from the incorrect pay and display machine elsewhere on the road?


Request no. 30954. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 22/02/2021

Public Health Funerals

The number, cost and reasons for Public Health Funerals 01/04/2019 to 31/12/2020, plus additional general questions.


Request no. 30955. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 29/01/2021

Road closures due to adverse weather for certain dates

Could you provide me information on the closures of the council's roads, due to adverse weather (particularly due to flooding/ surface water/ rainfall) on 24/06/2019 and 11/08/2019.


Due to the emergency nature of these events, officers and operatives have to act quickly and on a number of fronts. As a result there are no such records.

Request no. 30958. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 22/02/2021

Coronavirus Discretionary Grants Fund

Can you tell me how many charities have applied for the above fund to date, and what the total amount of the awarded grants is for those charities.


As at 26/01/2021, the date your request was submitted, the Discretionary Grant fund had not yet launched in the City of Edinburgh Council area and we had therefore not received, processed or paid out on any applications for funding from charities.

Request no. 30959. Received: 25/01/2021, Resolved: 22/02/2021

Buffer zones around abortion service clinic petition

Completed Petition Form(s) submitted to City of Edinburgh Council relating to the current petition: Introduce buffer zones around clinics that provide abortion services.


See attached documentation


Request no. 30960. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 23/02/2021

Great Junction Street/Ferry Road Potholes

Pothole reports and repairs on the carriageway at Great Junction Street, Leith within 100 yards of its junction with Ferry Road between 23/12/2018 and 31/03/2020.


Please refer to the attached Site History Report. The reports of potholes and damage are shown in the Customer Services part of the report and repairs information is in the Maintenance Management section.


Request no. 30962. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 28/01/2021

Replacing wands

Please advise total cost of replacing wands back into the original position, or new wands being added to replace missing ones all over the city. Costs from 01/01/20 to 01/01/21.

Request no. 30963. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 19/04/2021

Spaces for People Wands

Where were they purchased from? What was the cost in sending them to Edinburgh? What was the cost of damage to wands from 01/01/2020 to 01/01/2021?


Closed - No fee received.

Request no. 30965. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 15/02/2021

Housing Network charges and availability timeframes

Amount on average, per night the Council is charged by the Housing Network for the provision of a 2-Bedroom flat for 'Service Users'. The average period for which the Housing Network generally make the flats available.


Request no. 30966. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 26/01/2021

Great Junction Street

I want to know what repairs were made to pot holes or other road damage on the carriageway at Great Junction Street, Leith within 100 yards of its junction with Ferry Road between 23 December 2019 and March 2020.


Cancelled - See 30960

Request no. 30970. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 17/02/2021

Road Adoption Plan - Burdiehouse Road EH17 8SG

Can I confirm that the Road Adoption Map available on your website is correct when it indicates that the roads shown on the attached extract are unadopted? These are the roads at a new development just off Burdiehouse Road, EH17 8SG.


I can confirm that the online Roads Adoption Plans are correct.

The roads at this location are all Prospectively Adoptable. They therefore remain the maintenance responsibility of the developer(s) until such time as they may be adopted.

Request no. 30971. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 22/02/2021

Local Restrictions Support Grant / Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

How much Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) government funding has City of Edinburgh received in total? How much Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) government funding has City of Edinburgh received in total?


Zero; The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) are only available in England. They are not available in Scotland.

Request no. 30974. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 24/02/2021

Craiglockhart Avenue and Inglis Green Road

Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the last two years. Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in the last two years


Request no. 30984. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 24/02/2021

Road Inspection Burnshot Road

I would like to receive a copy of the council's road inspection report, of the Burnshot Road, from 8th January 2020. I would also like to receive the evidence of when the council were next notified of any defects on this same road


Please refer to the attached ‘Condition Survey’ report from 08/01/2020 and to the attached ‘Customer Services’ report which covers the period 08/01/2020 to 08/02/2020.


Request no. 30985. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 24/02/2021 11:02:00

Management of Physical Records

Do you currently have any paper documents in storage? If all of your documents have been securely digitised, do you have any bespoke software to electronically access and manage scanned images?


Request no. 30986. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 23/02/2021

Road Safety Audit

Do you know if the road safety audit has been undertaken yet for the Comiston Road installation? If so where can I obtain a copy?


Request no. 30987. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 29/01/2021 11:09:00

Road Adoption - Strachan Road

We requested an adoption map but are unsure what the blue hatched line on the corner of Strachan Road indicates

Request no. 30988. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 22/02/2021

Theoretical development

Information regarding a transport assessment for a theoretical development opposite Ocean Terminal.


Request no. 30989. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 26/02/2021

Business and/or Commercial Premises

The total number of business and or commercial premises owned by City of Edinburgh Council, that have been empty or vacant for 12 months or more.


Request no. 30999. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 24/02/2021


I am hoping to find out how many people live in Leith and how many of these people have a physical disability. Is this something you could help me with?


Request no. 31000. Received: 28/01/2021, Resolved: 25/02/2021

Puppy trade

Between 1st January 2018 and 31st December 2020: a. how many puppies/dogs were seized by Trading Standards on suspicion that they were in breach of the Rabies Order 1974?


Response: None

Request no. 31002. Received: 28/01/2021, Resolved: 01/03/2021

Mobile Snack Van Siting

Operator licence questions.


Request no. 31004. Received: 27/01/2021, Resolved: 22/02/2021

Temporary Pavement Extensions Cost

How much have the temporary pavement extensions cost?


Request no. 31006. Received: 28/01/2021, Resolved: 25/02/2021

Privacy Notice / CCTV Policy

A copy of the CCTV Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) for CEC schools under its control. CCTV Policy. CCTV retention timescales during 2018 to 2020 for St Thomas of Aquin's High School, Holy Rood High School and Leith Academy.


Request no. 31008. Received: 28/01/2021, Resolved: 23/02/2021

MARAC - Job Roles

Which Council grades/job roles are involved in the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC), that is currently coordinated by Edinburgh Domestic Abuse Court Advocacy Service (EDDACS), since this MARAC was established?


Request no. 31009. Received: 28/01/2021, Resolved: 25/02/2021

Road Maintenance Budget

Repair and finance information in relation to Maybury Road and Maybury Drive from 01/04/2019 to 31/03/2020.


The budget, maintenance spend and related payments to contractors are recorded per Locality. We do not have systems and databases in place that enable us to record, collate and therefore extract maintenance spend on an individual street basis.

Request no. 31011. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 25/02/2021

Spaces For People

Please state the exact number of official complaints received in respect of sfp between 01/04/20 till 01/01/21. How many official complaints were answered for sfp in the same period as above 01/04/20 till 01/01/21.


Request no. 31015. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 25/02/2021

Council Vehicles

Total number of Council vehicles and electric vehicles, divided into cars and other vehicle types (2018, 2019, 2020). Cost of fuel for Council vehicles and amount paid for the purchase of new vehicles.


Request no. 31016. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 25/02/2021

Graffiti Removal

How many incidents of graffiti have been reported to your local authority between 1 April 2020 and 31 January 2021? What number of those reports constituted hate-based graffiti? and other questions.


Request no. 31017. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 29/03/2021

Social Workers Criminal Actions Policy

Could you send me a copy of your policy and procedures for social workers working in the child protection area.


Closed. No clarification received

Request no. 31018. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 30/03/2021

Foster Carer Policy and Procedure

Could you please send me you policy and procedures for dealing with registered foster carers who actively obstruct and deny court ordered child contact. Request is regards to practicing social workers involved with child protection.


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 31019. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 01/02/2021

Foster Carers obstructing contact

Could you please send me you policy and procedures for dealing with registered foster carers who actively obstruct and deny court ordered child contact please. This request is regarding registered foster carers.


See 31018

Request no. 31020. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 23/02/2021

Zoo Licensing Act

For each premises with a Zoo Licence, return a copy of the most recent annual zoo stocklist outlining births, arrivals, deaths etc. in accordance with Section 9.5 of the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice.


Request no. 31021. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 23/02/2021

179 Colinton Mains Road, Edinburgh EH13 9BX

Confirmation as to whether the maintenance and upkeep of the above area is the responsibility of Edinburgh City Council. If not, please confirm the identity of the responsible party. Request all documents relating to the above.


Request no. 31023. Received: 29/01/2021, Resolved: 26/02/2021

Bins, Grit and Reserves

How much money spent on residential refuse/waste collection in the past five years, broken down by year? How much spent on purchasing or obtaining grit or other materials for gritting and de-icing roads and pavements and reserves.


Request no. 31026. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 01/04/2021

Newhaven Road - 20/05237/FUL

Planning decision questions.


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 31056. Received: 26/01/2021, Resolved: 23/02/2021

A720 Eastbound near to the Baberton Junction

Could you confirm whether you received any notifications from any road users regarding the condition of the road, and whether you took any steps to investigate the matter.


Request no. 31482. Received: 21/01/2021, Resolved: 05/03/2021 14:45:00

Byelaws relating to UAV Flights

Can you please advise if you have any byelaws relating to the use off UAVs from your land, and if so can you please provide a copy or the link to their location on a website.

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