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Request no. 32695. Received: 01/06/2021

TTROs or ETROs for the Spaces for People schemes

With regard to the TTROs or ETROs for the Spaces for People schemes, can you provide a list of who was consulted for each one, the dates that these were sent and who replied and when.

Request no. 32697. Received: 01/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

Cranston Street

Copies of gritting records from January 2019 until present. Details of any changes to the gritting regime and why these changes were made, from January 2015 to present. Complaints January 2018 until present.


See attached response


Request no. 32698. Received: 01/06/2021, Resolved: 29/06/2021

Plumber's Report

Request for copy of plumber's report for flat in Stenhouse Avenue West.


There is no plumber’s report available as Housing Property plumbers are not requested to complete reports.

Request no. 32699. Received: 01/06/2021, Resolved: 28/06/2021


What is the total number of households in your area? How many commercial properties within your area are currently empty? Plus additional questions.


Request no. 32701. Received: 01/06/2021, Resolved: 11/06/2021

Places for People

How do members of public deselect a councillor? How many complaints have been logged against the Places for People?


Cancelled. See request 32683

Request no. 32702. Received: 01/06/2021, Resolved: 28/06/2021

Lothian Pension Fund

A list of ALL types of alternative asset investments, including private equity, venture capital, distressed debt, mezzanine, fund of funds, infrastructure, natural resources, real estate and private debt partnerships in which Lothian Pension Fund?


Request no. 32704. Received: 01/06/2021, Resolved: 28/06/2021

Gaelic Medium Education at James Gillespie's High School

Several questions regarding GME at James Gillespie's High School.


Request no. 32706. Received: 02/06/2021, Resolved: 24/06/2021

Planning application 20/04323/FUL

All information relating to planning applications whether approved or rejected for off street parking which is within 15 metres of a junction in the last 5 years.


Information provided

Request no. 32707. Received: 02/06/2021, Resolved: 03/06/2021

Burials and Cremations

The total number of burials and cremations in the City of Edinburgh Council jurisdiction from the beginning of January 2015 to the end of December 2020 listed separately and annually. I would like this information to be emailed to me.

Request no. 32709. Received: 02/06/2021, Resolved: 02/07/2021

Selling Animals as Pets & Dog Breeding Licences

A copy of all current licences issued in respect of selling animals as pets. I require a copy of the licence and not just a link to any online list.


Request no. 32710. Received: 02/06/2021, Resolved: 21/06/2021

Moving Forward: Making Changes Programme

A number of questions in regard to this programme


Request no. 32721. Received: 02/06/2021, Resolved: 04/06/2021

Ferry Road, Edinburgh

We refer to the above and would be grateful if you would provide us with CCTV that you might hold that covers Ferry Road, Edinburgh outside Morrisons approx. 80 metres from its junction with Pilton Drive, Edinburgh

Request no. 32726. Received: 01/06/2021, Resolved: 07/07/2021

Section 75 contributions

We request data relating to how Section 75 contributions have been collected and spent within the years 2019-2020 and data regarding Section 75 contributions - both collected by and spent by the local authority - for each year 2019-2020.


See attached response


Request no. 32728. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 06/07/2021

East Craigs LTN

Please advise how much has been spent on the East Craigs LTN to date.


The cost associated with East Craigs LTN to date is around £40,800 including staff costs.

Request no. 32729. Received: 02/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

Rowanfields School, Groathill Road North

A full disclosure of the cost, with a detailed breakdown, for school maintenance both inside and outside. Along the budget allocated annually for the past five years.


Request no. 32731. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 01/07/2021

SFP Cycle Lanes

Please confirm if the council cleans and maintains all sfp cycle lanes themselves or if a private company is used please state the yearly cost to the taxpayer.


The Council’s Waste and Cleansing service cleans the SfP cycle lanes with Road Operations maintaining the surface. The cost is funded from the Spaces for People programme, funded from the Scottish Government. The cost to date is £64,454.48.

Request no. 32732. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 30/06/2021

2021 Certification Work in Secondary Schools

Do you expect schools to have compared their 2021 provisional results with attainment from previous years? If a school's results do not align with previous attainment, what would happen? Time frame for this request is 01/03/2021 - present.


Request no. 32733. Received: 03/06/2021

Alternative Certification Model 2021

Please release copies of all communication - including any attachments - between council officials (for example the Director of Education, or staff from the education department. Time frame for this request is 01/03/2021 - present

Request no. 32734. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 01/07/2021

Kiershill, Ratho - Contaminated Land Enquiry

Would you be able to advise if there are any ground contamination issues present within the extents shown on the attached drawing?


No information held - see attachment.


Request no. 32735. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 01/07/2021

Spaces for People - Broughton Street to Canonmills.

What outcomes for monitoring purposes are expected from the specific components and the overall scheme? What metrics will be used to assess whether these outcomes are being met and other questions.


See attached response


Request no. 32736. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 01/07/2021

Spaces for People Programme

Has the Council’s Internal Audit Service investigated or reviewed any aspect of the management and/or funding of the Spaces for People Programme? If yes, what findings are available and what actions have been recommended?


Request no. 32737. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Sale of Watertoun Road Site to Cala Homes

All information relating to correspondence or meetings between the Council and Cala on any matters relating to Cala’s proposed planning application for the Watertoun Road site; and other questions.


Request no. 32738. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 30/06/2021

Spaces for People - Ferry Road

Requesting information regarding a pedestrian guardrail removal on Ferry Road. Copy of the guardrail assessment for these works. The name of the person responsible for making this decision.


Request no. 32739. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 30/06/2021

Dog Wardens

Between 1st May 2017 and 1st May 2021, how much has Edinburgh City Council spent on the employment of dog wardens and what is the total amount of fines issued for dog fouling during this time ?


Request no. 32740. Received: 04/06/2021, Resolved: 24/06/2021

Decision Notice 083/2020

“On 18 February 2019, the Council located information which fell within the scope of the earlier requests and, consequently, within the scope of the request which is the subject of this decision, i.e. the request of 5 February 2019.

Request no. 32743. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 21/07/2021

Employees Employed in Care Homes

Total numbers of employees, employed by CEC in Council run care homes? Total number of BAME employees, employed by CEC in Council run Care homes? All information regarding employees employed in care homes.


Request no. 32744. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021


Any reports from the public or members of EDC staff of potholes and their locations on Calder Road between Bankhead Roundabout and Sighthill Roundabout travelling East bound between 1st April 2021 and 30th April 2021.


There was one pothole enquiry logged in this area within the specified timeframe. It was logged on the 29/04/2021, inspected on the 05/05/2021, and made safe on the 07/05/2021 by the nightshift squad.

Request no. 32745. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

Land Strategy to Support Delivery of Affordable Housing and Brownfield Regeneration

The previous operational use of all sites listed in Appendix 1 of the document submitted to Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee on the 10.00am, Thursday, 14 January 2021.


Please see attached.


Request no. 32749. Received: 03/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

Public Library Services

The number of public libraries in your region providing a walking group service for adults (prior to the disruptions caused by Covid-19 if services have not yet resumed). Any evaluation data and/or reports.


Edinburgh City Libraries do not provide a walking group service for adults from any of our libraires.

Request no. 32750. Received: 04/06/2021, Resolved: 25/06/2021

Forestry Service

All notes held on the Forestry Service database with regards to trees planted on council land on Chesser Gardens; namely that planted closest to the boundary line with 31 Chesser Crescent.


Request no. 32754. Received: 04/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

Public Works Loan Board

Information request relating to loans taken by your local authority from the Public Works Loan Board lending facility of the Debt Management Office during 2020-21


No loans were used to purchase commercial property.

Request no. 32755. Received: 04/06/2021, Resolved: 02/07/2021 15:34:00

Flood and Movement Update

All documents, including any plans and maps involved in the Council’s adoption for maintenance of: St James Square, Edinburgh; James Craig Walk, Edinburgh; and Elder Street, Edinburgh.

Request no. 32756. Received: 04/06/2021, Resolved: 02/07/2021 14:52:00

Residential Care Homes / Nursing Homes and training provision

Can you please list all the residential care homes and nursing homes in your council area? Does your local authority use a Learning Management System and e-learning provision for employee training within health and social care?

Request no. 32757. Received: 04/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Dumbryden Terrace - Phase 3

Please supply any information you may have regarding underground or above-ground fuel storage tanks on the above site.


Having completed searches of records for both current and derelict petroleum stores, we have been unable to locate any information in the zone outlined in the map provided.


Request no. 32758. Received: 04/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Dumbryden Gardens - Phase 3 - Desk Study

Provide all details of any former uses of the site, or the immediate surrounding land which may have resulted in contamination of the site.


No relevant information held.


Request no. 32768. Received: 04/06/2021, Resolved: 09/07/2021 11:31:00

Road Occupation Permit - Belgrave Crescent

Request for a copy of any extension that may have been made to that permit.

Request no. 32770. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 11/08/2021

Ocean Way, Leith, Edinburgh

Request all information relating to Ocean Way, Leith, Edinburgh from April 2021 to present date.


Request no. 32771. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

Teacher jobs for the academic years 2015/16 - 2020/21

How many Social Subjects jobs (History, Modern Studies and Geography) or single subject jobs were advertised by academic year - 2015/16 - 2020/21? Permanent and full time jobs? How many these jobs were advertised externally?


Request no. 32774. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 02/07/2021

SCOT (NA Funerals)

Any information you hold relating to National Assistance Act or “Paupers funerals carried (sometimes referred to as 'Public Health' Funerals) where persons who have died with no known next of kin (blood relatives) since 1/4/21 to date.

Request no. 32775. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 02/07/2021

Guardianship Deaths - 01/04/2021 to 07/06/2021

Deaths between 01/04/2021 and 07/06/2021, where the individual was under the Guardianship of the Council: Q1. Dates of death. Q2. Ages at death.


Request no. 32776. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021


Information requested


Closed. No clarification received.

Request no. 32777. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

Currie Community High School

What is the breakdown of the total number of pupils in each year group S1-S6 in the 2021-2022 year? Request all information regarding the above plus additional questions.


See attached response


Request no. 32778. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 06/07/2021

Educational Establishments

All primary and secondary schools, Additional Supports Needs (ASN), Early Learning and Childcare Centres (ELCC) closed and/or merged since 2000? And opened since 2000? As well as detailing reasons for these changes?


See attached response


Request no. 32779. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 02/07/2021

Prevent Programme

Could you please provide a list/any details of all projects/work undertaken as part of the Council's Prevent programme undertaken since May 2020.


Request no. 32780. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

Edinburgh Council LTN for Corstorphine

Would like to see the the actual survey response numbers and percentages, for all questions, completed in Feb/Mar. Survey, out 04/06/21 for the same keeps quoting 'people said this', without the slightest indication percentage of total returns.


Request no. 32781. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

Appointments of Additional Teachers

How many appointments were (a) permanent and (b) temporary. Please also detail all advice sent by the Scottish Government regarding the permanence of these appointments. Any advice provided on additional funding?


Request no. 32782. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

Additional teaching and support staff

How many additional (a) teaching and (b) support staff positions have been created ahead of the August 2021 term start broken down by posts in nurseries, primaries and secondaries. How many posts are temporary or permanent.


Request no. 32783. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 24/06/2021

Decision Notice 048/2021

Please could you let me know (yes/no) if “the McGuigan Review was initiated by the Monitoring Officer? Please note paragraph 53 of this OSIC guidance:

Request no. 32786. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 02/07/2021

Spaces for People Traffic Light Timings

Changes made to traffic lights timings at junctions in Edinburgh in the past 12 months. Any discussion about this matter in regards to Spaces For People.


Request no. 32787. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

LGBT Youth Scotland’s LGBT Schools Charter programme

Any recorded information held by the Council in relation to its registration with LGBT Youth Scotland’s LGBT Schools Charter programme, or any other programme run by LGBT Youth Scotland.


Request no. 32792. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Documents relating to squalor

I am searching for any reports, research or policy documents produced by your council into individuals living in squalid conditions, or classed as having Diogenes Syndrome or extreme self-neglect.


We hold no information in regard to this request.

Request no. 32793. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

Catering Services Contract

Details of Food – Service contract/s that is/are focused around catering services.


See attached response


Request no. 32794. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

Bun-Sgoil Taobh na Pàirce Pupils

I am seeking the number of Bun-Sgoil Taobh na Pàirce Pupils, broken down by Non-Denominational Primary School Catchment Areas for 2020/21 academic year.


Request no. 32797. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

Council's Tenancy

I would appreciate Edinburgh Council's Tenancy Agreement for Edinburgh Council tenants


Request no. 32801. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 07/07/2021

Station Road

I would like to know how much has been spent in the last 5 years on repairs to Station road, Ratho Station.


All street repairs come from the same general budget and are not split or broken down by street. Therefore we are unable to provide you figures specifically for Station Road, Ratho Station.

Request no. 32802. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

Burials & Cremations

Numbers of burials and cremations in the areas under Edinburgh City Council for the last 10 years.


Request no. 32803. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 03/08/2021

Subsidence Repair

How much money had been spent on subsidence repairs per year for the last ten years?


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 32804. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Refugees and Asylum Seekers

I am requesting the documents and policies which have information about the integration of refugees and asylum seekers into Edinburgh City. This includes, but is not limited to, the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme


Request no. 32805. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 06/07/2021

Legal Fees - Planning Contribution Agreements

The total amount of legal fees paid by applicants in relation to planning contribution agreements in each of the last five years, if possible the breakdown should show split by Section 69 or Section 75 of the Town & Country Planning (Scotland) Act.


Information not centrally held. Estimated 81 hours to complete response process. The request is a “manifestly unreasonable request under regulation 10(4)(b) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations and we are not obliged to respond.

Request no. 32815. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

Spaces for People - Meadowplace Road

Can I see the information/data or studies that were carried out in order to determine the number of cyclists using this route and the number of the expected increase in usage, plus the actual increase which show that this change was necessary.


Request no. 32817. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 06/07/2021

Council's allotment waiting list

How does the council review historic/existing allotment allocations? What criteria does it use to review historic/existing allotment allocations?


See attached response


Request no. 32821. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

Council Tax Payments

How much council tax, collected by the local authority, has been repaid where the taxpayer is found to have overpaid tax and in how many occasions did this happen? I would like data from the past five financial years where possible


The cost to the Council of locating, retrieving and providing the information exceeds the statutory maximum of £600. Under Section 12(1) of the Act we are not obliged to comply with such a request for information.

Request no. 32822. Received: 09/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021


ETROs appear to be very rarely used in Scotland, therefore please state clearly why the city of edinburgh council are so keen to use them.

Request no. 32823. Received: 09/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

Business Rate Credit Balances

Please provide me with a list of credit balances (and write-on’s) currently held on Business Rate accounts within your Billing Authority, which remain due to be repaid to Limited Companies.

Request no. 32824. Received: 09/06/2021, Resolved: 07/07/2021

Spaces For People

Which areas in Edinburgh have they been implemented, the price of implementation in each area, total costs to date and forecasted implementation costs.


Request no. 32826. Received: 09/06/2021, Resolved: 07/07/2021

Council Jobs

Could you please provide a list of any jobs (temporary or permanent) that have been created at the council in response to the coronavirus pandemic? Could you please provide a job description and indication of salary for these roles.


See attached response


Request no. 32828. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 25/06/2021

Investigation into the Classification of the May 2012 and December 2015 Phillips’ Reports

Please could you also let me know all of the people/organisations that have received a copy of the summary report. Please could you also let me know all of the people/organisations that have received a copy of the full report?

Request no. 32831. Received: 08/06/2021, Resolved: 10/06/2021

Consultation on Retaining Spaces for People Schemes

This is a formal complaint about a number of aspects surrounding the recent council consultation on retaining Spaces for People.


Cancelled. This is being dealt with under the Complaints procedure.

Request no. 32836. Received: 09/06/2021

Bernard Hunter Ltd.

I request the full details relating to the removal of abandoned vehicles at Charterhall Road and King's Place.


Request no. 32837. Received: 10/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Mid Market Rent Property

Current mid market rental properties in The CEC and proposed new mid market rental properties that will be newly built and ready for rent in the next 12 months. Location and address of properties.


No central database is kept by The City of Edinburgh Council with information on current or upcoming mid-market rent (MMR) properties.

Request no. 32839. Received: 10/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

HR/Payroll System

I would be grateful if you could provide the requested information pertaining to your HR/Payroll System, as detailed within the attached spreadsheet. An example of the information required is provided for guidance.


Request no. 32840. Received: 10/06/2021, Resolved: 06/07/2021

Low Traffic Corstorphine and Spokes

I would like to know the demographics of the following groups, who were used in the Corstorphine Consultation in February and other information.


Request no. 32841. Received: 10/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Finance and Resources Committee - 7 March 2019

All information (agenda/notes/emails/minutes/Report/draft-report/etc) in relation to this meeting and Reports it produced-Proposed Sale - Ravelston Park Pavilion. All emails referring to meeting/Report it generated, are included.


Request no. 32842. Received: 10/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

Social Housing Repairs

I would like to request data as to repairs and modifications made to social housing under the purview of Edinburgh City Council, specifically: financial outlay, by area and type of repairs made.


Request no. 32843. Received: 10/06/2021, Resolved: 16/06/2021

Local Authority Opinion

I am undertaking a dissertation on how Connected and Autonomous Vehicles could impact the local road network and would like to gain the opinions of traffic/transport staff in local authorities.


Survey completed online.

Request no. 32848. Received: 09/06/2021, Resolved: 24/06/2021

Investigation by Chris Phillips Reporting

Please could you let me know if the council holds any information, created before 9 October 2019, which indicates that this investigation by Chris Phillips reporting in December 2015 was Commissioned by the Council’s Monitoring Officer?

Request no. 32851. Received: 07/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Vigils at Abortion Clinics

The survey form didn’t specifically ask if respondents felt “very uncomfortable or if they supported “civil rights. Who reached these conclusions, and what methodology was used? Was it the Council or NHS Lothian?


Request no. 32853. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 09/07/2021 12:03:00

Traffic light sequence

May I just check that there was no report of any issues on 20.11.18 with the traffic lights at the locus not being operational at or around 11.45am? Locus: junction of Lothian Road A700.

Request no. 32855. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Ravelston Park Common Good

All Council communication and documents (notes/emails/minutes/reports/etc) related to the creation and content of the Court Petition - '1 and Report on Consultation - '6.9 Report.


We hold no notes, emails, minutes, reports etc., in relation to the '1 Petition' or '6.9 Report on Consultation' documents.

Request no. 32856. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 16/07/2021

Ravelston Park Consultation

All Council communication and documents (notes/emails/minutes/reports/etc) discussing, mentioning or referencing this Consultation and its results. (from 1-Jan-2019 to current date).


Request no. 32857. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Spaces for People Survey

Please provide Lothian Buses and the emergency services response to the Spaces for People survey.


Request no. 32858. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Blocked Drains

How many blocked drains have been reported to the council in Edinburgh over the past 12 months, broken down by month?


Request no. 32859. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021


Registration number: Make: Model: of all vehicles registered as a Taxi, Hackney Carriage or for Private Hire between 1st December 2020 and 5th June 20201.


Request no. 32860. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Homecare Services

Information including prices paid to independent and voluntary sector Homecare Providers for the provision of regulated Homecare services delivered to people aged 65 years or above in their own home during the Period includes 19 April 2021.


Request no. 32861. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Ferrylee Care Home

All information relating to the review and potential closure. Including notes of relevant meetings, cost analysis and environmental impact studies. Notes of all relevant reviews on the building and council decision making.


Request no. 32862. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Access to Cars in Edinburgh

Today (11/06/2021) Edinburgh Evening News printed an article interview with Lesley Macinnes transport head, saying 45% of people no access to cars in Edinburgh. I wish to know where this figure came from?


The 45% is based on 2019 citywide Travel Behaviour Survey of 5,172 residents undertaken across all Wards. Previous figures from 2011 Household Census indicated levels of 40%. Revised figure indicates change that has occurred in the decade since.

Request no. 32863. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 24/06/2021

Spaces for People project

Can you provide the information on how the the bidding process was handled in relation to the spaces for people project was this put out to general tender and what company’s where awarded the contract


Request no. 32864. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

Original Planning Proposals for Muirhouse 6 Blocks

Please provide the original planning proposals for the Muirhouse 6 Blocks (May, Gunnet, Inchmickery, Oxcars, Fidra, Birnies) council-owned properties as well as their original proposed lifespans.


Request no. 32865. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 12/08/2021

Average cost incurred per Eviction

Average cost incurred to Edinburgh Council per eviction of tenant from an Edinburgh Council property. (running average over the last year).


Closed. No clarification received

Request no. 32866. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Empty Properties - Muirhouse 6 Blocks

Please provide details of all current empty council properties within the Muirhouse 6 Blocks (May, Gunnet, Inchmikery, Oxcars, Birnies, Fidra) and reasons why these properties remain vacant.


Request no. 32867. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 16/06/2021

Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road, Edinburgh EH15 2PP

We would be grateful if you could confirm whether you have been called in to investigate the circumstances of the accident. If so, may we please have a copy of any accident report.


We do not hold any information relating to the accident.

Request no. 32868. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Spaces for People Survey

Please advise, in the market research survey for Spaces for People, how were the contributors contacted? How were they selected? Were any of them Sustrans or Spokes members of cycling groups? What did it cost the council for this survey?


Request no. 32871. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Disabled Parking Bay Dimensions

Regarding the recommended size for a disabled parking space on a road in Edinburgh, confirm the information in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2016 is correct, or alternatively confirm what Regulation applies.


Request no. 32876. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 14/07/2021

Budget Spending

To request the total cost of repairs to just eat bike stations and spaces for people posters and signs. Total amount spent on creating wheelchair friendly access in Edinburgh Southside Newington. In 2019 - 2021


Cancelled by requester.

Request no. 32877. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021


How many registered vehicles? Will those vehicles be replaced prior to spring 2022? How many electric vehicles do the council own? How many of those vehicles are fully operative?


Request no. 32878. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Usher Hall Event Cancellation Compensation

Was this money used to pay this compensation from the payments made from our Council Tax rates? If not, where has this money come from?


Payment made from overall revenues of the Council, which includes Council Tax. As we are funded in a variety of ways, including via fees & charges, government grants & Council Tax, it is not possible to identify precisely the source of funds used.

Request no. 32879. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

Public engagement on low traffic neighbourhoods (LTN)

In the public engagement on low traffic neighbourhoods, the Council references, “evidence'. Please can you provide the source(s) that substantiate this comment?


See attached response


Request no. 32881. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Housing Need and Demand Assessment

Can you please confirm the Local Authorities current affordable housing requirement as noted in your Housing Need and Demand Assessment?


Based on Housing Need & Demand Assessment 2 (HNDA2) information, demand is for 38,000 to 46,000 new homes in Edinburgh over ten years; with over 60% of these homes needing to be affordable. This takes into account different economic/growth scenarios.

Request no. 32882. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 14/07/2021

Affordable Housing Provision

Last 5 years, how many affordable homes were provided by developers through developer contributions? How many were provided as on-site provision and off-site? How many affordable homes were delivered not through the private developer contribution?


Request no. 32883. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

Royal Blind School

Request information on the amount of complaint of abuse and sexual abuse claims made from Parents/Carers in the above school for pupils that attended in the past 50 years. How many of these were dismissed by the NHS.


The only records held are registration and inspection records from 90’s -2000, which contain no mention of claims of abuse. Any information regarding compensation claims involving abuse would be held by RNIB and not the Council.

Request no. 32888. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Hutchison Vale Community Club and Edinburgh Leisure

Could you please provide a copy of the lease, let or contract agreement in relation to the new 3G pitch installed at the rear of the Westerhailes Community Centre, 5 Murrayburn Drive, Edinburgh.


There is no such lease or contract agreement between Hutchison Vale Community Club & Edinburgh Leisure. Access to the new pitch is via a community let administered by Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC) Leisure Centre staff & not Edinburgh Leisure.

Request no. 32890. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 21/07/2021

Planning Department

How many planning officers do you currently employ? How many did you employ in January 2011? What is your planning departments current budget? What was your budget in January 2011? and other questions.


Request no. 32893. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Rates Relief

We would like to know if the following sites received any form of rates relief or reduction in annual rates liability for 2020/21 or 2021/22: Flying Scot Ltd – Car Park, Flying Scot/low Cost Airport Parking and Flying Scot Parking (Edinburgh) Ltd.


None of these sites are currently receiving any form of Rates Relief for either 2020/21 or 2021/22, other than the blanket 1.6% relief that was awarded to all Non-Domestic Rates accounts in 2020/21.

Request no. 32894. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 16/07/2021

The Northbridge and Southbridge area

Notorious for vandalism and graffiti, and is continually being targeted. What cost has been incurred by the local authority to clean up in the last two years.


Cancelled by requester.

Request no. 32897. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

Violence against staff

How many incidents were recorded in a) 2016/17, b) 2017/18, c) 2018,19, d) 2019/20 and e) 2020/21? How many of those were i) verbal and ii) physical? How many resulted in a report being made to 1) the police and 2) a conviction?


See attached response

Request no. 32898. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Staff Victimisation or Bullying

How many complaints of victimisation or bullying been reported in your local authority by member of staff in a) 2016/17, b) 2017/18, c) 2018,19, d) 2019/20 e) 2020/21? How many of those resulted in a) mediation and b) disciplinary action.


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 32899. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

School Hunger

How many pupils are eligible for free meals as a result of low-income? Does your local authority provide meals to pupil’s from low income families at weekends, summer, Christmas, Easter holidays and e) in-service days.


See attached response


Request no. 32900. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 24/06/2021

Breakfast Clubs

Which of your schools provide breakfast clubs or breakfast provisions and which do not?


Request no. 32901. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 07/07/2021

Music Tuition

How many a) full-time equivalent b) the headcount of instrumental and specialist music tutors did your local authority employ in a) 2016/17, b) 2017/18, c) 2018/19, d) 2019/20 and e) 2020/21 and other questions.


See attached response


Request no. 32902. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

School Clothing Grant

How much was the school clothing grant in a) 2016/17, b) 2017/18, c) 2018/19, d) 2019/20 and e) 2020/21? How many pupils received a school clothing grant in a) 2016/17, b) 2017/18, c) 2018/19, d) 2019/20 and e) 2020/21?


Request no. 32903. Received: 14/06/2021

Counsellors in Schools

2019-2020 - current year (Secondary schools): Funding for counsellors; List of schools & hours pupils have access to counsellors; Number of counsellors employed. Number of teachers employed & number undergone mental health training.

Request no. 32904. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

TSI Spend

How many third sector and charitable organisations did your local authority support in a) 2016/17, b) 2017/18, c) 2018/19, d) 2019/20 and e) 2020/21 and all other information.


Request no. 32905. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 08/07/2021

Blue Badge Applications

How many Blue Badge applications were made to your local authority in a) 2017/18, b) 2018/19, c) 2019/20 and d) 2020/21 and all other information.


Request no. 32906. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 02/07/2021

Kinship care allowance

Do kinship carers receive extra financial allowance for birthdays, summer holidays, and Christmas holidays & what are the amounts? Do they continue receiving this following a successful residence order? Are there plans or proposals to remove it?


See attached response


Request no. 32907. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

Staff Stress

The number of staff working hours. The number of working hours lost to staff sickness absence due to stress.


Request no. 32909. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 06/07/2021

Adult Social Care

How many staff working in adult social care at start of 2021 (Full/part-time) or been redeployed to Early Years in 2021? How many social care packages were being provided between March 2020 to March 2021?


Request no. 32910. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 24/06/2021

Personal Identification Documents

How many personal identification documents (passports, birth certificates any other document) been reported missing, lost, misplaced or stolen over the course of the last 10 years by the CEC births, marriages and death registration service?


Request no. 32911. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 24/06/2021

CCTV Grassmarket

Please provide any CCTV footage held in relation to an incident with a van in the Grassmarket on Thursday 10th June 2021 at approximately 15.55hrs.


Footage provided.

Request no. 32912. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

Gypsy/Traveller site

How much was the cost for the clearing the unauthorised Gypsy/Traveller site at Claylands Road, Newbridge? May/June 2021.


The location was cleansed on 30/05/2021 and cost of the clean-up was £5008.68.

Request no. 32913. Received: 16/06/2021, Resolved: 17/06/2021


I would like to know what to do about accessing CCTV records regarding a Parking Offence which occurred back in March 2021.

Request no. 32914. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 07/07/2021

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Please can you provide me with the name and contact details of the person responsible for the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO).


The best way to contact the service is by emailing their generic mailbox: [email protected]

Request no. 32915. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

Sex Education in Secondary Schools

A copy of all 'relationships, sexual health and parenthood' (RSHP) resources currently in use in non-denominational secondary schools and a copy of all RSHP resources currently in use in Catholic secondary schools.


Request no. 32916. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

Sex Education in Primary Schools

A copy of all 'relationships, sexual health and parenthood' (RSHP) resources currently in use in non-denominational primary schools and a copy of all RSHP resources currently in use in Catholic primary schools.


Request no. 32920. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 17/06/2021

Road Adoption Request

Please provide an adopted roads plan for 62-65 Balbirnie Place, Edinburgh.

Request no. 32921. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

CCTV Footage

Our insured vehicle, was involved in an incident at a recycling centre at Sighthill on 29/05/2021 and we require footage of the CCTV.


No incident details were recorded

Request no. 32923. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 12/08/2021

Chancelot Flour Mill

Noise levels from aggregate industries and Chancelot Flour Mill.


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 32924. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

CCTV Footage

CCTV footage dated 25 May 2021 of the doorway to Endless Summer Tanning Studio and pavement outside Endless Summer Tanning Studio, The Kilt Society, Deidre Brock MP Office and Hut Bazar on Great Junction Street, Leith, Edinburgh.


The Public Space CCTV section only retains footage for 14 days before it is irrevocably deleted from the storage system.

Request no. 32925. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Granton Gas Tower

Please can you provide a copy of the complaints received by Edinburgh Council in relation to the tender process for the lighting of Granton Gas Tower. This complaint was received by yourself in mid March 2021.


Please refer to the attached document which summarises the relevant correspondence held.

Where redactions have been applied, we consider such information to be commercially sensitive.


Request no. 32926. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

2020/21 Update on LOBO Loans

We would like to ask for an update on your current and historic LOBO loan portfolio. Please provide all information requested.


Request no. 32927. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

Registered Pubs

The number of registered pubs that have closed, been bought, sold, transferred licence, surrendered, lapsed between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2021.


Request no. 32928. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Truncated Bike Lanes

Please provide a list of 'truncated' bike lanes in Edinburgh and indicate the timeline and/or agreed investment programme (where these exists) for completing the whole corridor.


Request no. 32929. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

21 Albert Road, Leith, Edinburgh

Would Edinburgh Council have any information pertinent to our investigation such as environmental, mining or historical SI for example? Any information you hold on above-ground or underground storage tanks would also be very helpful.


No relevant information held.


Request no. 32939. Received: 15/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Installations Without Planning Permission

List of various installations that did not have the necessary planning permissions, as identified by council officers, the size and location of these installations and, where known, the dates that these installations occupied their sites.


Request no. 32945. Received: 16/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Mini Competition for Janitorial Products

Please can you provide the following information for the Mini Competition for Janitorial Products ref.CT2674, which was submitted 8th December 2020?


Information provided

Request no. 32951. Received: 12/06/2021, Resolved: 12/07/2021

Young Scot Application

Number of applications stored in 2020.


Request no. 32952. Received: 16/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Fuel Tanks - Leith Walk

Regarding the site located behind 164 Leith Walk, the site of the old bus depot and before that the old trams depot, please provide any information held regarding underground or aboveground fuel storage tanks on this site.


We have been unable to locate any information in the zone outlined in the map provided with regard to the current or derelict petroleum tanks for the area surrounding 165 Leith Walk, Edinburgh.


Request no. 32953. Received: 16/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

15-18 Montagu Terrace, Edinburgh

Statutory Notice to the above properties. Can you release the minutes of all relevant CEC internal meetings over the last 2 years on this subject.


We have no record of any meetings on this subject over the last 2 years.

Request no. 32954. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Spaces for People Feedback

Copies of all equality impact assessments carried out in respect of the above. Information on the breakdown of consultation responses received. Information on the market research carried out.


Request no. 32955. Received: 16/06/2021, Resolved: 22/06/2021

Burials and Cremations

Can you please advise details of burials and cremations, separately, in Edinburgh, for the last 5 years including 2020, based on full year, not financial year.


Request no. 32956. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

Unaccompanied Child Refugees

Confirm whether the council received or transferred unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) under the National Transfer Scheme Protocol for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children during the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 + 2020.


Request no. 32957. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 14/07/2021

Lauriston Castle Trust

Copies of all communications (notes of telephone conversations, emails etc) between the City of Edinburgh Council/Trustees of Lauriston Castle Trust and The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).


Please refer to the attached redacted copies of all centrally held correspondence with The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in relation to the Lauriston Castle Trust. There are no notes of any telephone conversations held.


Request no. 32958. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

City of Edinburgh Council Charitable Trusts

Please provide copies of all communications (notes of telephone conversations, emails etc) between the City of Edinburgh Council and The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) in relation to the CEC Charitable Trusts.


Please refer to the attached centrally held communications between the OSCR and the City of Edinburgh Council, in relation to the Council’s Charitable Trusts.


Request no. 32959. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

Public Toilets

How many public toilets were maintained by your council from April 2015 to April 2021. What was the annual cost of maintaining the public toilets run by your council in the financial year from 2015 to 2021.


Request no. 32962. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

Revenues and Benefits IT System

Questions in relation to the Council's Revenues & Benefits IT system.


Request no. 32964. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

Call-off contracts

Request for details of some call-off contracts in the public sector. Unable to find details of the framework agreement they were awarded from.


We have looked into the two notices and neither contract was a call off from a Framework. Both used the Open procedure.

Request no. 32965. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

Section 47 of the Children Act 1989

For 2010 to 2020, how many investigations under section 47 of Children Act 1989 involved Fabricated Illness, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, Perplexing Presentation, Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another or Snomed Code System Concept Code: 95637005?


The legislation referred to is applicable in England but does not apply to Scotland, therefore no relevant information is held.

Request no. 32966. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 16/07/2021

St Andrew Square

Request records of roads inspection, contractors, complaints, accidents and request audit trail for all dates on inspection records.


Request no. 32967. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

Edinburgh by Numbers

I would like to obtain online access to back copies of Edinburgh by Numbers for the past five years, and also obtain the email address of the person or department which compiles these statistics.


Please refer to the attached file which contains the Edinburgh By Numbers reports for each year from 2016 to 2020.

The Data, Performance and Business Planning team compile the data and can be contacted via:

[email protected]


Request no. 32968. Received: 14/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Property Repairs

Provide a hard copy of all communications sent by the stair and from the Council about this matter. This relates to project references 21/01572 and 21/02739.

Request no. 32970. Received: 09/06/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

The Merlin Licence and Operating Plan

To be provided with a copy of both the operating plan and the licence.


See attached.


Request no. 32971. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

CCTV Request

At the junction of Kingston Avenue looking to turn right onto Old Dalkeith Road. (17th June 2021 - time: 09:15)


The City of Edinburgh Council has no public space CCTV cameras with coverage of the location described and consequently we will be unable to provide any data in connection with this incident.

Request no. 32972. Received: 18/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

Equality Impact Assessment - Marine Drive

Equality Impact Assessment for the decision to restrict access for all cars at Marine Drive, Silverknowes.


Request no. 32973. Received: 18/06/2021, Resolved: 16/07/2021

Taxi and Private Hire Licensing

Please could you advise the total amount spent by the City of Edinburgh Council in Financial Year 2020-21 on: a] Licence plates for Taxis and Private Hire Cars b] Taxi and Private Hire Car Driver badges.


Request no. 32974. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

Ravelston Park

Having received the Petition (via a FOI), can we please ask how this line was justified given the community opposition the Council was aware of? 'There is no known body of opposition to the proposal.' [Petition paragraph 22]


Response provided

Request no. 32975. Received: 18/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

The Meadows Cricket Pavilion

Please can you provide me with all documents that the Estates Department holds in relation to the building condition of the green cricket pavilion in The Meadows. This would include the results of any surveyor work of the structure.


The most recent condition survey was undertaken on 31/05/2017. The survey report is attached.


Request no. 32976. Received: 18/06/2021, Resolved: 01/09/2021

Youth Centres

Information relating to the Council's offered youth services. From 2005 to 2019.


Closed - no clarification received.

Request no. 32978. Received: 18/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

Secure On-street Cycle Storage Scheme (Spaces For People)

I would like to review the tender invite response from CycleHoop for the secure on-street cycle parking scheme carried out this year and the previous round of cycle hanger installations and their associated costs and community benefits.


Please refer to the attached folders/documents:

Redactions have been applied where the information is either third-party personal information or commercially sensitive.


Request no. 32979. Received: 18/06/2021, Resolved: 16/07/2021

Accessible Housing

What definition of accessible housing do you use in your housing policies?  and other multiple questions.


Request no. 32980. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Removal of Trees and Debris from A71 Corridor

Records & costs for removal of trees & debris from A71 corridor from both sides of the carriageway from Wilkieston to Hermiston for financial year April 2020 to April 2021. Also, any cost or activities for these works, e.g. road sweeper costs.


Request no. 32981. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

CCTV - Annandale Street

Two large pot plants stolen between 12:30pm and 5pm on Friday the 18th of June.


We have no public space CCTV cameras with coverage of the location described and we will be unable to provide any data.
The cameras around the periphery of the Annandale Street Bus Depot will be administered by Lothian Buses


  • 23/06/2021Email advising of potential delay sent to applicant
Request no. 32984. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Planning Application 96/02393/FUL

Please provide information relating to the conditions of consent for Planning Application 96/02393/FUL (Maybury Craigs Development) with specific reference to the provision of open space and common land.


Decision Notice attached.

Information regarding this Planning Application is held by Historic Planning Records. An appointment can be made to view the file, if further information is required, by contacting [email protected]


Request no. 32985. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

The Kinleith Mill Development

Is there a map of where the Japanese Knotweed was within the landscape? and multiple other questsions.


Information provided

Request no. 32988. Received: 16/06/2021, Resolved: 16/07/2021 11:29:00

Larder Cafe

Please forward a copy of the correspondence to the Larder Cafe.


Information provided

Request no. 32989. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Planning Posts

Please provide the following information: Grade: Development Management Senior Planner? Planner? Planning Policy Senior Planner? Planner? Can you also please indicate whether a full-time post is 35hrs, 37hrs or other.


Please refer to the attached document which provides the grades and pay scales of each post and the length of the standard working week. There is no monetary distinction between a Development Management Planning Officer and a Planning Policy Officer.


Request no. 32990. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

2021 Grade Boundaries for Higher Courses

I am specifically interested in the grade boundaries applied in a selection of subjects for the awarding of final grades. I am also seeking information about the methods of assessment used in each centre.


Details of the 2021 Alternative Certification Model methodology regarding how SQA grades were awarded will not be provided until after these grades have been certified. Information withheld under Section 30(c).

Request no. 32991. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Municipal ownership of buses

Has your Council discussed municipal ownership of buses at any of your Council committees? Please provide information requested.


Request no. 32992. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Royal High Schools - Primary & Secondary

Total confirmed positive cases of Covid in students & staff attending BOTH Royal High Primary and Royal High Secondary schools between start of term 2020 and 21/05/2021. Give breakdown on students, teaching staff and non-teaching staff.


Royal High Primary School

Pupils – There were between 1 and 5 positive cases in this period.
Staff – 0

Royal High Secondary School

Pupils – 15
Staff – There were between 1 and 5 positive cases in this period.

Request no. 32994. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Ravelston Park CAT Consultation Apr/May 2019

All Council communication and documents (notes/emails/minutes/reports/etc) related to the 'Consultation on the proposed CAT following Committee approval -10 April 2019 to 8 May 2019', including details of all those consulted with.


Request no. 32995. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Capital Square, 58 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8BP

1. Has the site been identified for inspection or further review under the Council’s Contaminated Land Strategy. 2. Are there any known contamination issues associated with the site and other questions.


Request no. 32996. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Proposed Bin Hub Locations

A copy of any officer or consultant’s reports and any maps which show locations of proposed new Bin Hubs.


Request no. 32997. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Clause 16 of the Coronavirus Act 2020

How many times were reduced duties set out since it was introduced? What was the agreed criteria for invoking clause 16? How many impact assessments were completed before the decision was taken to invoked Clause 16?


Request no. 32999. Received: 22/06/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021


The number of days of school missed due to illness in both primary and secondary schools in the Edinburgh Council area since they re-opened in February/March, and the number of days of school missed due to illness in February-July 2019.


Request no. 33000. Received: 22/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Students and Teachers

The number of days of school by students and teachers who have had to self-isolate in this academic year 2020/21, in primary and secondary schools in the Edinburgh city council area.


Request no. 33002. Received: 22/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Software Applications Used

What key software applications does the Authority use for a range of services and other information.


Request no. 33005. Received: 22/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

City of Edinburgh Council and CGI UK Contract

This request refers to the digital participation fund which resulted from contract CT1610 (the Contract) between the City of Edinburgh Council and CGI UK for the provision of ICT services. Request all information relating to the above.


Request no. 33006. Received: 22/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Animal Welfare (Scotland)

Questionnaire regarding enforcement of the Animal Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.


Request no. 33007. Received: 22/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Noise Complaints and Subsequent Actions Taken

How many complaints did you receive for noise caused by neighbours under the Anti-Social Behaviour Scotland Act 2004 over the following time periods?


Request no. 33008. Received: 23/06/2021, Resolved: 29/06/2021

SCOT (NA Funerals)

Please could you kindly send me any information you may hold relating to National Assistance Act or “Paupers funerals carried (sometimes referred to as 'Public Health' Funerals) where persons who have died with no known next of kin

Request no. 33011. Received: 23/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Removed Spaces For People Schemes

Please advise what Spaces for People schemes have been removed after installation and the cost for each scheme to be removed.


Request no. 33020. Received: 11/06/2021, Resolved: 25/06/2021

Phase 2 - Investigation into the Classification of the May 2012 and December 2015 Phillips’ Reports

Could send a copy of the Terms of Reference for this investigation agreed between you and the CIA in June 2020. Please could you also send a copy of the terms of reference that covered the first six months of the investigation?

Request no. 33023. Received: 23/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Adult Social Care Packages

Please provide information relating to how the Council brokers and pays providers for the adult social care packages it commissions.


Request no. 33026. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

Investigation by Chris Phillips Reporting

Please could you let me know on what date that information was created.

Request no. 33028. Received: 23/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Health & Social care Partnership

Would it be possible to supply the names & email addresses for the following positions from the local authority or the Health & Social care Partnership (listed).


Request no. 33029. Received: 25/06/2021, Resolved: 29/06/2021

Salary Banding for Local Authority Staff 2018 to 2021

I am looking for a PDF document outlining the gradings, hourly rate and annual rate (assuming 37 hrs), usually in the form of a table or grid (job grades and family etc), for your local authority salary scales.


Please refer to the following attached documents:



The standard working week is 36 hours.


Request no. 33030. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Government Restart Grant for Business

Do you administer the restart Grant scheme yourselves? If you do not, who was it outsourced to? How many photographic studios have you classified as Strand 1 businesses, and /or made Strand 1 Payments to?


We do not hold this information as it relates to the English Restart Grant Scheme.

Request no. 33031. Received: 25/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Non Disclosure Agreements

Please can you tell me how many of your local authority’s staff have signed Non Disclosure Agreements? I’d like an annual breakdown for 2016, 17, 18, 19 and 20?


Request no. 33033. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Spaces For People Plastic Recycling

A copy of the council policy on plastic recycling specifically redundant Spaces for People plastics.


Request no. 33035. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 31/08/2021

Children’s Playgrounds

How many children’s playgrounds were managed by the council in each year from 2001-2021? How many have been closed and / or opened in each year since 2001-2021? provide all information requested.


Closed. No clarification received.

Request no. 33036. Received: 23/06/2021, Resolved: 21/07/2021

EH4 Council Properties

How many 3-bedroom council properties are there in EH4?


There are 622, 3-bedroom properties in the City of Edinburgh Council’s ownership in the EH4 postcode area.

Request no. 33037. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Inspection Records

The inspection records for Mansfield Place, Edinburgh for the 12 months prior to 22nd January 2021 (22/01/2020 to 21/01/2021), and a copy of the relevant maintenance policy that was in place for the road during this period.


Request no. 33038. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

Jock's Lodge, Edinburgh

We are interested in any records or plans you hold for above or below ground fuel tanks on or close to the above site even if subsequently removed.


No relevant information held.


Request no. 33043. Received: 17/06/2021, Resolved: 25/06/2021

Request x-ref to EDIR:32828

Confirmation of circulation of report.

Request no. 33045. Received: 18/06/2021, Resolved: 23/06/2021

CIA Report

Request for evidence to investigation.

Request no. 33047. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

Road Works

Copy of traffic management prepared by Class One Traffic Management Ltd. that was in place for the road works on Glencairn Crescent and Eglington Crescent on the 2nd August 2018.

Request no. 33048. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

PWC Report

Further to the ruling by Sheriff A W Noble in the case of John Travers and Edinburgh City Council on 23.6.21, please can I have a copy of the full PWC report of the investigation into Mr Travers’ corruption claims.


Information withheld under Section 36(2) – Confidentiality and Section 38(1) – Personal information.

Request no. 33049. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

EN 1822 and COVID-19 Claims

The number of complaints received by City of Edinburgh Council about 'HEPA' air filters and in relation to the EN 1822 standard from 2015 – 2021 and information relating to these complaints.


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. 33050. Received: 25/06/2021, Resolved: 23/07/2021

Firrhill High School - National 5 Results 2020/21

For fourth year pupils in the year 20/21 the percentage of passes and No Awards for each National 5 subject taught.


Details of percentage of passes and ‘No Awards’ for each National 5 subject taught will not be provided until after these grades have been certified.

Request no. 33053. Received: 25/06/2021, Resolved: 02/08/2021 12:47:00

Adult Social Care - AW1(2) Reports

Questions on issuing and producing AW1[2] reports in relation to adult social care.


Request no. 33054. Received: 25/06/2021, Resolved: 02/09/2021

Social Care Staff Fund

How many claims have been made? What is the total spend of the fund, broken down by month? How many claims were approved and how many were rejected broken down by month?


Closed. No clarification received

Request no. 33055. Received: 25/06/2021

Spaces for People Infrastructure - George IV Bridge

Information relating to the Spaces for People Infrastructure on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, between it's junctions with High Street and Chambers Street from 1 February 2020 to date.


Request no. 33056. Received: 25/06/2021, Resolved: 30/06/2021 16:13:00

Housing staff training strategies/plans

We are currently in the process of updating our training plan and are looking to benchmark against other local authorities. Would you be able to share any information you currently have on housing staff training strategies/plans with us?

Request no. 33061. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Council Housing Repairs

I would like you to confirm what repairs to council housing the council would define as falling into “urgent and “emergency categories. If you have a document or list outlining what kind of repairs fall into these two categories


See attached response


Request no. 33062. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Lauriston Castle Trust Charity

One of the elements of setting up a charity is it's constitution. Please provide a copy of Lauriston Castle Charity Constitution


Request no. 33063. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 14/07/2021

Self Directed Support

How many people in Edinburgh are currently receiving support through option 1 to 4 of Self Directed Support.


Option 1 - 1439, 1207; Option 2 - 366, 267; Option 3 - 3904, 3631; Option 4 - 298. Option 4 is a mixture of using the different options which therefore reduces the number in the columns for Options 1 to 3. This was for open services as at 30th June.

Request no. 33064. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 01/07/2021 11:41:00

Market Research

would like to understand the data which Lesley Macinness used to make her claim that 45% of residents don't have access to a car , when in HER own market research which she claims is VERY accurate only shows 29%

Request no. 33065. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 15/07/2021

How many councillors are members of Spokes

I wish to know how many councillors are members of Spokes, Sustrans and Best Edinburgh for sustainable travel groups

Request no. 33067. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021


In the last five years how many times has the council taking legal action- application to the Sheriff in this context against unauthorised sites of gypsies? Secondly at what cost has this attracted.


Case 1 - £50
Case 2 - zero
Case 3 - £552.80
Case 4 - zero

Request no. 33068. Received: 25/06/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

Terms and Fees

I request a copy of the public records from July 2020 through June 2021 for the following information.


Information not provided. Lothian considers that the disclosure of relevant investment memoranda would substantially prejudice its commercial interests and that of the Issuers,

Request no. 33069. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Provisional Higher Grades 2021

Information held by this local authority regarding the provisional grades for Higher qualifications submitted to the SQA for the 2021 awards. If possible this should include, for example, the overall pass rate and pass rates for each subject.


Details of provisional grades for Highers will not be provided until after these grades have been certified.

Request no. 33073. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 20/07/2021

Mobile Telephony Services

How many employees are at your organisation? How many mobile phone and mobile broadband (data only) connections do you currently have? and other questions.


Request no. 33074. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 27/07/2021

Broomhouse Avenue at the T junction with Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh

Any written or electronic communication detailing all inspection records inclusive of pathways, roadways, drain covers and manholes. Maintenance records, complaints, policies, from 01/01/2018 to 28/06/2021.


Request no. 33078. Received: 28/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021 14:19:00

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Which committee funds the Edinburgh Festival Carnival? How much is funded annually? The level of funding that has been awarded for the past 8 years and a copy of the funding agreement.


See attached response


Request no. 33087. Received: 29/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Out of Catchment Area Applications - Cramond Primary

I would like to know the number of out of catchment area applications received and number of out of catchment area placements given for Primary One at Cramond Primary School for each of the last 5 years.


Request no. 33089. Received: 29/06/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Road Adoption - Maxwell Street

The developer, Stewart Milne, offered the private car park & access spur road - 10 & 12 Maxwell St. to ECC for adoption. What due diligence was undertaken by ECC to ascertain that this land was in fact Stewart Milne's to do so.


Request no. 33091. Received: 29/06/2021, Resolved: 26/08/2021 16:41:00

Care at Home Charging Policy

The most up to date Non-Residential Charging Policy in the local area for which you have authority? Does an approved list of care at home providers exist? What are the assessment criteria is for the approved providers?

Request no. 33097. Received: 29/06/2021, Resolved: 29/06/2021

CCTV - Royal High School Nursery

Request CCTV footage.


No relevant footage held.

Request no. 33103. Received: 30/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Procurement of Children’s Residential Care Placements Edinburgh

Are you a member of a DPS framework or regional system for the procurement of Residential Care placements of young people between the ages of 7-17?


Request no. 33104. Received: 30/06/2021, Resolved: 23/07/2021

LA Flex for City of Edinburgh

Latest version of your Statement of Intent for LA Flexible Eligibility. List of all Registered Installers able to install Energy Company Obligation measures under the Council’s Flexible Energy scheme


Request no. 33105. Received: 30/06/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Edinburgh Trams Project

Costs relating to the Edinburgh Trams Project. 1. What was the total value of loans taken out to fund the tram phase 1? 2. How much, if any, of this loan amount has been paid back to date?


Request no. 33148. Received: 21/06/2021, Resolved: 19/07/2021

Summary Warrants

How many Summary Warrants have been issued this year compared to Pre-Covid?


Request no. 33162. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 03/08/2021

Higher Maths - Evidence Used

Regarding exam/grade results, how many pieces of evidence and what evidence was used? What % of curriculum was gathered to use as evidence?


Request no. 33173. Received: 21/06/2021

Waste Collection - New Town

I would like to know for the City of Edinburgh what percentage of communal bins (for each of: food; glass; other recyclables; and landfill) were collected on the scheduled days.

Request no. 33179. Received: 24/06/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

Request for reports’ information

Please could you provide the introductions to the two reports?

Request no. 33203. Received: 23/06/2021

Supported Carers

The age range offered for Supported Carer services, and requirements for financial support. Payment rate for Supported Carer services, and additional payments (e.g. at Christmas). Number of placements currently facilitated.

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