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Request no. 33122. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 27/07/2021

Site located off Dundas Street, EH3 5EF

Any records of petroleum storage at the site and, if so, please provide details (e.g. dates while in use, whether the petrol is in overground/ underground storage, volumes, details on decommissioning/ removal and any details.


See attached response


Request no. 33123. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

Deaths Registered in Last 5 years

How many deaths were registered in your actual local authority area offices/registrars?


Please see 32414

Request no. 33125. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Public Hire Vehicles

How many LPG TX4 Public Hire vehicles are currently licensed?


There are 19 currently.

Request no. 33126. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Public Hire Taxis Under 10 Years Old

How many TX4 public hire taxis, under 10 years old are currently licensed in Edinburgh?


There are 145 currently.

Request no. 33127. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Euro 5 TX4 Public Hire Vehicles

How many euro 5 TX4 public hire vehicles are currently licensed in Edinburgh?


There are 105 currently.

Request no. 33133. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Historic Landfill Site Locations

I would like to know the locations of historic landfill sites within City of Edinburgh Council’s remit, and any other data you have regarding this.


Request no. 33134. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 29/07/2021


Copy of any opening notices (street work notices) you have received in respect of any utility at the following location from as far back as they go.

Request no. 33135. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Corporate Leadership Team Executive Directors

Salary and benefits details of each of the Corporate Leadership Team Executive directors.


Request no. 33137. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 14/07/2021

Causey Project

Total Council outlay to date and anticipated futue spend with respect to the Causey Project including all consultant fees, legal fees, Sc. Gov reporter hearing fee etc


Request no. 33138. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 26/07/2021

Parkside Primary School Refurbishment Project

Itemised detailed breakdown for all works submitted by successful tendering contractor for the £3.53m Parkside Primary school ( 'Bun-sgoil Taobh na Páirce’) originial refurbishment project ,139 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh, EH6 5NQ


Request no. 33139. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 27/07/2021

Burials and Cremations

Total number of burials and cremations per calendar year 2015 to 2020. Number of burials and cremations per month that have taken place from 1st January 2021 to 30th June 2021 on a per month basis.


Request no. 33140. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

All reports pertaining to littering and environmental

Copy of all reports pertaining to littering and environmental issues reported about Murdoch Terrace, Edinburgh since January 2020. Including reports from staff / public regarding bins/litter/vandalism on Murdoch Terrace


See attached response


Request no. 33141. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 07/07/2021

Works on Dundee Street Jun 2021

Works carried out on Dundee Street, opposite numbers 167 to 179, between June 09 - June 11: Who was responsible for the work, i.e if a Section 109 Permission was granted and to whom or if it was a utilities company and if so who this was.

Request no. 33144. Received: 02/07/2021, Resolved: 30/07/2021


How many allotments are there currently in your district? How many of these allotments are ran by the council? How many plots each allotment has?


Request no. 33145. Received: 02/07/2021, Resolved: 27/07/2021

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Number of children ages 6 month to 8 years in your jurisdiction. Number of children ages 6 month to 8 years who have been diagnosed with ASD. Number of children 6 months to 8 years receiving ASD related services funded by the local Authority.


See attached response


Request no. 33146. Received: 02/07/2021, Resolved: 05/07/2021

Public Toilet Charges

How many fee-charging public toilets were there in your region in both the 2019/2020 tax year and the 2020/2021 tax year? I would like separate figures for each year.


There were none. There is no charge for using public conveniences run by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Request no. 33147. Received: 02/07/2021, Resolved: 29/07/2021

Looked after and accommodated children

As at 30 June 2021, under s.25 Children (Scotland) Act 1995: Number of children looked after and accommodated; under Compulsory Supervision Order; under Permanence Order; are entitled to leaving care support.


See attached response


Request no. 33152. Received: 02/07/2021, Resolved: 29/07/2021

Spaces For People Cycle Lanes

Please state the current usage for all Spaces for People cycle lanes; how many daily cyclists are using facilities? Please separate the cleaning and maintenance costs to date supplied in request 32731.


Request no. 33153. Received: 02/07/2021

Complaints re Taxi Trade

All documentation, emails, minutes of meetings, phone calls etc in relation to a formal complaint ref no. 1090797 made to Edinburgh Council re the service received by the Taxi trade from the Edinburgh licensing section and Cab Office.

Request no. 33154. Received: 02/07/2021, Resolved: 27/07/2021

Cattery and Kennel Businesses - Discretionary Support Funding

How many cattery and kennel businesses have (a) applied for and (b) received financial support? How much in total has been been paid out in discretionary support funding to cattery and kennel businesses?


No cattery and kennel businesses have applied for or received financial support.

Request no. 33157. Received: 01/07/2021, Resolved: 27/07/2021

M8 Accidents Recorded

Please confirm the number of accidents recorded as taking place on the M8 Eastbound between Junction 3 and Junction 2 between 01 December 2015 and 02 November 2019.


The area of the M8 concerned is managed and maintained by BEAR Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland and enquires can be made at:

[email protected]

Request no. 33158. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 07/09/2021


To ask the total cost of printing related to COVID 19 CRISIS situation


Closed. No clarification received

Request no. 33159. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 02/08/2021

CPZ Zones - Saughton / Balgreen

Leaflets regarding CPZ zones in Saughton / Balgreen area referred to evidence gathered via satellite imaging as being the prompt for looking into CPZ for the area, along with residential complaints. Please share this evidence.


Request no. 33160. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 09/08/2021


How many child protection referrals were made to the Children's Reporter that related to a child under the age of three years old?


Request no. 33161. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 12/08/2021

Maybury Road

Please advise why Maybury road southbound carriageway is now open both Lanes.


Request no. 33163. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 26/08/2021 16:33:00

Street Gullies Maintenance

How many street gullies are CEC responsible for maintaining? How many street gullies were cleared in response to reports of a problem (i.e. REACTIVE work).

Request no. 33165. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 03/08/2021

Roadworks 42-44 Polwarth Gardens

Can you please confirm what road works were carried out to repair the heaving running from 42-44 Polwarth Gardens, between January 2018 and July 2021.


Please refer to the attached reports of works carried out by the City of Edinburgh Council at this location during this period.


Request no. 33166. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 02/08/2021

Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders

Please advise how many Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders have been used in the last 3 years by the City of Edinburgh Council. Please list alphabetically by street name.


Request no. 33168. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021


Recommended or agreed frequency of inspecting, cleaning, maintaining the drainage system on Colinton Mains Drive between Colinton Mains Road and Oxgangs Road North or been inspected, cleaned and/or maintained in the last 5 yrs.


Request no. 33169. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 03/08/2021

Lothian Pension Fund

I request access to and copies of alternative investment portfolio records specifically for close-ended: on an individual fund by fund basis with aggregated values since inception for quarters ending 30/09/2020, 31/12/2020 and 31/03/2021.


Information provided.

Request no. 33171. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 29/07/2021

Number of playgrounds, MUGAs and outdoor fitness areas

Number of playgrounds 2019/20 & 2020/21, & number expected 2021/22. Number of multi-use games areas (MUGAs) 2019/20 & 2020/21, & number expected 2021/22. Number of outdoor fitness areas 2019/20 & 2020/21, & number expected 2021/22.


Request no. 33174. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

CTAX Accounts

Number of live CTAX accounts there are and how many accounts are in arrears, that covers all permutations.

Request no. 33177. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

Libraries in primary schools

The total number of primary schools in your local authority area, primary schools which have school libraries on site and school libraries which are currently open for pupils to visit in person.


Number of primary schools in your local authority area: 89. Number of primary schools which have school libraries on site: 89. Number of primary schools with school libraries currently open for pupils to visit in person: 0

Request no. 33178. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

Library services

Re libraries 2015 - 2021 numbers of: FTE Staff & librarians; ones not reopening after easing restrictions; Computers for public use; Bookbug sessions hosted weekly. List of active community groups using local authority/ leisure premises.


Request no. 33184. Received: 05/07/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

Chief Exec Officer for IT

I am looking for information about the officer who reports to the Chief Exec directly and is responsible for Information Technology (IT).


Request no. 33189. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 03/08/2021

Lauriston Castle Trust

Which Councillors are currently Trustees of the Lauriston Castle Trust - what I am seeking is the names and committees of those Councillors who are currently the Trustees of the Trust, not the Charity.


Request no. 33190. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 03/08/2021

Lauriston Castle Trust

Why were Baillies/Justices of the peace/others not assumed as Trustees of the Lauriston Castle Trust when the Magistrates ceased to be Trustees? What elements/considerations were taken into account to replacing the Magistrates as Trustees?


There are no such communications or elements/considerations recorded.

Request no. 33192. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Lauriston Castle Trust's

Please provide a copy of the Trust meeting that authorised the application. Please provide a copy of Lauriston Castle Trust's application to become a Charity.


There is no record of any such application or of such meeting.

Request no. 33193. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 17/09/2021 14:59:00

Child Protection/Safeguarding Issues

2019, 2020 & 2021: Number of safeguarding & child protection concerns given to officers dealt with under staff competence policy, social media policies, local authority policies, under no policy, and were dismissed without any formal action

Request no. 33194. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 09/08/2021

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Child Protection and Safeguarding issues raised with Scottish local authorities and numbers passed to GTCS


Request no. 33195. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

Child Protection/ Safeguarding training of Education Senior Officers

Can you please share all child protection and safeguarding training, with dates, your Director of Education has undertaken.


Request no. 33196. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 30/07/2021 16:18:00

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfasts over the past 12 months: Spending on housing people; Number of people in them; Proportion of people in temporary accommodation housed in them.


Request no. 33197. Received: 07/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

St John's Road Pothole Reports

Please provide details of pothole reports and repairs for St John’s Road, Corstorphine for the 12 months to 31st March 2021. Please also provide the number of claims made for each pothole reported and the inspection reports for the period.


Request no. 33201. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

East Craigs LTN

(EDIR:32728) Refers. What were the legal costs to defend the East Craigs GEM opinion that CEC were acting illegally? What was the legal cost to the council including staff costs?


Legal Professional Privileged and commercially sensitive information is withheld. Staff costs are not separately held.

Request no. 33204. Received: 07/07/2021, Resolved: 29/07/2021 11:31:00

Flood and Movement Update

There are a number of emerging issues with the disclosure of the Elder Street and St James Square ‘Road Cards’ on 2 July 2021.

Request no. 33206. Received: 07/07/2021, Resolved: 11/08/2021

Young People with ASN or disabilities

Transition planning process for ASN students leaving secondary school? Number with ASN or disabilities that have or will finish secondary school 2020/2021 & 2021/2022 & number in transition planning process. Employability support programme?


See attached response


Request no. 33207. Received: 07/07/2021, Resolved: 22/07/2021

Garden Waste Collection

Number of garden waste collection permits or their equivalent purchased this year. Total amount the sale of the permits has generated in 2021. What proportion of households have taken up garden waste permits in 2021.


Request no. 33208. Received: 07/07/2021, Resolved: 29/07/2021

Written off CPO Hours

The number of Community Payback Order Unpaid Work Hours that were written off in your local authority as a result of The Community Orders (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

Request no. 33210. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Trams to Newhaven working times

On the 14th of June, and noting that it was not a public holiday, what times were contractors working on the Trams to Newhaven project? Also, how many workers were working in each area on that day at different times.


The hours of working on weekdays are 7am - 7pm. 202 workers total were onsite during the day. We are unable to provide a break down of numbers per location as this is held by the contractors not the Council.

Request no. 33211. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

Scotstoun House, South Queensferry, EH30 9SE

We are currently undertaking a Desk Study for a site in Edinburgh and are hoping to obtain some information from your records. Our study site is located above at an approximate National Grid Reference 313145 677256.


Request no. 33212. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

SCOT (NA Funerals)

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 (blood relatives) since 7/5/2021 to date.

Request no. 33213. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 06/08/2021 16:16:00

Information about St James Quarter development

Request no. 33214. Received: 08/07/2021

Cycle Lanes

Number of km of segregated & NON-segregated cycle lanes installed as of 1 July 2021. Is data collected on road traffic accidents resulting cyclists injuries? If so, how many in the last 12 months in segregated cycle lanes & NON-segregated cycle lanes


Request no. 33215. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 30/07/2021

Business Rates Account Credits

Please can you email me a list of business rates credits you currently hold on business rates accounts that are live and those which have been closed and when the company moved out of the premises.


See attached response


Request no. 33216. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 03/09/2021

Accidents outside Corstorphine and Carricknowe Primary schools

Any available information, on accidents involving children, directly outside Corstorphine and Carricknowe primary schools in Edinburgh. Going back up to 5 years


Police Scotland are responsible for the collection of all personal injury road traffic collision data. We have searched our records and can confirm that we hold no information in this regard.

Request no. 33221. Received: 07/07/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Request regarding Community Care Grant and Crisis Grant funding.

How much money was given to Edinburgh Council Welfare Fund Team for Community Care Grant and Crisis Grant for the past five years including 2021 from the Scottish Government.


Request no. 33224. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 06/08/2021

Lanark Road Spaces for People scheme

Number of complaints & correspondence received by councillors that objected to the installation or continuation of the Lanark Road Spaces for People scheme & proposed removal of the Lanark Road Spaces for People scheme.


Request no. 33225. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Road Safety Audit

In connection with the Stage 3 Road Safety Audit for Lanark Road / Longstone Road / Inglis Green Road, please provide: The briefing document provided by the Council to the company conducting the road safety audit.


Request no. 33227. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Use of Hikvision equipment

Electronics equipment by Hikvision purchased or leased by the council within the last five years; Installed in any building owned or leased by the council; Provided by the council for use by staff or contractors. Including contract details.


The Council Public Space CCTV Section currently has 23 Hikvision cameras and supporting hardware. The Council Public Space CCTV Section has no direct contractual arrangement with Hikvision or any of the UK distributors identified in the request.

Request no. 33228. Received: 08/07/2021, Resolved: 13/07/2021

Cremations and Burials

I am writing to request information on the number of cremations and burials that took place within the Edinburgh Council region from 2016 to 2020.


Request no. 33230. Received: 09/07/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Historic Noise Complaints

I would require information on commercial noise and transportation noise. Date range of 2019 to present. In the approximate geographic area, kindly supplied by Google maps.


Request cancelled.

Request no. 33232. Received: 09/07/2021, Resolved: 09/08/2021

Anti-social behaviour

2018/2019/2020/2021 re antisocial behaviour: Number of complaints from holiday lets, private tenancies, student properties/accommodation; Number of incidences deploying anti-social behaviour legislation, The Antisocial Behaviour Notices re the above.


See attached response


Request no. 33233. Received: 09/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

Allotment Waiting Lists

How many people are currently on waiting list? In addition, for each of the 10 individuals most recently awarded a plot, number of days that elapsed between first contact with the council & the average waiting time (in days) of those ten applicants.


Request no. 33234. Received: 09/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Bus Stop - Commercial St, Edinburgh, EH6 6LB

Request for all internal correspondence between Edinburgh Council and Lothian Buses regarding the request to move the bus stop outside property at Commercial St, Edinburgh.


Information provided

Request no. 33236. Received: 09/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

Business Rates - New Liabilities

Please supply information in relation to Business Rates new liabilities for the period 22nd of April 2021 until 8th of July 2021 inclusive.


See attached.


Request no. 33243. Received: 09/07/2021, Resolved: 21/07/2021

Public Liability Insurance

Copies of all commercial Public Liability Insurance policies, providers and underwriters held by the Council. Copies of all Pollution Liability or Policy Enhancement/Schedule of Exclusions/Certificate of Indemnity.


Request no. 33249. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 06/08/2021

General Teaching Council for Scotland Annual Professional Fee

Housing Benefits consider the General Teaching Council for Scotland Professional Teachers Annual fee when calculating earnings? Are “necessarily incurred expenses ignored when assessing earnings for the period Professional fees are paid in?


Request no. 33250. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Homeless Vaccinations

Number of people who have been vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine, who are either recorded as rough sleepers in your CEC, or housed in various accommodation types commissioned by CEC: from 1 January through 1 July 2021.

Request no. 33251. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Stanley Street, Edinburgh

Details of any complaints, comments and/or concerns about the state or condition of the road by members of the public, organisations, businesses, elected members or any other interested parties raised and/or via Clarence. Jan 20 to Mar 21.

Request no. 33252. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Trustees of the Lauriston Castle Trust

Which councillors were nominated to be Trustees of the Lauriston Castle Trust? Who authorised the application of charity status - a Trustee meeting ought to have been held and recorded? and other questions.


No relevant information held.

Request no. 33253. Received: 12/07/2021

Communal bins in the New Town

All external correspondence received and sent by the City of Edinburgh Council in respect of the decision to introduce communal bins in the New Town. All internal emails / notes any impact assessment conducted.

Request no. 33254. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Street-Cleaning Vehicles

How many street cleaning vehicles white in colour, that sweep the kerbside do you have? How many are on operational duties?


14 Sweepers.

Request no. 33255. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Japanese Knotweed

Are there areas of land owned or controlled by the Council which have Japanese Knotweed growing upon it? Please identify the location of any such areas of land.


See attached response


Request no. 33258. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 23/07/2021 12:12:00

West Telferton, Newbridge and Bonnington Industrial Estates

To request account balances for the following business rates accounts: Please also confirm the balance on all other accounts held by the landlord in the above names at these properties but not listed here.

Request no. 33259. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 07/09/2021

Home to School Transport

Who is your current software provider? Current contract end date? Annual spend? A list of any outsourced home to school transport and contact details of the responsible officer at the Council.


Request no. 33260. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Water charges in Council Tax Bill

List of properties that pay water charges for the Scottish Water water services in their Council Tax Bill, including UPRN as well as street address


Please see the response to 32499. The UPRN will not be provided. By releasing this, the way we carry out our data security checks could be compromised with the potential of information relating to an individual’s account being released.

Request no. 33261. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Cycle path parallel to Waterfront Avenue, Edinburgh

Adopted? From 1/5/18: Damage, hazards, defects, complaints, inspections, maintenance, repairs, correspondence, works. All Council owned properties. Council policies & guidance re defect reports, timescales for repairs & verification of complaints.


See attached response


Request no. 33262. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Section 114 Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 Notices/Orders

Please provide all information collected by you pursuant to your statutory duty under section 114 of Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 for all Notices/Orders that have been served, complied with - 1/7/2020 to 1/7/2021.


The City of Edinburgh Council has no record of any such notices or orders being made during this time period.

Request no. 33263. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Section 1 of Acquisition of Land notices

All information collected by you pursuant to your statutory duty under section 1 of Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure)(Scotland) Act 1947 for all Notices/Orders during the dates 1st July 2020 to the 1st July 2021.


No orders have been served, remain extant and have been complied with but have invoices pending.

Request no. 33266. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021 14:19:00

Lauriston Castle

I attach a summary of issues first raised from September 2019 onwards and would be grateful if you would arrange for the third column (action taken by the trusttees) to be completed telling us what action has/is been/being taken.

Request no. 33267. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Contaminated Land Enquiry, Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2HS

Confirm whether or not the Site is on your list of prioritised sites under Part 2A and, if so, what priority it is considered to be? Let me know whether you are aware of any previous intrusive investigations and/or remediation at the Site?


Request no. 33270. Received: 13/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Care Homes for Older People

The total number of care homes, including the names of the care homes, in Scotland currently owned by the Council at today's date (13 July 2021). The opening date for each of the care homes and costs etc.


Request no. 33271. Received: 13/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Travellers Site

What was the cost of the second clear up at Claylands Road, Newbridge in relation to the travellers site? 10th July.


£1522.82, completed on 09/07/2021

Request no. 33272. Received: 13/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Covid-19 Related Printing Costs

Which department incurred the largest printing costs associated with Covid-19 crisis situation in the City of Edinburgh Council?


Although it is likely the greatest costs would have been incurred by Learning & Teaching (Schools) & Corporate Services, printing costs are not recorded so that only Covid-related printing, separated by department, can be identified.

Request no. 33277. Received: 13/07/2021

Learning disabilities research

I was wondering if you had any links or documents you could send me of information/statistics relating to: Number of people with learning disabilities living in the North East locality

Request no. 33278. Received: 13/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021 16:51:00

Business Rates

A list of businesses that qualify for Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR) but haven't applied for it. Name, start date of account, RV, address and credit amount held.


Request no. 33279. Received: 14/07/2021, Resolved: 11/08/2021

Use of Communal Garden As Beer Garden

Please provide information about any checks done about whether the pub had the right to use the property? Or confirm that no checks were carried out.


Request no. 33285. Received: 14/07/2021, Resolved: 08/09/2021

Pavement, Lothian Street/ Brighton Street, Edinburgh

Records of inspections for the pavement on Lothian Street and Brighton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HB for the period 11/08/2018 to 10/05/2021.


Request no. 33288. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 12/08/2021


How many employees are there within the organisation? Questions on cyber-security awareness and training.


Request no. 33289. Received: 14/07/2021, Resolved: 29/07/2021

Microsoft 365 Teams Guest Access Policy

Request for a copy of your ' M365 Teams Guest Access Policy' or a 'Guidance Note' that you hold and use specific for officer awareness.


Request no. 33291. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 30/07/2021

Private Investments Performance

Request for quarterly cash-flow reports from Q4 2020, if available, of all your private capital investments, in digital format.


Information provided

Request no. 33294. Received: 09/07/2021, Resolved: 13/09/2021

Pothole - Ferry Road, Edinburgh

When/if you were notified of the pothole? When did you respond to the report? Were you notified of any previous incidents on this day, and when did you respond? Please provide copy of service standards policy.


Closed - no clarification received

Request no. 33295. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 29/07/2021

Property assets owned and managed by BREEAM

Total annual capital investment in building, modernisation and improvements to council-owned premises? What proportion of the investment is related to energy efficiency? The total number of property assets and Scoring + Rating of these.


Request no. 33297. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 12/08/2021

Craigour Drive, Edinburgh

All information including sight of any written or electronic communication detailing all reports of road surface defects on Craigour Drive, Edinburgh from January 2020 to date.


Request no. 33300. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 12/08/2021

Cost of Bollards

Please advise the cost of bollards on the northbound carriageway of Maybury Road.


The cost of the changes to the Spaces for People measures (the bollards) at Maybury Road was £3,118.75. The changes were introduced to improve traffic flow while still providing a pedestrian controlled crossing.

Request no. 33301. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 12/08/2021

Dogs and Dog Wardens

In each year since 2016, (a) how many stray dogs have been collected by the local authority and (b) of those how many had an identifying microchip? How many dog wardens have been employed? How many dogs without microchips enforcement notices issued?


Request no. 33302. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 10/08/2021

Total annual energy spend

Total funding available to the council from all sources.Total annual spend on OpEx Total annual energy (gas & electric) operational spend on council managed property assets and percentage of energy comes from renewable sources.


Request no. 33303. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Escape of Water: The Shore Clinic, 59 Henderson street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ED

Copies of any reports on the cause of the escape of water; Copies of all call logs, internal memos, emails, faxes and any other documentation relating to the escape of water; and Copies of all repair and inspection documentation.


Limited Repair Schedule provided.

Request no. 33304. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 14/09/2021

Parking Tickets

How many of these kinds of tickets are issued in the early parts of the PA shift and also how many were Logs.


Closed. No clarification received

Request no. 33305. Received: 15/07/2021, Resolved: 12/08/2021

Targets for Installing EV Charging Points

If you plan to increase the number of publicly available electric vehicle charging devices? If so, how many publicly available electric vehicle charging devices do you expect to install? How many of these will be rapid charging devices?


Request no. 33309. Received: 12/07/2021, Resolved: 28/07/2021

Storage Unit in Ravelston Park

request for full details of the lease agreement [2008] signed between Blackhall Primary School Football and the Council for the Storage Unit in Ravelston Park, EH4 3RU.


No lease documentation can be found.

Request no. 33313. Received: 16/07/2021, Resolved: 26/08/2021

Resident Parking Permit Scheme

A copy of any Report[s] to Committee concerning the original proposals / arrangements [maybe around 1980, or maybe earlier] for providing Resident Permits within controlled Parking Zones and other information.


Request no. 33314. Received: 16/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Lauriston Castle Trust

To help me understand the external legal advice, please present me with a full copy of the full facts presented to the external legal profession/advice sought and their full response.


Legal advice is withheld under section 36(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Request no. 33315. Received: 16/07/2021, Resolved: 21/07/2021

M8 Accidents Reported

Please provide the number of accidents reported as taking place on the M8 Eastbound between Junction 3 and Junction 2 between 01/12/2015 and 02/11/2019.


Cancelled - Repeat of 33157

Request no. 33326. Received: 16/07/2021, Resolved: 24/08/2021

SQA Exams 2020

Did your Director of Education and/or Chief Legal Officer or any other centrally deployed education officer raise concerns with SQA about 2020 SQA examinations? Provide copies of written correspondence.


No such concerns were raised in 2020.

Request no. 33327. Received: 16/07/2021, Resolved: 25/08/2021

SQA Concerns 2021

Did your Director of Education and/or Chief Legal Officer or any other centrally deployed education officer raise concerns with SQA about 2021 SQA examinations? Provide copies of written correspondence.


Request no. 33328. Received: 16/07/2021, Resolved: 03/08/2021

Pothole - Roundabout connecting Elm Row, London Road and Leith Way in Edinburgh

Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two years preceding the date of your incident Details of carriageway defects identified / safety inspections / complaints and all other information.


Request no. 33329. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Purchasing Information on Mode of Voting Records

Information for all elections for the last five years: Pricing information for such records, including cost and type of unredacted information included in such purchases (e.g. name, address, voting mode, etc) No's and list of all purchasers.


Request no. 33330. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Communal Bin Review Update

TE Committee stated that a total of 34 streets are currently using gull proof bags. It is further stated that this covers 2359 properties. How has this number been calculated?


Request no. 33331. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Ravelston Park

All information in relation to item '7.2 ... BCT have consulted widely ' (7-March-2019 F&R Committee).


The Council holds no information on when Blackhall Community Trust consulted with existing Park users in respect of their proposed Community Asset Transfer.

Request no. 33332. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 06/08/2021

Ravelston Park

All information in relation to item '7.1 Consultation was undertaken through the CAT advisory panel' (7-March-2019 F&R Committee).


The Stage 1 CAT panel met on 21 August 2017 and the Stage 2 CAT Panel met on 20 December 2018 to consider the application. Minutes of each meeting are attached.


Request no. 33333. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 06/08/2021

Ravelston Park

All information detailing when and how current park users were consulted about the sale of the 1231sqm plot of Ravelston Park, prior to 7-March-2019? (and any results)


Request no. 33334. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Halmyre Street, Leith, Edinburgh

Please provide inspection, maintenance and complaint information in relation to the roads and pavements on Halmyre Street, Leith from 01/07/2020 to 19/07/2021.


Request no. 33338. Received: 19/07/2021

Stevedore Place - Tram Extension Fire Safety

I would like to receive a copy of the fire / risk assessments carried out on Stevedore Place for the period commencing 10th June for up to 7 weeks.

Request no. 33341. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 02/09/2021

10 and 12 West Brighton Crescent, Portobello, Edinburgh

I would like copies of all correspondence, by letter or e-mail, internal and external, between members of the public and council officers and councillors that make mention of 10 and 12 West Brighton Crescent, Portobello, Edinburgh.


Information provided under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Request no. 33342. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Jazz Festival Posters & Self-isolating Staff

Dates of all meetings that were associated with:- City of Edinburgh Council Logo appearing with Scottish Government on posters related to 'music events - jazz festival 2021'. Number of self-isolating officers in June 2021.


Request no. 33343. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 19/08/2021 15:48:00

Spaces for People

Please provide the brief or statement of requirements that was issued by CEC to SMG and Jump (and the date it was issued) that initiated the independent market research for retaining Spaces for People measures.

Request no. 33345. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 11/08/2021

Glanville Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Please confirm what brand the cycle lane defenders are. Please include the brand name, product name (and code if possible) as well as any other manufacturer details that may assist us also all safety audits and any risk assessments.


Request no. 33346. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

CCTV Footage

Request CCTV footage on 30th May at around 4.10pm - 4:40pm (Most likely 4:15pm) at Gogar Roundabout.


No relevant information recorded.

Request no. 33349. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 11/08/2021

Application to site a market

Please would you provide information relating to the application to site a market similar to the Stockbridge market in Corstorphine. What cost/ additional information/ additional requirements


Request no. 33350. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Primate Licensing

How many DWAA licences are currently issued in your area? How many of these DWAA licences are issued for primates (monkeys, apes or prosimians such as lemurs)?


Request no. 33351. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Lanark Road Speed Cameras

Please supply all correspondence between CEC and Police Scotland from 1 Jan 2020 to 15 July 2021 in relation to making speed cameras on Lanark Road dormant in February 2021 and any other communication.


Request no. 33353. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 30/08/2021

Road & Pavement Defect Reports

Total number of reports (rather than number of defects, i.e. if one defect is reported 3 times, this would be 3 reports) recorded in each of the last five years? Please could you provide details for (i) Potholes (ii) uneven pavements (iii) defects


Request no. 33354. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Dog Litter

How much does City of Edinburgh Council spend on cleaning dog litter? Please may you provide figures for the last five years. How many dog bins/litter bins are there in this council?


Cleaning dog waste will be carried out by staff as part of their daily duties which will involve a range of tasks so it is not possible to allocate specific costs to removing dog waste.

There are 3395 litter bins.

Request no. 33355. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Public Toilets

Could you please provide an annual breakdown for the last 5 years of the number of council operated public toilets available including the number it has currently? Plus other questions.


Request no. 33356. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Gull-proof Rubbish Bags (GPB)

The costs of the current gull-proof bag & recycling box systems for rubbish clearance, collected from doorsteps, compared to proposed systems which require fixed installations, new equipment and revised collection rotas.


Request no. 33357. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Recycling Rates

Please supply the volume/mass of recycling by stream (general waste, mixed recycling, glass and food waste) occurring on Gull-proof Bag (GPB) streets compared to other streets in the New Town or City Centre, i.e. those using fixed bin installations.


The vehicles used to collect the waste and recycling from streets with gull proof sacks will also collect waste from other areas, so it is not possible to provide tonnes specific to waste from these streets.

Request no. 33358. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Health and Safety record

Please supply statistics of injuries/sickness reported by the waste collection teams over the last 5 years


Request no. 33359. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Business Use of Waste Collection Systems

Please confirm whether AirB&B/flat rental business waste is intended to be put into fixed bins, or use the current GP Bag /recycling systems.


The Scottish Government is developing legislation around short term lets as the current legislation does not recognise this scenario. Our policy will be linked to their proposed licensing scheme for short term lets when this is finalised.

Request no. 33360. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Charging for business waste streams

Please supply the figures for income to the Council from waste streams generated from business waste


Request no. 33361. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Cost Benefit Analysis - Proposed Fixed Bin Installations

Please supply cost benefit analysis & associated assumptions demonstrating that the proposals contribute to the Council's objectives to increase recycling, and efficiency of service, and what the costs and benefits actually are.


Request no. 33362. Received: 20/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Communal bins

Please provide details of the approval process that was used for the location of communal bins in the New Town following the decision of the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee on 29 November 2011


Request no. 33371. Received: 19/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Ventilation and CO2 monitoring in Schools

To request information on Edinburgh City Council's plans for ventilation and air quality monitoring in Primary and Secondary schools to mitigate the risk of COVID19 infection for pupils.


Request no. 33374. Received: 21/07/2021, Resolved: 27/07/2021

Edinburgh University Mackenzie Medical Suites

To request details of all meetings which discussed the classification of risk to safety outside the substation and Edinburgh University Mackenzie Medical Suites. Request all information regarding the site.


Closed - No clarification received.

Request no. 33377. Received: 21/07/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Spaces for People measures at schools - installation dates

Please provide the date of installation, and list the detail of what measures were in place by 4 March, eg road closures, barriers, bollards etc.


Request no. 33380. Received: 21/07/2021, Resolved: 25/08/2021

Road Damage Claim

Where does it states that the Council waives the right to accept road damage claims if the damage happened within 30 days of a survey?


Request no. 33381. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 16/08/2021

Contaminated Land Enquiry, Lady Nicholson Court, 38 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT

Confirm whether or not the Site is on your list of prioritised sites under Part 2A and, if so, what priority it is considered to be? Pease let me know whether you are aware of any previous intrusive investigations and/or remediation at the Site?


Request no. 33383. Received: 21/07/2021, Resolved: 19/08/2021 16:33:00

Market Research : SfP

CEC employed Jump for their Market Research re SfP. and claimed it was more “statistically representative than the public consultation. Request all information regarding data.

Request no. 33384. Received: 21/07/2021, Resolved: 25/08/2021

Personal Detail Verification Processes

I'm conducting research on client verification methods used by secure societies such as the councils. I was wondering if you could help me learn more about how you verify personal details and changes to these?


Request no. 33385. Received: 21/07/2021, Resolved: 13/08/2021

Weed Control

What method do you use for weed control, chemicals? Does the council carry out weed control duties in-house or is this contracted out? Budget and contact details for the person(s) responsible for managing weed control within the council


Request no. 33386. Received: 21/07/2021, Resolved: 19/08/2021

Housing Developments

Since 2010, please provide me with a list of previously-Council owned buildings which were sold and which subsequently received planning permission from the council for housing? and all other information requested.


We are not going to provide the information because the request falls into the category of a “manifestly unreasonable request under regulation 10(4)(b) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations and we are not obliged to respond.

Request no. 33388. Received: 22/07/2021, Resolved: 19/08/2021

CEC/Trustees and OSCR

Contact CEC Finance and Resources Committee, CEC solicitors, other parties who have been allocated responsibility to deal with communications between CEC/Trustees and OSCR provide all communications from 01/09/2019 to 22/07/2021.


Request no. 33397. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 30/07/2021


Confirmation of the time a record on a specific date was created.

Request no. 33398. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 30/07/2021

Date of Instructions

The date formal instructions were sent in relation to investigation.

Request no. 33399. Received: 22/07/2021, Resolved: 20/08/2021

Football Fixtures Safety Certificates

Please provide communication between Hibernian Football Club, Heart of Midlothian Football Club regarding the safety certificate and reasoning for crowd numbers for the two specific fixtures.


See attached.


Request no. 33400. Received: 22/07/2021, Resolved: 16/08/2021

Household Waste

Documentation that details how household waste was disposed of within your local authority area in 2020 By this I mean the amounts and/or percentages of collected waste that were disposed of by landfill, recycling, incineration, etc.


Request no. 33402. Received: 22/07/2021, Resolved: 20/08/2021

Gullies Management

Number of reports per month of blocked gullies by public in year 2020? And the causes of these blockages? How often do you clean your gullies each year? How many gullies are maintained and your yearly budget towards the management of those gullies.


Request no. 33404. Received: 22/07/2021

Land Searches

How many local land search requests do you receive and processed monthly for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021? On average how long does each local land search take to complete? (days, weeks or months).

Request no. 33412. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 27/07/2021

SCOT (NA Funerals)

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 (blood relatives) since 1/5/21 to date.

Request no. 33416. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Food Businesses

How many new food businesses have registered between financial year 6 April 2020 and 5 April 2021? Food businesses who have registered, how many of those were first inspected or not yet inspected by an environmental health officer.


Request no. 33417. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 23/08/2021

Pest Infestations

For the calendar year of 2020, how many tenants reported experiencing issues with pest infestations in the council owned properties they occupied and other questions.


Request no. 33419. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 20/08/2021

Lauriston Castle Inventory

I understand that an illustrated inventory and valuation of the contents of Lauriston Castle has been produced. Please provide a copy.


We do not hold a full illustrated inventory & valuation. We maintain records of the collection on our Museum and Galleries collections management system, including images where they exist. Extract is attached.

Database does not include valuations.

Request no. 33422. Received: 26/07/2021, Resolved: 23/08/2021

CCTV Footage Request

Request CCTV footage at roundabout on Calder Road that Longstone Road runs onto.


No relevant footage held.

Request no. 33423. Received: 27/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Bus lane on Captains Road, westbound approach to Kaimes Crossroads

Please advise the commencement (or intended commencement) date for the recently-marked bus lane on Captains Road. Please provide (e-mail is acceptable) a copy of the relevant Traffic Regulation Order (a link would also be acceptable).


Request no. 33426. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 20/08/2021

Magistrates of Edinburgh

When did the Magistrates of Edinburgh cease to exist? Under what legislation? Who/what replaced the Magistrates?


Magistrates ceased to exist within the local authority under legislation of the Local Government (Scotland) Act of 1973. As a result of this legislation, there came about District Courts (Scotland) Act of 1975 which replaced Burgh/Police Courts.

Request no. 33427. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 16/08/2021

Swanston Road, Edinburgh

Confirmation of maintenance upkeep, inspection intervals, inspection records for the road and pavements on either side from 12 May 2020 to date and all other relevant information relating to the above.

Request no. 33428. Received: 23/07/2021, Resolved: 23/08/2021


The number of incidents involving gulls/seagulls reported last year and so far this year and, if possible, for incident type in each case (for example: attack on person, attack on animal, noise, mess from droppings).


Request no. 33429. Received: 26/07/2021

Spaces for People Lanark Road Integrated Impact Assessment

Please provide all emails, correspondence and notes between council officers & between council officers and staff at Sustrans

Request no. 33433. Received: 26/07/2021, Resolved: 27/08/2021

Location of Sculpture Ornaments

Currently where are the sculpture ornaments in the attached photo of the Lauriston Castle grounds c1930.


Request no. 33434. Received: 26/07/2021, Resolved: 16/08/2021

Housing First

With regards to Housing First for the past 5 financial years, please detail, Budget for Housing First (£000), Clients supported by Housing First, Contractors/providers of Housing First services

Request no. 33435. Received: 26/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Sunbed parlour and tanning centres

How many a) registered, b) licenced and c) total sunbed parlour and tanning centres are there in your local authority area, also providing that information for each of the last five years?


Request no. 33436. Received: 26/07/2021, Resolved: 23/08/2021

Speed Reduction on Calder Road

I would like to receive all information collected on the subject of the speed reduction on Calder Road in Edinburgh.


Request no. 33439. Received: 27/07/2021, Resolved: 25/08/2021

Licensed Dog Breeders

The number of licensed dog breeders in your local authority during the following periods: 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019, 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.


Request no. 33440. Received: 27/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Cycle parking

How many bike hangars offering secure, sheltered cycle parking on residential streets do you have in your local authority area? Please specify the number of hangars and the total number of cycle parking spaces they provide.


Request no. 33441. Received: 26/07/2021, Resolved: 24/08/2021

Children's Bladder and Bowel Services

Eight questions beginning with - Does your local authority provide a dedicated children’s continence clinic? (Yes/No).

Request no. 33442. Received: 27/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Policies/procedures to support staff experiencing domestic abuse

Can you advise if the Local Authority has any policies/procedures to support staff experiencing domestic abuse?


Request no. 33443. Received: 27/07/2021, Resolved: 25/08/2021

Local Access Officers and Rangers

How many local access officers and/or rangers were employed by the local authority for every financial year since the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 came into force?


Request no. 33444. Received: 27/07/2021, Resolved: 20/08/2021

Event Safety Certificate

Can you please provide all communication between Edinburgh Council and Heart of Midlothian regarding discussions of Safety Certificate and decision on size of crowd for the following match: Hearts v Celtic Saturday 31st July 2021


See attached.


Request no. 33445. Received: 27/07/2021, Resolved: 25/08/2021

Capacity Calculations

How was the permitted capacity determined for Heart of Midlothian FC and Hibernian FC’s recent and upcoming fixtures? How was this figure calculated?


Please refer to the following attached documents which explain how we came to our decision on capacities for both stadiums.

The council holds no info on how North Lanarkshire Council reached its decision for a match in Motherwell.


Request no. 33446. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 02/08/2021


I am on Edindex, I would like to know how many points I have. And, if I am Priority status


Cancelled - Business as usual.

Request no. 33455. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 26/08/2021

Leith Links, Edinburgh

Details of all works, planned or otherwise to the footways on Leith Links, Edinburgh from the period of 1 January 2014 to date and details of all other information requested.


Request no. 33456. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 26/08/2021

Juniper Avenue and Belmont Road, Edinburgh

Please confirm what category the above locus fall under, with reference to the Footway Hierarchy in Table 2 of the “Road Safety Inspection and Defect Categorisation document sent to us. Confirm frequency of inspections.


Request no. 33457. Received: 27/07/2021, Resolved: 30/08/2021

Use of Facial Recognition Software

I'd like to know about any trials or active contracts of facial recognition software 2016-2021 Which company / companies have been used / are being used? The cost of this.


Request no. 33460. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 03/09/2021

Path leading from Lochend Road to Easter Road

Request for all information relating to the above locus from January 2020 to date.


Request no. 33461. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 26/08/2021

Annual Budget for Local Access Office and Ranger Services

Please confirm the annual budget available for the Local Access Office and Ranger Services for every financial year since the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 came into force?


Request no. 33462. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

Treatment Contracts

Can you advise if a new contract has been/will be awarded for this service and if so what the new contract details are (in the same format as below. See list.


Request no. 33464. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 17/08/2021

National (Scotland) Concessionary Travel for Blind Persons

Details of concessionary discounts on rail services for a) those with a National (Scotland) Concessionary Travel for Blind Persons card and b) for companions of travellers with a National (Scotland) Concessionary Travel for Blind Person.


We do not hold this information. We believe that this would be held by Transport Scotland or NECPO.

Request no. 33467. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 26/08/2021

Commercial Events in Parks

Please state the annual revenue accrued from commercial events held in the authority’s parks and green spaces each year for the previous 5 years, in yearly intervals, and including a projection for 2021 and other information requested.


Request no. 33468. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Communal Bin Enhancement Project

Details of the Equalities Impact Assessments undertaken with respect to this project in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and in particular the public sector equality duty which came into force on 5 April 2011.


Please see attached.


Request no. 33469. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 27/08/2021

Knives Confiscated in Schools

Can you please tell me how many knives have been confiscated from pupils in schools (including school grounds) in your council area in each of the past 5 years? Break down the data into primary and secondary schools, etc.


The cost to the Council of locating, retrieving and providing the information exceeds the statutory maximum of £600.

Request no. 33470. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 31/08/2021

Public Hire Taxis

How many vehicles currently under and including euro 4 are on the road after being subject to an exemption.


Our records show that there are 381 vehicles.

Request no. 33471. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 03/08/2021

Burials and Cremations

I would like to know the total number of burials and cremations for the years 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019, 2020 and the first half of 2021.

Request no. 33473. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 27/08/2021

Contaminated Land Enquiry, Portsburgh Court, 56 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DH

I would be grateful if you could confirm whether or not the Site is on your list of prioritised sites under Part 2A and, if so, what priority it is considered to be?


Request no. 33474. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 27/08/2021

Road Defects - Bowhill Terrace

Please provide a list of reports to the council (directly or via Clarence telephone service) of potholes or road defects at the following location in the date range 6th January 2020 to 29th February 2020, plus maintenance and inspection records.


Request no. 33475. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 27/08/2021

Food & Drink Used in Schools

Eight detailed questions on food and drink products used in City of Edinburgh Council schools.


Request no. 33476. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Houses to be allocated

I would like to know who makes the decision for a house to be allocated to a non bidder, How many houses do you keep back and not advertised through edindex for special circumstances


Request no. 33481. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 27/08/2021

Cookies and Website Design

Please could you provide me with some information regarding third-party cookies and your cookies policy, and your website design?


Request no. 33482. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Garden Waste bin collection charges

1) administration and management costs associated with the Garden Waste bin collection charges. 2) Additional charges relating directly to removal of waste resulting from fly-tipping.


Request no. 33483. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 27/08/2021

Scottish Welfare Fund

For the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 could you provide details of applications received, successful, rejected.


Request no. 33484. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 18/08/2021

Digital Services

Please could you provide me with some information regarding user engagement and your use of open source and open standards for your digital services?


Request no. 33487. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 30/08/2021

Use of Cycle Lanes

Do you hold a record of how many cyclists are using the newly created cycle lanes? If not, why not? How can the council advise how many cyclists have been cycling since lockdown? Where is this information coming from?


Request no. 33493. Received: 29/07/2021, Resolved: 27/08/2021

North West Locality Community Profile

Are there any articles you could send me about the locality of North West Edinburgh which may include demographics, geographical information, housing provision, crime and community safety?


Request no. 33495. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

Council tax banding

I would like to know how new build properties are band priced for council tax.


The Council does not set banding levels for any domestic properties, that is the responsibility of the Lothian Valuation Joint Board.

Request no. 33496. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 30/08/2021

Council Tax

If Council Tax on new build properties is based on the purchase price, what year did this start, and has it changed?


Request no. 33497. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 04/08/2021

Council tax banding

I would like to be sent the latest price and bandings for Edinburgh Council tax for 2020/2021 that include new build properties pricing

Request no. 33498. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 30/08/2021

AHSS Planning Applications

A list of all the planning applications in the South Queensferry Conservation Area from 2015 to 2021 that AHSS have submitted a comment on and copies of the comments.


Request no. 33503. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 05/08/2021

Residential Development

Historic steel tanks enclosed by a red brick and concrete bund.


Cancelled - Business as usual.

Request no. 33504. Received: 30/07/2021, Resolved: 30/08/2021

Weekly Tick Sheet

Request for a copy of the weekly Tick Sheet returns for Barrowbeat 1 for Jocks Lodge and Meadowbank including Dalziel Place, for the past 3 months.


See attached.


Request no. 33508. Received: 31/07/2021, Resolved: 09/09/2021

Trams to Newhaven project

How many fines have been issued to TtN for engines idling unnecessarily since the project began?


Request no. 33559. Received: 28/07/2021, Resolved: 25/08/2021

Edinburgh Landlord Registration

When was this address first registered on the city of Edinburgh council Landlord Registration


See attached response


Request no. 33713. Received: 06/07/2021, Resolved: 20/08/2021

Spaces for People - Bruntsfield Place

Regarding the cycle lane markers at Bruntsfield Place, please provide the Spaces for People risk assessments undertaken with respect to such markers and their placement.


See attached.


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