||I would like to make a Freedom of Information request to
establish how many playing pitches - whether it be for football,
rugby, cricket or hockey etc - have been lost on
council-run public parks in the past 10 years.If
there have been any pitch losses, could you please tell me for what
reasons the pitches have been closed
||I can confirm that there has been no change in the number of
pitches provided by Scarborough Borough Council.
|| Council spend on translation services 2008-09,
||Under the Freedom of Information Act, please can you provide
the following information about stray animals dealt with
by your council - or any organisation fulfilling this
task on behalf of your council - since 1st January 2007:
- Has your council (or its agency)
ever dealt with the same animal as a stray on
more than one occasion (ie, has any animal been "picked up" as
a stray on more than one occasion)? If so, please identify
which animal has been dealt with by your council the most times,
and on how many occasions?
- Please can you also indicate which animal,
currently the responsibility of your council (or its agency), has
been in this position for the longest period of time and when it
first entered the council's care?
- Has your council (or its agency) handled any stray animals
apart from dogs? If so, please indicate what the animals were, the
circumstances of each case (including where it was found), and the
animal's fate (ie, whether the animal was reunited
with owners/rehomed/euthanised/awaiting rehoming)?
||Supply me with a detailed breakdown of credit card usage,
over the last three  financial years [namely;
2008-9/2009-10/2010-11] by all SBC employees & officers,
individually: I request that each year be detailed separately,
rather than an aggregated [i.e., cumulative] total being
||How much did the authority spend on corporate hospitality
including award ceremonies and staff functions between April 2008
and April 2009?
April 2009 and April 2010?
April 2010 and April 2011?
How much has the authority spent so far
this year up to July 21 on corporate hospitality including award
ceremonies and staff functions?
What is the authority's budget for this
financial year for corporate hospitality including award ceremonies
and staff functions?
What was the budget for the last financial
year for corporate hospitality including award ceremonies and staff
If the budget has been cut or increased
from the last financial could you provide me with the percentage
amount of the increase or reduction.
Could you provide me with the same percentage figures for
staffing levels and social care budgets from the last financial
year and the present one.
||I am writing to obtain information about the total amount of
money paid to trade unions by your organisation and the amount of
staff time spent on trade union activities
To outline my query as clearly as possible, I
1. The total amount of money paid to all
trade unions for financial periods a) 2009-10 and b) 2010-11 broken
down by trade union.
2. For each trade union for which it applies, please
provide the number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff working for
the union (this is sometimes called ‘Trade Union facility time’) in
a) 2009-10 and b) 2010-11
|| Benchmarking data – Customer Services
|| Can you please supply details of planning applications
that have been submitted to your Local Authority since August
* Mosques – construction, expansion of
existing, change of use to mosque.
* Islamic institute – construction, expansion
of existing, or change of use to islamic institute.
* Community centre – construction, expansion
of existing, or change of use to community centre.
* Cultural centre – construction, expansion of
existing, or change of use to cultural centre.
* Islamic school or college – construction,
expansion of existing, or change of use to islamic school or
The details required are:
* Planning application reference number
* Site address
|Having checked our records I can confirm that we have not
received any application in the categories you requested.
||Council’s scheme of selling residents recycling to make money:
How much money have you made in the past year
(June 2010 - present day) by selling the recycling your residents
have left out? (not just outside homes)
How much money did you make in the previous
year (June 2009 - June 2010) by selling the recycling your
residents left out? (not just outside homes)
If this number has increased between the
What exactly have you been selling to generate
Where do you collect the recycling from to
What is the money you are making from the
recycling being spent on?
How much money have you spent on collecting
and sorting the recycling over the past year (June 2010 - present
How much money did you spent on collecting and
sorting the recycling in the previous year (June 2009 - June
How much would it cost to send all of the
rubbish to a landfill site instead of recycle it?
What materials make you the most
What materials make you the least amount of
Are their any materials you don't bother
Q1. At present, what is the TOTAL
crematorium charge (including use of chapel, waiting rooms and
attendances, floral decoration, recorded or organ music,
scattering/strewing of ashes, medical referee’s fee, and
environmental surcharge) at each crematorium operated by the
Q2. Does the crematorium fee include an
‘environmental charge’ associated with the cost of mercury
abatement, and if so, how much is this environmental charge?
Q3. What was the council’s total
crematorium charge (as described in Q1):
(a) In April
(b) In April
(c) In April
Q4: Has the council
transferred any crematoria to private sector businesses and if
identify the private operator.
what year did this take place?
(c) Has the council
restricted the fees which the private operator may charge, and if
so what is the restriction?
Q5. How many cemeteries does the
council own & operate?
Q6. How much does the council
charge for an adult burial, to include an exclusive right of
burial, for the minimum period of use, in a standard lawn grave,
and including any interment fee?
Q7. What was the charge for the same
provision of a grave as described in Q8:
(a) In April 2010
(b) In April 2009
(c) In April 2006
Q8. Are there any private sector
cemeteries within the council’s boundaries and if so, please
identify them and the company which operates them.
Q9. Has the council
transferred any cemeteries to private sector businesses and if
Please identify the private operator.
In what year did this take place?
Has the council restricted the fees which the private operator may
charge, and if so what is the restriction?
Q10: Please indicate whether the council has had to
restrict or cease burials in its cemeteries because of a lack of
capacity and if so, what arrangements are there for
| FOIA1686 Response
|| Councillors Expenses information
||How many councillors or officers have been sent to foreign
countries at the expense of the authority between July, 20 2010 and
July, 20 2011?
How much, in total, has the authority spent
on sending officers or councillors to foreign countries between
July, 20 2010 and July, 20 2011?
Could you please give details of all
foreign trips undertaken including the name of the individual who
was on the trip, the destination, the nature of the trip and the
Does the council have a yearly budget for
foreign travel and if so what is it?
Has this budget been cut from the last financial
||1. Staff numbers for the following services on or around the
31st March 2011
- Building Control
- Development Control
- Food Safety
- Environmental Health
number of fee earning applications received by Building Control in
- Full plans applications
- Building Notices and
- How many healthy trees have been cut down in
the borough in the last five years? Please provide separate figures
for each of the 2011/12 (to date), 2010/11, 2009/10, 2008/09 and
2007/08 and list the general area (Scarborough, Whitby, Filey,
rural etc...) where the trees were cut down.
- Could you please list the species of healthy
trees that have been cut down, and how many of each
species have been felled?
- Of the trees the council
have cut down, how many have been replaced with new trees in
the same location?
- Could you please
list the species of these replacement trees and the quantity of
||Total number of staff the
authority has made redundant in the past 12 months and the total
amount of money paid out in the form of redundancy payments for the
||Copies of mobile phone bills on
council issued phones for the past year (of the most recent 12
month period available) belonging to senior councilors and senior
||Copies of credit card bills on
council-issued credit/debit cards for the past year (or the most
recent 12 month period available) belonging to senior councilors
(leader, mayor and cabinet members) and senior officers (assistant
director level and above)
||I require contractual information regarding the Council’s PBX
maintenance contracts please can you send me the following
· Exisiting Supplier (s)
· Total Value of the overall
· Information on any applications
running on the PBX
· The durations of the
· The Expiry Date
· The Contract Review
· A contact from the Council that deals with
1. Please disclose how many times
inappropriate images have been found on council computers during
each of the last five financial years. (Please give a separate
figure for each year.)
2. In each instance, please state how many
council staff have been subject to disciplinary action and what
action was taken.
3. Breaking down the data by year, please
specify how many images were found, and whether they were rated as
“highly inappropriate”, “inappropriate”, “illegal” or “other”.
Eg. Year, Severity of Images, Number of
Inappropriate 6000; Highly
Please also outline what sort of material the council
understands the terms “highly inappropriate”, “inappropriate” etc.
to encompass. 4. If the council uses any software to identify
inappropriate images on council computers, please specify what kind
of software and how much it has cost the council over the past five
||I am writing to request copies of various documents relating to
the following charity and their property as follows:
Wheelhouse Square Flats Registered
1-33, Wheelhouse Square, Dean Road,
Scarborough, YO12 7SP
The most recent accounts filed with the Charity Commission
state: The land comprises approximately 4557 square yards, having a
frontage to Dean Road, Scarborough. The deeds to the property are
held by Scarborough Borough Council, as security for the loan made
by the Council to the Trustees. We require a copy of the deeds and
any attached or ccompanying documents, plans or
Awaiting copy documents if you require sight of these please
||1.All ICT Contracts relating to mobiles phones please can you
b.Total Contract Value
d. Expiry Date
e. Number of
f. Contract Review
g.Contact/job title responsible
for this contract
2.All ICT Contracts
relating to all types software licensing including separate
maintenance agreements you have with that particular software
please can you send me:
d. Expiry Date
e. Number of
f. Contract Review Date
YES/NO for those contracts that have maintenance included within
h. Contact/job title responsible for this
||How many tickets SBC applied for and total amount spend on
tickets for the 2012 Olympics.
1. The total number of tickets SBC
2. The total amount paid for tickets (or
amount outstanding if not yet paid)
3. Please break this down by events.