||1) For each of the last five years, headcount
of Council staff, in post at the beginning of the relevant year,
who have moved out of the council by the end of the year?
2) For each of the
last five years, what headcount of Council staff, in post at the
beginning of the relevant year, who have moved out of the council
by the end of the year? Split by the following National Joint
Council for Local Government Service salary scale categories:
4-17 (or equivalent),
b. 18-33 (or
c. 34-49 (or
d. 50-65 (or
e. at Chief/Senior
Officers pay scales (or equivalent)
last 5 yrs (49KB)
||I should like to request any information related to the
planning application regarding the proposed extension of the
Sainsbury's store on Falsgrave Road and the proposed construction
of the Tesco store on the site of Scarborough Council's refuse
collection depot on Dean Road. I am particularly interested
in receiving any architectural plans and if possible the
slides used during the planning meeting on the 8th December
2011. It would be helpful if you were to provide any
brief notes which might be necessary to understand the context of
the information provided, although I recognise that you are not
obliged to do this. If the information requested contains
sections of confidential information, please blank out or remove
these sections, and mark clearly that they have been
||- I would like to know how many incidents of hacking
or any other E-Crime there have been on any of the council's
computer systems or website over the past three years.
- I would like the incidents broken down on an
annual basis and in as full detail as possible as to the exact
nature of what took place.
- I would also like to know how much the council has spent
combating e-crime in the past few years and how much is planned to
||What percentage of FOI requests have been responded to
within the allocated 28 working day guidelines in the past 5
||1:Given the fact that there was currently a retail assessment
in place which clearly showed there was not the capacity for both
the Tesco and Sainsbury’s applications, what was the full and exact
reason for commissioning another retail assessment by the same
person, which then showed there was capacity, although it clearly
showed areas of concern. What was the date this decision was taken?
2: Given the fact that in the design brief of
2009 for the Dean Road Site it stated that Trafalgar Street West
should not be closed off, although could be re routed, at what
point did the council change its mind on this? And what was the
reason for this change?
3:At the planning meeting Jill Low stated that
maybe Trafalgar Street West should be closed off as it was a rat
run, at what point did this road become a rat run? what criteria
and evidence was used to support this statement?
4: What exactly is the criteria for any road to be
labelled a rat run?
||1) In total how many
planning applications were received by Scarborough Borough Council
in financial year 2010-2011?
many planning applications were approved in financial year
3) Out of
the total planning applications made for building in financial year
2010-2011 how many were on designated Greenbelt land?
4) Out of
the total planning applications for building on designated
Greenbelt land how many were approved in financial year
total how many planning applications were received for building
a) Low flood
risk zones in financial year 2010-2011?
flood risk zones in financial year 2010-2011?
flood risk zones in financial year2010-2011?
6) Out of
the total planning application for building on flood zones how many
were approved on;
a) Low flood
risk zones in financial year 2010-2011?
flood risk zones in financial year2010-2011?
Significant flood risk zones in financial year
||1. How many people had their council tax banding reassessed in
your area in each of the following years: 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010;
2. How many of these homes were downgraded in
each year (i.e. moved to a cheaper band?)
3. How many were upgraded in each
year (i.e. moved to a more expensive band?)
4. How much did the council pay out in
total in each of the above years in
backdated council tax repayments as a result?
5. What was the single-largest rebate payment
made by the council in each of the above years?
6. In how many cases over this period
have houses been moved up or down by more than one
||List of any National Non Domestic Rate credit balances held by
the council under the company names listed the attached
spreadsheet. Please list where the credit is owing on the
current/closed balance, as well as where it is owing for past
years, but has not been carried forward. Could you also include any
such overpayments/credits that have been cancelled by a 'write on'.
For clarity, the list is to include, if possible –
The value of the credit/overpayment.
The Account Number.
The address of the hereditament
The year(s) to which the credit/overpayment refers.
We would like you to check as far back as your records
Letters confirming we are instructed by the ratepayers concerned
are attached to overcome any confidentiality issues.
|| Billing History – Lidl
||Complete lists of all privately owned and council/public
body or company owned empty properties in Scarborough (min 6 months
||All credits held on your business rates system for our
clients as well as credits written away to suspense/control
accounts and amounts written off during the last 12 months please
also include any uncleared refunds.
||I’m writing on behalf of the charity Disabled Motoring UK to
ask that you supply me with information on parking places in your
Disabled Motoring UK is a charity that
campaigns on behalf of disabled motorists and one of our most
successful campaigns has been highlighting the abuse of the Blue
Badge scheme. However, we are not just a campaigning
organisation. We try wherever possible to make life easier
for disabled people, and to celebrate examples of best practice
within organisations and local authorities. This is where I would
welcome your assistance.
We are proposing to launch an ‘App’ for mobile
phones which will tell disabled motorists where the nearest
disabled parking space is. To enable this work to start we
need to know where the disabled bays are in your town/city,
both on the street and in your council run car parks. If you
have any information on other disabled bays in private run car
parks this information would be gratefully received as
well. What we need to know is the address and postcode
of the space and car park, and we’ll do the rest.
In the present economic climate, I’m sure that you’ll agree
with us that there is great economic benefit in improving
accessibility and encouraging disabled motorists to visit town
centres for business or leisure, and we hope that your Council will
be included in the coverage provided by this innovative new
||The average time taken to process residential planning
applications from submission to approval/ rejection for 2010 and
2011 within your local authority
1. All properties with your
Billing Authority area with a credit held on the account
The credit totals over £2,000.
The credit is dated before 2011.
The fields required are all non personal;
Primary Liable Party Name (Business Name),
Full Property Address
Billing Authority Reference Number
Current Rateable Value
Date Credit Applies To
||Castle Eastfield Falsgrave
relation to Enterprise Area Policy in the relation to the above
locations or for the Scarborough Borough Council as a whole if a
whole area approach was the preference could please forward to the
Could you please outline how many of
the overall initiatives outlined in the document were offered to
the local business base?
- How were these initiatives
- In relation to those initiatives under
the control of the Local Authority or local Regional Development
Was fast track planning in relation to the
Enterprise Area offered and what was the take up?
If fast track planning was not offered why
- Were there any other business support
initiatives offered by the Local Authority / Regional Development
Agency at the time?
- How did the local economy benefit from
these measures? (as measured by ABI LAA or other PSA
From 2002 was there any annual uplift in
From 2002 were any new businesses attracted to
the area as a result of Enterprise Area status?
From 2002 was there any uplift in annual VAT
From 2002 was there any uplift in annual
employment rates as firms grew?
From 2002 did the start-up rate per 10 000 of
resident population change?
- Could any of these changes be
attributed to Enterprise Area status?
- Could you please provide a copy of the Enterprise
Strategy and/or Economic Development Strategy for the
Scarborough Borough Council
| FOIA1841 Response
|| In regards to the recent acquisition of iPads by the
council, a figure of £10,000 has been quoted for annual
printing and postage costs.
Could you please disclose:
1) The actual total amount spent
on producing paper agendas last year.
2) The actual cost of the iPads
3) What other tablets were looked at, and the
cost for these
4) The total figure that was spent on laptops
5) A breakdown of what the printing and postage costs are
|| Please could you kindly send me any information you may
hold relating to persons who have died with no known next of kin
since my last request of 15/9/11 to the day of your reply. Please
postcode areas (for example SW19) of death
date(s) when the information was passed (or information that
is about to be or likely to be passed) to the Treasury Solicitor
or the Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall.
||Please could you give me a list of all the towns/cities
on the continent your local authority (or towns/cities within
your local authority) have been twinned with since 1920,
and in what year those twinning arrangements were made and in what
year they ceased, if the local authority is longer twinned with the
||1. Please can you supply me with a table listing council tax
rates for each band for each year from 2002 to 2012, inclusive?
2. What was the total amount of council tax
outstanding (that is to say, overdue for payment) as of 23rd
December 2011? Please provide figures for how much was outstanding
on this date for each council tax band.
3. Please state what percentage of the
outstanding council tax sum has been outstanding for how long (eg
60% less than a month; 20% 1-2 months; 10% 2-3 months; 5% 4 months
etc). Please state how many months the longest outstanding bill has
been unpaid for.
4. What was the total amount of council tax
outstanding on the last working day before Christmas in a) 2009 and
5. How many successful prosecutions for unpaid council tax
did the council bring in: a) 2009 b) 2010 and c)
|| Could you please provide me with the following data
as of 01/01/2012; The number of full time staff
directly employed by the local authority, excluding schools. The
number of part time staff directly employed by the local authority,
|| 1. Could you let me know
how much the council has spent on accommodating statutory homeless
people in B&B and hotel accommodation in (i) 2010 and (ii)
2. Has the council had to resort to
using hotels to accommodate the statutory homeless in 2010 or
If so, could you let me know:
(a) which hotels you have used,
(b) how many statutory homeless have
been accommodated in hotels in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2011? Please
clarify if you are referring to households or people.
3. What is
the most the council has had to pay per night for B&B or hotel
accommodation in this regard in 2010 or 2011?
1. 2010/11 £216,000
2. a none
3 For a single person max paid £34 per night for a large family
= £60 per night
|| Appointment to view three Council
Lease Land at Scarborough Harbour (2MB)
Unit 4 East Pier (200KB)
Kiosk D11 Coble Landing (2MB)
4 East Pier (6MB)
||I am writing to request some information on how the
Government's cuts are affecting local councils under the Freedom of
I would prefer to receive the response by email.
Please could you provide me with the following information
1. How many staff have been made redundant or are projected to
be made redundant by the Council in the following years: 2010/11,
2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15?
2. What is the council's total budget in the following
3. Is the Council closing any of the following services in
the period 2010/11 - 2014/15? Please give details/the total
number closed if possible
2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 (projected), 2014/15 (projected)?
- swimming pools/leisure centres
- Sure Start centres
- any other services you are able to provide details on
I am making a request under the Freedom of
Information Act to
establish how many public health funeral
cases you have referred, or are due to refer, to the Treasury
Solicitor, or Duchy, or QLTR from Oct 2011 to the date of your
I would be most grateful if you could
supply me with the following information:
Name of the Deceased (including maiden name)
Date and Place of Death
Date and Place of Birth
Last known residence for the deceased
Whether next of kin have been traced
Value of the Estate
Date on which referred/due to be referred to the Treasury
Solicitor or Duchy or QLTR
|| From August 2011 until present day how
many public health funerals has your organisation
performed or will be performing The names ( including maiden
names), date of death, dates of birth and last known residence for
the eceased Whether next of kin have been located Has the
estate, if any, been passed or will in the future be
passed onto the Treasury Solicitor, Duchy of Cornwall/
Lancaster or in Scotland the QLTR and when was it sent/will be
sent The value of said estate if any
||Please provide me with the names, address and telephone
number of the following council employees:
Childrens Play areas manager:
Street Lighting Manager:
||1) Which firm(s) of bailiffs, if any, does the authority use?
2) In 2010/11, how many times did the
council instruct certified bailiffs to recover money owed by
members of the public?
3) In 2009/10, how many times did the
council instruct certified bailiffs to recover money owed by
members of the public?
4) Please break down the figures by type of
debt, eg council tax, rent arrears, parking fines.
5) What was the total amount of debt
bailiffs were asked to recover and how much of this debt did they
actually recover for the authority?
6) How many complaints did the authority
receive during this two year period about bailiffs it
7) What was the nature of these complaints
- please give examples - and how many were upheld?
8) What systems does the authority have in place to ensure
bailiffs instructed by the authority abide by the law and do not
use unethical practices?
|| The names of all Public Health Funerals/ bona vacantia
estates passed or in the process of being
referred ie pending referral to The Treasury
Solicitor ( BV ) Department or Duchy of Lancaster
within the last 7 weeks. This is a request for
We request the following information only:
1) The full name
of the deceased
2) The date of
3) Last known
4) Approximate value of estate
( if not exemp
||1. The number of temporary event licence applications you have
received for each of the past 5 years where the use of display
layers was involved?
2. Number of venues in your district which
have requested as part of their licence conditions permission to
use display lasers:
3 a) The number of complaints received
regarding laser use at licensed and unlicensed events or premises
for each of the last 5 years. Please provide separately the number
of these which relate to intentional audience scanning.
3 b) For each complaint describe what
action was taken as a result of the complaint:
4. The number of event and premises
licenses which :
a) Ban or prohibit
the use of lasers
b) Ban or prohibit
the use of audience scanning with lasers
conditions to promote the safe operation and
5. Nature and type of enforcement action
undertaken to deal with display lasers in each of the last 5 years.
Please provide an
outline of the regulations applied to any
6) The nature and extent of training given
to enforcement staff in
respect of display
laser safety to include:
1. The number of
staff trained in your authority
2. Please provide
an outline of the type of training received,
whether a cost was
incurred for the training, the frequency (if
any) that update
training is required.
7) Should further assistance be necessary
in dealing with lasers,
where would you
turn for external assistance?
A) The Health
bodies such as CIEH, IOSH,
||I am writing to obtain information about this local authority’s
use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA).
To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am
1. How many times has this local authority
authorised operations or investigations under the Regulation of
Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Ripa) in the periods:
a) 1st December 2008– 30th
b) 1st December 2009– 30th
c) 1st December 2010– 30th
In each instance, please state the nature of the offence
(e.g. graffiti, fly tipping etc). Please also provide details
of how many resulted in prosecutions and convictions. Please
note I am not asking for details of the defendants or the case
||I would like details about ‘celebrity’ appearances at
talks, events, conferences, dinners etc
over the last five years.
This covers both internal private events
(for example motivational talks for staff) and public events (eg
opening of a new swimming pool etc). These examples are not
supposed to be exhaustive list of all events where special guests
may have been hired.
I want the information dating back to
January 1, 2007 and I am only after instances where a fee was
1) The date and type of event that the
special guest was invited to (the list of examples above is not
supposed to be an exhaustive list)
2) The name of the ‘celebrity’. Celebrity
is any speaker who was paid a fee to attend – from motivational
speakers through to Big Brother ‘stars’, war veterans and other
notable people. An example of the type of information I am after
can be found in this news story:
3) The amount that was paid.
4) If the ‘celebrity’ insisted the payment
was made to a charity. (I
appreciate this information may not be recorded).
||Could you please disclose how many council operated CCTV
camera's are situated in Scarborough, as well as in
Filey.Could you give me those numbers over the past five
years please? Also, could you also give me a break down as to how
many council operated camera's there are per person for both
town's. Could you also disclose the total cost for the
||I would like information about any person who has
died with no living blood relatives being
known when they died, from the above date to the
date of your response. If a person died before the above date, but
the information was not sent in your previous reply to me, could
you also include same?
The date(s) they passed away.
The postcode region or local area of their home
address they died (ie. London N8 or Crouch End, London).
The date(s) on which information was referred to the Treasury
Solicitor, Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall.
Please also advise if you have yet to refer
the information above, or a decision is still
||1. Broken down by financial years 2009/10, 2010/11 and
2011 to-date, please give me a list of calls made by staff to
premium rate telephone numbers (including the speaking clock), the
itemised cost, and the total cost of those calls. Please include
all calls made on landlines and council-issued mobile phones. 2.
Please inform me what guidelines, if any, there are in place for
staff on the use of premium rate telephone numbers from council
mobiles and landlines.
3. Please inform me if any members of staff have been
disciplined for calling premium rate telephone numbers.
For clarification, I am defining premium rate numbers as those
starting with the prefixes 087, 090, 091, 098, and the speaking
clock (usually 123).
These are the costs directly incurred by your
|| 1. The number of days upon which the speedboats
“Waverunner”, “Waverider” and “Crazy Lady” operated during the
period, 1st April 2011 until 31st October 2011.
2. The number of occasions upon which any of
the aforementioned vessels operated contrary to the advice of the
Harbour Authority, ie when the red flag signal was in use.
3. The number of days upon which the
speedboats “Waverunner” and “Waverider” operated during the period,
1st April 2010 until 31st October 2010.
4. The number of occasions upon which either of the
aforementioned vessels operated contrary to the advice of the
Harbour Authority, ie when the red flag signal was in
Council’s spend on temporary staffing
1. Please can you provide me with your
council’s spend on agency staff/temporary staff/temporary
recruitment within the last financial year (1 April 2010 – 31 March
2. Please list the agencies you used for the