Disclosure Log

The Disclosure Log details each Freedom of Information (FOI) request we have processed, including when it was received, what it concerned and our response to it.


Request No. Request Date Resolution
ELIR00389 28.11.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for personal data.
ELIR00388 17.11.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for personal data.
ELIR00387 13.11.2023 29.11.2023
Freedom of Information/Subject Access Request
Subject Access Request - Request for CCTV footage FOISA - This is a FOI information request regarding stewarding/security at Meadowbank stadium Edinburgh. 1. I'd like to know whether Edinburgh Leisure engage said steward/security directly or do the event organisers do this. 2. What is the remit of any security company regarding parking at this site, and if they have been granted any authority who authorised them to deny access and engage with the public , none of these guards had there sia badges on display and refused to identify themselves witnessed by the operations manager. 3. Could you tell me if the access road into Meadowbank stadium from London Road up to the entrance Barrier is the responsibility of Edinburgh Leisure or come under the local authority i.e. a public road for the purposes of any highways act. 4. What is the legal definition of any road markings within the car park.
ELIR00386 10.11.2023 22.11.2023
Freedom of Information/Subject Access Request
Subject Access Request - Request for CCTV Footage FOISA Request Can you please take this as a freedom of information request? Since August 1 2023: - how many spaces in NRG classes do you have available across the Edinburgh leisure estate? - Which times and days and venue? - How many juniors do you have signed up for the junior membership classes? - How many classes have had spaces in them when they take place? - How many weeks does it take for a junior to complete their NRG sessions on average? - How many junior gym classes have spaces available outside of school hours? - How many classes and NRG sessions get waitlisted?
ELIR00385 02.11.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for personal Data.
ELIR00384 30.10.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for personal data
ELIR00383 25.10.2023 30.10.2023
Contact / Information Details
Can you provide the contact details of the person who is best placed to discuss the following questions please: 1. How many buildings does Edinburgh Leisure own / run and how are they managed and maintained (i.e. is this covered by Edinburgh Leisure or by the Council?) How many of these buildings are community centres? 2. Has Edinburgh Leisure changed the way it operates since it was first formed? If so, in what way and why was this required? 3. Does Edinburgh Leisure share services with the City of Edinburgh Council, e.g. Finance/HR etc.? If yes, how does this work? And if no, why was this decided? 4. Who has ownership of developing strategies for Edinburgh Leisure and how are they developed? Alternatively, if it is easier for them, could they provide the above information (including any relevant links) via email to me please? Please let me know if you require further information.
ELIR00382 05.10.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for Personal Data
ELIR00381 15.10.2023 24.10.2023
Freedom of Information/Subject Access Request
Under the Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002, I would like to request a copy of any information held by Edinburgh Leisure, including (including emails, documents, letters, minutes, texts, notes, etc) during the period 01 July 2023 to 15 October 2023 which relates to any of the following:- xxxxxx ID number xxxxxxx Transfer from Portobello Swim Centre to Royal Commonwealth Pool In addition I would like to request any information held which relates to:- Zero Hours Contracts at Royal Commonwealth Pool Commonwealth Pool Gym Vacancies Portobello Swim Centre Gym Vacancies How any vacancies at the above site gyms might be filled Any management/policy decisions made in relation to the use of zero hours contracts I would be grateful if this information could be supplied by email please.
ELIR00380 19.09.2023 28.09.2023
Pool pod & pool temperatures
Hello, How many pools does the Commonwealth have? What temperatures are these pools? Which pools have disabled access? How does the poolpod system operate? Thanks kindly.
ELIR00379 12.09.2023 26.09.2023
RAAC in Edinburgh Leisure Buidlings
Is there any RAAC in any of the Edinburgh Leisure buildings?
ELIR00378 12.09.2023 02.10.2023
Noise levels in the Drumbrae cycle studio
I was recently in the cycle studio on the bike adjacent to the speaker on the right hand side. The noise level was unbearable and I was forced to move as I was concerned for my hearing. I considered that the noise level was above safe limits and was actually hurting my ear. In this location the speaker is only about 0.5m from your ear. Even today, I can still feel that my right ear has been exposed to excessive noise. I raised this issue with the instructor afterwards, however, I think the instructor is probably unaware of the impact of noise attenuation and I estimate that the noise levels for the instructor are approximately 18 decibels lower than I experienced adjacent to the speaker. I believe there is a genuine risk of customers being exposed to noise levels which could adversely impact their hearing. I would be grateful if you could share the following. • A copy of the risk assessment for the cycle studio • Any assessment of noise levels undertaken in the cycle studio • Any guidance provided to instructors on noise levels I do not wish to stop people enjoying their classes, however, I am concerned that the current speaker/ bike arrangement is putting certain users at risk of excessive noise levels.
ELIR00377 06.09.2023 11.09.2023
Swimming Pools
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would like to request: 1. The number of council funded swimming pools within your council borders that were closed in each of the years, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. 2. I would also like to request the number of new council funded swimming pools within your council borders that were opened in each of the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. 3. Finally, I would like to request the total number of swimming pools within your council borders that were open and providing services in each of the years, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Ideally, I would like this information provided in tabular format.
ELIR00376 31.08.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for personal data.
ELIR00375 28.08.2023 08.09.2023
List of women-only swimming sessions
Dear Edinburgh Leisure, 1. Please list all public swimming pools that provide 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions within your leisure centres. 2. Which of the listed facilities that advertise 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions, provide an environment that is exclusively single sex, i.e., for females only, and which facilities provide a session that is mixed sex, i.e., do not exclude males who identify as a woman? 3. Please send me a copy of the policy or policies that cover the provision of 'women only' or 'ladies only' (or similarly described) swimming sessions. 4. Please tell me, do your leisure centres and sports facilities provide single sex changing rooms and showers?
ELIR00374 31.07.2023 01.08.2023
Building Warrant 20/00345/WARR
Would it be possible to discuss the above noted building warrant for Warrender Swim Centre with the facilities management team for business rating purposes?
ELIR00373 10.07.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for Personal Data.
ELIR00372 30.06.2023 03.07.2023
Council Run Leisure Centre & Pool Closures
I would please like to request: 1. The number of council-run leisure centres that have shut down in 2022-23. 2. The number of council-run swimming pools that have shut down in 2022-23.
ELIR00371 20.06.2023 29.06.2023
Cavalry Park
I would like to know: 1. When a padlock was put on the gate of the car park at cavalry park? 2. Dates and details of public consultation held about closing off the car park 3. How many people at Edinburgh Leisure have access to this car park padlock code and the purpose? 4. How many people at City of Edinburgh Council have access to this car park padlock code and the purpose? 5. Why EL staff have access to the code to walk their dogs. Is this a perk? 6. How many local residents have access to this car park padlock code and the purpose? 7. Which entity actually owns the land, how it was paid for, when, and land registration details? 8. Access arrangements in place for people with disabilities to access out with pitch hours.
ELIR00370 16.06.2023 21.06.2023
Edinburgh Leisure's policy of refusing cash payment
Please would you answer the following questions: (1) Why did Edinburgh Leisure take the decision not to accept cash payments from people who do not have bank accounts, even though this was allowed by the guidance from Sport Scotland? (2) When will your policy of refusing cash payments be reviewed, and proper equality impact assessments carried out?
ELIR00369 18.06.2023 21.06.2023
Risk Assessment for Scrambles
I would be interested to see the risk assessment in place for the scrambles area, and what has been done to limit accidents.
ELIR00368 16.06.2023 21.06.2023
COSHH assessment for calcium chloride
A copy of the COSHH assessment for calcium chloride used at the RCP for pool water treatment.
ELIR00367 12.06.2023 13.06.2023
EL Board Meeting Minutes
I would like to submit a Freedom of Information Request for the minutes of all EL Board meetings in the last 12 months.
ELIR00366 12.06.2023 12.06.2023
Freedom of Information - Board Minutes
Could I please have the minutes of all board meetings in the last 12 months?
ELIR00365 05.06.2023 07.06.2023
FOI request - Cashless payment policy EIA
Please would you send me a copy of any equality impact assessments that were carried out for Edinburgh Leisure's policy of allowing only card payments for its customers (i.e. not allowing payment with cash). Please also send me copies of any communications relating to these assessments. Thanks.
ELIR00364 02.06.2023 09.06.2023
Reference Material
I am a 3D designer from Germany who specialises in recreating real-world locations in 3D. I am reaching out to you as I am currently working on a project to faithfully recreate the former Leith Waterworld building before it became Wonderworld Softplay. I have found that finding quality reference material for the old building is a challenge. Many sources have been lost over time or only offer too low a resolution to use effectively. Therefore, I am reaching out to you, hoping that you may have access to old blueprints, maps or archived photographs that may be of use. If you have any such reference material or information on where I might find it, I would greatly appreciate your assistance. The faithful reconstruction of the old building would be a valuable addition to my portfolio and may also be of interest to you in preserving memories of Leith Waterworld. Thank you in advance for your efforts. I am available to provide further information and look forward to your response.
ELIR00363 01.06.2023 06.06.2023
Asset Strategy
The attached document (Asset Strategy) is a publicly available document on your FOI page. However, it is undated. From the content I surmise it may be from around 2009 but cannot be certain. Are you able confirm the date of this document?
ELIR00362 26.05.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for Personal Data.
ELIR00361 16.05.2023 26.05.2023
Policies relating to management of playing fields
I would like to request details of policies held by Edinburgh Leisure in relation to the operation of public parks for booking football pitches, specifically: 1. Procedures in relation to access of the 11s football pitch on Ratho Park (off Ratho Park Road, EH28 8NY) 2. Procedures in relation to access to the Pavilion at Ratho Park (off Ratho Park Road, EH28 8NY) 3. Details of ownership and responsibility for the upkeep of the Pavilion at Ratho Park (off Ratho Park Road, EH28 8NY) 4. Copies of any correspondence e.g. letters, emails, texts between Edinburgh Leisure and persons representing Ratho Athletic AFC regarding Ratho United YFC's request to share the use of Ratho Park 5. Copies of any internal Edinburgh Leisure documents e.g. emails, notes of meetings, meeting papers etc that concern Ratho United YFC's request to use the pitch at Ratho Park 6. Assessment of the condition of the 11s playing field at Ratho Park, when this was last conducted and when it will be next assessed 7. Details of Edinburgh Leisure's 'key holder' policy and any agreements it has with third parties relating to the use of the football pitch at Ratho Park; specifically: - The date made of any 'key holder' agreement with any third party - The process by which any 'key holder' agreement was last made - The length of any existing 'key holder' agreement, when it will expire and the process by which any further 'key holder' agreement will be tendered publicly. 8. Details of any other 'key holder' agreements Edinburgh Leisure has with third parties for 11s, 9s or 7s football on other public parks run on behalf of Edinburgh Council in West Edinburgh, including: - Colinton Mains Park: Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh EH13 9ED - Currie (King George IV Park): 280 Lanark Road West, EH14 5RU Currie - Gyle Public Park: 73 Glasgow Road, EH12 8LJ, Edinburgh - Ratho Playing Fields: Hillwood Road, EH28 8PY, Ratho - Sighthill Public Park: Broomhouse Road, EH11 3UZ, Edinburgh - Saughton Sports Complex: Stevenson Drive, EH11 3BQ, Edinburgh For the avoidance of doubt, I am not requesting any personal data in relation to any agreements with third parties, simply organisational details (team name etc).
ELIR00360 10.05.2023 18.05.2023
Edinburgh Leisure's "cashless" policy.
I am an Edinburgh Rate Payer. Therefore, I am one of the people who has ultimately funded the premises operated by Edinburgh Leisure. I have the following questions regarding ALL of the facilities operated by Edinburgh Leisure: 1. When did Edinburgh Leisure implement 'cashless'? 2. Was a risk assessment done prior to the decision being taken to assess the number of current and future users of the publicly-owned facilities who would be excluded or inconvenienced by the 'cashless' policy? - If not, why not? - If yes, please provide full details of the assessment, with particular emphasis on how members of the public already damaged by Covid could be further damaged by being excluded from using Edinburgh Leisure facilities due to the 'cashless' policy. 3. Please provide the names of the Chair and CEO of Edinburgh Leisure when the 'cashless' policy was approved. 4. Did Edinburgh Leisure seek City of Edinburgh Council approval for the 'cashless' policy prior to or after implementation? If not, why not? If yes, please provide the names of the City officials who approved this policy. 5. How many complaints have been received about this 'cashless' policy? 6. Please provide an estimate of the number of people who no longer use the facilities operated by Edinburgh Leisure, with details of how this estimate has been arrived at. 7. Please provide an estimate of any savings made by Edinburgh Leisure from operating 'cashless' and how those savings are being passed on to users of the facilities in terms of lower prices. 8. Please confirm the percentages of Edinburgh Leisure revenues paid to card schemes and digital payment providers in the most recent financial year for which figures are available. Please also confirm the amount paid for those service in that year. 9. When will Edinburgh Leisure reverse this policy, so that it once again genuinely serves ALL of those living and visiting Edinburgh? I look forward to an early response.
ELIR00359 09.05.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for Personal Data.
ELIR00358 30.04.2023 05.05.2023
Guidance, Noise Level and Barriers
Under FOISA, I would be grateful for receipt of the following information: - a copy of any guidance give to teams and players using Edinburgh Leisure facilities at Queensferry High School regarding a) conduct and language and b) noise, either as part of a contract for use of the facilities or separately. - any guidance or relevant information on the noise level Edinburgh City Council's EHOs (or similar officials) accept as being too loud for neighbouring houses as a result of leisure activity. I would specifically like to receive a decibel level used as measurement above all other information. - finally, I would like to know if Edinburgh Leisure or Edinburgh City Council has installed any acoustic barriers at any of its pitches since 2000. I am not asking for the specific detail of projects, but rather whether any acoustic barriers have been erected at or around pitches since their construction. I believe these requests are discrete and answerable within cost and time limits as presented. If this is not the case, please advise and assist on revising the request.
ELIR00357 28.04.2023 03.05.2023
Chemicals Used in Pools
I would like to ask you about chemicals/cleaning product you use in swimming pools. My daughter is a swimmer who is training, RCP, Ainslie park, Leith Academy, Forrester High School currently. Could you please let me know what kind of chemicals you use your swimming pools and cleaning? Have you changed them since last October?
ELIR00356 24.04.2023 02.05.2023
Risk Management Assessment and also details of accessibility for wheelchairs and disability access
We are considering supporting some of the residents at our Care Home and require a Risk Management to access some of your leisure facilities. Is it possible to have a copy of your Risk Management Assessment and also details of accessibility for wheelchairs and disability access?
ELIR00355 04.04.2023 05.04.2023
Accidents at Public Swimming Pools in Edinburgh
I am writing to make a Freedom of Information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am seeking information related to slip accidents, severity of injuries, fines incurred, and accident locations at public swimming pools managed by Edinburgh City Council. Please provide the following information: The total number of slip accidents recorded at public swimming pools managed by Edinburgh City Council in the last three years (from the date of this request). A breakdown of the severity of injuries resulting from these slip accidents, categorised as minor, moderate, or severe. The total amount of fines, if any, incurred by Edinburgh City Council due to these slip accidents, either due to enforcement actions or compensation claims. The specific locations within the swimming pool facilities where these slip accidents occurred (e.g., poolside, changing rooms, showers, entrance/exit areas). If possible, please provide the information in electronic format, preferably as a spreadsheet or CSV file.
ELIR00354 30.03.2023 22.04.2023
Warrender Pool Refurbishment Costs
I would like to see a breakdown of the refurbishment costs for Warrender Pool and a comparison of the actual budget versus the projected budget at the start of the works. I would also like to know the current estimate for completion of the works.
ELIR00353 29.03.2023 31.03.2023
Entry Statistics - Glenogle Swim Centre
I would be grateful if you could help me find information regarding the footfall (entries and sign ins) at Glenogle Swim Centre. I would be particularly interested in a breakdown of the footfall broken down into the hours of the day, over a period of the past year. I hope this is information that is possible to supply.
ELIR00352 21.03.2023 23.03.2023
Swimming Pool Closures and Funding
This is a freedom of information request for swimming pool closures and funding. 1) The number of public swimming pools Edinburgh Leisure manages and maintains in the Edinburgh council area at the end of the year. Please provide the following breakdowns: - Data for the following years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 (latest available) 2) The number of public swimming pools that you manage and maintain that have closed each year in the Edinburgh council area. Please provide the following breakdowns: - Data for the following years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 (latest available) 3) The number of public swimming pools that you manage and maintain that have opened each year in the Edinburgh council area. Please provide the following breakdowns: - Data for the following years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 (latest available) 4) The total amount of funding you have received from the Scottish Government that go towards public swimming pools in the Edinburgh council area. Please provide the following breakdowns: - Data for the following years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 (latest available) - What the funding has gone towards 5) The total number of days each year that public swimming pools you manage and maintain have been closed in the Edinburgh council area - Data for the following years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 (latest available) - Reason for closure Please provide the information in the form of a spreadsheet or CSV file. If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request. Under FOI guidelines you have 20 working days to answer these questions.
ELIR00351 15.03.2023 21.03.2023
Warrender Swim Centre
I am conducting a freedom of information request into the opening of Warrender Park Swim Centre. I understand the handover was estimated for March, as had been stated on the refurbishment website, however the aforementioned information has now been redacted. Would you be able to tell me what has caused the now extended, extended delay? When staff training for the centre will begin, and when the centre is due to be open to public use? Thank you!
ELIR00350 11.03.2023 24.03.2023
Places accessible for public and places not accessible for public?
Places accessible for public and places not accessible for public?
ELIR00349 08.03.2023 14.03.2023
Access to Royal Commonwealth Pool
Is anyone allowed to walk around the whole royal commonwealth pool from outside? Please may I request a response ASAP? (As Soon As Possible) Yes or no and why?
ELIR00348 08.03.2023 24.03.2023
Public Viewing
What places can public view? What places can public not view?
ELIR00347 07.03.2023 10.03.2023
Edinburgh Leisure's Social Return on Investment
I am writing in relation to the Summary and extracts from Edinburgh Leisure's Social Return on Investment, published in 2012 and available in https://socialvalueuk.org/report-database/ In King Juan Carlos University (Madrid), we are conducting a systematic review related to the SROI framework and we would like to include the mentioned report. However, there is only open access to the summary. Would it be possible to obtain the full text to understand the details?
ELIR00346 17.02.2023 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for personal data.
ELIR00345 08.02.2023 15.02.2023
Cafe Refresh
Who are Cafe Refresh though? Are they a separate entity, legal or otherwise, or actually a part of Edinburgh Leisure? Do they have their own management? Is it possible for you to clarify please? You say it run by Cafe Refresh - suggesting a separate entity - but in reality it is certainly somewhat confusing who they are - staff have been seen wearing Edinburgh Leisure logo on tops and payment are always listed as taken by EICA Ratho. On the other hand, they don't appear to be a registered company in their own right though so are some other form entity. You will appreciate I'm sure that it would not be appropriate to discuss with you at Edinburgh Leisure anything to do with Cafe Refresh if they are not actually part of Edinburgh Leisure. If Cafe Refresh are a separate entity then there must be a way of contacting them. Appreciate some clarification.
ELIR00344 08.02.2023 15.02.2023
Staffing Structure
Hi, I'm interested in your staff management structure, particularly relating to the management of your golf courses. I intend to use this information to compare how the Trusts in each local authority area vary in their approach. In particular, do you have a single management team for all the different leisure area's or do you take a similar approach to Fife in that the Golf Trust is separate entity from their Leisure Trust.
ELIR00343 20.01.2023 24.01.2023
Energy use at Glenogle Swimming pool
I am currently working on a project for an Open University degree in Environmental Management & Technology. The project is part of a module on renewable energy, and the idea is to look for a local business or organisation, and prepare a feasibility report that illustrates how the organisation could move to renewable energy sources to provide its energy. I am therefore interested if it would be possible for someone to provide the details of the current annual energy consumption of Glenogle Swim Centre, and ideally with monthly figures, and a breakdown for gas and electricity use, (or any other fuel that may be in use).
ELIR00342 15.01.2023 18.01.2023
Trees at Craigentinny Golf Course
As a Community Woodland (established as part of the Millennium) please confirm: 1. What interest Edinburgh Leisure has in the trees, particularly those trees to the rear of the residential properties in Craigentinny Avenue North, Edinburgh, EH6 7LJ. 2. Please provide a copy of the management plan/maintenance regime for the trees. 3. Please provide details of the most recent inspection of the trees and any maintenance carried out following the inspection. 4. Please provide details of any consultation with residents of Craigentinny Avenue North, Edinburgh regarding planting of the trees. 5. Please provide details of any consultation with residents of Craigentinny Avenue North, Edinburgh regarding ongoing maintenance of the trees. I look forward to hearing from you.
ELIR00341 10.01.2023 16.01.2023
Warrender Update
I have just asked about progress that has been made to date - this should not require a wait to provide an update, this information should be readily available, as it relates to work that should have already taken place. If no information is available, it would suggest no progress has been made, which would raise some serious concerns about the mismanagement of this project. As stated on your website, 'The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 gives everyone a right of access to information held by Scottish public authorities', so if you are unable or unwilling to provide this information I will simply have to use a freedom of information request, although that would reflect very poorly on the levels of transparency at a publicly-funded organisation regarding what should be a routine request. Hi there, could you please provide an update on the status of the Warrender Baths refurbishment? It has been over 12 months since you provided any update on your website, and it seems strange that more information has not been provided when what was supposed to be a 9-month closure has now become more than 2 years.
ELIR00340 09.01.2023 18.01.2023
Queensferry High School
Q1. Queensferry High School leisure facility has implemented a no outdoor shoes policy within the changing areas, can you confirm what risk assessments were carried out to inform this policy and by who? Q2. Also, can you confirm the impact on fire escape strategy in the building? (Discarded shoes block the escape route). Q3. Can you also confirm the facilities in place to allow parents/guardians etc (who are not participating) to wash feet etc prior to exiting? Or another facility in place? are not participating) to wash feet etc prior to exiting? Or another facility in place?
ELIR00339 04.01.2023 05.01.2023
Subject Access Request - CCTV Images
Request for CCTV Footage.