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
ELIR00127 14.09.2018 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for personal data.
ELIR00126 23.08.2018 23.08.2018
Average annual spend per pupil at each school in your council area
Please may I request the following information under FoI legislation: What is the average annual spend per pupil at each school in your council area?
ELIR00125 22.08.2018 03.09.2018
Stress Related Absences & Managing Stress
We would be obliged if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 for each of your constituent institutions 1) Numbers of staff employed in financial years 2014/15 and 2017/18 2) Numbers of stress related absences in the financial years 2014/15 and for 2017/18 3) Absence costs (sick pay etc) incurred in relation to all sickness absence for financial years 2014/15 and for 2017/18 4) Absence costs (sick pay etc) in relation to stress related illnesses for the same periods, 2014/15 and 2017/18 5) Information on steps that your organisation has taken to manage stress at work such as implementing the HSE Stress Management Standards 6) The date that your organisation first carried a workplace stress risk assessment and dates of subsequent review.
ELIR00124 22.08.2018 04.09.2018
Meadowbank
I am making a formal FOI application for the following information. 1 How many school/sporting events were hosted annually in the stadium's last three years and were schools/sports co-ordinators/Head Teachers, etc., consulted about the plans for the site? 2 Were non-sports' users of the venue consulted? For example, but not exhaustively, users like the Antiques Fair, Jack and Jill, etc.? 3 In the event of positive answers to either or both of the foregoing, please provide details of any documentation or supporting information in respect of same. I look forward to your reply within the statutory timeframe
ELIR00123 19.08.2018 22.08.2018
Proposed Closure of Portobello Golf Course
I wish to enquire why you have chosen to close the most family friendly golf course in Edinburgh. I now over 80 and have played the course since I was a wee boy. I am now introducing my two grandsons to the game at Portobello and I'm sure they will be very upset when I tell them what you now plan for the course. In my opinion this is by far the best course in Edinburgh to learn to play golf on. It is also the most suitable for older folk like me. As far as I am aware it is the older generation, particularly the ladies, that are the mainstay of the course. Youngsters don't seem interested in the game nowadays and are rarely seen at Portobello or at any other course for that matter. I'm not against trying other games such as football golf on the course, but I think this could be done on a trial basis on the existing course without the drastic step of closing down. Please reconsider your plans and talk first to the members, who are very hurt by the arbitrary action you are about to take.
ELIR00122 09.08.2018 n/a
Subject Access Request
Subject Access Request
ELIR00121 28.06.2018 28.06.2018
Subject Access Request
Request for personal data.
ELIR00120 15.06.2018 27.06.2018
Edinburgh Leisure Pay Grades
1. How many pay grades does Edinburgh Leisure have? 2. How many employees are in each individual pay grade? 3. How many employees in each individual pay grade received a pay rise this year? 4. How much of a pay rise was awarded to staff in each individual band? 5. When was each pay grade last bench marked against other companies?
ELIR00119 26.05.2018 15.06.2018
Request For Information
I wish to ask a number of questions under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. I trust you are familiar with the timeframes required for a response and look forward to hearing from you. 1. On how many occasions has Edinburgh Leisure engaged the services of Blacklocks solicitors or other legal firms and what is the total cost of legal advice and action in each of the last ten years? 2. Of the total cost relating to legal advice in each year, how much was spent litigating against community sports clubs and football clubs specifically? 3. Again of that total cost, how much money was spent on legal action to customers? 4. In Blacklocks letter of 25th May, to Hutchison Vale, that firm demands a compensation payment of £960. How is that compensation payment calculated? 5. How many of these compensation payments have been a) requested and b) paid? 6. What process is in place to ensure that legal action is a last resort and can you please detail each of the stages immediately before the engagement of a law firm? 7. If no such process exists, why not? 8. How many times has Edinburgh Leisure raised a court action against a customer or customers? 9. What consideration is given to the financial circumstances of a community based organisation before a threatening letter is sent by your legal representatives? 10. Please send us all correspondence relating to Hutchison Vale, both internally within Edinburgh Leisure and externally to other parties. 11. More specifically, please provide us with copies of all correspondence between Named EL Staff Member and internal and external parties, such as the City of Edinburgh Council and SFA, relating to a) Hutchison Vale and b) Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale. 12. Please provide details of all correspondence relating to the decision to allow Tynecastle Football Club to make us of a) Saughton Enclosure and b) the Saughton Sports Complex. 13. Please provide details of the commercial agreement we assume exists between Tynecastle FC and Edinburgh Leisure, relating to the use of office space in Saughton Sports Complex. 14. Please provide all internal and external correspondence relating to Unite the Clubs an event which took place in 2007. 15. Please provide us with details of your remit as it relates to contacting football leagues to request games be cancelled. 16. How do you measure customer satisfaction? 17. How many customer complaints have you received in each of the last ten years? 18. How much money have you received in total from the following community sports clubs in each of the last ten years: - a. Hutchison Vale b. Tynecastle c. Edinburgh City d. Salvesen e. AC Oxgangs 19. Do you have a pitch strategy for Edinburgh and if so, can we please have a copy? 20. If you do not have a pitch strategy, why not? 21. How many letters of the kind sent to us on 25th May by Blacklocks have been sent to Edinburgh Leisure customers in each of the last five years? 22. Please provide all correspondence between Edinburgh Leisure and OSCR in each of the last five years?
ELIR00118 24.05.2018 05.06.2018
Subject Access Request
In accordance with GDPR I would like you to send me a copy of all data you have which is related to me and my membership with you. I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that I do not consent to my data being used for marketing or profiling.
ELIR00117 01.05.2018 23.05.2018
Sanitary Products
I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002: 1) Do any of the leisure facilities operated by the Local Authority provide free sanitary products to those using the leisure facilities? 2) If yes to question 1, is there a policy in place for the provision of free sanitary products for those using the leisure facilities? 3) If yes to question 1, what is the budget for providing this service? 4) If no to question 1, do the leisure facilities provide sanitary products on their premises either through dispensers in toilets; in on-site shops; or elsewhere.
ELIR00116 01.05.2018 23.05.2018
User Numbers, Changing Rooms & Sexual Misconduct complaints
For each of your leisure centres, sports centres, swimming pools or lidos could you please state, for the most recent available year: 1. The number of users in that year. 2. Whether the changing facilities are single-sex or unisex. 3. The number of complaints of sexual misconduct (harassment, voyeurism, assault, etc) made by users, whether or not a culprit was identified and whether or not the police were involved.
ELIR00115 23.03.2018 30.03.2018
Staff and Member Numbers
How many people do you employ overall across your centres? How many members do you have for your centres?
ELIR00114 19.02.2018 27.02.2018
Contracts between Edinburgh Leisure & Spartans Football Club
I want to have copies of all records of all contacts between Edinburgh Leisure, its employees and board members, and anyone acting on its behalf, with anyone connected to the Spartans Football Club, the Spartans charity and any other Spartans organisations, that are in any way related to Spartans proposals for Wardie Playing Fields.
ELIR00113 06.02.2018 07.02.2018
Music Licences
In light of the shocking news that Lothian hospitals are now paying £170,000 per year for music licences, I was wondering what Edinburgh Leisure are paying for the same thing, as you play music in all your establishments. Though in my local centre, Warrender, I note that the free Spotify is played, which means that it's not paid for.
ELIR00112 24.01.2018 24.01.2018
Access Control
I have now been informed that access controls will be coming into place at the majority of the Edinburgh leisure venues, when will it be fully implemented? And is it definitely going ahead?
ELIR00111 18.01.2018 n/a
Subject Access Request
Request for personal data.
ELIR00110 20.01.2018 30.01.2018
Use of Publicly Funded Golf Facilities
This is a freedom of information request relating to public funding of golf facilities. 1. How many people used the golfing facilities provided by your organisation in total during the last 12 month period for which figures are available? Please break this figure down by venue. 2. What was the total cost to your organisation of providing golf facilities, during the last 12 month period for which figures are available? Please break this figure down by venue. 3. What was the total public funding provided for golf facilities through your organisation during the last 12 month period for which figures are available? Please break this down by venue. 4. What was the total revenue generated by golf facilities managed through your organisation during the last 12 month period for which figures are available? Please break this down by venue. 5. What the the average public subsidy per golfer during the last 12 month period for which figures are available? Please break this figure down by venue. I would prefer not receive a response to this email in pdf format files. I would prefer to receive the requested information in an MS excel format file, via email. I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
ELIR00109 19.01.2018 02.02.2018
Relocation of Clubs from Meadowbank
Please could you advise and tell me the following: What do you have in terms of: planning documents or meeting notes or minutes, that refer to contingency plans or provision of alternative track and field athletics provision, in particular facilities and coaching available for children to learn or train track and field athletics using city owned facilities, during the period after Meadowbank is closed but before the new sports centre opens? In addition could you please show how Edinburgh Leisure has studied, with any notes or reports, how to maintain an adequate level of continuous facility for the different aspects of track and field athletics that Meadowbank covered, and how each could be accommodated in the Edinburgh area for the whole of 2018, 2019 and half of 2020. In particular the following: - round track for 400m running or more - sprint track including hurdles (including indoor provision for winter months) - long jump (including indoor provision for winter months) - high jump (including indoor provision for winter months) - throws (shot - including indoor provision - javelin, discuss, hammer etc) And what plans have Edinburgh Leisure been part of making or implementing, to enable storage of equipment for track and field in places where the equipment could be used?
ELIR00108 16.01.2018 24.01.2018
Profit / Loss
Please release the following information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act - The profit/loss made by each of the following Edinburgh Leisure Centres in the 2016/17 financial year. Please also provide the profit/loss made by each of the following Edinburgh Leisure Centres in the 2015/16, 2014/15 and 2013/14 financial years. - Ainslie Park Leisure Centre - Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre - Dalry Swim Centre - Drumbrae Leisure Centre - Edinburgh International Climbing Arena - Glenogle Swim Centre - Gracemount Leisure Centre - Jack Kane Sports Centre - Kirkliston Leisure Centre - Leith Victoria Swim Centre - Meadowbank Sports Centre - Portobello Swim Centre - Royal Commonwealth Pool - Warrender Swim Centre Please provide the information within 20 working days, as specified in the Freedom of Information Act.
ELIR00107 12.01.2018 16.01.2018
Tennis Court
Do you have a tennis court facilities and how do you prepare courts in line with International Tennis Federation Guidelines? How many tennis matches can be played at one time? Do you use a floor to ceiling net to separate the tennis courts? If so, who prepares the floor to ceiling net before use? (is it gym staff or is the net always in situ?) Do you inspect the net? If so, how often? How do you determine if a repair is required? Who carries out any repairs? Do you have a relevant risk assessment in place for users of the tennis court and guidance for reducing the risk of accidents when playing near the net?
ELIR00106 09.01.2018 16.01.2018
Water Fountains
I'm researching water fountains. I'd like the street address - or if not possible, as precise a location as is possible - for all fountains (whether those are drinking fountains, ornamental or otherwise, and whether they are working or non-working) owned, managed, maintained or operated by the yourselves. I'd like the information to be provided via email.
ELIR00105 08.01.2018 08.01.2018
Access Control Roll Out
I am requesting the information on when and at which Edinburgh Leisure venues access controls are being implemented, Also I wish to know the date that this will be completed.