Potential use of any replacement facility on the Meadowbank Stadium site to host events that are non-sport or non-leisure

City of Edinburgh Council Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

I request details of all reports, documents and correspondence since 1 January 2016 about using or not using any replacement facility on the Meadowbank Stadium site to host events that are non-sport or non-leisure.

This should include:
- firework displays, music concerts, antique fairs, markets and similar events
- all reports requested, produced or that mention the possible use or non-use of any replacement facility on the site to host events that are non-sport or non-leisure
- any communication about this subject to, from and between Councillors, Council officials and any other person or body
- any reference to this within minutes of meetings which should include dates, agendas, names of attendees, minutes and relevant reports submitted for those meetings. This should cover all meetings including those held by Councillors, Council officials or anyone who was representing City of Edinburgh Council at such a meeting.
- any decision to specifically exclude non-sport or non-leisure events within any replacement facility on the site.

Yours faithfully,
Debbie Middleton

City of Edinburgh Council

Ms Debbie Middleton

Our ref: 22120

Dear Ms Middleton

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: Meadowbank Stadium

Thank you for your request for information of 28/01/2019 which was received on 29/01/2019. In your request you asked for details of all reports, documents and correspondence since 1 January 2016 about using or not using any replacement facility on the Meadowbank Stadium site to host events that are non-sport or non-leisure.

I can confirm that your request will be processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004, or the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event. This means we have until 26/02/2019 to respond to your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175....

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

I should have received the outcome of my FOI request (your reference: 22120) by 26th February but I have not received it. Please can you provide an update?

Yours faithfully,

Debbie Middleton

City of Edinburgh Council

Ms Debbie Middleton

[FOI #548530 email]

Our ref: 22120

Dear Ms Middleton

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Information not held

Subject: Meadowbank Stadium

Thank you for your request for information of 29/01/2019 where you asked the following:

I request details of all reports, documents and correspondence since 1 January 2016 about using or not using any replacement facility on the Meadowbank Stadium site to host events that are non-sport or non-leisure.

This should include:

- firework displays, music concerts, antique fairs, markets and similar events

- all reports requested, produced or that mention the possible use or non-use of any replacement facility on the site to host events that are non-sport or non-leisure

- any communication about this subject to, from and between Councillors, Council officials and any other person or body

- any reference to this within minutes of meetings which should include dates, agendas, names of attendees, minutes and relevant reports submitted for those meetings. This should cover all meetings including those held by Councillors, Council officials or anyone who was representing City of Edinburgh Council at such a meeting
.
- any decision to specifically exclude non-sport or non-leisure events within any replacement facility on the site.

Your request has been processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the information requested as it is not held by the Council. The Council is therefore relying on the exception under regulation 10(4)(a) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Having completed all relevant searches, we have been unable to identify any reports, documents or correspondence about “using or not using any replacement facility on the Meadowbank site to host events that are non-sport or non- Leisure”.

While the new facility is being predominantly created for sporting and leisure purposes other activities will not be excluded from taking place there, subject to fulfilling all the appropriate booking requirements.

Please note that this letter constitutes a formal notice under regulation 13 of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175...

Your right to seek a review

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to:

Head of Strategy & Insight ,
The City of Edinburgh Council,
Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1,
4, East Market Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 8BG or;
Email: [email address]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email, letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website: www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
Email: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Iain Burden
Information Rights Officer

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Information Rights Officer 4, City of Edinburgh Council

Please refer to the amended response below as there were errors in the
wording of my original response – Apologies.

 

 

 

Ms Debbie Middleton

[1][FOI #548530 email]

Our ref: 22120

Dear Ms Middleton

 

Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 - Information not
held

 

Subject: Meadowbank Stadium

Thank you for your request for information of 29/01/2019 where you asked
the following:

I request details of all reports, documents and correspondence since 1
January 2016 about using or not using any replacement facility on the
Meadowbank Stadium site to host events that are non-sport or non-leisure.

This should include:

- firework displays, music concerts, antique fairs, markets and similar
events

- all reports requested, produced or that mention the possible use or
non-use of any replacement facility on the site to host events that are
non-sport or non-leisure

- any communication about this subject to, from and between Councillors,
Council officials and any other person or body

- any reference to this within minutes of meetings which should include
dates, agendas, names of attendees, minutes and relevant reports submitted
for those meetings. This should cover all meetings including those held by
Councillors, Council officials or anyone who was representing City of
Edinburgh Council at such a meeting
.
- any decision to specifically exclude non-sport or non-leisure events
within any replacement facility on the site.

Your request has been processed under the Environmental Information
(Scotland) Regulations 2004. Please accept my apologies for the delay in
responding. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the
information requested as it is not held by the Council. The Council is
therefore relying on the exception under regulation 10(4)(a) of the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Having completed all relevant searches, we have been unable to identify
any reports, documents or correspondence about ‘using or not using any
replacement facility on the Meadowbank site to host events that are
non-sport or non-Leisure’.

While the new facility is being predominantly created for sporting and
leisure purposes other activities will not be excluded from taking place
there, subject to fulfilling all the appropriate booking requirements.

Please note that this letter constitutes a formal notice under regulation
13 of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the
Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under
the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made
available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal
details. The disclosure log is available at the following link:
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175...

Your right to seek a review

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can
ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to:

Head of Strategy & Insight ,
The City of Edinburgh Council,
Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1,
4, East Market Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 8BG or;
Email: [email address]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please quote
the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website: www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal
Email: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Iain Burden
Information Rights Officer

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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References

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of City of Edinburgh Council's handling of my FOI request 'Potential use of any replacement facility on the Meadowbank Stadium site to host events that are non-sport or non-leisure'.

My internal review request is on two grounds:

1.Failure to provide information within the time period required by legislation.

2.Failure to provide any information at all in relation to the request.

I find it very difficult to believe that none of the City of Edinburgh Council's officials or councillors have considered, discussed, or queried the holding of firework displays, concerts, fairs, circuses etc. on the site, given that in the past this has been a significant use of the facility and a source of income.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Debbie Middleton

Review, City of Edinburgh Council

Dear Ms Middleton,

Thank you for your email requesting a review of the response you have received from the City of Edinburgh Council.

You will receive a response to your review by 2nd May 2019.

Kind regards,

Gabriella Trybalska| Information Governance Unit| Strategy & Communications Division| Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2:1, Waverley Court, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel: 0131 529 3459| Email: [email address] | Website: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Review, City of Edinburgh Council

1 Atodiad

Ms Middleton

Please find attached letter which details the outcome of my review of your recent request for information.

Regards
Fiona

Fiona Smyth| Information Compliance Officer | Information Governance Unit| Strategy & Communications | Chief Executive | The City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2:1, Waverley Court, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG | Tel: 0131 469 6200| Email: [email address] |Website: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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