Assistance from Aberdeenshire Waste Service

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Can you please detail the reasons for Aberdeenshire Council depolying Vehicles and Crews within the City.

Can you please provide correspondence, emails, invoices; and any other notes made regarding this mater.

Please specify what Aberdeenshire Council is charging for its services.

Yours faithfully,

SG Benzie

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Benzie,

 

Thank you for your information request of 16 October 2017.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

Can you please detail the reasons for Aberdeenshire Council deploying
Vehicles and Crews within the City.

Can you please provide correspondence, emails, invoices; and any other
notes made regarding this matter.

Please specify what Aberdeenshire Council is charging for its services

Information relating to Aberdeenshire Council is available through their
own website as they are a separate local authority:
[1]http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on details the reasons for
Aberdeenshire Council deploying vehicles and crews within the City
including correspondence, emails, invoices and any other notes made
regarding this matter and specify what Aberdeenshire Council is charging
for its services as it is not held by the Council.  In order to comply
with its obligations under the terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) - Information
Not Held - of the EIRs, ACC hereby gives notice that this information is
not held by it.  ACC is required by Regulation 10(1)(b) of the EIRs to
inform you as to why in all the circumstances of the case, the public
interest in maintaining this exception outweighs the public interest in
disclosing this information to you.  ACC is satisfied that it does not
hold this information and considers that, as there is no information held,
the public interest lies with the exception.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Information Compliance Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), ACC considered that it was exempt from
release through FOISA, and must therefore give you notice that we are
refusing  your request under Section 39(2) of FOISA (Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002).  However, you have a separate right to
access the information which you have requested under Regulation 5 of the
EIRs, under which ACC has handled your request. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under the EIRs.

 

Information Compliance Team
Customer Service
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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Tel 03000 200 292

 

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Aberdeen City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Assistance from Aberdeenshire Waste Service'.

Given that there has as a matter of fact been assistance from Aberdeenshire Council in relation to Waste collections the City, I find it extremely unlikely that a no information held response is accurate.

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

Yours faithfully,

SG Benzie

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear SG Benzie

 

Thank you for your request for a review, received on 16 November 2017, to
reconsider the information request EIR-17-1495 – Aberdeenshire Waste on
the basis that ACC has applied ‘Information Not Held’ to your request.

 

If required, a Review Panel will be convened by Aberdeen City Council
(ACC) to give a fair and impartial decision. The Review Panel will consist
of individuals who have not handled the original request and will consider
the matter afresh.

 

The outcome of the Review will be relayed to you on or before 15 December
2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries relating to
the review.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Anna Buchan

Information Compliance Officer

 

On behalf of the Review Panel Clerk

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for an internal
review, you can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) for a decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a decision
unless you have been through the ACC’s review procedure. To make an
application to OSIC, please write or email OSIC at:

 

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info 

 

An application to OSIC must be made in writing within six months of
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● the reason why you are not satisfied with ACC's review outcome decision

 

The Commissioner will contact ACC and invite its comments on your
application.  Thereafter (if no settlement has meantime been reached), the
Commissioner must reach a decision within 4 months of receiving your
application, or within such other period as is reasonable.  You will
receive written notice of the outcome of the Commissioner’s decision.

 

Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's
decision, there is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law
only. Any such appeal must be made within 42 days after the date of the
decision has been issued.

 

 

Information Compliance Team

Customer Service

Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[2][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear S G Benzie,

 

I refer to your email requesting that Aberdeen City Council (ACC) review
its handling of your request.

 

A Review has been undertaken.  Please find below the Review Panel
decision.

 

Please accept our sincere apologies for the incorrect response provided to
you on 17 October 2017. It appears as though there was a misunderstanding
with the content of your request due to a lack of knowledge about work
undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council for Aberdeen City Council. Please see
below a revised response:

 

Aberdeen City Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the
information requested.

 

With regards to assistance from Aberdeenshire Council in relation to Waste
collections the City:

 

Can you please detail the reasons for Aberdeenshire Council deploying
Vehicles and Crews within the City.

There has been a shortage of resources over recent months in particular
areas of the city following the implementation of the new recycling and
waste services which involved the re-routing of the entire city’s waste
and recycling services.  This, coupled with a change of base location
(from Kittybrewster to Altens) meant that there were some areas identified
requiring additional resources whilst the new routes bedded in.  To assist
with this we have worked with colleagues from Aberdeenshire Council to
help mitigate the issue in the short term.

 

Can you please provide correspondence, emails, invoices; and any other
notes made regarding this matter.

This temporary arrangement was made between staff by telephone.

 

Please specify what Aberdeenshire Council is charging for its services.

Vehicles used were a combination of Aberdeenshire standard collection
vehicles (26 tonne with food pod) and REL’s.

 

16/06/17

3 Drivers              £551.23                 (3 crew x 9 hrs x 15.95ph +
oncosts 28%)

7 Loaders             £1,182.18             (7 crew x 9 hrs x 14.66ph +
oncosts 28%)

3 Vehicles            £210.00                 (£70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £239.75 

£2,183.16

 

04/08/17

3 Drivers              £535.94                 (crew x hrs x 15.95ph +
oncosts 28%)

6 Loaders             £900.72                 (crew x hrs x 14.66ph +
oncosts 28%)

Vehicles               £210.00                 (£70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £261.58

£1,908.24

 

11/08/17

3 Drivers              £607.38                 (crew x hrs x 15.95ph +
oncosts 28%)

6 Loaders             £1,050.84             (crew x hrs x 14.66ph +
oncosts 28%)

Vehicles               £210.00                 (£70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £299.12

£2,167.34

 

18/08/17

5 Drivers              £980.98                 (crew x hrs x £16.22ph +
oncosts 28%)

9 Loaders             £1,519.26             (crew x hrs x £14.93ph +
oncosts 28%)

Vehicles               £350.00                 ( £70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £408.23

£3,258.47

 

25/08/17

4 Drivers              £830.48                 (crew x hrs x £16.22ph +
oncosts 28%)

7 Loaders             £1,270.87             (crew x hrs x £14.93ph +
oncosts 28%)

Vehicles               £280.00                 ( £70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £232.39

£2,613.74

 

01/09/17

4 Drivers              £830.48                 (crew x hrs x £16.22ph +
oncosts 28%)

8 Loaders             £1,490.64             (crew x hrs x £14.93ph +
oncosts 28%)

4 Vehicles            £280.00                 ( £70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £238.93

£2,840.05

 

08/09/17

2 Drivers              £394.47                 (crew x hrs x £16.22ph +
oncosts 28%)

4 Loaders             £726.22                 (crew x hrs x £14.93ph +
oncosts 28%)

2 Vehicles            £140.00                 ( £70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £222.36

£1,483.05

 

15/09/17

1 Driver                £186.85                 (crew x hrs x £16.22ph +
oncosts 28%)

1 Loader               £171.99                 (crew x hrs x £14.93ph +
oncosts 28%)

2 Vehicles            £70.00                   ( £70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £100.94

£529.78

 

22/09/17

5 Drivers              £1,025.51             (crew x hrs x £16.22ph +
oncosts 28%)

4 Loaders             £649.74                 (crew x hrs x £14.93ph +
oncosts 28%)

2 Vehicles            £210.00                 (£70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £308.20

£2,193.45

 

29/09/17

4 Drivers              £795.13                 (crew x hrs x £16.22oh +
oncosts 28%)

7 Loaders             £1,280.43             (crew x hrs x £16.22oh +
oncosts 28%)

4 Vehicles            £280.00                 (£70 per day per vehicle)

Fuel                       £423.61 

£2,779.17

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

On behalf of Review Panel Clerk

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for an internal
review, you can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) for a decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a decision
unless you have been through the ACC’s review procedure. To make an
application to OSIC, please write or email OSIC at:

 

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info

 

An application to OSIC must be made in writing within six months of
receipt of ACC’s Review Decision Notice.  When applying to OSIC for a
decision you should give your name and address for correspondence.  Please
note that OSIC will not be able to investigate if you have not used your
real name to make your information request. You must also specify:

 

● which request for information your requirement for review relates to

● the reason that you asked ACC to carry out a review of your request

● the reason why you are not satisfied with ACC's review outcome decision

 

The Commissioner will contact ACC and invite its comments on your
application.  Thereafter (if no settlement has meantime been reached), the
Commissioner must reach a decision within 4 months of receiving your
application, or within such other period as is reasonable.  You will
receive written notice of the outcome of the Commissioner’s decision.

 

Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's
decision, there is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law
only. Any such appeal must be made within 42 days after the date of the
decision has been issued.

 

 

Information Compliance Team

Customer Service

Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[2][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

*03000 numbers are free to call if you have ‘free minutes’ included in
your mobile call plan.

Calls from BT landlines will be charged at the local call rate of 10.24p
per minute (the same as 01224s).

[3]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
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opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
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