Budget for parks and green spaces

Rosa Ellis made this Freedom of Information request to Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

I am writing to make a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please kindly answer the questions below:

1. For each of the following financial years – 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17:
a. What was the authority’s budget for parks and green spaces?
b. What percentage of the authority’s overall net budget was this?
c. How many members of staff worked on parks and green spaces (full-time equivalent)?
d. How many members of staff worked on parks and green spaces (headcount figures)?
e. If you have a budget allocation for the maintenance of parks and green spaces, what was this?

Yours faithfully,

Rosa Ellis

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Ellis,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-17-1261.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 29
August 2017.   

 

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or before 26 September 2017.

 

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meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Anna Buchan

Information Compliance Officer

 

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Aberdeen City Council
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Dear Ms Ellis,

 

Thank you for your information request of 29 August 2017.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

1. For each of the following financial years – 2014-15, 2015-16, and
2016-17:

a. What was the authority’s budget for parks and green spaces?

Please see the table below. Budget allocation to maintenance is included
in total budget.

 

b. What percentage of the authority’s overall net budget was this?

2014/15 – 0.71%

2015/16 – 0.71%

2016/17 – 0.75%

 

c. How many members of staff worked on parks and green spaces (full-time
equivalent)?

d. How many members of staff worked on parks and green spaces (headcount
figures)?

Please see the table below.

 

e. If you have a budget allocation for the maintenance of parks and green
spaces, what was this?

Budget allocation to maintenance is included in total budget.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|  |Budget |Staff Numbers – FTE |Staff Numbers – Headcount |
|---------+------------+---------------------+---------------------------|
|2014/15 |£4,524,195 |211 |211 |
|---------+------------+---------------------+---------------------------|
|2015/16 |£4,670,458 |213 |213 |
|---------+------------+---------------------+---------------------------|
|2016/17 |£4,902,933 |221 |221 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
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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
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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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