Costs and types of Gardening Aid provided by the Council

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Could you please advise regarding Gardening Aid (free gardening) provided by the Council, current/latest available figures:

1. How many visits a year each eligible person gets:
a. Grass cuts
b. Hedge Trims
c. Other (weedkilling etc)

2. How many people receive Gardening Aid?

3. What are eligibility criteria (over certain age, on benefits, etc) and their % split.

4. Total spend per annum.

Thank you!

Yours faithfully,

Mark Smith

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Thank you for your request for information, made under Section 1(1) of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), and received on 13 February
2017.

 

We would like to ask you to clarify your request so that we can identify
and locate the information which you have requested. Under Section 1(3) of
the FOISA, we do not have to supply you with the requested information
until you have provided us with more detail in this respect.

 

2. How many people receive Gardening Aid?

4. Total spend per annum.

 

We would be extremely grateful if you could clarify a timeframe for this
request? Are you interested in the last financial year, for example
(2015/16)?

 

Clarifying these points will help us to be sure we are providing, where
possible, the information you are interested in.  Please note we will keep
your request on file for 20 working days whilst we await your
clarification.  It can often be helpful to discuss your request with a
member of our team who may be able to help you frame your request or
explain more about how ACC holds its information; if this is something you
feel may be helpful please do call us, and we will be happy to assist you.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

Information Compliance Team
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Aberdeen City Council
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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thank you for prompt reply. Yes, could you please provide information for latest available year. 2015/16 will be perfect.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Smith

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Mr Smith, 

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-17-0258

 

Thank you for clarifying your request, which we received on 14 February
2017.   

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 14 March 2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Compliance Team

Communications and Promotion

Office of Chief Executive

Aberdeen City Council

Room 1-24

Town House

Broad Street

ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

 

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01224 523827/523602

 

Tel 03000 200 292

 

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your mobile call plan.

Calls from BT landlines will be charged at the local call rate of 10.24p
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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Smith,

 

Thank you for your information request of 13 February 2017.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

1)     For 2015/16 - Could you please advise regarding Gardening Aid (free
gardening) provided by the Council, current/latest available figures:

 

ACC does not offer a  ‘free gardening’ service.

 

2)     How many visits a year each eligible person gets:

 

            a.  Grass cuts  - n/a

            b.  Hedge Trims - n/a

            c.  Other (weed killing etc) - n/a

 

3)     How many people receive Gardening Aid?

 

n/a

 

4)     What are eligibility criteria (over certain age, on benefits, etc)
and their % split.

 

n/a

 

5)     Total spend per annum.

 

n/a

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

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Information Compliance Team
Communications and Promotion
Office of Chief Executive
Aberdeen City Council
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Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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