How much Co2 was generated by town centre attraction?

Peter Malpas made this Freedom of Information request to Chorley Borough Council

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Dear Chorley Borough Council,

INTRODUCTION

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) provide you with a right of access to a wide range of environmental information held by the council.

Environmental Information relates to:

1. The state of elements of the environment i.e. air, water, etc.
2. The state of human health and safety, conditions of human life, the food chain
3. Substances, energy, noise, radiation or waste affecting or likely to affect the state of the elements of environmental interaction between them
4. Administrative measures, policies, legislation, plans, programmes and environmental agreements
5. Emissions, discharges and other releases into the environment
6. Cost benefit and other economic analysis used in environmental decision making

SUMMARY

From your Spending Tables you spent £2,865 of oil on the Christmas ice rink attraction in the first TWO weeks of the four weeks or so it was operational.

QUESTIONS

* What evidence can you provide to show that an environmental assessment was made before opting for the real ice rink attraction ahead of any other attraction?
* What evidence can you show that the council was aware, before booking, how much the attraction was going to consume in fuel?
* What type of oil was used?
* From the fuel used, what calculated emissions, discharges and other releases were there to the environment? Please include kg of Co2.
* In total how much was spent on fuel oil used on generators used to operate the ice rink?
* In total total, what was the net cost to taxpayers through council spending?
* and finally, can you please provide the council's policy on climate change - I've done my very best to search it on your web without any success, and can only find four old news story's.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Malpas

Contact, Chorley Borough Council

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foi, Chorley Borough Council

Dear Mr Malpas

I am writing in response to your request for information under the terms
of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, Ref No EIR/17/005.

Please accept my apologies for the slight delay responding.  Below are the
details of your request and our response in blue.

 

 

Requested:

 

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) provide you with a
right of access to a wide range of environmental information held by the
council.

 

Environmental Information relates to:

 

1. The state of elements of the environment i.e. air, water, etc.

2. The state of human health and safety, conditions of human life, the
food chain 3. Substances, energy, noise, radiation or waste affecting or
likely to affect the state of the elements of environmental interaction
between them 4. Administrative measures, policies, legislation, plans,
programmes and environmental agreements 5. Emissions, discharges and other
releases into the environment 6. Cost benefit and other economic analysis
used in environmental decision making

 

SUMMARY

 

From your Spending Tables you spent £2,865 of oil on the Christmas ice
rink attraction in the first TWO weeks of the four weeks or so it was
operational.

 

QUESTIONS

 

* What evidence can you provide to show that an environmental assessment
was made before opting for the real ice rink attraction ahead of any other
attraction?

We didn’t carry out an environmental assessment.

 

* What evidence can you show that the council was aware, before booking,
how much the attraction was going to consume in fuel?

We used estimates for where the ice rink had been previously. It was very
much an estimation as it is dependent on weather temperatures as to how
much fuel is used.

 

* What type of oil was used?

Low Sulphur gas oil (Red Diesel)

 

* From the fuel used, what calculated emissions, discharges and other
releases were there to the environment? Please include kg of Co2.

We didn’t calculate the emissions.

 

* In total how much was spent on fuel oil used on generators used to
operate the ice rink?

£7,318, although this was offset by sponsorship.

 

* In total total, what was the net cost to taxpayers through council
spending?

As previous question.

 

* and finally, can you please provide the council's policy on climate
change - I've done my very best to search it on your web without any
success, and can only find four old news story's.

We do not have one.

 

 

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Chorley Council

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