Disclosure Log – Freedom of Information Requests

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IdSubjectResponse DateQuestionsResponse Files
4627
Pauper Burials
25/11/2014
1) How many pauper burials did the council pay for in the years i) April 2010 - March 2011 ii) April 2011 - March 2012 iii) April 2012 - March 2013 iv) April 2013 - March 2014 v) Entire 2014? If yes, how many in total? Can the information be provided for each year requested. 2) How much did this cost the council? Again can this be broken down for each year requested?
4716
Stress within the workplace
25/11/2014
Stress within the workplace (specifically tailored towards Information Technology (IT) staff).
4715
Health, Safety & Environmental
25/11/2014
1) How much did your organisation spend on Health, Safety and Environmental Consultancy, Training and Audit services in 2013/14? (if 2013/14 is not yet available please provide for 2012/13) 2) Do you utilise elearning for the training and development of staff with regards Health, Safety and Environmental? 3) What provider(s) did your organisation use for Health, Safety and Environmental Consultancy, Training and Audit services in 2013/14? (if 2013/14 is not yet available please provide for 2012/13) 4) If relevant what is the duration of your existing contracts that cover Health, Safety and Environmental Consultancy, Training and Audit, and when do they end? 5) Provide the name and/or job title of the key decision maker pertaining to the selection of Health, Safety and Environmental Consultancy, Training and Audit?
4620
Castle Improvements
25/11/2014
An up to date project directory and a list of sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants of all of the companies involved in the Castle (Improvements).
4622
Hackney carriage licences.
25/11/2014
a) How many taxi licences were applied for in the financial year 2011-12? How many taxi licences were refused in the financial year 2011-12? How many appeals have you had against the decision to refuse a licence in the financial year 2011-12? b) How many taxi licences were applied for in the financial year 2012-13? How many taxi licences were refused in the financial year 2012-13? How many appeals have you had against the decision to refuse a licence in the financial year 2012-13? c) How many taxi licences were applied for in the financial year 2013-14? How many taxi licences were refused in the financial year 2013-14? How many appeals have you had against the decision to refuse a licence in the financial year 2013-14? d) How many taxi licences were applied for so far in the financial year 2014-15 (up to the end of September)? How many taxi licences were refused in the financial year 2014-15 (to the end of September but indicate if decision is ongoing)? How many appeals have you had against the decision to refuse a licence in the financial year 2014-15? (to end of September and please indicate if decision yet to be made) e) In the last two years (2013-14 and 2014-15), can you give me a list of the reasons given for refusal of a licence.
4711
Contracts for Grounds Maintenance/Landscaping, Streetscene and Street Cleansing
25/11/2014
1. The title of the contract. 2. Whether the service was awarded to a Private Contractor or retained-in house. 3. If a Private Contractor, the name of the provider. 4. The annual length of the Contract. 5. The length of contract awarded.
3647
Street environment policies and procedures.
25/11/2014
1. What policies, procedures and regulations does the local authority have in place to manage, monitor or regulate the following: a) Street furniture, such as advertising boards or café furniture b) Parking on pavements c) Wheelie bins that cause a pavement obstruction d) Shared spaces/surfaces.
2. Has the local authority taken over the enforcement of minor parking offences from the police and if so which department has responsibility for this?
3. In the last 5 years how many shared space/surface schemes have been developed in the local authority area and where are they situated? How many shared space/surface proposed schemes have been turned down on grounds of safety?
4. During the planning process for changes to the built and street environment how does the local authority meet its Equality Act 2010 to monitor the effect on disabled people? How are blind and partially sighted people consulted during the planning process? When the local authority plans disruption such as pavement closures and other temporary obstructions such as scaffolding, how does the local authority meet the Equality Act 2010 to monitor the affect on disabled people? How do you consult with blind and partially sighted people about such disruption?
5. How much has the local authority spent on pavement repairs over the last five years from 2009 to 2014? How much has the local authority spent on litigation awards to people who have been injured from pavements in need of repair over the last 5 yeras?
6. How many blind and partially sighted people have received compensation as a result of injuring themselves on a broken pavement over the last five years?
7. What percentage of the pedestrian crossings maintained by the local authority, have: a) Tactile rotating cones? b) Audible beeps? c) Both?
8. Does the local authority have any sort of scheme in place to help residents who are registered visually impaired to take out rubbish and take out/return recycling containers?
9. Over the last five years, how many council planning applications were given to residents in the following formats? Please see attached table.
4686
Part-night lighting street lighting
25/11/2014
1) Do you have a policy of part-night lighting (switching off streetlighting for a period of time during hours of darkness)? a) If so, can you please tell me the coverage of the policy as a percentage of the total streetlights owned and operated by the council? b) When was the policy brought in? c) Between which hours are the affected streetlights turned off? d) How much did the policy cost to implement? e) What are the annual savings of the policy, in monetary terms and, if available, in environmental terms (e.g. carbon emissions)? f) Who was consulted on the policy before it was introduced? g) Why was it brought in?
4575
Serious Case Reviews Involving Children
24/11/2014
1. The number of all serious case reviews involving children aged less than one year of age, conducted in the following years: a) 2002. b) 2003. c) 2004. d) 2005. e) 2006. f) 2007. g) 2008. h) 2009. i) 2010. j) 2011. k) 2012.
2. A copy of the final reports of all serious case reviews involving children aged less than one year of age, conducted in the following years: a) 2002. b) 2003. c) 2004. d) 2005. e) 2006. f) 2007. g) 2008. h) 2009. i) 2010. j) 2011. k) 2012.
3. Any serious case reviews which you will not be providing, please provide details as to why you are not releasing this information.
4712
Head of Service
24/11/2014
1. First name, surname, job title, personal direct email address and personal direct telephone number (and extension if relevant) of all head's of service and above. 2. A copy of the organisation's organigram showing all staff with a role of Head of Service or above.
4699
Highways Datasets
24/11/2014
1. 1)Provide copies of your datasets that provide information on the road adoption status of the highways within your area of authority: a) If you are not able to provide copies of the datasets, could you please explain the reason why? b) If you are not able to provide copies of the datasets, could you please advise how we can make arrangements to come and view the information at your offices? Please advise the format the information will be presented in. c) If you are able to provide datasets, could you please advise the procedures you would like us to follow to gain copies on a monthly basis (under the assumption that this will show any changes you have made)?
2. 2) Advise whether you have any other datasets available in relation to highways e.g. improvements, TROs, Rights of Way?
4576
DECISION TO RESIST CHALLENGE TO `BROXTOWE BOROUGH, GEDLING BOROUGH, NOTTINGHAM CITY ALIGNED CORE STRATEGIES¿ AND ASSOCIATED COSTS
24/11/2014
1. Provide me with all available information relating to Nottingham City Council's decision to resist the legal challenge to Broxtowe Borough, Gedling Borough and Nottingham City Aligned Core Strategies; this information should include: 1) When? 2) How? 3) By whom? 4) On what basis the decision was made to resist the legal challenge.
2. Provide me with all records of costs that have been incurred by Nottingham City Council to date through the process of resisting the legal challenge and the financial provision that has been made for continuing to resist the legal challenge (received by the High Court on 20th October 2014).
3. Provide me with records of all meetings and decisions made to authorise the aforementioned costs and provision for future costs.
4567
Looked after children not placed with adoptive family.
24/11/2014
1. The number of looked after children as of 30 June 2014 with a placement order, who have not been placed with an adoptive family split by the following age groups: a) Under 1. b) 1 to 4. c) 5 to 9. d) 10 to 15. e) 16 or over.
2. The number of looked after children as of 30 June 2014 with a placement order, who have not been placed with an adoptive family split by the following sized sibling groups: a) Single child. b) One of 2 siblings. c) One of 3 or more siblings.
4654
Policies and Pension Payments
21/11/2014
1. 1. When means testing to determine how much an individual has to pay towards their social care costs: (a) How much of an individual's War Pension payments does the council currently routinely disregard? (b) Since 2008, has the council ever fully disregarded an individual's War Pension payments? (c) Since 2008, has the council changed the amount it routinely disregards from an individual's War Pension payments? (d) If the answer to c) is yes, please outline the change(s) made including the date(s) when the change in policy was implemented.
2. 2. When means testing to determine entitlement to Council Tax support (or Council Tax Benefit when applicable): (a) How much of an individual's War Pension payments does the council currently routinely disregard? (b) Since 2008, has the council ever fully disregarded an individual's War Pension payments? (c) Since 2008, has the council changed the amount it routinely disregards from an individual's War Pension payments? (d) If the answer to c) is yes, please outline the change(s) made including date(s) when the change in policy was implemented.
3. 3. When means testing to determine entitlement to Council Tax support (or Council Tax Benefit when applicable): (a) How much of an individual's Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Guaranteed Income Payment (AFCS GIPs) does the council currently routinely disregard? (b) Since 2008, has the council ever fully disregarded an individual's AFCS GIP? (c) Since 2008, has the council changed the amount it routinely disregards from an individual's AFCS GIP? (d) If the answer to c) is yes, please outline the change(s) made including date(s) when change in policy was implemented.
4. 4. Does the council plan to alter its current disregard policies for AFCS GIP and War Pension recipients, when means testing for social care or Council Tax Support, within the next financial year? If yes, please outline the proposed changes.
4563
Fairer Access to Care Services
21/11/2014
1. How many people currently (or at the most recently recorded date) receive Fairer Access to Care Services(FACS) adult care services in each of the following FACS categories: a) Low b) Moderate c) Substantial d) Critical
2. Which FACS level is the council's minimum eligibility threshold for funding FACS-based adult care services?
4405
Telecare services for older people
21/11/2014
Supply me with the requested information? 1. Who, within the local authority, has commissioning responsibility for telecare services for older people? Provide a name, job title and contact details. 2. What is the current Fair Access to Care eligibility threshold for community care (i.e. critical, substantial, moderate or low)? Provide the following information related to telecare services for older people per year for the financial years 2010/11 through 2013/14. 3. Spend on telecare services for older people. 4. Number of older people in receipt of telecare services funded by the local authority.
4564
Children in care of the authority
21/11/2014
1. 1) The total number of looked after children in the care of your authority that have been: a) Identified as having been trafficked (including but not limited to those identified through the National Referral Mechanism). b) Suspected of having been trafficked, if not included in a.
2. 2) The total number of looked after children in the care of your authority, identified or suspected as having been trafficked that: a) Have gone missing or absent. b) Are still missing or absent.
3. 3) The total number of individual incidents (which could involve the same child on more than one occasion) of looked after children in the care of your authority, identified or suspected as having been trafficked and that have gone missing or absent.
4548
Children the Council has Corporate Parenting responsibility who live in residential children's homes.
20/11/2014
1. 1) The total number of looked after children the council currently (as of, or around, today's date) has Corporate Parenting responsibility for, who are currently placed in residential children's homes (excluding fostering placements, secure children's homes, residential special schools registered as children's homes, children's homes that provide respite care or short breaks only, and unregulated settings).
2. 2) A breakdown of this total showing: a) The number of placements within the local authority. b) The number outside the local authority.
4630
Workforce of the Council
20/11/2014
i) How many full-time and part-time employees of the Council are currently engaged as trades union representatives who receive facility time, whereby all or a fixed proportion of their working week is devoted to carrying out trade union duties? ii) What is the the current total workforce of the Council? iii) In 2010, how many full-time and part-time employees of the Council were engaged as trades union representatives who received facility time, whereby all or a fixed proportion of their working week was devoted to carrying out trade union duties? iv) What was the total workforce of the Council in 2010?
4558
Parking charges & fines
20/11/2014
1. In total, how much did the local authority or any authorised contractor or sub-contractor receive in parking charges in each of the past three financial years? Include all on-street, off-street parking charges and any other charges.
2. In total, how much did the local authority or any authorised contractor or sub-contractor receive in parking fines in each of the past three financial years?
4636
Homecare Contracts
19/11/2014
Re-commissioned your homecare contracts (or were due to re-commission your homecare contracts) could I have the following information: 1. List all the providers of homecare services that your council commissions. 2. List the start and end date of their contracts. 3. Tell me how many staff each provider employs to provide this service? (If the exact number is not known, give an approximate number). 4. Can you also indicate the nature of each contract? (i.e. whether they are spot contracts or guaranteed a certain number of hours). 5. If the providers are paid for guaranteed hours, indicate how many each contractor is allocated. 6. Do you have any in-house provision of homecare services? If so how many hours in total allocated?
4546
Supported housing services for victims of DV & DSV
19/11/2014
1. 1) The total combined funding provided for women's supported housing services or supported housing services for victims (or those at risk) of domestic/sexual violence, for: a) 2010/11. b) 2011/12. c) 2012/13. d) 2013/14. e) 2014/15.
2. 2) For each year in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15, list: a) All providers of the supported housing services referred to in question 1 (ie for women and/or for victims and those at risk of DSV). b) The amount of council funding each provider received each year for delivering supported housing services. c) What specific supported housing services the funding was for (e.g. floating support for domestic violence victims).
3. 3) Where a provider received funding under separate contracts for different services, list each contract separately.
4559
Specialist women's services for victims (or those at risk) of domestic/sexual violence
19/11/2014
1. The total combined funding provided under contract for specialist women's services or services for victims (or those at risk) of domestic/sexual violence (**excluding supported housing services**) for: a) 2010/11. b) 2011/12. c) 2012/13. d) 2013/14. e) 2014/15.
2. For each year in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15, list: a) All contracted providers of the services. b) The amount of council funding each provider received each year for delivering these services. c) What specific services the funding was for. d) Where a provider received funding under separate contracts for different services, list each contract separately.
4545
Commercial and residential properties
18/11/2014
1. a) Provide me with the number of commercial properties within nottingham city. b) The number of empty commercial properties. c) The addresses of the empty commercial properties.
2. a) Provide me with the number of residential properties within nottingham city. b) The number of empty residential properties. c) The addresses of the empty residential properties.
4675
Business Rates
18/11/2014
a. List of all Commercial properties and their addresses within your Billing Authority. b. The names of the Rate Payers. c. Billing Authority Reference. d. Rateable value. e. The date the rate payer first became liable.
4674
Living Wage
18/11/2014
What the salaries are for the lower end of the pay scales at Nottingham City Council. I understand that the Council does pay a supplement to bring low salaries up to the Living Wage rate and it would be very helpful to know how it manages this, from a timing perspective, with regard to the increase in the Living Wage which is made in November and its own annual pay increases which occur in April.
4666
Social Workers
17/11/2014
a. How many social workers in children's services were employed at the end of each financial year since 2010? b. For each financial year-end, tell me the number of unfilled vacancies for social workers in children's services. c. According to the most recent figures, how many social workers in children's services are currently employed? d. Tell me the current number of unfilled vacancies for social workers in children's services, according to the most recent statistics. e. For every financial year since 2010, where possible, specify the staffing budget allocated for children's services.
4532
Parking Charge Notifications
17/11/2014
Provide the following information: 1) The Number of parking tickets/Parking Charge Notifications (PCNs) that were issued on the 1st of October within the vicinity of the Forest Recreation Ground (i.e. within 300m of the Forest boundaries or the areas subject to temporary no stopping restrictions on that date). 2) How many cars were towed from that area. 3) How many PCNs issued on that date from within those areas have been appealed against. 4) How many of those appeals have been successful. 5) How many PCNs were issued across Nottingham on the 1st of October. 6) How many PCNs were issued across Nottingham on the 30th of September.
4547
Sustainable drainage Systems
17/11/2014
1. 1) What was the drainage maintenance budget in the year: a) 2011-12. b) 2012-13. c) 2013-14.
2. 2) What percentage of the above was allocated to the maintenance of SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)?
3. 3) What was the cost, if any, for reactive maintenance on SuDS developments from: a) 2011 - 12. b) 2012 - 13. c) 2013 ¿ 14.
4. 4) What were the actual costs of insurance claims relating to flooding instances during: a) 2011 - 12. b) 2012 - 13. c) 2013 - 14.
5. 5) How many developments utilising SuDS were implemented in your Authority: a) 10 years ago. b) 5 years ago. c) Last year.
6. 6) How many developments utilising traditional drainage were implemented in your Authority: a) 10 years ago. b) 5 years ago. c) Last year.
7. 7) How many new SuDS developments are planned for the next 5 years?
4454
Overdue library books
17/11/2014
1) The total number of books on loan from your libraries which are overdue. 2) The total number of those books which are overdue by more than 5 weeks. 3) The total number of those books which are overdue by more than 12 weeks. 4) The total fines on books currently overdue from your libraries. 5) The maximum possible overdue fine on a book loaned from one of your libraries, and the time period after which that maximum is reached. 6) The total number of overdue books on which the maximum fine is owed. 7) The total estimated value of all the books currently overdue from your libraries. 8) The name of the book which is the longest overdue, and how long it is overdue by. 9) The number of libraries you run. 10) Which year your council's library records date back to - i.e. over how many years have you been collecting the information which has been used to answer the above questions? I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set, eg. in Excel.
4660
Social Workers
17/11/2014
1) How many permanent (i.e. non-agency) Children's social workers are employed by Nottingham City Council (as of the 11th November 2014). 2) How many Children's social workers, employed in permanent positions by Nottingham City Council, left their posts within: a) 3 months of employment. b) 6 months of employment. c) 1 year of employment. in: a) 2013 b) 2014 (to date).
4533
Policies on supporting young adults
14/11/2014
What are the policies in your local authority on: a) Do you provide specialist advocacy support for 16 and 17 year olds who present themselves as homeless and, if so, what organisations do you commission to provide this support? b) A 16 or 17 year old, presenting as homeless, or at risk of homelessness, who has been assessed as needing support under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 but refuses to become a looked after child? c) The support available to i) 16-17 year olds, ii) care leavers and iii) 18-20 year olds to furnish accommodation provided by your council. d) 16-17 year olds who are eligible for accommodation, either from children's services or housing services but get evicted due to i) behaviour or ii) rent arrears. e) 18-20 year olds who are eligible for accommodation but get evicted due to i) behaviour or ii) rent arrears. f) 16-17 y.o. who were assessed as not owed a housing duty or children in need under the Children's Act 1989 but present themselves repeatedly as homeless or at risk of homelessness. g) Please provide your most recent protocols for assessing homelessness in 16 and 17 year olds.
4569
Social Care Frameworks
14/11/2014
The start and end dates for supplier frameworks that service the following categories: a) Adult Domiciliary Care. b) Adult Residential Care. c) Children Social Care (All Services). d) Mental Health.
4388
Racial breakdown of children in local authority care
13/11/2014
1. How many children were in your local authority care last year? How many children in your local authority care were of: a) a white racial background? b) a mixed race background? c) an Asian or British Asian background? d) a Black or Black British background? e) any other racial background?
2. How many children in your local authority care were adopted last year? How many were of: a) a white racial background? b) a mixed race background? c) an Asian or British Asian background? d) a Black or Black British background? e) any other racial background?
3. On average, how long was the 'waiting time' (time children were in local authority care before they were adopted) for children of: a) a white racial background? b) a mixed race background? c) an Asian or British Asian background? d) a Black or Black British background? e) any other racial background?
4. On average, how many placements did each of the following groups go through during their time being looked after by your local authority: a) children of a white racial background? b) children of a mixed race background? c) children of an Asian or British Asian background? d) children of a Black or Black British background? e) children of any other racial background?
5. On average, how many placements did each of the following groups go through last year: a) children of a white racial background? b) children of a mixed race background? c) children of an Asian or British Asian background? d) children of a Black or Black British background? e) children of any other racial background?
6. Of the careleavers who left your local authority care in the last year and went into education, training, or employment, how many were of: a) a white racial background? b) a mixed race background? c) an Asian or British Asian background? d) a Black or Black British background? e) any other racial background?
4555
Mandatory Licensing April 2006
13/11/2014
1. How many HMO properties were registered under the HMO registration scheme prior to the introduction of mandatory licensing in April 2006?
2. How many landlords does the number of registrations apply to?
3. How many landlords were prosecuted for not registering their properties?
4. How many applications were received and from how many landlords (after the introduction of mandatory licensing, between April 2006 and April 2007)?
5. On what date in 2006 were the forms first issued and available for general distribution to landlords?
4621
Dog Attacks
13/11/2014
How many dog on dog attacks have been reported to you in the financial year 2012-13? How many dog on human attacks have been reported to you in the financial year 2012-13? How many dog on other animal (not human or dog) have been reported to you in the financial year 2012-13? How many dog on dog attacks have been reported to you in the financial year 2013-14? How many dog on human attacks have been reported to you in the financial year 2013-14? How many dog on other animal (not human or dog) have been reported to you in the financial year 2013-14? In the latest year (2013-14), can I have a list of street/park locations were the attacks took place and the breed of dog that was reported (if recorded).
4667
Annual Budget
13/11/2014
What was the annual budget Nottingham City Council had for the year 2013-2014?
4659
Project Management
13/11/2014
Any details/report that you have on any similar projects either monuments or anything else that you have done to celebrate your council or similar ideas that you have created in your area - useful information for me would include details of work streams, costs, time, risks, lessons learnt, anything really.
4612
Donations or funding given to charities
12/11/2014
Confirm whether any grants, donations or other funding has been given by Nottingham City Council to any or all of the following 4 charities in any of the last 5 years: (i) HINDU SWAYAMSEVAK SANGH (UK) (Charity No. 267309); (ii) GLOBAL AID TRUST LIMITED (Charity No.1123560); (iii) STEADFAST TRUST (Charity No.1105806); and (iv) SYRIA RELIEF (Charity No. 1143797). In the event that any such donations, grants or other funding has been given, provide details of the amount given to each of the charities in each of the last 5 years.
4560
Absence rates
12/11/2014
Documents and/or routinely gathered data held by yourselves, relating to absence rates, between the dates 01/11/13 - 01/11/14.
4518
Looked After Children Transport Costs
12/11/2014
1. What is the total annual transport cost to the council for taking Looked After Children to school, include the costs of escorts as well as the costs of the taxis/mini cabs. Provide the totals for each of these two categories. 2. What is the total school transport costs for Looked After Children in mainstream schools? 3. What is the breakdown in total annual school transport costs for disabled and non-disabled Looked After Children?
4634
Social Services
11/11/2014
How many 1) Children's social workers are employed by Nottingham City Council (as of the 7th November 2014) AND how many 2) Adult's social workers are employed by Nottingham City Council (as of the 7th November 2014). How many 1) temporary (Agency) Children's social workers are employed by Nottingham City Council (as of the 7th November 2014) AND how many 2) temporary (Agency) Adult's social workers are employed by Nottingham City Council (as of the 7th November 2014). How many 1) Children's social workers, employed in permanent positions by Nottingham City Council, left their posts within: a) 6 months of employment. b) 1 year of employment. in the past 4 years AND the reasons, broken down into categories, why they left their post. How many 2) Adult's social workers, employed in permanent positions by Nottingham City Council, left their posts within: a) 6 months of employment. b) 1 year of employment. in the past 4 years AND the reasons, broken down into categories, why they left their post.
4570
Express Transit Scheme (Light Rail) Project
11/11/2014
Provide a project directory and a list of sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants of all of the companies involved in the Express Transit Scheme (Light Rail) Project, Phase 2, Chilwell/Beeston.
4580
Processing of Housing Benefit claims
11/11/2014
1. Average length of time processing a Housing Benefit claim for the year: a) 2012/13. b) 2013/14.
2. Number of staff working in the department processing Housing Benefit claims for the year: a) 2012/13 - broken down by part time/full time. b) 2013/14 - broken down by part time/full time.
4602
Date Project Directory
11/11/2014
An up to date project directory and a list of sub-contractors, suppliers and consultants of all of the companies involved in the Railway Station (Redevelopment), Nottingham Railway Station.
4606
Contracts for temporary staff
11/11/2014
1. Does the Council have a contract with a managed service provider for the supply of temporary staff. 2. Is the managed service provider a master vendor, a neutral vendor or are temporary staff supplied through contracts with individual agencies? 3. What was the contract start date and minimum duration? 4. What potential contract extensions were specified if any e.g. 2 years or 1 year + 1 year etc? 5. What is the potential latest end date? 6. What is the name of the managed service provider?
4629
IT server, storage and maintenance support contracts
11/11/2014
IT server, storage and maintenance support contracts (including any care packs) which you may hold, and request details of the following components of these contracts: a) Existing supplier - if there are various suppliers please split up into individual contracts. b) Hardware/vendors brand. c) Contract description. d) Total value of the contract - state if you have provided an annual figure. e) Duration of the contract - provide me with a particular month as well as the year and details of whether there are any extension periods or break clauses within the contracts. f) Expiry date of the contract - provide me with a particular month as well as the year. g) Contract review date - provide me with a particular month as well as the year. h) Internal contact responsible for reviewing and renewing contracts - provide me with their full name, job title, direct contact number and direct email address.
4538
Policy documents
11/11/2014
1. Forward a copy of: 1) Social Media (and related) policy documents. 2) Code of Conduct.
2. Confirm if these documents cover all of your establishments (e.g. schools) if not, provide a copy of this document as well.
4519
Complaints
11/11/2014
1. No right turn
2. Complaints around postage
4500
Vehicle Collisions
11/11/2014
Details for the past year: a) All motor accidents involving vehicles owned by the authority in the past year. b) The nature of each accident if possible. c) If any injury was caused and nature of the injury if possible. d) The cost of any damage/repair to the vehicle/any third party, or the reward of any insurance claim.
4651
Business Rates
11/11/2014
An up to date list of companies and also charities that have become liable for the business rates in your council area between the 1st Nov-15th Nov 2014. Provide the business name, address and postcode of each one and also the date that they became responsible for it.
4573
HR and Payroll department
11/11/2014
1. The departmental structure of the HR and Payroll department within the council.
2. The HR/Payroll System you use (eg: NGA Resourcelink, Oracle R12, iTrent, Workday).
3. Confirm the following details of senior management within the directorate: a) Names. b) Email addresses. c) Telephone numbers (where possible).
4624
Business Rates
10/11/2014
Details of the credits held on your records for ratepayers in respect of payment of Business Rates. The Ratepayer name, address, credit amount and the financial year the credit sits in, this would only be for Limited Companies (corporate) and Government Bodies and not for individuals (sole traders, partnerships).
4496
Intranet and Web Services
10/11/2014
1) Which external supplier was engaged for the development and/or deployment of the intranet solution? 2) Is the solution hosted by the council or is it a SaaS solution? 3) How many users are currently registered with access to the intranet? 4) When was the contract awarded for the above works and when is that contract due to end? 5) What was the total cost of the contract? Broken down either by monthly charges if subscription based, or per annum. 6) When is the Council due to review the intranet it currently has? 7) Who within Nottingham City Council is the individual responsible for the day-to-day running of the intranet?
4526
Compensation
10/11/2014
Request in separate letter
4515
Exploitation
10/11/2014
Exploitation
4592
Better Care Fund plan
10/11/2014
Recent version of your Health and Wellbeing Board's Better Care Fund plan.
4495
Trading Standards Services
10/11/2014
1. TRADING STANDARDS SERVICES: 1. How many qualified trading standards officers did you employ in total (eg DCATS or DCA or DTS qualification). a. on 1 April 2010? b. on 1 April 2014? (Provide Full-Time Equivalent numbers) 2. What was the total number of prosecution proceedings (across all areas of the service) commenced by your trading standards service in the financial year 2013/14? 3. How many qualified trading standards officers did you employ to specialise in animal health a. on 1 April 2010? b. on 1 April 2014? (Provide Full-Time Equivalent numbers)
2. FOOD STANDARDS OFFICIAL CONTROLS: 4. How many trading standards officers did you employ who were authorised to enforce the Food Safety Act 1990. a) on 1 April 2010? b) on 1 April 2014? (Provide Full-Time Equivalent numbers) 5. How many of these held a current specialist food standards or food and agriculture qualification (eg Food Standards Certificate, Food and Agriculture certificate, Food Standards service delivery module). a. on 1 April 2010? b. on 1 April 2014? (Provide Full-Time Equivalent numbers).
3. FOOD HYGIENE AND SAFETY OFFICIAL CONTROLS: 6. How many qualified environmental health practitioners/officers did you employ in total. a. on 1 April 2010? b. on 1 April 2014? (Provide Full-Time Equivalent numbers). 7. How many of these were employed to specialise in food hygiene and safety work. a. on 1 April 2010? b. on 1 April 2014? (Provide Full-Time Equivalent numbers). 8. How many qualified food safety officers (eg Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection or Higher Certificate in Food Control) did you employ. a. on 1 April 2010? b. on 1 April 2014? (Provide Full-Time Equivalent numbers).
4. FOOD SAMPLING: 9. What was your total actual expenditure on official food sampling* (samples sent to official laboratories for analysis) in the financial year. a. 2010/11? b. 2013/14? *Including: contamination, composition, labelling and presentation.
4598
Pet Boarding Licensing
07/11/2014
Details of all the licensed pet boarding establishments within the borough, their addresses and contact details, web sites, email etc.
4492
Fostering placements for Looked After Children
07/11/2014
1. Who, within the Local Authority, has commissioning responsibility for Fostering placements for Looked After Children? Provide a name, job title and contact details.
2. Provide the following information related to Fostering placements for Looked After Children per year for years ending 31 March 2010 to 2014: a. The number of children cared for by a foster carer provided by the Council. b. The number of children cared for by a foster carer arranged through an independent fostering agency. c. The number of children cared for in a residential children's home. d. The number of children cared for in a residential school.
3. a) Gross total expenditure on fostering services for Looked After Children (Provide actual figures for financial years 2009/10 to 2013/14, as well as budgeted expenditure for 2014/15). b) Gross total expenditure on residential care for Looked After Children (Provide actual figures for financial years 2009/10 to 2013/14, as well as budgeted expenditure for 2014/15).
4562
Road legal electric powered vehicles
07/11/2014
1. The number of road legal electric powered vehicles the council: a) Owns. b) Manages. c) Leases.
2. The latest recorded figure for the council's population to the nearest thousand.
4605
Community Right to Bid
07/11/2014
Properties that have gone through the bid process by triggering the 6 month moratorium period through an EOI. The information to the following questions as it pertains to Community Right to Bid? a) The number of successful applications (ones that have acquired the property through the bid process) to your Local Authority of the Community Right to Bid subsequent to the passage of the Localism Act (2011). b) The details of these successful bids; including how and when they were made, by which groups and in relation to which community assets, and the result. c) The total number of applications you have received, whether successful or unsuccessful, for the Community Right to Bid.
4475
Telephone reviews of adult care packages.
06/11/2014
The use of telephone reviews of your adult care packages. What proportion of your assessments are carried out over the phone, if they are done by care management or a central contact centre and how introducing telephone reviews has influenced performance. Also, how you are monitoring the progress/ benchmarking of the use of telephone reviews as opposed to face to face meetings? Any policies and procedures you could provide me with around training staff receive and the outcome framework of the assessment criteria.
4593
Schools Questions
05/11/2014
How many children currently between 5-7 attend a Nottingham city school
4499
Poor Road Conditions
05/11/2014
Information regarding damage to vehicles caused by poor road conditions on roads under your local authority administration for each of the past two financial years: for the financial years 2012/13 and 2013/14: 1) The total number of claims for vehicle damage caused by or attributed to the condition of your road network (such as potholes). 2) The total monetary value of the claims for vehicle damage caused by or attributed to the condition of your road network (such as potholes). 3) The total number of successful claims for vehicle damage caused by or attributed to the condition of your road network (such as potholes). 4) The total monetary value of the successful claims for vehicle damage caused by or attributed to your condition of the road network (such as potholes). 5) The administrative cost to your local authority of a single claim (regardless if it is successful or not). 6) The number of man-hours taken to administer these claims by your local authority (regardless if they are successful or not).
4525
Common Purpose
05/11/2014
1) How much has the Council spent and or donated and or gifted to common purpose from 01.04.2013 to 01.04.2014. 2) How much in total have you spent and or donnated and or gifted to common pupose from 01.04.2004. to 01.04.2014.
4524
In House school catering services
04/11/2014
1. Do you provide an in-house School Meals Service to Schools?
2. Please provide a structure chart of the catering service including all central staff, administrators, area managers and school staff
3. Please provide job descriptions for all of the posts within this structure. Please fill in the following table
4461
Housing allocations and domestic violence
04/11/2014
1. Are housing applicants that approach the council for urgent re-housing because they are at immediate risk of harm due to domestic violence required to declare themselves homeless by applying through the Part 7 homelessness route in order to be re-housed under the council's housing allocations scheme?
2. 1) Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence given reasonable preference under the council's housing allocations scheme? 2) Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence given additional preference under the council's housing allocations scheme? 3) Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence placed in the top priority Band in the council's housing allocations scheme? If not which Band are they placed in?
3. If a points scheme is in operation how many points are applicants who are suffering domestic violence awarded? Is this the highest award of points within the housing allocations scheme? If not what priority will the points give these applicants within the allocations scheme?
4. Are housing applicants that are suffering domestic violence made direct offers by the council?
5. Are housing applicants that are suffering or at risk of severe life-threatening domestic violence prioritised as 'Exceptional Cases'?
6. Which Band(s) are housing applicants placed in if they are considered to be homeless under S166A (3)(a) and have an urgent need to move because of domestic violence? Are any of these the top priority Band?
7. Do current council tenants who are accepted as homeless because of domestic violence retain their tenancy rights if they are placed in temporary or emergency accommodation?
8. Are housing applicants who are suffering domestic violence given the same priority within the allocations scheme regardless of tenure?
4491
Council Tax Support
04/11/2014
In April 2013 the Council Tax Benefits scheme was devolved to local authorities and the amount of money provided by central government to fund local Council Tax Support schemes was reduced. In April 2014 the overall amount of money provided by central government was reduced further. Some people are now paying council tax for the first time and others are paying increased council tax. 1) Of those people not in receipt of a discount of 100% on their council tax as a result of either the changes in 2013 or 2014, how many are currently in arrears? 2) How many of those in arrears are (a) a registered carer, (b) in receipt of any recorded disability-related benefits, (c) in receipt of a war widow/widower's pension or (d) a war disablement pension?
4459
People categorised at 'Current activity not known'
04/11/2014
1) The proportion and number of 16 to 24-year-olds in your area that are unaccounted for, falling under the category of 'current activity not known'. This category is often also known as the 'unknowns'. 2) The proportion and number of 16 to 18-year-olds in your area that are unaccounted for, falling under the category of 'current activity not known'. This category is often also known as the 'unknowns'.
4561
Funeral numbers and cost
03/11/2014
1. The number of public health funerals paid for in part or in full by the council over the past 10 financial years (broken down to a figure for each individual year): a) 2004-05 b) 2005-06 c) 2006-07 d) 2007-08 e) 2008-09 f) 2009-10 g) 2010-11 h) 2011-12 i) 2012-13 j) 2013-14
2. The number of environmental funerals paid for in part or in full by the council over the past 10 financial years (broken down to a figure for each individual year): a) 2004-05 b) 2005-06 c) 2006-07 d) 2007-08 e) 2008-09 f) 2009-10 g) 2010-11 h) 2011-12 i) 2012-13 j) 2013-14
3. The total amount that the council has spent funding public health funerals/environmental funerals in: a) 2004-05 b) 2005-06 c) 2006-07 d) 2007-08 e) 2008-09 f) 2009-10 g) 2010-11 h) 2011-12 i) 2012-13 j) 2013-14
4452
Traffic management around the Forest Fields park and ride area during Goose Fair
03/11/2014
1. Which roads in the area of Forest Fields park and ride were subject to a change in traffic restrictions, specifically 'no stopping' or 'no waiting' between 1st October 2014 and 5th October 2014 to allow for the safe and efficient operation of the Goose Fair?
2. Of the roads set out above how many fines were issued to drivers who were in breach of the 'no waiting' or 'no stopping' restrictions between 1st October 2014 and 5th October 2014?
3. What is the total fine for the previously mentioned breach in traffic restrictions, please could you indicate whether there is a discount for early payment?
4. How many cars were towed from the afore mentioned roads between 1st October 2014 and 5th October 2014?
4565
Business Rates
03/11/2014
An up to date list of charities and companies that have just become liable for business rates between the dates of 12th Oct 2014 and the 31st Oct 2014. Include: a) The business name. b) Address. c) Date they became responsible.
4571
Dangerous Wild Animals Licenses
03/11/2014
The number of people who currently have licenses to keep spiders under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (as amended with The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) Order 2007).
4436
HSE Regulations
03/11/2014
On how many occasions have both the parties referred to above with or without the knowledge of the council Safety Enforcement Officer deliberately fail to follow HSE Reporting Regulations called RIDDOR. The DfE HSE reporting procedures that provide clear guidelines on incidents of work related accidents and injuries on school premises has similarly been ignored. The changes of HSE 2013 do not see much change to the RIDDOR Regulations in circumstances such as schools, colleges and Social Care a few examples.
4556
Community Right to Bid
03/11/2014
1) The total number of applications you have received for the Community Right to Bid subsequently to the passage of the Localism Act (2011). a) The number of successful applications. b) How they were made. c) When they were made. d) By which groups. e) In relation to which community assets. f) The result.
4168
Parking Enforcement Notices
31/10/2014
1) The total number of council owned/leased vehicles since January 1 2010. 2) How many of these PEN have been sent to appeals. 3) The total cost of PEN paid.
4463
Domestic gas boiler installations
31/10/2014
Provide the following information in respect of each domestic gas boiler installation reported to the Council's Building Control Department for the period from 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 for: 1) Address where the boiler was installed 2) Notification date of boiler installation
4488
Committee Meetings
31/10/2014
COMMITTEE MEETINGS REPORTS FOR THE PERIOD OF JAN 1967 TO DEC 1967
4513
Laying Surface To Roads
29/10/2014
Your policy when laying surface dressing to roads ie tar and chip: 1) Grade of aggregate used size etc. 2) If you use 14/8 or 14/6 do you get complaints for noise and nuisance, at what stage in its life do you tar and chip a low noise road surface. Does your council recognise the noise policy statement for England and do you adopt it for planned maintainence work to roads.
4415
Temporary Accommodation
29/10/2014
The cost of temporary accommodation in Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and Hostels allocated to individuals or families who meet the statutory rules for provision of temporary accommodation following a 'Homeless Application'. The cost for: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and so far in 2014.'
4425
Business Rates
29/10/2014
Provide the following information for properties for which there has been an empty business rates relief below 100% awarded since 1st April 2008, including those that are currently empty. 1. Name of Company - non individuals 2. Property Address 3. Property Postcode 4. Billing Address 5. Billing Postcode 6. Account Number 7. Property Reference Number 8. Period the property has been vacant 9. Rateable Value
4438
Speed Bumps
29/10/2014
1) The total number of speed bumps that have been constructed from Jan 2008 to Present. 2) The total number of speed bumps that have been commission and approved to be built from Oct 2014 onwards. 3) The total budget* within the above stated areas for all street repairs, maintenance, improvements and construction per year for the years 2008-2016. 4) The total cost* of all speed bumps constructed to date, broken down individually and year by year. **Note that by total cost, this is to include all research, design, planning, materials, labour, plant hire, legal fees, and office costs.
4509
Road Gritting
29/10/2014
How much you spent on road and pavement gritting/salting in each of the past four years. How much have you budgeted for road and pavement gritting/salting this year?
4557
Court fees HMCTS (MCOL) electronic portal
29/10/2014
Does Nottingham City Council use the HMCTS (MCOL) electronic portal to submit paperwork as well as pay the courts fees charges when taking an individual or business to Court for debt claims?
4449
Meals on wheels
29/10/2014
See attached questionnaire.
4453
Taxi journeys for vulnerable children and adults
29/10/2014
1. How many taxi journeys have been paid for by the council for vulnerable children and adults across the district? Provide specific amounts for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
2. The total cost of these journeys to the council for each of the years stipulated.
3. Of these taxi journeys how many have been for taking children to and from school.
4480
School Places
29/10/2014
1. 1. The number of schools that have expanded the number of pupils on roll during the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15. For each school I would like to know: a) The name (and, if available, the URN) of the school. b) Whether or not the school is primary or secondary. c) The number of extra places the school offered on roll and the number of places originally offered d) The size of the largest year group in the school (either the number of forms, or the number of pupils, or both if available).
2. 2. The number of schools where there are plans/proposals to expand the number of pupils on roll over the next five academic years (ie. 2015-16 until 2020-21). For each school I would like to know: a) The name and URN of the school. b) Whether or not the school is primary or secondary. c) The number of extra places the school will offer and the number currently offered. d) The size of the largest year group in the school (either the number of forms, or the number of pupils, or both if available). e) The date of the proposed expansion.
4443
Advertising and Sponsorship schemes
29/10/2014
What type of advertising and sponsorship schemes you have running in the council's region, ie sites where you generate revenue by allowing companies to sponsor them or other Council departments to advertise events, etc? In particular, about any of the following schemes: a) Roundabouts b) Boundary ('Welcome to') signs c) Poster sites d) Bus shelters e) Council buildings, e.g. leisure centres f) Vehicles, e.g. refuse lorries If you do generate revenue and/or currently allow advertising/sponsorship on any sites that you own, could you tell me: How much revenue the Council currently receives, per annum, for each site type (e.g. roundabouts £10K, etc) 2 The name of the supplier or internal department that manages the advertising/sponsorship process. 3 If outsourced to a supplier, whether this was via a tender process. 4 If a tender process was used to find a supplier, when this current contract started and when it will end. 5 If a tender process wasn't used, when any trial or contract started and when it will end. 6 The contact details of the person who manages the supplier or process for the Council or whom we can contact for further information if no schemes are in place.
4535
Exemption from requirement to display an external vehicle identification plate.
29/10/2014
1. Your authority's policy on the EXEMPTION FROM REQUIREMENT TO DISPLAY AN EXTERNAL VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION PLATE. This question specifically relates to 'executive vehicles' allowed to operate without displaying external private hire identification plates.
2. If you have such an exemption, supply the current number of operators and their names, as of today's date.
3. Supply the number and the full details of vehicles exempted from displaying plates, as of today's date.