From: Foi Enquiries <FOIENQUIRIES@aberdeencity.gov.uk>
To: sgvk27 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:56
Subject: FOI-11-0041 – A Tree for Every Citizen Financials
Dear Ms Kelly,
Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delays in providing you with this
portion of your information request, made under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
Aberdeen City Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the
information requested. As the information which you have requested is
environmental information, as defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), we cannot disclose the
information to you through FOISA, and must issue a refusal notice to you under
Section 39(2) of FOISA to that effect. However, you have a separate right to
access the information which you have requested under Regulation 5 of the EIRs.
Please send me accounts of what money was spent and is budgeted for future
expenditure for the ‘Tree for Every Citizen scheme’.
Phase I (first 3 years of 5 year programme): expenditure to date is £206,700,
income to date is £213,600.
Budgeted expenditure (for maintenance) for the next 2 years is £23,000, with
grant income of £74,000.
Phase II (5 year programme): £411,000 expenditure, £412,000 income
Please send me a list of what money has been received from public and private
sources for the ‘Tree for Every Citizen scheme’.
To date the Tree For Every Citizen Scheme has received:
£200,000 from Scottish Government
£14,000 from Aberdeen Greenspace
£2,500 from Businesses.
This information should include expenditure on the expert who was hired to
implement the scheme, and any and all advertising in support of this scheme,
such as and including the advertisement in the September 7 Aberdeen Citizen
Project Management (external professional) expenditure to date (incurred over
past 4 years): £42,000. This is budgeted for within external funding above.
The insert in the Aberdeen Citizen newspaper cost approximately £145.80. This
was not an advert but an article in the Green Times supplement produced by ACC
and circulated with the Aberdeen Citizen. No advertising has been bought to
support this scheme.
I also require the amount budgeted for the contractors who will carry out the
planting (as mentioned in the September 7 advertisement).
For Phase II: £411,000. Please note that this includes all contract and other
infrastructure and maintenance works including surveys and project management).
All of this figure will be covered from external funding as it was in Phase 1.
How much money will it cost for this year’s deer cull and future culls?
Approximately £8,000 over 2010-11, £14,000 over the following 4 years. This will
be covered from external funding.
We hope this helps with your request.
Freedom of Information Compliance Officer