FOI Request - Blue Flag Applications

Request 101001282406

I am looking for the following information, under FOISA, which I believe you hold:

With regard to the  Blue Flag Scheme, please provide:

• For each financial year since 2011;
1. For applications made;
a. The number of applications your authority has made to the scheme for certification;
b. A list of those beaches for which certification was applied for;
c. The number of FTE staff who supported the those applications;
d. The expenditure (revenue and capital) on that team or department; and,
2. For applications which achieved certification;
a. The number of certifications your authority achieved;
b. A list of those beaches for which certification was achieved; and,
3. Applicable reports of meetings of members of the council regarding blue flag applications and certification.

In accordance with section 11 of FOISA (Means of providing information - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2002/13/section/11), please ensure that the information is summarised in a table.

Response 17-08-2016

This information is not held and is therefore exempt under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Blue flag scheme is a global scheme, administered by http://www.blueflag.global/ but there's a website for Keep Scotland Beautiful that administers the scheme in Scotland http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/

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