- 12 Apr 2019
Date received: 27 Mar 2019
Date responded: 12 Apr 2019
A85 Methven Primary
We are involving all the authorities in looking at speeding measures and are waiting for response from Police Scotland regarding statistics for speeding motorists. Can you please advise how many times the puffin crossing has been out of action for say the past 12 months?
As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.
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From 27 March 2018 until 27 March 2019 the traffic signals at Methven primary school on the A85 were non-operational 6 times.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House