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Cycling Walking Safer Streets (CWSS) funding breakdown: FOI release

Published: 26 Aug 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
26 Aug 2019
Cycling Walking Safer Streets (CWSS) funding breakdown: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01874
Date received: 1 Aug 2019
Date responded: 23 Aug 2019
Information requested

You asked for:

Figures on the amount of funding awarded to each local authority in Scotland for active travel initiatives in each of the last five years, including this year to date (i.e. including the most recent awards of funding from Places for Everyone/Community Links Plus). This could include funding for developing proposals, as well as for construction etc. A breakdown of the funding (e.g. planning vs. construction) would be helpful.

With a later clarification provided:

The funding awarded for all initiatives within each local authority area, as opposed to just funding to local authorities themselves.

Response

I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

I have provided a breakdown of the Cycling Walking Safer Streets (CWSS) funding that the Scottish Government allocates to local authorities as part of the Local Government Settlement:

CWSS Allocation To Local Authorities From 2015/16 To 2019/20
             
CWSS ALLOCATION 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 Totals
             
Local Authority £000's £000's £000's £000's £000's £000,s
             
Aberdeen City 338 251 316 313 374 1592
Aberdeenshire 384 286 359 357 428 1814
Angus 174 128 160 159 191 812
Argyll & Bute 131 96 119 119 143 608
Clackmannanshire 78 56 70 70 84 358
Dumfries & Galloway 228 164 205 204 244 1045
Dundee City 223 162 203 202 243 1033
East Ayrshire 185 134 167 166 199 851
East Dunbartonshire 160 117 147 147 177 758
East Lothian 151 112 141 142 171 717
East Renfrewshire 137 101 127 128 155 648
Edinburgh, city of 729 540 683 691 834 3477
Eilean Siar 41 30 37 37 45 190
Falkirk 236 173 217 217 261 1104
Fife 552 403 504 504 607 2570
Glasgow City 897 657 831 837 1011 4233
Highland 349 255 321 320 384 1629
Inverclyde 121 88 109 108 129 555
Midlothian 127 94 120 121 146 608
Moray 139 104 131 131 157 662
North Ayrshire 207 150 186 185 222 950
North Lanarkshire 507 370 463 462 556 2358
Orkney 32 24 30 30 36 152
Perth & Kinross 223 163 205 205 247 1043
Renfrewshire 262 191 239 239 289 1220
Scottish Borders 171 125 156 156 188 796
Shetland 35 25 32 31 37 160
South Ayrshire 170 123 154 153 184 784
South Lanarkshire 474 346 433 432 520 2205
Stirling 138 100 127 128 153 646
West Dunbartonshire 137 98 123 122 147 627
West Lothian 265 194 245 245 296 1245
             
Totals 8,000,000 5,861,000 7,360,000 7,360,000 8,858,000 3,743,9000

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.

However, you may wish to contact the Scottish Government’s delivery partner organisations who may be able to help you with information on the funds and projects that they administer on our behalf:

While these organisations should be able to help you with your request, they are not subject to FOISA and are not legally bound to respond.

The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.

Reasons for not providing information - Annex
The Scottish Government does not have the information

Section 17(1) of FOISA (information not held) requires the Scottish Government to notify you if it does not have the information you requested.  

The Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have asked for because, while it receives regular reports on the performance of delivery organisation funds and projects, these reports do not contain an overview of funding awarded by local authority area.

When the Scottish Government requires detailed information on active travel project funding within local authority area, a request is made to delivery organisations for this information.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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