ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

Samuel Lubrano made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Stroud District Council as part of a batch sent to 312 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Stroud District Council,

2 years ago, we were hearing from our members that installations of new playground equipment were falling in England and that this was due directly to a lack of funding within local authorities. This worried us and our members at a time when Childhood obesity is increasing and there are more instances of divided communities. In order to quantify what was happening we commissioned a report which resulted in our #nowheretoplay campaign highlighting the extent of the problem. We believe it is now time to refresh our information and to once again highlight to government the problems resulting from a reduction in children’s play facilities. We would therefore urge you to support us in the FOI request.

1. How many public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) do you currently have available to the public in your LA area?

2. What was your total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each of the following years?

• 2016-17
• 2017-18

3. What is your expected total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each of the following years?

• 2018-19
• 2019-20
• 2020-21

4. How many public playgrounds and play facilities were closed in your LA area and what proportion of your total play facilities did this represent, in each of the following years?

• 2016-17
• 2017-18

5. How many public playgrounds and play facilities do you expect will close and what proportion of your total play facilities will this represent, in each of the following years?

• 2018-19
• 2019-20
• 2020-21

Data to be collated into excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Lubrano

Stroud District Council

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Dear Samuel

Ref No: 4804

Thank you for your email of 22^nd August 2018 requesting information about
public play facilities.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
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Yours sincerely

 Lauren

 

 

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Stroud District Council

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Dear Samuel

 

Ref No: 4804

 

Subject: Public Play Facilities

 

Further to your email of 21^st August 2018 where you requested information
about Public Play Facilities

The information you requested is below.

1. 31

 

2. 2016-17 - £71,035

2017-18 - £71,496

 

3.2018-19 - £71,961

2019-20 - £72,561

2020-21 - £73,161

 

4.2016-17 - zero

2017-18 – zero

 

5.2018-19 - zero

2019-20 - zero

2020-21 - zero

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Yours sincerely,

 

Daisy

 

Daisy Bennett

Business Support Assistant

Community Services

 

Stroud District Council

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf

Stroud

Glos

GL5 4UB

 

 

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