ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

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Dear Bath and North East Somerset 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

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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From:    Samuel Lubrano <[FOI #511862 email]>

Sent:     21 August 2018 17:15

To:          Information Governance

Subject:               Freedom of Information request - ASSOCIATION OF
PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public

Play Facilities

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset 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

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