ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

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Dear Ashfield 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

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Lubrano

foi, Ashfield District Council

Ashfield District Council

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Information Officer
Ashfield and Mansfield Legal Services
Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 8DA
Tel: 01623 457332

 

From: Samuel Lubrano <[FOI #511799 email]>
Sent: 21 August 2018 15:31
To: foi <[Ashfield District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES -
Public Play Facilities

 

This message originated from outside your organization

Dear Ashfield 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

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Lubrano

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Good afternoon

 

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Kind regards

 

Information Officer
Ashfield and Mansfield Legal Services
Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 8DA
Tel: 01623 457332

 

From: Samuel Lubrano <[FOI #511799 email]>
Sent: 21 August 2018 15:31
To: foi <[Ashfield District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES -
Public Play Facilities

 

This message originated from outside your organization

Dear Ashfield 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

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Lubrano

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[1][FOI #511799 email]

Is [2][Ashfield District Council request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Ashfield District Council? If so, please contact us using this
form:
[3]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

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latest advice from the ICO:
[5]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

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