ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

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Dear Ashford Borough 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 Requests, Ashford Borough Council

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Ashford Borough Council

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Dear Samuel Thank you for contacting Ashford Borough Council, here's the
response to your questions 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? - 52 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
– S106 - £324,000, revenue - £50,000 • 2017-18 – S106 - £379,570, revenue
- £50,000 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 – S106 - £554,000, revenue - £50,000 •
2019-20 – revenue - £50,000 • 2020-21 – revenue - £50,000 Capital and S106
budgets not yet confirmed beyond this year. 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 – 1 (1.9%) • 2017-18 - 0 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 – 1 – the equipment is over 35 years old and ready to fail –
there is a larger, much newer play area less than 400m away plus we’ve
gained two new play areas in the last year. • 2019-20 • 2020-21 We are
currently writing a play area plan – therefore this is not yet known into
the following years.

 

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