ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

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Dear Aylesbury Vale 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

Records, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Dear Mr Lubrano

Thank you for your information request received on 21 August 2018.

We confirm receipt of your request for information and will handle it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

You can expect to receive a response by 19 September 2018.

Kind regards

Francisca Harpur
Senior Support Officer
Business Support & Enablement
Aylesbury Vale District Council
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP19 8FF

Tel: 01296 585771

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Records, Aylesbury Vale District Council

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Dear Mr Lubrano

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.

Kind regards

Francisca Harpur
Senior Support Officer
Business Support & Enablement
Aylesbury Vale District Council
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP19 8FF

01296 585771

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