FOI Request - children's play areas
Jon Parker-Dean made this Freedom of Information request to General Council of the Bar as part of a batch sent to 500 authorities
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (manylion).
This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.
Dear General Council of the Bar,
Please can you help me with the following FOI request?
1) How many council owned public children’s play areas (by which I mean parks, playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, assault courses and any other play areas) do you currently operate (latest figures available)
2) How many council owned public children’s play areas did you own or operate in the financial year 2009/2010
3) How many council owned public children’s play areas were sold, or closed, from the financial year 2009/2010 to the present date?
4) If the figures are held, what was the area covered by children's play areas that you owned measured by square feet in 2009/10, and on the most recent date for which figures are available?
Dear Mr Parker-Dean
In response to your FOI request about council-owned children's play areas, the General Council of the Bar represents barristers in England and Wales and, through the Bar Standards Board, it is also the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. It does not own or operate children's play areas. Therefore, none of the information you have requested is held by us.
In addition, please note that the General Council of the Bar is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act as we are not a public authority as outlined in Schedule 1 of the Act; however, we endeavour to respond to such requests with within the spirit of the Act, in the interests of transparency.
Data Protection Officer
The Bar Council
289-293 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HZ
Direct Line: 020 7611 1398
Switchboard: 020 7242 0082
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