List of Children's Playparks

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Dear East Lothian Council,

I am emailing to request a list of council owned/maintained children's playparks within the local authority area. I would be grateful if this list could be supplied in a spreadsheet format, detailing the playpark name; address; and either datazone[1] or cartesian coordinates[2] in which the playpark is situated.

Furthermore, if you hold the information, I would also like an indication for each playpark as to whether it contains any accessible play equipment. Where possible, I would appreciate if this could indicate the type of accessible play equipment present e.g. accessible roundabout; high-back/adaptive swing; wheelchair swing; sensory play equipment.

You can find a previous FOI response from Dumfries & Galloway Council here [3] which has the sort of information I am looking for in an ideal format. A spreadsheet format could include either Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx) or Comma Separated Variable (.csv) filetypes.

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Alasdair Rutherford

[1] https://data.gov.uk/dataset/ab9f1f20-3b7...
[2] https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/su...
[3] https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

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Our Ref: 2019/629658

Dear Mr Alasdair Rutherford

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004

In response to your enquiry of 25th June, on behalf of East Lothian Council I am now able to provide the information you require; please refer to the PDF attachment.

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Yours sincerely

Kashell Soave
Freedom of Information Team
Licensing, Administration and Democratic Services
East Lothian Council
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