Playground inspection numbers and management

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Conwy County Borough Council,

Thank you in advance for your time answering this request. I am interested in knowing about the Council's digitisation of Playground inspections, as per the Government's push for Local Councils to move to a digital approach for managing its assets and tasks, and its affect on budgets.

I would like to know how many Playground and/or Play Area inspections are carried out each week for Playgrounds / Play Areas you are responsible for? Also, are these inspections completed by an in-house Council team or are they conducted by a contracted 3rd party company?

Does the Council use digital play inspection software for recording and managing these inspections? If yes, which software is used and how much does it cost the Council on an annual basis for this solution.

Yours faithfully,

James Taylor

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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ERF Freedom Of Information, Conwy County Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,


Please find below information in response to your Freedom of Information


|FOI Details |Response |
|Thank you in |Playground |
|advance for |inspections |
|your time |are split |
|answering |into two |
|this |frequencies |
|request.  I |– weekly and|
|am interested|monthly.  |
|in knowing |The number |
|about the |of |
|Council's |inspections |
|digitisation |per |
|of Playground|frequency is|
|inspections, |as follows:-|
|as per the | |
|Government's |Weekly - 20 |
|push for | |
|Local |Monthly - |
|Councils to |106 |
|move to a | |
|digital | |
|approach for | |
|managing its | |
|assets and | |
|tasks, and | |
|its effect on| |
|budgets. | |
| | |
|I would like | |
|to know how | |
|many | |
|Playground | |
|and/or Play | |
|Area | |
|inspections  | |
|are carried | |
|out each week| |
|for | |
|Playgrounds /| |
|Play Areas | |
|you are | |
|responsible | |
|for? | |
|Also, are |In-house |
|these |inspection |
|inspections |team |
|completed by | |
|an in-house | |
|Council team | |
|or are they | |
|conducted by | |
|a contracted | |
|3rd party | |
|company? | |
|Does the |No - When |
|Council use |the |
|digital play |Authority |
|inspection |moved away |
|software for |from paper |
|recording and|based |
|managing |inspections,|
|these |The |
|inspections? |Authority |
| |have |
| |refrained |
| |from using |
| |bespoke |
| |digital play|
| |inspection |
| |software and|
| |opted to use|
| |the existing|
| |departmental|
| |asset |
| |management |
| |system for |
| |recording |
| |electronic |
| |inspections.|
|If yes, which|Symology – |
|software is |No |
|used and how |additional |
|much does it |annual costs|
|cost the |for |
|Council on an|recording |
|annual basis |playground |
|for this |inspections |
|solution. |just mobile |
| |device |
| |licences at |
| |£152 each |
| |per year |
| |annual |
| |service |
| |charge |



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