Civic Centre Duke Street
Chelmsford Essex CM1 1JE
DX 123305 Chelmsford 7
19 September 2016
Dear Chris, Request for Information: Playgrounds
I write in response to your request for information set out in your email received on 22nd August
2016. Your request has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You have asked for the following information relating to playgrounds: Response
A 2012 Cabinet report is attached to the response email – it was circulated to all parishes at the
time. Most of the information you have requested is contained within the report, especially
regarding the planned refurbishment and associated closures. The programme has been
revised (in terms of timings) in line with available resources and work is ongoing.
The only play area which has been adopted by a Parish (over and above the existing ones
which Parishes were already managing and maintaining) was St Catherine's Close in East
Hanningfield. This was proposed to be closed in accordance with the 2012 Equipped Play
Development Plan but the Parish Council asked to adopt it.
In terms of the budget, the maintenance and management budget is on the Council’s website at: http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/budgets. Right to Internal Review
If you are dissatisfied with this response or with the way your request has been handled under
the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to ask for your request to be independently
reviewed by the Director of Corporate Services. You should set out your representations in
writing explaining why you are dissatisfied with this response or the way your request has been
handled and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
. The review will be conducted in accordance with
the Council’s internal review procedure which is published on its website at http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/node/33297
. You will be notified of the outcome of the review as
soon as possible and in any event within 20 working days from receipt of your representations.
City Council Appeal
If you should still remain dissatisfied following the outcome of the review, you may apply to the
Information Commissioner for a decision by writing to:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 1231113 or 01625 545745
Information Compliance Officer