ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

Samuel Lubrano made this Freedom of Information request to Hillingdon Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 312 authorities

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Dear Hillingdon Borough 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

Data to be collated into excel spreadsheet.

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Lubrano

Residents Services FOI, Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Samuel Lubrano

I am writing in response to your request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, received 21/08/18. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have 20 working days to
respond to your request.  Therefore the deadline for our response is
19/09/08.

If we require further information or clarification from you in order to
assist us in responding to your request, or if we require a fee to be paid
before we can respond we will contact you shortly.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michelle Barber

Members Liaison Officer /FOI Officer

Resident Services  

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Samuel Lubrano

I am writing in regards to your request for information below.  I note
from our records that the response to your request is due today. 
Unfortunately we are unable today and there will be a slight delay in our
response.  Please accept my apologies for this and we will endeavour to
respond as soon as we are able.

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [1][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Regards

Data Protection &
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
01895 55(6923)

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FOI ., Hillingdon Borough Council

Dear Samuel Lubrano

 

I am writing in response to your request for information below.

 

As I understand it you are seeking to know:

 

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? - 103 playgrounds/facilities 

  

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 and 2017-18

 2016/17   2017/18 
Type  £'000   £'000 
Revenue Maintenance 60 60
Capital (Replacement and Purchase) 407 905
Total  467 965

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, and 2020-21

 2018/19   2019/20   2020/21 
Type  £'000   £'000   £'000 
Revenue Maintenance 60 60 60
Capital (Replacement and Purchase) 1,578 250 250
Total  1,638 310 310

 

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 - None 
.       2017-18 - None 

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 - None 
.       2019-20 - None 
.       2020-21 - None  

If you have any queries regarding this matter please do not hesitate to
contact me.

If you wish to request an internal review of our response you should
write, within 2 months, to:

Office Managing Partner, Legal Services, Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge,
UB8 1UW (or via email to [1][Hillingdon Borough Council request email] marked for the attention
of the Office Managing Partner).

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s
Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

Data Protection &
Freedom of Information Officer
Legal Services (3E 04)
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
01895 55(6923)

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