ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

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

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Dear Leicester City 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

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Website:                        [1]www.leicester.gov.uk        

E-mail:                             [2][Leicester City Council request email]   

Our Ref:                          FOI 16520

Date:                                22^nd August 2018

 

Samuel Lubrano

[3][FOI #511985 email]        

 

Dear Mr Lubrano,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

 

Thank you for your email of 21^st August 2018 requesting information about
public play facilities.

 

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days. 

 

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Governance & Risk Team

Leicester City Council

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Dear Mr Lubrano

 

Please find attached Leicester City Council’s response to your recent
Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards

 

Information Governance & Risk Team

Email: [1][Leicester City Council request email]

 

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