Dear Medway 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

freedom, Medway Council

Dear Customer
Thank you for contacting Medway Council. This response is to acknowledge your email has been received. If this is an initial request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Environmental Information Regulations 2004, you can expect to receive a response within 20 working days.
If your email relates to a current request for information, your email will be forwarded to the relevant case officer.
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Thank you

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council Gun Wharf Dock Road Chatham
ME4 4TR
www.medway.gov.uk
[Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

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Dear Mr Lubrano,

Please find attached document in response to your recent FOI request.

 

Kind regards

Shelley Stagg

 

From: freedom <[Medway Council request email]>
Sent: 22 August 2018 10:52
To: Medway-Business-Support <[email address]>; hall,
martin <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information Request REF MFOI005709 Due 19 September
2018

 

Good morning,
Please find below a request for information that, following our
assessment, we believe involves your service area. An acknowledgment of
receipt of the request has been sent to the customer.
It is possible this request may require input from more than one
directorate, where this is the case, please would the appropriate lead
service manager make it known to the others involved and the Freedom
mailbox that they will be coordinating the response.
Depending on the nature of this request it will be necessary to deal with
it using one or more of the following:
1. Freedom of Information Act 2000
2. Environmental Information Regulations 2004 or
3. Data Protection Act 1998
If it is either 1 or 2 you must respond within twenty working days and,
therefore, this is due 19 September 2018
However, if the customer has requested personal information about
themselves, or on behalf of someone else, the request should be dealt with
under the Data Protection Act 1998 as a Subject Access Request (SAR). The
closing date for SARs is one calendar month following receipt of ID and
proof of address, please advise the Freedom mailbox of this date as soon
as is possible.
All draft responses must be approved by the relevant manager/service
manager and are to be copied to the Freedom mailbox, this will enable us
to update the central records and close requests accordingly.
If you have any concerns relating to this or any other Information
Management matter, in the first instance, please contact your service
manager. Should this not resolve your concerns please contact Gayle Jones,
Information Governance Manager via the Freedom mailbox.

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council Gun Wharf Dock Road Chatham
ME4 4TR
[1]www.medway.gov.uk
[2][Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

This Email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted
information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is
addressed. It may contains sensitive or protectively marked material and
should be handled accordingly.Nothing in this email message amounts to a
contractual or other legal commitment on the part of Medway Council and
Gravesham Borough Council. If this Email has been misdirected, please
notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you
must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the
information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted
immediately.Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any
software viruses, any attachments to this Email may nevertheless contain
viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should
therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any
documents. Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council will not accept
any liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any
attachment or other document supplied with this e-mail. All Medway Council
and Gravesham Borough Council and PSN traffic may be subject to recording
and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

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freedom, Medway Council

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Good afternoon,

Please accept Medway Council's apology for the delay in sending our response to your Freedom of Information request.

Please see attached Medway Council's response

Kind regards

Kayleigh Williams
Information Governance Apprentice
Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
ME4 4TR
www.medway.gov.uk
[Medway Council request email]
01634 332044

This Email, and any attachments, may contain Protected or Restricted information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is addressed.  It may contains sensitive or protectively marked material and should be handled accordingly.Nothing in this email message amounts to a contractual or other legal commitment on the part of Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council. If this Email has been misdirected, please notify the author immediately. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, distribute, copy, print or rely on any of the information contained in it or attached, and all copies must be deleted immediately.Whilst we take reasonable steps to try to identify any software viruses, any attachments to this Email may nevertheless contain viruses which our anti-virus software has failed to identify. You should therefore carry out your own anti-virus checks before opening any documents. Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council will not accept any liability for damage caused by computer viruses emanating from any attachment or other document supplied with this e-mail. All Medway Council and Gravesham Borough Council and PSN traffic may be subject to recording and / or monitoring in accordance with relevant legislation.

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