ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

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

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Dear Blaby District 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

Emily Henderson, Blaby District Council

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Dear Samuel Lubrano,

Freedom of Information Request – FOI-18-1342

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Emily Henderson, Blaby District Council

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Dear Samuel Lubrano,

Freedom of Information Request – FOI-18-1342

Please find enclosed a response to your request for information, which was
received on 21/08/2018, and has been dealt with under the Freedom of
Information Act 200 (“the Act”).

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? - Blaby District Council own and manage seven
equipped play areas. The majority of the play areas in the district are
owned and managed by parish or town Council's and therefore we do not hold
the information relating to these.

2. What was your total budget for public play facilities (including
playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each of the
following years?

We cannot determine the budget solely for public play facilities, as we do
not record this seperateley. Public play facilities and included within
the total Ground Maintenance, parks and open spaces budget.
Grounds Maintenance, Parks and Open Spaces Total Budget

2016/17 - £622,657

2017/18 - £671,674

3. What is your expected total budget for public play facilities
(including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each
of the following years?
The overall budget for Grounds maintenance , parks and open spaces for
2018/19 is £748,524.
The Council has not yet confirmed budgets beyond 2018/19. However, no
significant changes are expected to take place.

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 - 0
• 2017-18 - 0

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 - 0
• 2019-20 - 0
• 2020-21 - 0

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