ASSOCIATION OF PLAY INDUSTRIES - Public Play Facilities

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Dear Canterbury 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

CCC FOI, Canterbury City Council

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Reference:         6766

Title:                   Public play facilities

 

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Reference:         6766

Title:                    Public play facilities

Date of reply:    23 August 2018

 

Summary:          

Request for information held in respect of public play facilities

 

Question 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?

Our response:

We have 53 council owned play areas in the Canterbury district.  This
includes skate parks.

 

Question 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

Our response:

This information can be found on our capital budget papers at the P&R
committee in February for the year proceeding the financial year you are
interested in:

2016/17:
[2]https://democracy.canterbury.gov.uk/docu...
- Play Area Improvements

2017/18 to
2020/21: [3]https://democracy.canterbury.gov.uk/docu...
- Play Area Improvements

 

Question 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

Our response:

As per Question 2, this information can be found within the capital budget
papers referred to above.

 

Question 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

Our response:

No play areas were closed in either 2016/17 or 2017/18

 

Question 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

Our response:

There are no planned closures for the years 2018/19 to 2020/21

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