Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information:

1) How many football pitches were the council responsible for at the end of March in each of the following financial years?
2023/24 (current season)
2022/23
2021/22
2020/21
2019/20
2018/19

Please split this up by pitch size if possible (5v5, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) and type (grass, 3G, etc). If this is not possible please just provide the number of pitches. Please provide this information in spreadsheet format (CSV or XLS).

2) How much have local football teams had to pay for pitch fees across the following seasons. Please specify on what basis fees are paid (e.g. per season, every other weekend or per hour, or other frequency) and provide a breakdown if there are different classes of fees such as different qualities of pitches

2023/24 (current season)
2022/23
2021/22
2020/21
2019/20
2018/19

Please provide this information in spreadsheet format (CSV or XLS).

If this request requires any clarification please indicate this ASAP. If this request will takes longer than 18 hours to compile, please contact me so I can simplify the request.

As per FOI legislation, I require a response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Bradshaw

The Governance Team, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Reference: FOI-598553034
Date of request: 22/03/2024
Title of request: Council football pitch fees and number

Dear Paul Bradshaw,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request.

I can confirm that this will be reviewed and allocated to the appropriate
service area for response.

You will receive a further acknowledgement once your request has been
allocated.

Kind regards
Sandwell Council

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Reference: FOI-598553034
Date of request: 22/03/2024
Title of request: Council football pitch fees and number
Information request:

Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following
information:

1) How many football pitches were the council responsible for at the end
of March in each of the following financial years?

2023/24 (current season)

2022/23

2021/22

2020/21

2019/20

2018/19

Please split this up by pitch size if possible (5v5, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11) and
type (grass, 3G, etc). If this is not possible please just provide the
number of pitches. Please provide this information in spreadsheet format
(CSV or XLS).

2) How much have local football teams had to pay for pitch fees across the
following seasons. Please specify on what basis fees are paid (e.g. per
season, every other weekend or per hour, or other frequency) and provide a
breakdown if there are different classes of fees such as different
qualities of pitches

2023/24 (current season)

2022/23

2021/22

2020/21

2019/20

2018/19

Please provide this information in spreadsheet format (CSV or XLS).

If this request requires any clarification please indicate this ASAP. If
this request will takes longer than 18 hours to compile, please contact me
so I can simplify the request.

As per FOI legislation, I require a response within 20 working days.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Bradshaw

Dear Paul Bradshaw,

Re: your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

I write further to your request, which was received on 22nd March 2024,
for information relating to Football Pitches

The following information which you requested is enclosed:

Details for 22/23 and 23/24

We do not hold information for previous years.

Please note, this response and any documents which are enclosed are
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Kind regards
Sandwell Council

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collections; fly tipping and pot holes. Residents can also check their
council tax balance on MyAccounts and find "MyNearest"Β on their
personalised homepage. For information please go to
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Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

Thanks for your response. In the response you say you only hold two years' data but the answer to the second question about fees only provides one year, but two sets of figures. Can I check if this is a labelling error and one of the years' figures should be the current year?

The spreadsheet tables are labelled
Football Season Sept 2022 to May 2023
and
Football Season Sept 2022 to March 2023

Is this correct?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Bradshaw

Info Management, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Paul,

Please except our apologies, it should read Sept 2023 to March 2024

Regards

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