Distribution of 1 million pounds to playground upgrades

Birgitta Kuhlmann-Muller made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Birgitta Kuhlmann-Muller

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

WBC has been awarded 1 Million pounds to upgrade WBC'S playgrounds.
Could you please provide me with a list / table showing
1. All playgrounds which have so far been selected for refurbishment
2. The amount of money allocated for each of these playgrounds
3. The reason for the refurbishment
4. The person / group which suggested that allocation / refurbishment ( councillor, friends group, safety inspection etc.)
5. The time scale for the work to be done
6. Any reserves set aside for emergencies / new priorities which have come forward.

Yours faithfully,

Birgitta Kuhlmann-Müller

Dalton, Chelsea, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Birgitta,

 

Thank you for your most recent FOI request, submitted under the Freedom of
Information Act. You asked for a breakdown of WBC’s 1 Million pounds award
to upgrade their playgrounds.

 

Please see our responses below:

 

1. All playgrounds which have so far been selected for refurbishment:

2. The amount of money allocated for each of these playgrounds:

Year 1: 2018/19 (This was funded as a 1 year programme and then then
another bid had to be submitted for the next 3 years)

 

£19k:  Ashton Park, West Kirby: West Wirral – Complete, cost: £19k

£14k:  Bedford Road, Rock Ferry: Birkenhead Area – Nearly Complete, cost:
£14k

£7.7k:  Birkenhead Park, Claughton: Birkenhead Area – Initial works -
£7.7k

£15k:  Brookhurst Park, Clatterbridge – South Area. – Complete, cost:
£18.5k

£40k:  Central Park, Seacombe: Wallasey Area - Initial works - £8.6k Phase
2: £30k

£9k:  Eaton Place, Oxton: Birkenhead Area – Complete, cost: £9k

£10k:  Grange Community Park: West Wirral – Complete, cost: £9.5k

£8k:  Meols Park, Hoylake and Meols: West Wirral – Complete, cost: £8k

£40k:  Mersey Park, Tranmere: Birkenhead Area - Phase 2: £30k plus £10k
additional  works - on site

£25k:  New Ferry Park, Bromborough: South Area: Phase 2: £20k

£11k:  Quarry Recreation Ground: Wallasey Area – Complete, cost: £11k

£23.4k:  Thornton Hough Village Green: South Area - Initial works - £7.4k
Phase 2: £16k

£15k:  Tollemache Recreation Ground: Birkenhead Area :Part of section 106
scheme

£4k:    Irby Park, West Wirral - Complete, cost: £4k

 

£240K : Phase 2 refers to Safety surfacing contract which needed to be
split into 2 phases due to contract timing in relation to time of year –
works are extremely weather dependant and the next phase is programmed to
start as soon as weather permits in the spring 2019.

 

Initial draft programme for the next 3 Years

Year 2 : 2019/20

£100k: Arrowe Park, Pensby & Thingwall – West Wirral

£40k:  Gayton Playing field, Heswall: South Area - Phase 2: £10k plus
additional works

£20k:  Marfords Park, Clatterbridge – South Area

£40k: Thorsway Play Area, Rock Ferry – Birkenhead Area

£40k:  Upton Park, Leasowe & Moreton East –  Wallasey Area

£240K

 

Year 3: 2020/21

£20k: Bromborough Recreation Ground, Bromborough – South Area

£50k: Eastham Rake Skatepark, Eastham – South Wirral

£15k: Fulford Park, Leasowe & Moreton East –  Wallasey Area

£40k: Newton Park, West Kirby & Thurstaston – West Wirral

£25k: Prenton Hall Road, Prenton – Birkenhead Area

£20k: Ridgewood Park, Pensby & Thingwall – West Wirral

£30k: Vale Park, New Brighton –  Wallasey Area

£25k: Victoria Park, Rock Ferry – Birkenhead Area

£15k: Wallacre Play Area, Wallasey –  Wallasey Area

£240K

 

Year 4: 2021/22

£15k: Carr Lane, Hoylake & Meols – West Wirral

£ 5k: Cornflower Way, Leasowe & Moreton East –  Wallasey Area

£20k: Dawstone Park, Heswall –  South Wirral

£20k: Ditton Lane, £25k: Leasowe & Moreton East –  Wallasey Area

£10k: Duck Pond Lane, Oxton – Birkenhead Area

£10k: Kelsall Avenue, Eastham –  South Wirral

£10k: Lingham Park Park, Moreton West & Saughall Massie –  Wallasey Area

£15k: Rose Brae, Birkenhead & Tranmere - Birkenhead Area

£30k: Tower Grounds, New Brighton –  Wallasey Area

£10k: Top Park, Bebington –  South Wirral

£15k: Warwick Park, Upton – West Wirral

£20k: Wheatland Lane, Seacombe –  Wallasey Area

£15k: Whitfield Common, Heswall –  South Wirral

£15k: Woodlands Community Park, Birkenhead & Tranmere - Birkenhead Area

£230K

 

3. The reason for the refurbishment:

A Capital Bid was submitted to improve the condition of Play Areas across
Wirral, to replace missing, damaged or worn out equipment and safety
surfacing to make the areas more attractive and inviting etc.

 

4. The person / group which  suggested that allocation / refurbishment
(councillor, friends group, safety inspection etc):

Wirral Council, Parks & Countryside Team

 

5. The time scale for the work to be done:

As above

 

6. Any reserves set aside for emergencies / new priorities which have come
forward:

None

 

I trust these answers will assist you with your enquiries.

 

Thank you for your patience. Your request will now be closed.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Chelsea Dalton

Information Management Officer

Business Management

Treasury Building

Argyle Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 666 5201

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