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FOI Request - children's play areas

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Jon Parker-Dean

Dear 3C Shared Services,

Please can you help me with the following FOI request?

1) How many council owned public children’s play areas (by which I mean parks, playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, assault courses and any other play areas) do you currently operate (latest figures available)

2) How many council owned public children’s play areas did you own or operate in the financial year 2009/2010

3) How many council owned public children’s play areas were sold, or closed, from the financial year 2009/2010 to the present date?

4) If the figures are held, what was the area covered by children's play areas that you owned measured by square feet in 2009/10, and on the most recent date for which figures are available?

Yours faithfully,

Jon Parker-Dean

3C Shared Services

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Dear John Parker-Dean,

RFI: 5603   (HDC) Children's play areas

Thank you for your request for information. Your request below will be
forwarded to the appropriate department to answer.

1) How many council owned public children’s play areas (by which I mean
parks, playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, assault courses and any other
play areas) do you currently operate (latest figures available)

 

2) How many council owned public children’s play areas did you own or
operate in the financial year 2009/2010

 

3) How many council owned public children’s play areas were sold, or
closed, from the financial year 2009/2010 to the present date?

 

4) If the figures are held, what was the area covered by children's play
areas that you owned measured by square feet in 2009/10, and on the most
recent date for which figures are available?

 

We aim to respond to your request as soon as possible and within 20
working days. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Telephone: 01954 713318 & 01480 388850
Email:
For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]
For Cambridge City Council -[email address]
For Huntingdonshire DC - [3C Shared Services request email]

3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

Appeals Process

The Council is committed to transparency and openness, and it is our
intention to comply fully with the laws that govern access to information.
If you have any cause to believe that the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 are not being met by us, please let us know in the
first instance. If you are still dissatisfied you can address your
complaint to the Information Governance Manager, who will undertake an
Internal Review of your case. Further to this you have the subsequent
option to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Copyright

Provision of this information does not automatically infer the right to
copy publish or alter the information. In most cases the Council will own
the copyright of the information provided here, or the information will be
provided under the Open Government Licence (OGL), but the rights to some
information may belong to a third party and if so a re- use licence may be
required. Please contact us for advice.

3C Shared Services

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Dear John Parker-Dean,

Re: Request for Information (RFI: 5603)  (HDC) Children's play areas

Thank you for your request for information above, which we have dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My apologies for
the delay in responding to you.

I hope the following will answer your query:

1) How many council owned public children’s play areas (by which I mean
parks, playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, assault courses and any other
play areas) do you currently operate (latest figures available)   38 play
areas and two skate parks

2) How many council owned public children’s play areas did you own or
operate in the financial year 2009/2010  Approximately 34 play areas
and six skate parks

3) How many council owned public children’s play areas were sold, or
closed, from the financial year 2009/2010 to the present date?  None sold
4 skate parks given to parish councils, Huntingdon Town Council took
over two play areas and St Ives took over one. We have removed two play
areas on Oxmoor Lane.

4) If the figures are held, what was the area covered by children's play
areas that you owned measured by square feet in 2009/10, and on the most
recent date for which figures are available?  Not available

We aim to provide a high quality service to you and hope that you are
satisfied with this response. If you have any further questions please do
not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Email:

For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]

For Cambridge City Council -[email address]

For Huntingdonshire DC - [3C Shared Services request email]

3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

Appeals Process

The Council is committed to transparency and openness, and it is our
intention to comply fully with the laws that govern access to information.
If you have any cause to believe that the terms of the FOI Act or EIR
Regulations are not being met by us, please let us know in the first
instance. If you are still dissatisfied you can address your complaint to
the Information Governance Manager who will undertake an Internal Review
of your case. Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request.
Further to this you have the subsequent option to contact the Information
Commissioner's Office.

Copyright

Provision of this information does not automatically infer the right to
copy publish or alter the information. In most cases the Council will own
the copyright of the information provided here, or the information will be
provided under the Open Government Licence (OGL), but the rights to some
information may belong to a third party and if so a re- use licence may be
required. Please contact us for advice.

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