FOI Request - children's play areas

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Jon Parker-Dean

Dear Mid Ulster District Council,

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

Mid Ulster Info, Mid Ulster District Council

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Philip Moffett, Mid Ulster District Council

Dear Mr Parker-Dean

Thank you for your information request submitted with Mid Ulster District
Council on 23/07/2019 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

Your request has been referred to the relevant Council Officers and a
response will be issued to you as soon as a response becomes available, in
accordance with the Act.

Yours Sincerely

Philip Moffett 

Head of Democratic Services

Mid Ulster District Council

Tel: 03000 132 132

From: Jon Parker-Dean <[FOI #591840 email]>
Sent: 23 July 2019 15:57
To: Mid Ulster Info <[Mid Ulster District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - FOI Request - children's play
areas

 

Dear Mid Ulster District Council,

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

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Philip Moffett, Mid Ulster District Council

Dear Jon Parker-Dean 

Thank you for your information request, submitted with Mid Ulster District
Council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act)
on 23/07/2019 for the provision of information on play parks managed
within the district.  The council has considered your request and responds
as detailed.

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)

Response: 102 Equipped Play Parks in Mid Ulster District Council at
2019/20

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

Response: Mid Ulster District Council was established following the
conclusion of a period of local government reform in 2015 and as such the
Council does not hold the requested information.  The Council confirms
that it managed 98 play parks in 2015

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

Response: Mid Ulster District Council was established following the
conclusion of a period of local government reform in 2015 and as such the
Council does not hold the requested information.  Mid Ulster District
Council has not closed any play parks in the period from 2015.

 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?

Response: Mid Ulster District Council retains data on all current
properties including play parks.  This data can be viewed on the link
provided.
[1]http://data-midulster.opendata.arcgis.co...

I hope this is of assistance. However, under the Act, if you are not happy
with the way in which your request has been handled, you have the right to
ask for an internal review. This review, should be requested within 2
months of the date of this response and should be sent to:

Chief Executive
Mid Ulster District Council
Dungannon Office
Circular Road
DUNGANNON BT71 6DT

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you can
ask the Information Commissioner for a decision on whether the Council has
complied with its responsibilities under the Act. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner’s Office
3rd Floor
14 Cromac Place
BELFAST BT7 2JB

If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact
me.

Yours Sincerely

Philip Moffett

Mid Ulster District Council

Tel: 03000 132 132

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