Number of playgrounds, MUGAs and outdoor fitness areas

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Dear Conwy County Borough Council,

The Association of Play Industries (API) campaigns for policy recognition of the value of play. Previous years’ FOI requests have revealed an alarming decline in the number of public play spaces. We are lobbying Government for increased funding for public playgrounds, MUGAs and outdoor fitness areas. Please can you provide the following information:

How many playgrounds were there in your authority area during the financial year 2019/20?

How many playgrounds are there in your authority area during this financial year 2020/21?

How many playgrounds do you expect to have in your authority area in the financial year 2021/22?

How many multi-use games areas (MUGAs) were there in your authority area during the financial year 2019/20?

How many multi-use games areas (MUGAs) are there in your authority area during this financial year 2020/21?

How many multi-use games areas (MUGAs) do you expect to have in your authority area in the financial year 2021/22?

How many outdoor fitness areas were there in your authority area during the financial year 2019/20?

How many outdoor fitness areas are there in your authority area during this financial year 2020/21?

How many outdoor fitness areas do you expect to have in your authority area in the financial year 2021/22?

Yours faithfully,

Holly Palmer

Uned Llyw-Gwyb / Info-Gov Unit, Conwy County Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Please find below information in response to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

+--------------------+
|FOI Details|Initial |
| |Response|
|--------------------|
|The Association of |
|Play Industries |
|(API) campaigns for |
|policy recognition |
|of the value of |
|play. Previous |
|years’ FOI requests |
|have revealed an |
|alarming decline in |
|the number of public|
|play spaces. We are |
|lobbying Government |
|for increased |
|funding for public |
|playgrounds, MUGAs |
|and outdoor fitness |
|areas.  Please can |
|you provide the |
|following |
|information: |
| |
|  |
|--------------------|
|How many |119 |
|playgrounds| |
|were there | |
|in your | |
|authority | |
|area during| |
|the | |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2019/20? | |
|-----------+--------|
|How many |117 |
|playgrounds| |
|are there | |
|in your | |
|authority | |
|area during| |
|this | |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2020/21? | |
|-----------+--------|
|How many |118 |
|playgrounds| |
|do you | |
|expect to | |
|have in | |
|your | |
|authority | |
|area in the| |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2021/22? | |
|-----------+--------|
|How many |20 |
|multi-use | |
|games areas| |
|(MUGAs) | |
|were there | |
|in your | |
|authority | |
|area during| |
|the | |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2019/20? | |
|-----------+--------|
|How many |20 |
|multi-use | |
|games areas| |
|(MUGAs) are| |
|there in | |
|your | |
|authority | |
|area during| |
|this | |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2020/21? | |
|-----------+--------|
|How many |20 |
|multi-use | |
|games areas| |
|(MUGAs) do | |
|you expect | |
|to have in | |
|your | |
|authority | |
|area in the| |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2021/22? | |
|-----------+--------|
|How many |5 |
|outdoor | |
|fitness | |
|areas were | |
|there in | |
|your | |
|authority | |
|area during| |
|the | |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2019/20? | |
|-----------+--------|
|How many |5 |
|outdoor | |
|fitness | |
|areas are | |
|there in | |
|your | |
|authority | |
|area during| |
|this | |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2020/21? | |
|-----------+--------|
|How many |5 |
|outdoor | |
|fitness | |
|areas do | |
|you expect | |
|to have in | |
|your | |
|authority | |
|area in the| |
|financial | |
|year | |
|2021/22? | |
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