Playground budgets and closures

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Julie Parmenter

Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

I would be grateful if you could provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. Total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks etc) in each of the following years:
• 2014-15
• 2015-16

2. Expected total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks etc) in each of the following years:
• 2016-17
• 2017-18
• 2018-19

3. Number of public playgrounds and play facilities closed in your local authority area and the proportion of total play facilities this represents, in each of the following years:
• 2014-15
• 2015-16

4. Number of public playgrounds and play facilities you expect will close in your local authority area and the proportion of total play facilities this represents, in each of the following years:
• 2016-17
• 2017-18
• 2018-19

5. Revenue spending budget for public play facilities in each of the following years:
• 2014-15
• 2015-16

6. Revenue spending budget for public play facilities in each of the following years:
• 2016-17
• 2017-18
• 2018-19

7. What is the primary reason for playground closures by your local authority in the last 2 years?

Yours faithfully,

Julie Parmenter
On behalf of the Association of Play Industries (API)

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Parmenter

Freedom of Information request: RFI/10182

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated 14/07/2016.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

David White
Performance and Information Manager
Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

020 8921 3943
0 The Woolwich Centre, Wellington Street, London SE18 6HQ
llwww.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

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Dear foi,

I'd be grateful if you could respond to this FOI request which is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Parmenter

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Parmenter

Freedom of Information request:  RFI/10182

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing a response to your
Freedom of Information request. This is taking more time than expected and
we will forward the response to you shortly.

Yours sincerely,

David White

FOI Manager
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich

LGC Council of the Year 2013

' 020 8921 3943 
* Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6PW
8 [1]www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk  

 

 

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Parmenter
 
Freedom of Information request RFI/10182
 
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request, shown below.
 
Our response is as follows:-
 
1.      Total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds,
adventure playgrounds, skate parks etc) in each of the following years:
2014-15  £4690
2015-16 £19,510
 
        Adventure Play Budget for adventure playgrounds contracted out to,
and operated by GLL:
        2014            £539,509
        2015            £548,080
        2016            £550,787
        Note: This is a contract and the fee is fixed
 
        Total budget for Housing play facilities (including playgrounds,
adventure playgrounds, skate parks etc) in each of the following years:
2014-15          £140,000
2015-16 £140,000
 
 
2.      Expected total budget for public play facilities (including
playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks etc) in each of the
following years:
2016-17 £61,050
2017-18 £61,660
2018-19 £62,280
 
        Adventure Play Budget for adventure playgrounds contracted out to,
and operated by GLL:
        2015            £548,080
        2016            £550,787
        2017            £551,307
        2018            £541,786
        Note: This is a contract and the fee is fixed
 
        Expected total budget for housing play facilities (including
playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks etc) in each of the
following years:
        2016-17 £140,000
2017-18 £140,000
2018-19 £140,000
 
 
3.      Number of public playgrounds and play facilities closed in your
local authority area and  the proportion of total play facilities this
represents, in each of the following years:
2014-15 0
2015-16 0
 
 
4.      Number of public playgrounds and play facilities you expect will
close in your local authority area and the proportion of total play
facilities this represents, in each of the following years:
2016-17 0
2017-18 0
2018-19 0
 
 
5.      Revenue spending budget for public play facilities in each of the
following years:
2014-15 £42,530
2015-16  £66,730
 
        Revenue Adventure Play Budget for adventure playgrounds contracted
out to, and operated by GLL:
        2014            £539,509
        2015            £548,080
        2016            £550,787
        Note: This is a contract and the fee is fixed
       
        Revenue spending budget for housing play facilities in each of the
following years:
        2014-15 £140,000
2015-16  £140,000
 
 
6.      Revenue spending budget for public play facilities in each of the
following years:
2016-17 This information is not available.
2017-18 This information is not available.
2018-19 This information is not available.     
 
        Revenue Adventure Play Budget for adventure playgrounds contracted
out to, and operated by GLL:
        2016            £550,787
        2017            £551,307
        2018            £541,786
        2019            This information is not available.
 
        Revenue spending for Housing public play facilities in each of the
following years:
        2016-17 Not available
2017-18 Not available
2018-19 Not available
 
 
7.      What is the primary reason for playground closures by your local
authority in the last 2 years? 
        The Royal Borough has not shut any playgrounds in the last 2
years.
 
 
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quoting the reference number above.
 
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Yours sincerely,
 
David White
FOI Manager
Directorate of Central Services
Royal Borough of Greenwich
LGC Council of the Year 2013
' 020 8921 3943 
* Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6PW
8 [1]www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk  
 
 

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