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Playgrounds closures, sell offs and playground budgets

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request information on the following:

1. How many children’s playgrounds were managed by the local authority in each year from 2009-10?

2. How many children’s playgrounds have been closed in each year since 2009-10?

3. How many children’s playgrounds have been opened in each year since 2009-10?

4. How much local authority money has been spent on children’s playgrounds in each year since 2009-10?

5. How many children’s playgrounds are proposed for closure within the next year (ie 2019-20)?

5. How much do you propose to spend on children's playgrounds in 2019-20?

6. How many children's playgrounds have been sold off to private buyers since 2009-10, who were the buyers and how much were they sold for?

I would prefer the response electronically.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Booth

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Booth

 

Environmental Information Regulations request:  EIR-26563

 

Thank you for your request dated 05 April 2019

 

Your request will be answered by 08 May 2019

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

 

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Booth

Environmental Information Regulations request:  EIR-26563

Thank you for your request dated 05 April 2019

Our response is as follows:

 

1. How many children’s playgrounds were managed by the local authority in
each year from 2009-10?

2009/10        65

2010/11        67

2011/12        68

2012/13        70

2013/14        71

2014/15        71

2015/16        71

2016/17        74

2017/18        75

 

2. How many children’s playgrounds  have been closed in each year since
2009-10?

 Zero

 

3. How many children’s playgrounds  have been opened in each year since
2009-10?

2009/10        0

2010/11        2

2011/12        1

2012/13        2

2013/14        1

2014/15        0

2015/16        0

2016/17        3

2017/18        1

 

4. How much local authority money has been spent on children’s playgrounds
in each year since 2009-10?

2009/10        £164,010

2010/11        £199,260

2011/12        £189,260

2012/13        £199,260

2013/14        £166,790

2014/15        £162,150

2015/16        £186,280

2016/17        £285,120

2017/18        £215,990

 

5. How many children’s playgrounds are proposed for closure within the
next year (ie 2019-20)?

 Zero

 

6. How much do you propose to spend on children's playgrounds in 2019-20?

 £124K (Housing and Safer Communities)

 

7. How many children's playgrounds have been sold off to private buyers
since 2009-10, who were the buyers and how much were they sold for?

Zero

 

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

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you can ask
for an Internal Review.  Internal review requests must be submitted within
two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
request.  If you wish to do this, please contact us in writing, setting
out why you are dissatisfied.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO
by emailing [1][email address], or by post at Customer Contact,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   Room 20 Basement The Town Hall, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PW

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

 

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