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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

Southend FOI requests, Southend on Sea Borough Council

Dear R Booth,

 

Thank you for your request received on 05.04.2019 for information which
will be under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 as appropriate. Your request should receive a
reply by 08.05.2019.

 

If you have any queries please get in touch quoting the FOI reference
number FOI 08439.

 

Kind regards,

 

Holly Gudgin – Corporate Freedom of Information Team – Southend-on-Sea
Borough Council

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Dear Mr Booth

 

In response to your Freedom of information request number 8439, in which
you asked the following questions

 

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)?

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

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

 

I can confirm that a search for the information has been completed.

 

1.    39

2.    0

3.    0

4.     

a.    Unfortunately we no longer hold information previous to 2016

b.    2016-17 £174,000 (Capital)

c.    2017-18 £50,000 (Capital)

d.    2018-19 £80,000 (Capital)        

5.    0

6.    £50,000 (Capital)

7.    0

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our response, you should write to
the Knowledge and Information Manager, PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Victoria
Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER. If you are not content with the
outcome of your review, you can make a complaint under the Council’s
complaints process by writing to Corporate Complaints Officer, Office of
the Chief Executive, PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue,
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER.

 

You can also apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a
decision although generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the Council’s complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Debee Skinner | Business Intelligence Officer (Planning & Compliance) |
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

 

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Department for Place | Southend on Sea Borough Council | Floor 13 Civic
Centre | Victoria Avenue | Southend on Sea | SS2 6ER

 

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