Public Play Facilities Expenditure

Samuel Lubrano made this Freedom of Information request to Torridge District Council as part of a batch sent to 381 authorities

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Dear Torridge District Council,

The Association of Play Industries (API) has previously carried out FOI research to establish the extent to which public play areas are being retained, increased or reduced. We would like to update this research with a view to lobbying central government for funding. To that end, we would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. The amount expended in fiscal year 2019 (including any remaining forecasted spending) on public outdoor play facilities including capital, revenue and maintenance costs.
2. The amount budgeted to be spent in fiscal year 2020 on public outdoor play facilities including capital, revenue and maintenance costs.

Yours faithfully,

Samuel Lubrano

FOI, Torridge District Council

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FOI, Torridge District Council

Dear Samuel

Thank you for your Freedom of Information Request.

The response from Torridge District Council’s Finance Team:




19/20 19/20 19/20 20/21 20/21 20/21
Income Expenditure Capital Income Expenditure Capital
Community Parks
Open Spaces (45,824) 226,299 150,000 (47,000) 227,000 190,000




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Torridge District Council




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