Temporary Attractions area on the Queen’s Drive, Exmouth

ronmetcalfe made this Freedom of Information request to East Devon District Council

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Dear East Devon District Council,

I wish to make this request under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Regulations. Please tell me what information you hold on these subjects.

These questions relate to the Temporary Attractions area on the Queen’s Drive, Exmouth. I have also submitted a separate FOI on former Fun Park & disused sites and removal of sand.

1. Temporary Attractions Area
What is the actual spend to date and the projected expenditure on each of the following for the Temporary Attractions Area?
 Groundworks to prepare all of the area, both labour costs and materials
 Signage for the whole area
 Removal of existing security fencing, signage
 Security for the area
 CCTV, including cameras, wiring, masts and any other equipment
 CCTV associated costs including installation, monitoring, software, internet connections, etc

2. The Play Zone
Are there any costs beyond the £150,000 budget agreed at Cabinet for play equipment for this zone? If so, what are these and their costs?

3. The Events Zone
What are the costs for installation of utilities such as electricity points, water and gas (if relevant) at the required power locations?
What are the costs for portable toilets for the public to use in this area?

4. Food / Seating Zone
What are the costs for the material and installation of the decked area?
What is the cost of the bespoke wooden seating and tables, both materials and installation? Likewise, the rain shelters, hammocks, and festival benches?
What is the cost of materials and installation for the lighting for the evening atmosphere of this area?

What are costs to EDDC for staffing the Temporary Attractions area?
How many Full Time Equivalents is this?
What are other additional staffing costs such as training for health & safety, child protection?

I look forward to your reply. Thank you.

Yours sincerely

Ron Metcalfe

East Devon District Council

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East Devon District Council

Dear Mr Metcalfe ,

Thank you for your request for information. Please find the response to your query below.

1. Temporary Attractions Area
What is the actual spend to date and the projected expenditure on each of the following for the Temporary Attractions Area?
? Groundworks to prepare all of the area, both labour costs and materials - £48,000 actual spend
? Signage for the whole area - £3,500 projected
? Removal of existing security fencing, signage - no info held
? Security for the area - No info held
? CCTV, including cameras, wiring, masts and any other equipment - see below
? CCTV associated costs including installation, monitoring, software, internet connections, etc - £4,950 projected

2. The Play Zone
Are there any costs beyond the £150,000 budget agreed at Cabinet for play equipment for this zone? If so, what are these and their costs? None

3. The Events Zone
What are the costs for installation of utilities such as electricity points, water and gas (if relevant) at the required power locations? - £4,130 projected
What are the costs for portable toilets for the public to use in this area? - £6,000 projected

4. Food / Seating Zone
What are the costs for the material and installation of the decked area? - £24,000 (actual and projected)
What is the cost of the bespoke wooden seating and tables, both materials and installation? Likewise, the rain shelters, hammocks, and festival benches? - Included above
What is the cost of materials and installation for the lighting for the evening atmosphere of this area? - £6,500

What are costs to EDDC for staffing the Temporary Attractions area? - No info held
How many Full Time Equivalents is this? - No info held
What are other additional staffing costs such as training for health & safety, child protection? - No info held

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Kate Symington
Information and Complaints Officer
East Devon District Council

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Dear Kate Symington

Thank you for your reply.

1. Temporary Attractions Area
The Temporary Attractions area is due to open at the end of next week so I presume the existing security fencing will have to be removed soon. You have replied “no info held” to my question of cost. Is there no one in EDDC who has any information to relate on what it will cost to do this?

Staffing
As you replied “no info held” on all questions about staffing, can I conclude that EDDC will not be staffing this area at all?

I should have added a final question to this current request:
What other costs will be incurred by EDDC to open and operate the Temporary Attractions area?

I could open another FOI request if you would prefer. However it may be more convenient to both of us if you would answer that question within this existing request.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely
Ron Metcalfe

Kate Symington, East Devon District Council

Mr Metcalfe

Thank you for your email. I have confirmed with the relevant service area that no further information is held in respect of the points you raise in your email below.

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the following report to Cabinet http://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/2290838/29...

If you feel dissatisfied with our response to your request for information, you may request an internal review by contacting our Monitoring Officer at [email address]

Regards

Kate

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