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Freedom of information request response - 05667

FOI request

FOI ID number
05667
Regarding
Parks and Recreational Spaces
Request

Under the Freedom of Information Act can you provide me with the following information:

  1. What is the total number of publicly accessible
    1. parks,
    2. village greens,
    3. community gardens,
    4. woodland,
    5. allotments,
    6. nature reserves currently in your local authority area, and what was the figure in 2009/10?
  2. What is the total number of publicly accessible
    1. parks,
    2. village greens,
    3. community gardens,
    4. woodland,
    5. allotments,
    6. nature reserves in your local authority area for which members of the public are charged to access (including spaces which only charge for access on particular days of the year or for certain events), and what was the corresponding figure for each in 2009/10?
  3. What is your local authority's total budget allocation for spend on
    1. parks,
    2. village greens,
    3. community gardens,
    4. woodland,
    5. allotments,
    6. nature reserves in your local authority area for 2017/18, and what was the total budget allocation for each in 2009/10?
  4. How many staff are employed by your local authority to maintain or manage
    1. parks,
    2. village greens,
    3. community gardens,
    4. woodland,
    5. allotments,
    6. nature reserves, in your local authority area in the year 2017/18, and how many were employed for each in 2009/10?  
  5. What is the total number of publicly accessible
    1. parks,
    2. village greens,
    3. community gardens,
    4. woodland,
    5. allotments,
    6. nature reserves currently in your local authority area which have limited opening hours, and what was the figure in 2009/10? 
  6. What is the current total area in km2 of publicly accessible
    1. parks,
    2. village greens,
    3. community gardens,
    4. woodland,
    5. allotments,
    6. nature reserves currently in your local authority area, and what was it in 2009/10?
  7. What was the total number of publicly accessible
    1. parks,
    2. village greens,
    3. community gardens,
    4. woodland,
    5. allotments,
    6. nature reserves currently in your local authority area for which the management or services are provided by an outside organisation rather than the local authority, and what was the corresponding figure for each in 2009/10?

Our response

Response
  1. What is the total number of publicly accessible a) parks, b) village greens, c) community gardens, d) woodland, e) allotments, f) nature reserves currently in your local authority area, and what was the figure in 2009/10?

    2 Parks (2 in 2009/10) - Castle Park and Coronation Park.
    1 Woodland (1 in 2009/10).
    Penrith Cemetery.

  2. What is the total number of publicly accessible a) parks, b) village greens, c) community gardens, d) woodland, e) allotments, f) nature reserves in your local authority area for which members of the public are charged to access (including spaces which only charge for access on particular days of the year or for certain events), and what was
  3. What is your local authority's total budget allocation for spend on a) parks, b) village greens, c) community gardens, d) woodland, e) allotments, f) nature reserves in your local authority area for 2017/18, and what was the total budget allocation for each in 2009/10?

    Budgets are not specific for each item.
    Again, budgets were not specific for each item in 2009/10.

  4. How many staff are employed by your local authority to maintain or manage a) parks, b) village greens, c) community gardens, d) woodland, e) allotments, f) nature reserves, in your local authority area in the year 2017/18, and how many were employed for each in 2009/10?

    Only a very minimal amount of one officer's time is used to manage parks and woodland within Eden.
    The same as in 2009/10.

  5. What is the total number of publicly accessible a) parks, b) village greens, c) community gardens, d) woodland, e) allotments, f) nature reserves currently in your local authority area which have limited opening hours, and what was the figure in 2009/10?

    One in 2018.
    The same in 2009/10.

  6. What is the current total area in km2 of publicly accessible a) parks, b) village greens, c) community gardens, d) woodland, e) allotments, f) nature reserves currently in your local authority area, and what was it in 2009/10?

    5.34 Hectares.

  7. What was the total number of publicly accessible a) parks, b) village greens, c) community gardens, d) woodland, e) allotments, f) nature reserves currently in your local authority area for which the management or services are provided by an outside organisation rather than the local authority, and what was the corresponding figure for each in 2009/10?

    As Q(1). They are managed by Eden District Council, using contractors for any required works.
Response date
05 November 2018