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Freedom of information request response - 05975

FOI request

FOI ID number
05975
Regarding
Children’s playgrounds
Request
  1. How many children’s playgrounds were managed by the local authority in each year from 2009-10?
  2. How many children’s playgrounds (existing or planned) have been closed or cancelled because of cuts to the local authority’s budget in each year since 2009-10?
  3. How much local authority money has been spent on children’s playgrounds in each year since 2009-10?
  4. How many children’s playgrounds are proposed for closure within the next year?
  5. Has the local authority charged for the use of any children’s playgrounds under its control and, if so, when this charge was introduced, how much was this charge introduced and how many children’s play areas the charge has applied to in each year since 2009-10?

Our response

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

    2009 – 35
    2010 – 36
    2011 – 37
    2012 – 40
    2013 – 40
    2014 – 39
    2015 – 39
    2016 – 38
    2017 – 39
    2018 – 40

  2. How many children’s playgrounds (existing or planned) have been closed or cancelled because of cuts to the local authority’s budget in each year since 2009-10?

    None

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

    2009/10 – £14,511
    2010/11 – £21,856
    2011/12 – £28,366
    2012/13 – £26,600
    2013/14 – £31,661
    2014/15 – £18,236
    2015/16 – £44,349
    2016/17 – £19,760
    2017/18 – £28,876
    2018/19 – not complete.

  4. How many children’s playgrounds are proposed for closure within the next year?

    None

  5. Has the local authority charged for the use of any children’s playgrounds under its control and, if so, when this charge was introduced, how much was this charge introduced and how many children’s play areas the charge has applied to in each year since 2009-10?

    No charge for any play areas.

 

Response date
21 March 2019