Freedom of information response

Local Authorities on football pitch hire fees and maintenance expenditure

Publication date: 
Thursday 6 June 2019
Request: 

1. I would like to request the following information regarding the fees charged for all football pitch hire in your jurisdiction for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018:
 
a. A breakdown of the revenue generated (in pounds sterling) from hiring artificial football pitches on council-owned property, monthly and per year.
b. A breakdown of the revenue generated (in pounds sterling) from hiring natural grass football pitches on council-owned property, monthly and per year.
 
2. I would like to request the following information regarding the maintenance costs for football pitches in your jurisdiction for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018:
 
a. The amount of money (in pounds sterling) that was invested into the maintenance of artificial football pitches on council-owned property, monthly and per year;
b. The amount of money (in pounds sterling) that was invested into the maintenance of natural grass football pitches on council-owned property, monthly and per year;
c. The amount of money (expressed as a percentage) that was invested into the maintenance of artificial football pitches on council-owned property as a proportion of your overall council budget, monthly and per year;
d. The amount of money (expressed as a percentage) that was invested into the maintenance of natural grass football pitches on council-owned property as a proportion of your overall council budget, monthly and per year.

Response: 

1.

Thurrock Council do not have any artificial pitches.

b.

Year

Income from Football Pitches £

2015/16

9,877.16

2016/17

15,383.23

2017/18

8,604.62

2018/19

12,528.29

2.

Please see Question 1a above.

b.Thurrock Council do not account separately for maintenance costs on football pitches, so would not be able to provide this information.

c. .Please see Question 1a above.

d. Please see Question 2b above.

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Request reference:
FOI 8987