Freedom of information response

Public Play Facilities

Publication date: 
Thursday 20 September 2018
Request: 

1. How many public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) do you currently have available to the public in your LA area?

2. What was your total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each of the following years?

• 2016-17
• 2017-18

3. What is your expected total budget for public play facilities (including playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, skate parks, etc.) in each of the following years?

• 2018-19
• 2019-20
• 2020-21

4. How many public playgrounds and play facilities were closed in your LA area and what proportion of your total play facilities did this represent, in each of the following years?

• 2016-17
• 2017-18

5. How many public playgrounds and play facilities do you expect will close and what proportion of your total play facilities will this represent, in each of the following years?

• 2018-19
• 2019-20
• 2020-21

 

Response: 

1.  There are 77 play facilities within Thurrock Council

2.

• 2016-17 = £498,289.70

• 2017-18 = £611,668.67

3.

• 2018-19 = £778,447,96

• 2019-20 = Budget has not yet been set

• 2020-21 = Budget has not yet been set

4.

• 2016-17 = None

• 2017-18 = None

5.

• 2018-19 = We have created 1 new outdoor gym in Orsett Heath in addition to the playgrounds

• 2019-20 = None planned

• 2020-21 = None planned

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Request reference:
FOI 8281