FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

25 June 2021

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please send me:

  1. How many children’s playgrounds were managed by the council in each year from 2001-2021?
  2. How many children’s playgrounds have been closed in each year since 2001-2021?
  3. How many children’s playgrounds have been opened each year since 2001-2021?
  4. How many children’s playgrounds are proposed for closure within the next year (ie 2021-22)? 
  5. How many children"s playgrounds have been sold off to private buyers since 2001-21, who were the buyers and how much were they sold for?

I would like the above information to be provided to me as electronic copies

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.



East Herts Council Response

09 July 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

How many children’s playgrounds were managed by the council in each year from 2001-2021?

The Council has records of play area numbers from 2009 as follows: We do not hold data prior to this

Year

Total number

2009/10

54

2010/11

56

2011/12

56

2012/13

56

2013/14

56

2014/15

57

2015/16

60

2016/17

62

2017/18

62

2018/19

62

2019/20

62

2020/21

62

 

How many children’s playgrounds have been closed in each year since 2001-2021?

None

How many children’s playgrounds have been opened each year since 2001-2021?

8 since 2009 

How many children’s playgrounds are proposed for closure within the next year (ie 2021-22)? 

None

How many children"s playgrounds have been sold off to private buyers since 2001-21, who were the buyers and how much were they sold for?

None

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.