FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

15 September 2021

 

  1. Under the council"s authority (either run directly by the council, or contracted to a third party on the council"s behalf) how many of the following sites were open to the public in September 2010, and how many sites are open in September 2021?
  • Leisure Centres
  • Indoor or outdoor swimming pools/facilities
  • Playing fields and 3G/4G pitches (for grassroots sports purposes - e.g., football, rugby)
  • Running tracks
  • Other grassroots sports facilities
  • Children"s play parks/playgrounds
  1. How many, if any, of the above sites were closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and remain closed in September 2021? For any closed sites, are there plans to reopen?
  1. What was the council"s expenditure on the following sites in the 2010/11 financial year, and how does this differ to expenditure in the 2021/22 financial year? If possible, please break these figures down by the categories below.


East Herts Council Response

13 October 2021

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

  1. Under the council"s authority (either run directly by the council, or contracted to a third party on the council"s behalf) how many of the following sites were open to the public in September 2010, and how many sites are open in September 2021?
  • Leisure Centres

5 in Sept 2010, 5 in Sept 2021

  • Indoor or outdoor swimming pools/facilities

3 in Sept 2010, 1 in Sept 2021 (one is currently being refurbished, one is being rebuilt)

  • Playing fields and 3G/4G pitches (for grassroots sports purposes - e.g., football, rugby)

30 in Sept 2010, 30 in Sept 2021

  • Running tracks

0 sports running tracks, 2 single lane leisure tracks in both 2010 and 2021

  • Other grassroots sports facilities

3g artificial pitches: 0 in Sept 2010, 2 in Sept 2021

Hard surface tennis courts: 6 in Sept 2010, 4 in Sept 2021

  • Children"s play parks/playgrounds

56 in Sept 2010, 62 in Sept 2021

  1. How many, if any, of the above sites were closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and remain closed in September 2021? For any closed sites, are there plans to reopen?

All leisure centres and pools were closed and all reopened in July 2021

All football pitches, tennis courts and play areas were closed during the first lock down and are all open in Sept 2021

  1. What was the council"s expenditure on the following sites in the 2010/11 financial year, and how does this differ to expenditure in the 2021/22 financial year? If possible, please break these figures down by the categories below.

 

Leisure

Pools

Play

Financial Year

   

2010/11

 £                               

138,420

 £                                    

916,397

 £                              

185,336

2021/22

 £                               

461,510

 £                                    

228,020

£

304,950

 

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