FOI request (FOI206595)
Budget for Parks
Requested Fri 03 February 2017
Responded Fri 03 February 2017
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 about the budget for public parks and open spaces, including the open spaces as defined by the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 S336.
Can you please acknowledge receipt of my request and disclose:
1) Parks budget in each of the last three financial years, in real terms.
2) For each of the last three financial years, how many commercial bookings have been made for each park, and the total number of days this equates to. And how many of those have led to a park, in whole or in part, being closed to the public - unless they pay.
3) What minimum standards does the council have in terms of park and green space maintenance, security, access, etc., and how many parks and green spaces fall below those standards?
This information is held
2013-14 £1,679,160 2014-15 £1,750,230 2015-16 £1,794,400 This includes all park and open spaces including Combe Valley and Hastings Country Parks.
2014-15 - 5 Commercial bookings. equated to 28 days - 4 days closed to public 2015-16 - 5 Commercial bookings. equated to 34 days - 4 days closed to public 2016-17 - 4 Commercial bookings. equated to 29 days - 4 days closed to public
Q3 - Standards for maintenance of our Parks and Open Spaces is outlined in our grounds maintenance contract and monitored weekly. No green spaces fall below our quality standards.
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