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Green and Open Spaces, Parks and Allotments

Requested on
Thu 22nd August, 2013
Reference
FOI 3299
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Green spaces
(1) How many hectares of Park's does the Council manage?
(2) How many planters / area's of annual bedding plants does the Council manage?

Parks' Budget
(3) In 2012/ 2013 how much did you spend on planting:
(a) Flowers (i.e. annual bedding plants)
(b) Shrubs and trees

(4) In 2013/14, what is your budget for planting:
(a) Flowers (i.e. annual bedding plants)
(b) Shrubs and trees

Allotments
(5) How many allotment plots do you have?
(6) How many people are on the waiting list?

Answer

Following the above information request I am pleased to provide the following information:

Green spaces
(1) How many hectares of Park's does the Council manage?
13.54ha (135422 sq m)

(2) How many planters / area's of annual bedding plants does the Council manage?
40 Planters
33 Areas of Annual Bedding
 
Parks' Budget
(3) In 2012/ 2013 how much did you spend on planting:
(a) Flowers (i.e. annual bedding plants) £17,342
(b) Shrubs and trees  £2667.10

(4) In 2013/14, what is your budget for planting:
(a) Flowers (i.e. annual bedding plants) £18,000
(b) Shrubs and trees £3000

Allotments
(5) How many allotment plots do you have?
287 full plots (though many are now split into halves or more) across 10 allotment sites

(6) How many people are on the waiting list?
138 people on waiting list

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