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FOI 11343

Football pitches

Request

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act please:


1. For each of the last three financial years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) and this financial year to date, what is the total number of outdoor football pitches available to hire from the council (please break this down into grass, 3G or other artificial pitches).

2. For each of the last three financial years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) and this financial year to date, please provide the costs of hiring grass, 3G and artificial outdoor pitches? Please provide the flat-rate fee per match and break this down into the fees for adult and youth games.

3. For each of the last three financial years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) and this financial year to date, what is the total amount the council has spent on the maintenance of its outdoor grass, 3G and artificial football pitches?

4. For each of the last three financial years (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) and this financial year to date, what was the total revenue generated from outdoor football pitch hire? (Again, please break this down into grass, 3G or other artificial pitches).





Response


I can advise that the Council has a total of 23 outdoor pitches to hire, all of which are grass. This has been the same for all of the aforementioned financial years, and there is not nor has there been any artificial or 3G pitches available.

The cost for pitch hire varies in terms of mini football pitches, junior sized pitches or adult pitches. There is a seasonal fee based on playing weekly or fortnightly, which is based on a 34 week season, and a one off pitch use fee. Please see the tables below for the fees for each financial year.

2012/13;

Occasional matches
• With changing rooms and showers -
• Adult £87.00 incl. VAT Junior £54.00 incl. VAT
• Without changing rooms and showers -
• Adult £54.00 incl. VAT Junior £32.00 incl. VAT
Season Booking (VAT is not payable for bookings 12 weeks or over)
• With changing rooms and showers -
• One pitch per fortnight - Adult £ 886.00 excl. VAT Junior £472.00 excl. VAT - Sundays/Bank Holidays
• One pitch per fortnight - Adult £ 865.00 excl. VAT - Other Days
• One pitch per week - Adult £1,771.00 excl. VAT Junior £943.00 excl. VAT - Sundays/Bank Holidays
• One pitch per week - Adult £1,729.00 excl. VAT - Other Days
• Without changing rooms and showers -
• One pitch per fortnight - Adult £ 561.00 excl. VAT Junior £307.00 excl. VAT
• One pitch per week - Adult £1,120.00 excl. VAT Junior £614.00 excl. VAT
Mini Soccer
• Season booking every week - £324.00 excl. VAT
• Occasional - £ 27.00 incl. VAT


2013/14;

Occasional Matches (Including VAT)
 Adult Pitch  Junior Pitch
With changing rooms and showers (King Georges playing fields and Warley playing fields) £89 £55
Without changing rooms and showers (Other pitches)  £55 £33
Season Booking Prices (Excluding VAT - VAT is not payable on bookings over 12 weeks)
  Weekly Weekly Fortnightly Fortnightly
  Adult Pitch Junior Pitch Adult Pitch Junior Pitch
With changing rooms Monday - Saturdays £1772 £967 £887 £484
 Sundays/ Bank Holidays £1815 £967 £908 £484
Without changing rooms Monday - Saturdays £1148 £629 £575 £315
 Sundays/ Bank Holidays £1148 £629 £575 £315
Mini Soccer
• Season booking every week - £332.00 excl. VAT
• Occasional - £ 28.00 incl. VAT


2014/15 and 2015/16;

Occasional Matches (Including VAT)
 Adult Pitch Junior Pitch
With changing rooms and showers (King Georges playing fields and Warley playing fields) £91.22 £56.38
Without changing rooms and showers (Other pitches) £56.38 £33.83
Season Booking Prices (Excluding VAT - VAT is not payable on bookings over 12 weeks)
  Weekly Weekly Fortnightly Fortnightly
  Adult Pitch Junior Pitch Adult Pitch Junior Pitch
King Georges and Warley Playing Fields (With changing rooms) Monday - Saturdays £1816.30 £644.73 £909.18 £322.88
 Sundays/ Bank Holidays £1860.38 £644.73 £930.70 £322.88
All other pitches (Without changing rooms) Monday - Saturdays £1176.70 £644.73 £589.38 £322.88
 Sundays/ Bank Holidays £1176.70 £644.73 £589.38 £322.88
Mini Soccer
• Season booking every week - £340.30 excl. VAT
• Occasional - £ 28.70 inc. VAT

The total spent on maintenance for the outdoor grass pitches for the 2014/15 season is attached. The information on costings for previous years is not available, but would be much the same as that given minus inflation. Please note that KGPF means King Georges Playing Field and WPF mean Warley Playing Field. These are the 2 sites on which we have a pavilion.


The income generated from pitch hire per financial year is as follows;

2012/13 - £18,351.20
2013/14 - £33,813.01
2014/15 - £37,244.97