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Brentwood Borough Council

FOI 6882

Green Space

Request

Green spaces

(1) How many hectares of Parks does the Council manage?

(2) How many planters / areas 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 2013/2014 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?

Response

1. The Council currently manage 361.4 hectares of park, this includes woodlands.

2. The Council currently provides 120 floral baskets, 5 floral towers, 36 floral trough and 41 floral beds around the Borough.

3. In 2012/13 the Council spent the following:
a) £11,000 on annual bedding both summer and winter.
b) £5,000 on trees and shrubs.

4. In 2013/14 the Council has allocated the following budgets:
a) £11,000 on annual bedding both summer and winter.
b) £5,000 on trees and shrubs.

Allotments

5. These are leased to two horticultural societies and the day to day management of the sites ahs been devolved to these organisations so the Council does not hold information on numbers of plots are waiting lists.

6. These are leased to two horticultural societies and the day to day management of the sites ahs been devolved to these organisations so the Council does not hold information on numbers of plots are waiting lists.