Decision details

Playground Safety Surfacing Replacement - Capital Scheme C33 (ODD/144/2021)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree to allocate £80,000 of capital monies to replace existing safety surfacing at various sites throughout the Borough.


Reasons for the decision:

Some of the Boroughs play areas, in particular the safety surfacing, has become worn out due to usage and age and has or will become a liability in the near future.


It is proposed to provide a program of replacement safety surfacing to the boroughs play facilities to enable safe play for children and mitigate any legal liabilities in respect of injuries sustained due to the poor condition. This can be delivered on a rolling program with worst first on delivery


Alternative options considered:

There are no alternative approaches as the councils liability will only increase over time as the surfaces become more dilapidated


Publication date: 03/09/2021

Date of decision: 01/09/2021