Decision details

Park's Play Equipment

Decision Maker: Director of Place Management

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


1.To undertake essential replacement of play equipment in parks during 2022/23 to the value of £224k as part of our rolling capital programme at locations as follows: Sandpits, Weston Rec, Spencer Drive MSN, Manor Copse Writhlington, Widcombe Bath, Corston View Bath, RVP Bath, Clandown, Calton Road Bath, Pennyquick Park

2.To fund play equipment at Sydney Gardens to the value of £176k, installed as part of the Heritage Lottery Project.


To fully approve £400k of funding held in the provisional capital programme for 2022/23. This is fully funded by council borrowing (£330k) and a mixture of developer contributions and grant (£70k.)

Alternative options considered:

Regular inspections are undertaken of play areas to identify equipment that is ending its life and is in need of replacement. The Play team have prioritised schemes for delivery in 2022/23 where replacement is essential – equipment will otherwise need to be removed and will not be available for continued use.

Publication date: 22/11/2022

Date of decision: 22/11/2022