CS103 - Proposal to review Play Provision in Rochdale Borough

Closed 23 Oct 2015

Opened 8 Sep 2015


Outline of Proposal

Review of play provision

General Impact

The proposed change will;
1. Cease the current staffed open access play provision at the Falinge Park Play Barn (the adjacent fixed equipment playground is not affected by this proposal)
2. Re configure current grant funding to local groups for the delivery of open access play provision and related support. The current grant funding will be reduced and existing grant recipients will be invited to submit tenders to deliver re-configured open access play services as part of the tender process.


Impact on Service Users

1. The proposal will close Falinge Park Play Centre which is used, on average as follows:
Between September 2014 and April 2015, 260 individual children attended and a total of 2,670 contacts were made (children attending more than once)

2.    The proposal may result in a reduction in the number of holiday play schemes available across the borough (this will be subject to outcomes from the tendering process). We will endeavour to ensure the maximum amount of grant funding is used for service delivery and back office costs are limited to minimise any potential impact on available playschemes within the tender process.

Savings Total:  £80,000 on-going saving in 2016/17

The Council is assessing the potential equality impact which the proposals may have and are undertaking full Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) where this is appropriate.The EIAs are draft working documents which are to be developed over time. 

This means that as further detail becomes available through the consultation process the EIAs  will be updated and finalised before a final decision is reached.

You can find the full proposal document, which includes the Equality Impact Assessment, below in the related documents section.


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