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Maintenance costs of public recreational areas (FOI)

Maintenance costs of public recreational areas (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 04 May 2017.


Total annual cost on maintaining public recreational areas in the Parish of St Helier such as playgrounds, football pitches and skate parks.

Where possible information break down should include:

  • Total upkeep
  • Routine maintenance
  • Litter picking
  • Removal of dangerous articles
  • Staffing costs

Also information to be spread across and detailed individually for:

  • Public Parks
  • Football Pitches / Facilities
  • Skate parks / Facilities


Not all information requested is held by the States of Jersey as certain areas are administered by the Parish of St Helier. Information relating to public recreational areas within the Parish of St Helier should be sought from the Parish of St Helier via the following link:

My Parishes Online - FOI

Information held by the States of Jersey is as follows:

​Springfield 3G main pitch

​Springfield ball court

​Springfield playground

​Haute Vallee 3G main pitch









Routine Maintenance£15,000£6,000£3,000£1,200£12,556£4,981£790£2,369 

Litter Picking








​ ​£474

Removal of Dangerous Articles£0£0£0£0£0£0£0£0
Staffing Costs£12,000£4,800£2,400£960£10,044£3,985£632£1895
Total Upkeep£30,000£12,000£6,000£2,400£25,111£9,962£1,580£4,738

Millennium Town Park

The total 2017 budget for the Millennium Town Park is £170,557. This cost covers, among other things, garden maintenance, park keeping, toilet cleaning, maintenance and operation of the water features, utilities, infrastructure maintenance and the like.

Work is undertaken by a number of contractors depending on the nature of the work. Contractor prices are based on an overall level of service and therefore it is not possible to provide a breakdown of the total cost of the Millennium Town Park as requested.

Bingham Gardens

Bingham Gardens is maintained by a gardening contractor. The contractor undertaking work in this area does so as an overall garden maintenance contract and therefore it is not possible to provide a breakdown of the total cost for this area. The overall contract price is commercially sensitive and is qualified exempt under Article 33 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

Exemptions applied

Article 33 - Commercial interests

Information is qualified exempt information if –

(a) it constitutes a trade secret; or

(b) its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of a person (including the scheduled public authority holding the information).

Justification for exemption

In this instance, the Authority considers that information relating to the specific contract price is commercially sensitive. Any disclosure would be likely to harm the commercial interests of the third party provider and the ability to negotiate future contracts with potential suppliers.

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