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Maintenance costs of 3G pitches - SL0168/100314
This authority is looking to identify the costs and maintenance schedules for 3G pitches. Specifically they are interested in the following.

In relation to 3G pitches; What is the maintenance frequency for the following:

  • Brushing the pitch
  • Inspection of the surface for heavy wear
  • Topping up of crumb
  • Cleaning the pitch
  • Top up of aggregate
  • Inspection of lines and seams
  • Aeration/de-compaction of pitch
  • Chemical weed control around edges

What is the maintenance requirement and frequency of maintenance for the area surrounding the pitch i.e. brushing/cleaning bitmac areas, litter lifting?

What is the annual estimated time and cost to carry out the various maintenance requirements?

What equipment and machinery is used to maintain the pitch and surrounding area?

Corporate Leisure Membership - SL0167/060214
A member authority is looking at offering a corporate leisure membership package to local employers.

They would like to know the following:

  • What are the qualifying criteria (if any) for a corporate membership?
  • What is the corporate rate compared to the normal membership rate?
  • What stipulations are placed on the contract (minimum length etc)
  • Does the corporate membership differ in regard to content against a normal membership?

Public Health involvement in Sports & Leisure - SL0166
APSE is seeking examples of where Sports & Leisure provision is funded or commissioned by the Health sector.

Do you currently receive funding from a local public health body?

  • H&WB ( Heath & Wellbeing Board)
  • CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group)
  • Other NHS Body
  • Residual PCT (Primary Care Trust) commitment

Please briefly describe the nature of the service covered by the funding?

How long is the funding period?

Pitch inspections - SL0164/GM0334
A member authority is keen to determine how others undertake their pitch inspections and report the results.

  • Please could you supply the following data;
  • How often do you inspect your pitches?
  • What view have the risk and insurance team taken about pitch inspections?
  • Who carries out the pitch inspections?
  • How is the inspection recorded?
  • How is the results reported to playing teams?


Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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