I would like to know how many Groundskeepers the council currently directly employs to maintain sports pitches in its area?
None. The Council does not have responsibility for maintaining sports pitches.
If you do not directly employ any groundskeepers, could you provide some information about how this service is provided (presumably via outsourced contractor) and if possible what the cost of the contract to provide this service is annually?
Devon County Council has a grounds maintenance contract providing grounds maintenance services, but this does not include sports pitches.