Allotments
The allotment waiting list currently has 41 people on it, and number 1 on the list put their name down in May 2011.

CCTV installed at the Bowls Club.

The Bore Hole is installed.  Just waiting for the pump to be fitted.

Reviewing the allotment terms and conditions and also increased our inspections to monthly.

Finalising arrangements for a meeting with all allotment holders date to be set in February.

Lower Park Recreation Ground
• Improve landscaping – looking at the feasibility of including a sensory garden
• Improve drainage
• Increase dialogue with user groups

Bayard Recreation Ground

• Form a management structure more fit for purpose
• Plans for the dressing rooms extensions have been submitted to TDC and permission has been granted.  After a visit by the Surveyors, specification drawings have being prepared. Had a meeting with Essex FA waiting for information from them re grants and improved layout they were very complimentary concerning the playing surfaces.

  • Cinque Port Football Club have been promoted to a higher league, which means there are other specifications they have to meet.  These will all be provided when the changing room extension is completed, but in the mean time the disabled toilet at the back of the existing facility has had a shower unit installed so that it can be used for an officials changing room on the day of matches.  The work has been completed by members of the Cinque Port Football Club as a self help initiative and this is something we are looking into for the building of the dressing room extension.
    Provide better storage facilities.  In conjunction with the Bowls Club we are talking to providers of buildings for storage.  This will be to fit in with the proposed new changing rooms that the Bowls Club are planning, so that it will all be in keeping. Had a meeting with the Bowls and Cricket Club representatives to compare improvement schemes and to further co-ordinate developments.
    • Improve the children’s playground by incorporating equipment for older children, i.e. Zip-Wire.

 

The plan is now to register the Recreation Ground with the Fields in Trust scheme and to apply for grants from the relevant bodies.

 

The following is an action plan for Amenity Areas:

 

Bayard Recreation Ground

 

Perceived Problems

 

  • Lack of investment and planning
  • Lack of Community use
  • Lack of contact with user groups
  • Lack of recreational open space below recommended level

IE 6 acres per 1000 head of population

 

ObjectivesMethodAchievement
To upgrade maintenance programmeBy using existing budgets in a more cost effective wayPurchase of equipment so we are in control of when we do maintenance. Awards won two years running from Essex Playing Fields Association
To upgrade facilitiesBy encouraging part ownership by user groupsCricket club – Nets

– Development plans updated

Bowls Club – enlarging club house and installation of CCTV.  £7,000 awarded to the Bowls Club from the Tendring Big Society Fund.

Playcentre – new enlarged facility
Cinque Port – self help installation of officials changing room using disabled toilet
Town Council CCTV installed
Plans completed for dressing room extension, in consultation with FA and users.   Application made to Tendring Big Society Fund.Plans passed by TDC.   Looking at completion date of   March/April 2015.

Unfortunately we were not successful in our bid to the Big Society.

Acquisition of amenity landFunding rom S106 money

 

Allotments

 

ObjectivesMethodAchievement
To upgrade facilitiesLiaising with allotment holders and associationBore hole installed, on-going discussions with all users regarding the provision of brick built storage area and installation of CCTV

 

 

Bye-Laws for Recreational Grounds
Existing bye-laws being reviewed with a view to updating and also an audit of usage being carried out.