Sailing Club – When the assessor visited, it became obvious that the damage was worse than at first thought. The Deputy’s Christmas Lunch and another function had to move venues from the club, and their season opening will now be delayed, probably until June. It’s a great shame as they had just done so much work to improve the premises.
Pawson’s Playground – Terry and I met on site, with Peter and Mark from Playquip recently, as the rubber tiles were very badly damaged, and to check on the multi play, which two materials form the base of the play equipment. The cost will depend on the material we use, as over the years, these are improved, and a new material now is bound rubber mulch or wetpour. It will also depend on what the Insurers say. Playquip have also given us a quote of £4,920 for complete refurbishment works to be done on the multi-play area. Unfortunately, between Christmas and the New Year, Park Leisure went into administration and have now been taken over by Proludic. We have been advised that this will not affect our order. Terry and I were hoping to meet Steve on site on Wednesday, but he has postponed until tomorrow (Friday). We have also sought legal advice and are waiting for a definitive answer.
Toilets – The power is still off at the toilets and I am waiting for an up-date from Andy Nepean at T.D.C. It has been queried as to why the lights at the pool cafe are on, and not at the toilets. They are on a different circuit, and I’m afraid we just have to wait until the all-clear is received and power is re-instated.
Scouts – The Scouts have now visited the hut. I had advised them that someone from the Model Boat Club had called at the office to say there was a dreadful smell. Apparently not when the Scouts arrived, but everything is in a dreadful state, and Terry and I, and hopefully Tracey, will be having a meeting with them as soon as possible.
Beach Huts – About 28 huts were moved before Christmas – some were put back on their plinths and eleven or so were left as needed repair. It is hoped that the ones backing on to the tarmac car park will all be removed so that the whole area can be tidied up and an holistic approach given to the bases along that stretch.
T.D.C. are waiting for the disclaimers to b returned before they do any further work. Apparently, the postcode on the form was incorrect, and two letters with disclaimers were received by members, but some hadn’t been franked, so recipients needed to pay £1-50 excess postage to receive a duplicate letter. We had been advised that T.D.C. would send letters to all hut owners, but in the end, they sent a disclaimer form and a template letter to Tracey and B.T.C. sent letters to our owners.
Having had five skips delivered and filled with debris, one skip was left over the Christmas period, as it was thought that beach hut owners would probably use the holiday time to clear their huts. The Skip was filled to overflowing, and there will be no more delivered.
Jonathan Hamlett from TDC has been to look at the car park, as I’d asked if all the stones could be cleared away, and he hopes to get this done this week, and will also look at the path. I think he means the disabled ramp, which is impassable due to seaweed and debris. I had already asked Alan Howard to see if he could clear this when the cranes were next here. It’s usually done prior to the season, but as it’s so bad it needs attention sooner.