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

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


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


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. Now moving to specification drawings.Plans passed by TDC.   Looking at completion date of   March/April 2015.


To look at the feasibility of installing a Bore HoleBore Hole installed.  Just waiting for the pump to be fitted.
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. The Cricket Club have also had discussions with the providers of the Bowls Club extension and are waiting for them to come back with plans and costs, after which I would like to ask a Cricket Club representative to attend a Council meeting to give a short presentation on their proposed development.
Improve the children’s playground by incorporating equipment for older children, i.e. Zip-Wire.


By using existing budgetsArea for this part cleared.
Acquisition of amenity landFunding from S106 money
Update Bye-LawsReviewing current legislation.Staff members attended a briefing meeting on this subject.



To upgrade facilitiesLiaising with allotment holders and association. Meeting being planned for February with all allotment holders.Bore hole installed, on-going discussions with all users regarding the provision of brick built storage area and installation of CCTV