The allotment waiting list currently has 40 people on it, and number 1 on the list put their name down in February 2011.  One plot has recently been given up, and is due to be re-let shortly.

Following on from siting of CCTV cameras, we have been approached by the Bowls Club and the Allotment Society to provide similar coverage for their areas.  Exploring the possibility of both organisations making a financial contribution.

• Looking into the provision of water at the allotments taking its valuable nature into consideration.

• Planning obtained for the Bore Hole.  This is to commence shortly.
• Looking at a scheme whereby people with their own garden areas which they are unable/unwilling to cultivate, where they could come to a sharing arrangement, whereby somebody would be able to turn it to vegetables, and the scheme would allow the owners to share the produce.
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  are being prepared.
• Provide better storage facilities
• Improve the children’s playground by incorporating equipment for older children

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

A cricket tournament is being held on the Rec on Friday 18th July.  There will be 28 teams, with 6 children in each team, playing on 7 pitches.  Our Grounds Manager has agreed that cars can be parked on the old allotment pitch, to alleviate parking problems in nearby roads.


Maintenance Plan

  • Spraying and fertilizing – to be completed end of June
  • Top soil to prevent moss – delayed until the end of August
  • Bore hole – planning permission granted from TDC.
  • Overseeding on main football pitch – to be completed at the end of the season
  • Hedge removal on playground boundary removed to enable new equipment to be sited
  • CCTV to be sited in conjunction with the Playcentre – now sited.  So far this has proved very successful with less rubbish being left on the Rec., and youths not climbing into the storage area.
  • Quaser equipment to be booked within the next 12 months


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