9 Allotment plots have been given out in the past few weeks. The allotment waiting list currently has 30 people on it, and number 1 on the list put their name down in March 2012.
Reviewing the allotment terms and conditions and also increased our inspections to monthly.
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
- 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 help secure the future of the user groups||By producing new lease agreements taking all different requirements from each group||Waiting for drafts from our solicitor.|
|To upgrade maintenance programme||By using existing budgets in a more cost effective way||Purchase of equipment so we are in control of when we do maintenance. Awards won two years running from Essex Playing Fields Association First inspection for The Essex FA”s groundsman of the year scheme completed.|
|To upgrade facilities||By encouraging part ownership by user groups||Cricket Club – Nets installed, development plans updated. £7,600.00 awarded to the Cricket Club from the Tendring Big Society Fund.|
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.|
|To look at the feasibility of installing a Bore Hole||Bore Hole installed. Just waiting for the pump to be fitted.|
|Provide better storage facilities.||Agreed with Cricket Club type of storage they require. Discussions on-going with the two Football Clubs on their requirements..||Agreed on a self help project whereby the clubs will be supplying help, labour/financial support.|
Estimates acquired, Funding/grants being finalised.
|Improve the children’s playground by incorporating equipment for older children, i.e. Zip-Wire.|
|By using existing budgets||Area for this part cleared|
|Acquisition of amenity land||Funding from S106 money|
|Update Bye-Laws||Reviewing current legislation.||Staff members attended a briefing meeting on this subject.|
|To upgrade facilities||Meeting with allotment holders arranged for Saturday 21st February at 10.30am, to have a wide ranging discussion. All councillors welcome to attend.|
Meeting held notes already circulated to councillors, copy attached