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



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 help secure the future of the user groupsBy producing new lease agreements taking all different requirements from each groupWaiting for drafts from our solicitor.
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 First inspection for The Essex FA”s groundsman of the year scheme completed.
To upgrade facilitiesBy encouraging part ownership by user groupsCricket 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 HoleBore 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 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 facilitiesMeeting 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