Attended the allotment Society AGM on Wednesday 9 April – interesting discussions.

The allotment waiting list currently has 40 people on it, and number 1 on the list put their name down in February 2011.

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

• 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.
• In the process of obtaining planning for sinking of the Bore Hole.

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.  Next stage is to obtain a specification drawing to be able to move to a tendering process.
• 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.


Maintenance Plan 

Spraying and fertilizing – delayed until the middle of May

Top soil to prevent moss – delayed until the middle of May

Bore hole – awaiting planning permission from TDC

Overseeding on main football pitch – by end of May

Hedge removal on playground boundary to be removed to enable new equipment to

be sited (copy of proposed equipment attached).

CCTV to be sited in conjunction with the Playcentre

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.