We are still waiting to hear back from the Insurance company with regard to the replacement swings in Pawson’s Playground.

Following some problems with the new ramp in the skate park, the company is going to make some alterations to the transitions, which will be of benefit to users. We have had meetings on site with interested parties. Following discussions, Chris Job, a teacher at the Colne has said he will get the students involved with possible fund-raising and working on the bump track. He wanted to wait until the students were back in school, as the summer holidays are always busy. In his role as MRS for Youth, Mick Barry has also been involved and we will be meeting again to discuss fund-raising to improve the skate park further, and other related matters.

At the invitation of T.D.C., a gentleman was going to open a 1930’s-style catering van in the T.D.C. car park on the Western Prom., for a trial period in September. He would have only been allowed to open once the other cafes were closed and would be selling tea, coffee, hot chocolate and crepes. The cafe at the swimming pool is closed when the pool is closed. Bateman’s Cafe hours are according to season and weather, but this summer they had stayed open from between 6.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m., depending on demand. The gentleman went down to the car park last Friday evening, but Bateman’s was still open and he has since decided not to do the trial run.   Lisa was concerned about a 1978 by-law that prohibits trading along the Western Promenade, but this doesn’t include the car park.

Sheila Crow continues to send weekly beach hut damage reports to me, with comments about any other problems that might arise in the area.