Minutes Playing Fields meeting, April 2024

Document Date

10/04/2024

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Parish Clerk

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Meetings

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WOLLASTON PARISH COUNCIL

PLAYING FIELD & PARKS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON

Wednesday 10th April 2024, 7pm

At The Hill Club, Upstairs Lounge, High Street, Wollaston

VOTING MEMBERS PRESENT

Messrs Savage (Chair), Cllr Hodson, Cllr Jones and Mrs S. Grant (Clerk)

PUBLIC PRESENT

None

APOLOGIES

Cllr Mitchell, Cllr Milroy (Vice Chair), Mr Silsby, Mr Perry & Mr Green.  No response from Mr Cotter.

MINUTES

The minutes of the last meeting from 13th March were agreed unanimously and signed as a correct record.

FINANCES

Finances to end of March 2024 had been circulated together with Budget Figures to 31st March 2024.

The end of year budget had an underspend of £6.43. Extras spends on maintenance budget (Bund, Tennis Court Clean, New Cradle Seats, Clubhouse Heaters, Clubhouse leak and painting at St. Mary’s.) Tractor Service, Tractor Fuel, Wheelie bin emptying were over budget and Tree work, BCW bin emptying/litter picking and multi courts energy charge were under budget.  Budget figures for 2024/25 were reviewed – no issues.

PLAY EQUIPMENT AND ADULT GYM INSPECTION/MAINTENANCE

Mr Savage confirmed he had inspected the equipment and handed the inspection sheets to the Clerk.  Clerk to obtain quote for missing handle on petal rocker at St Mary’s Park.  Basket swing screws at St Mary’s Park to be tightened by Mr Savage.

POCKET PARK

No issues.  Brown Bin fortnightly collection is clearing backlog of greenery and the park is looking tidy.  Thank you to Scott Bader security for the opening and closing of the park.

SPORTS ASSOCIATION REPORT

No report.

PURCHASES REQUIRED

Tree Work on storm damaged Hawthorn Tree at Playing Fields quoted at £580.00 and suspected Ash die back on Ash Tree at Playing Fields cut back required quoted at £875.00.  Work to be completed in August/September.

Ongoing issue with Bollard.  Bollard needs to be lifted out and inspected.  This is being chased.

Clerk has booked the play equipment audit for St Mary’s and Playing Field for June 7th (£375.00 plus VAT).

FIELD MAINTENANCE/MATTERS RELATING TO THE FIELD

Cllr Hodson to speak to Mr Green reference Rabbit issue.

S106 monies meeting to be held on Monday 29th April 7pm.  Clerk to check with Mr Perry that London Road Clubhouse is available for the meeting.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 7pm at the Playing Fields Clubhouse, London Road, Wollaston.

There being no further business the Chair thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting at 7.40pm.