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Next Playing Field & Parks Management Committee meeting Tuesday 14 December 2021

The next meeting of the Playing Field & Parks Management Committee meeting will be on Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 7pm at The Hill  in Wollaston.      Alternatively, please email the clerk on  clerk@wollastonparishcouncil.gov.uk if you have any issues, concerns or thank yous you wish to be put to the meeting.
 
Agendas are placed on the website, board outside library and opposite the Primary School.  This committee overseas the running of the Playing Field, the play areas at St. Marys, The Pyghtles and at the Recreation Ground on London Road with the adult outdoor gym equipment, as well as the Pocket Park, Millennium trees along Hinwick Road and the open spaces at Hinwick Road and Neale Close.site on behalf of the Parish Council.  The committee supports the Sports Association ensuring buildings are fit for purpose, items are insured, football and cricket can be played on the field and supports the Sports Association in keeping the field clean from litter and dog excrement.  Dog excrement has been a huge problem in the past.  The Sports Association spends many hours maintaining the pitch with volunteers from the football and cricket clubs.  They work hard and spend money on keeping the pitches in tip top condition.  Please be aware there is a strictly no BBQ policy due to damage to the bins, the pitches and picnic table by hot coals.   Please see the clubhouse for any annual events for BBQs etc. 
 
DOG EXCREMENT MUST BE PICKED UP BY OWNERS - YOU COULD BE LIABLE FOR A FINE IF YOU DO NOT.  PLEASE HELP US KEEP THE PITCH CLEAN AND TIDY BY PICKING UP LITTER AND DOG POO.  THERE ARE BINS BOTH FOR LITTER AND POO BAGS AROUND THE EDGE OF THE PITCHES.  IT WOULD HELP IF DOGS COULD BE KEPT TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE PITCHES AND THEY MUST BE ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES - AS PER THE NOTICE IN THE CAR PARK.  THE FIELD IS OWNED BY THE PARISH COUNCIL AND MAINTAINED JOINTLY BY THE PARISH COUNCIL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION.    THE SPORTS ASSOCIATION SPEND HOURS MAINTAINING THE PITCHES FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY SPORTS.   PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR DOG FOUL ON THE PITCH, IT MAY BE PICKED UP ON SHOES OR HANDS BY PEOPLE PLAYING SPORTS WITH THE RISK OF TOXOCARA, ROUNDWORM PARASITES RESPONSIBLE FOR TOXOCARIASIS.
You may be asked to leave the site if you do not keep your dog on a lead under the terms of the Byelaw.  The site is a playing field/recreation ground for everyone in the village and children and adults have the right to enjoy the field without stepping in dog excrement or the potential of a dog scaring anyone at the site if it is off the lead.
 
STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USERS
 
The Committee reserves the right to lock the gates to the car park at dusk in the Autumn/Winter/Spring and by 9pm during the Summer months.
 
If you have any queries with regard to the playing field, please contact the parish clerk on clerk@wollastonparishcouncil.gov.uk.
 
If you are interested in football or cricket, please see the various Facebook Pages of the Sports Association and Wollaston football and cricket clubs, or pop in and see us at the Hill (Oct - March) or down at the PF clubhouse (April - Sept) during our meetings which begin at 7pm or contact the clerk on the above email address.