REC(21)55.01 Playing Field Report

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Melton Playing Field

Play Park
The swings have been replaced at the play park. Signs are still in place advising people to sanitise their hands frequently and maintain social distancing.

The annual inspection of both playgrounds (Melton Playing Field and Beresford Drive) will take place on the 13th July and the Maintenance Officer will also undertake his playpark inspection qualification at the same time.

There have been a couple of reports of continued ASB at the Pavilion and there is an increase in graffiti on the Pavilion. Reports have been made to the Police and they have said they are trying to visit the area on a more regular basis. There is an ASB event taking place outside the Woodbridge Co-op on the 21st July between 11m and 1pm. Additional posters have been placed on the Pavilion and residents are advised to report any ASB incidents to the Police via 101 online and also East Suffolk Council.

Top Soil
The use of the top soil to fill in the dips in the playing field has been delayed due to having further discussions with CGM about the scope of the project. A revised quote has been received for £1250 which involves the use of a digger. It is still undecided if the turf should be lifted and replaced on top or if the ground should be seeded. The Maintenance Officer is looking at watering options to ensure the grass does not die off if there is a dry summer.

Flagpole/NHS Day
The flagpole was installed at the playing field at the end of June. The NHS/Frontline Thank You Day will be taking place on the 5th July. The car park and tennis courts will be closed in the morning. Attendance is limited to 30 due to the delay in lifting Covid restrictions.

Car Park
The barrier fencing was installed at the end of June. There are three pedestrian access points (at least 1.2m wide) and two vehicle access gates.

Tennis Courts
The courts remain popular and £550 was banked in May. Coat hooks have been installed at both courts.

Memorial Trees
The memorial plaques are in place and a dedication ceremony took place on the 29th June.

The new hire agreement was sent to WTYFC at the beginning of June.

Yoga Class
A small yoga class will be taking place on Monday evenings from July to early September. A hire agreement is in place and the usual terms apply. There will be no use of the Pavilion.

Councillors are asked to:

  • Note and comment on this report.

Pip Alder

Asst Clerk and Management Officer

June 2021