REC(21)A05 Agenda for Recreation meeting on 15th September 2021

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Recreation Committee

 To members of Melton Parish Council Recreation Committee:

Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to attend an ordinary meeting of the Parish Council Recreation Committee to be held on Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 7pm at the Melton Parish Council offices, 17 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, IP12 1QT.

Pip Alder

Assistant Clerk & Management Officer

6th September 2021



  Part One – Open to the Public
21.65 To receive apologies for absence
21.66 Declarations of Interest
21.66.01 To receive Amendments to the Register
21.66.02 To receive Declarations of Pecuniary Interest in Respect of Items on the Agenda
21.67.03 To receive Declarations of Non Pecuniary Interest in Respect of Items on the Agenda
21.67.04 To consider Full/Partial Dispensations for Pecuniary Interests Declared
21.68 Open Forum for Members of the Public to talk to Councillors
21.69 To approve the draft minutes of the previous meeting

Meeting held on 7th July 2021 (REC(21)M04 previously distributed).

21.70 Recreation Name

To consider recommending to Full Council that Recreation Committee be renamed to reflect environmental elements of its remit. Asst Clerk to report.

21.71 Melton Playing Field
21.71.01 To receive a report on the playing fields since the previous meeting (REC(21)71.01) and the Annual play park inspection. Asst Clerk to report
21.71.02 Pedestrian Gate

To receive a verbal report on the creation of an additional pedestrian gate into the playing fields. Asst Clerk to report

21.72 Woodland and Trees
21.72.01 Tree Safety Survey – Tree Works

To receive a verbal update on the tree works that are being carried out this month. Asst Clerk to report

21.72.02 Burkes Wood Pond

To receive a verbal update on the pond and action being taken to control the NZ pygmyweed.

21.72.03 Tree Warden Report

To receive a report from the Tree Warden (REC(21)72.03)

21.72.04 TPO Applications

DC/21/4136/TPO Nightingale Close

21.73 Divested Land
21.73.01 Hall Farm Road Sports Ground

To review the Hall Farm Road Sports Ground consultation taking place on 25th September 2021 (REC(21)73.01). Asst Clerk to report

21.73.02 Hall Farm Road Sports Ground Fence, Paths and Bins

To receive a report regarding the broken fence, muddy paths and request for additional bins at Hall Farm Road Sports Ground. (REC(21)73.02) Asst Clerk to report.

21.73.03 Beresford Drive Play Area

To review the recent Annual Play Inspection of the Beresford Drive Play Area. Asst Clerk to report.

21.73.04 Saxon Way Footpath

To receive a report regarding the footpath running behind Saxon Way and a resident’s request to improve the path (REC(21)73.04) Asst Clerk to report.

21.73.05 AONB Grant and AONB Volunteers

To consider suitable projects to apply for the AONB grants available for the riverbank land. Asst Clerk to report.

21.74 Maintenance Officer

To receive a verbal report on the work of the Maintenance Officer. Asst Clerk to report.

21.75 Waterhead Lane Footpath

To receive a verbal report regarding the footpath along Waterhead Lane. Asst Clerk to report.

21.76 Turnpike Lane

To discuss a request by residents/users for a sign regarding dog fouling. Asst Clerk to report.

21.77 CIL and Grant Funded Projects
21.77.01 Pavilion

To discuss the proposed storage solution whilst the Pavilion is demolished and rebuilt (REC(21)77.01) Asst Clerk to report.

21.78 Grit Bins

To consider purchasing grit bins (£150-450 per bin) for Church View Close, St Andrews Place, Beresford Drive (replacement) and Longwood Fields estate.

21.79 Anti-Social Behaviour

To receive a report on the ASB meetings. Cllr Gradwell to report.

21.80 Committee Chair’s Urgent Business
21.80.01 To receive a report on urgent business not otherwise on the agenda
21.81 To agree items for inclusion in the Melton Messenger/In Touch
21.82 Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th November 2021 commencing at 19:00 at the Melton Parish Council offices.

Please note that meetings may be filmed, photographed, recorded

or reported about

Melton Parish Council

17 Riduna Park

Station Road


IP12 1QT

01394 382 224


Actions from Previous Meetings

Minute item Action Status
21.20.01 Asst Clerk to arrange the tree felling and ivy management recommendations that were included in the two reports (divested land and Burkes Wood/Rec Ground), including completing TPO application Contractor appointed. Work being carried out in Sept 2021
21.20.01 Asst Clerk to liaise with the Maintenance Officer about the feasibility of installing board walks in the muddy area near the protected oak in Burkes Wood. Ongoing
21.21.01 Carry out a public consultation with residents around Hall Farm Road Sports Ground once covid restrictions are lifted. In progress
21.25 Revisit requests for grit bins later in the year Open