Recreation and Leisure Committee

You are here

Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 - 18:00

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
Riggs Hall
The Library
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AS

To Members of the Recreation & Leisure Committee

Councillors N Green, I Jones, N Laurens, Ms J Mackenzie, K Pardy, K Roberts, D Vasmer & R Wall

All other members of the Council for information

Dear Councillor

You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of the Town Council’s Recreation & Leisure Committee scheduled to take place on Wednesday 05 December 2018 at 6.00pm in Room SGH020 at the Guildhall, Shrewsbury, in order to transact the following business.

Helen Ball
Town Clerk

Meeting Agenda Items

# Item
 

1

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive and accept apologies for absence.

 

2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive Declarations of Pecuniary Interest in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

 

3

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 October 2018.

AttachmentSize
Microsoft Office document icon Agenda 03 Previous Minutes_Recreation Leisure 18.10.10.doc109 KB
 

4

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING

 

5

COUNTRYSIDE UPDATE

Matt Wilcoxon, the Countryside & Greenspace Team Leader shall be in attendance to provide an update on managing the Town Council’s Countryside Estate and future projects in the making.

 

6

QUARRY

To receive an update from the Outdoor Recreation & Assets Manager on the following matters involving the Quarry:

 

(i)   Update of events in the Quarry for 2018;

 

(ii)  Update of events in the Quarry for 2019;

 

(iii)  Update on footfall activity in the Quarry;

 

(iv)  Tendering for Ice-cream & refreshment concessions

AttachmentSize
File Agenda 6.1 End of Year Quarry Events 2018.docx15.36 KB
File Agenda 6.2 Proposed Quarry Events 2019.docx21.08 KB
 

7

RECRUITMENT OF A MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Further to the discussions last month, members will receive an update on the recruitment of a Mechanical Engineer to bring our engineering functions in-house.

 

8

REMEMBRANCE

(i)         To receive an update on recent Remembrance Activities involving the Town Council;

 

(ii)        To finalise the location for the planting of Remembrance Oak Trees in each ward

 

9

MARKETS

To receive an update by the Outdoor Recreations & Assets Manager on the work of the general market including general arrangements, uptake and waiting lists.

 

10

RECREATION GROUND & OPEN SPACE MATTERS

To receive the Outdoor Recreation & Asset Managers Update Report on the following:

 

(i)  Upton Lane Recreation Ground update on feasibility work with BMX Consultant;

 

(ii)  County Ground – update on ballpark costings for the Pavilion Extension and ratification of progress;

 

(iii)  Monkmoor Recreation Ground update on recent ASB and the resultant installation of CCTV Cameras.  Members are also asked to consider installation of railings around the Pavilion;

 

(iv)  Oakfield Drive – update on unauthorised encampment;

 

(v)  Abbey Gardens demands for tree works in the gardens from a neighbouring resident;

 

(vi)  Radbrook Recreation Ground – update on completion of extension to the carparking area by SAHA;

 

(vii)  Castlewalk Recreation Ground – update on the creation of the footpath towards the Riverside Meadow development site.  Members also need to consider a programme for levelling the surface to maintain the integrity of the landfill cap.

 

11

USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Never more has there been a time to use modern technologies to assist the Town Council in managing the public estate.  The Projects Officer will report on the following technologies:

 

(i)         GIS Mapping and the current programme of mapping streetlights;

 

(ii)        Geosensing and the need to understand footfall numbers for general usage, compliance with licences and the management of crowd control;

 

(iii)       CCTV cameras and the mobile access to data;

 

(iv)       Bodycams and the use by operatives;

 

(v)        Shopwatch Radios and the use by operatives.

AttachmentSize
File Agenda 11.3 CCTV Cameras.docx6.44 MB
 

12

FISHERIES

To receive an update on work in relation to the management of the Shrewsbury Fisheries.

 

13

TEAM SHREWSBURY

To receive an update on the work of Team Shrewsbury.

 

14

SHREWSBURY IN BLOOM

To receive the outcome of the Britain in Bloom Results.

 

15

CHRISTMAS

To receive an update on plans for Christmas including:

 

(i)         Installation of Christmas Lights;

 

(ii)        Christmas Lights Switch On;

 

(iii)       Carols in the Square

 

16

COMMUTED SUMS

To receive an update on developer discussions/negotiations:

 

(i)  Radbrook College Site – Upgrades to play areas in the vicinity of the development site – tenders are out for the upgrades to Grangefields and Bank Farm Road Play Areas

 

(ii)  Copthorne Barracks Play and Open Space – offsite contributions to play and open space – awaiting progress with Pavilion Extension

 

(iii)  Riverside Meadow s106 agreement – contribution to creating footpath access to Castlewalk Recreation Ground – works began 26th November to install the footpath

 

(iv)  Shelton Hospital Land Transfer – Adoption & Maintenance of open space – awaiting completion of landscaping

 

(v)  Barratt Homes - Hanwood Road Land Transfer – Adoption & Maintenance of open space – Land adopted

 

(vi)  Barratt Homes/Bovis Homes – Mytton Oak Road – planned adoption for the start of the 2019 grass cutting season

 

(vii)  Shrewsbury South Sustainable Urban Extension

(a)   Sutton Grange site – ongoing – unlikely to transfer in the next financial year

(b)  Bellway Homes site – discussion on land adoption and adoption of acoustic fencing

(c) Galliers site – early discussions on land adoption

(d) Community Centre – location on the site

 

(viii)  Ingleby Way – Adoption & Maintenance of open space – now ready following clarification of hedgerow ownership;

 

(ix)  Holgate Drive – Adoption & Maintenance of open space - awaiting completion of snagging;

 

(x)  Belvidere Paddocks – Adoption & Maintenance of open space – ready awaiting trasfer;

 

(xi)  Arlington Way – Adoption & Maintenance of open space - awaiting completion of snagging;

 

(xii)  Sweetlake – Creation of play area; Adoption & Maintenance of open space – S106 money issue now resolved – works being planned

 

(xiii)  Shrewsbury Town Football Club – Offsite contribution to the improvement to football playing surfaces at Radbrook Recreation Ground – awaiting tender proposals for pitch levelling

 

Word Document