Recreation & Leisure Committee
SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
7 St Johns Hill
To Members of the Recreation & Leisure Committee
Councillors Phil Gillam (Chair),Bernie Bentick, Chris Lemon, Kevin Pardy, Elisabeth Roberts, David Vasmer, Alex Wagner & Becky Wall.
All other members of the Council for information
You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of the Town Council’s Recreation & Leisure Committee scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17 January 2024 at 6.00pm at St Johns Hill, Council Chamber in order to transact the following business.
Meeting Agenda Items
1APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive and accept apologies for absence
2DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
To receive Declarations of Pecuniary Interest in accordance with the Code of Conduct
3MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
To approve the minutes of the meting held on 8 November 2023.
4MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING
To consider any matters arising from previous meetings
To receive an update on the current status of the main Capital Programme.
To receive an update into the monitoring of footfall
(i) To receive an update on Shrewsbury Town Fisheries;
(ii) To update the Committee on continued discussions with Rowley & Fenemere.
(i) To receive an update on the work of Team Shrewsbury and any operational impacts from crime & anti-social behaviour
(ii) Policing Charter – To receive an update on the Policing Priorities.
To review the list of projects for inclusion in the Place Plan.
To review a plan for the continuation of the Rangers Project (including Town Rangers, Quarry Security and Taxi Marshals)
i) To receive an update on the Quarry Events Programme for 2024
ii) To update Committee on the refurbishment of the Queen Mothers Garden
12RECREATION GROUND MATTERS
Boiler House Pitch, Copthorne – To update committee on the temporary relocation of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Helipad to facilitate construction work
13SHREWSBURY IN BLOOM
i) To receive an update on the Shrewsbury in Bloom Judging date and Route
ii) To receive an update on the Town Council Open evening date
iii) To consider a request from Shropshire Horticultural Society to provide an exhibit for the Flower Show.
To receive a report on the construction work to progress the beaver project
To receive an update on outstanding developer discussions/negotiations:
(i) Copthorne Barracks Play and Open Space – offsite contributions to play (£30,498 – £20498 for Shorncliffe Drive & £10000 for Silks Meadow – to be paid on 75% occupancy) and open space (£115,000 for sports pitches & associated facilities at County Ground – paid on 50% occupancy) – funds in relation to landscaping at the County Ground have been drawn down
(ii) Barratt Homes/Bovis Homes – Mytton Oak Road – Phase 1 adopted; Snagging Phase 2/3 commenced. No identified date for transfer
(iii) Shrewsbury South Urban
1. Sutton Grange site – ongoing – likely transfer in 2024/25 – recent meeting with Taylor Wimpey to discuss logistics for transfer
2. Bellway Homes site – discussion on land adoption and adoption of acoustic fencing
3. Galliers site – early discussions on land adoption
4. Community Centre – location on the site
(iv) Crowmoor House – s106 agreement for offsite play & open space contribution to be used for Upton Lane & Monkmoor Recreation Ground – two-staged payments on trigger on percentage occupied properties. Council to bankroll work at Upton Lane Rec – forms received for drawn of funding
(v) Harlescott Infants/Juniors site – Offsite contributions to sport. Approvals for use of the funds at Kynaston Road Recreation Ground for drainage works – form received for drawdown of funds
(vi) Radbrook College site – Open space adoption – officers met with Floreat Homes on site – likely adoption once all phases are complete
(vii) Weir Hill – Agreements to adopt the land at a future time have been signed -meeting with Taylor Wimpey looking at the possibility of the countryside land to be transferred ahead of the POS on the development site