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Recreation & Leisure Committee

Recreation & Leisure Committee

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
Livesey House
7 St Johns Hill
Shrewsbury
SY1 1JD

To Members of the Recreation & Leisure Committee

Councillors Phil Gillam (Chair),Bernie Bentick, Mary Davies, Chris Lemon, Kevin Pardy, Elisabeth Roberts, Alex Wagner & Becky 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 6 March 2024 at 6.00pm at Committee Room, Livesey House, St Johns Hill in order to transact the following business.

Helen Ball
Town Clerk

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 meeting held on 17 January 2024

  • 4MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING

    To consider any matters arising from previous meetings

  • 5CAPITAL PROGRAMME

    To receive an update on the current status of the main Capital Programme

  • 6MARTYN'S LAW

    To consider a response to the Home Office consultation in relation to Standard Tier Capacity Buildings as part of Martyn’s Law legislation

    https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/martyns-law-standard-tier-consultation#:~:text=Consultation%20description&text=The%20bill%20will%20impose%20requirements,take%20place%20at%20the%20premises

     

  • 7FOOTFALL

    To receive an update into the monitoring of footfall

  • 8FISHERIES

    (i) To receive an update on Shrewsbury Town Fisheries;
    (ii) To update the Committee on continued discussions with Rowley & Fenemere.

  • 9TEAM SHREWSBURY

  • 10QUARRY

  • 11PLAY AREAS

  • 12SHREWSBURY IN BLOOM

    (i) To accept the notes of the Shrewsbury In Bloom Group Meeting held on 22 February 2024
    (ii) To receive an update on the preparations for Shrewsbury in Bloom 2024

  • 13ALLOTMENTS

    To accept the notes of the Allotment Secretary Meeting held on 14 February 2024

  • 14TREE UPDATE

  • 15MEMORIAL POLICY & RENEWALS

  • 16CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

  • 17COMMUTED SUMS

    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) 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

    (v) Radbrook College site – Open space adoption – officers met with Floreat Homes on site – likely adoption once all phases are complete

    (vi) 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