Recreation & Leisure Committee
SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
To Members of the Recreation & Leisure Committee
Councillors Bernie Bentick, Phil Gillam, Chris Lemon, Kevin Pardy, Elisabeth Roberts, Alex Wagner, Becky Wall & Rob Wilson
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 18 January 2023 at 6.00pm at Council Chamber, Shirehall 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 meeting held on 9 November 2022.
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.
To receive an update on the development of the Shrewsbury Town Fisheries
To receive an update on the work of Team Shrewsbury and any operational impacts from crime & anti-social behaviour
9SAFER STREETS 4 FUNDING
To receive an update on the Safer Streets 4 Funding Award and the Town Council’s involvement in delivering the project.
To receive an update on Policing Priorities
To receive an update on matters relating to River Safety
To receive an update on the Quarry Events Programme for 2023
13SHREWSBURY IN BLOOM
To accept the notes of the Shrewsbury In Bloom Group Meeting held on 29 November 2022.
14RECREATION GROUND MATTERS
(i) Poplar Island, County Ground – To provide an update on the feasibility of developing a disc golf course in the area.
(ii) Church Road Recreation Ground – To receive a report regarding the hardstanding area and basketball court.
To receive an update on the Community Allotment at the Grange Youth Centre
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)
(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 2021/22
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;
(v) Harlescott Infants/Juniors site – Offsite contributions to sport. Initial discussions have taken place with Sports Development at Shropshire Council on how the contribution might be spent. Further work is needed.
(vi) Radbrook College site – Open space adoption – officers met with Floreat Homes on site – likely adoption later in the 2021/22
(vii) Weir Hill – Agreements to adopt the land at a future time have been signed