Recreation & Leisure Committee
SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
7 St Johns Hill
(Please be aware that this meeting is not recorded)
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 5 July 2023 at 6.00pm at St Johns Hill, Committee Room 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 10 May 2023
4MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING
To consider any matters arising from previous meetings
5OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT COVER
To introduce staff charged with covering the vacant Head of Operations post.
6SAFER PARKS FOR WOMEN & GIRLS
To consider how the Town Council might ensure all of its parks are safer for Women & Girls as defined by modern guidance
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 the development of the Shrewsbury Town Fisheries;
(ii) To receive an update from the Town Clerk regarding her discussion with Rowley & Fenemere Angling Association and consider any way forward.
(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.
11SAFER 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 the Quarry Events Programme for 2023
13SHREWSBURY IN BLOOM
(i) To receive an update on summer planting for 2023
(ii) To accept the notes of the Shrewsbury in Bloom Group Meeting held on 23 May 2023.
14FIELDS IN TRUST
To receive an update from the Town Clerk regarding the potential of registering open space with Fields in Trust.
15RECREATION GROUND MATTERS
(i) Wakeman School Field – to receive an update on the discussion with Shrewsbury College regarding potential use of the Wakeman Field.
(ii) Moston Road – To receive an update on the installation of the wheeled sports track at Moston Road.
To receive an update on Shropshire Council’s intended process for any Community Allotment requests on Shropshire Council land
To receive and adopt the Minutes of the recent Working Group Meetings held on:
(i) Quarry Working Group – 9 May 2023, chaired by Councillor Alan Mosley
(ii) Clean River Working Group – 21 June 2023, chaired by Councillor Rosemary Dartnall
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 2023/24 – 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