a) To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Parks & Recreation Committee held on 6 September 2021;
b) Matters arising from the minutes not covered elsewhere on the agenda (Questions on the progress on any item).
The minutes of the Parks & Recreation Committee held on 6 September 2021 were received as a correct record.
Minute No. PR454 – Football, Cricket, Bowls & Park Run Update
The Chair advised that the provision of a defibrillator, toilet facility and pitch marking at King Georges Field has been identified as part of the Football Association funding.
The Deputy Town Clerk reported that discussions were ongoing with Witney Bowls Club regarding moving the irrigation controller and ongoing responsibility for irrigation.
Minute No. PR455 – Committee Work Plan
The committee expressed disappointment that the work at Park Road play area was yet to be completed. It was noted that whilst the equipment was in place the safety matting was yet to be finished and full safety inspections undertaken. The committee was assured that officers were liaising with the contractors to get the work finished.
Clarification was sought regarding the funding for Burwell Hall changing rooms and it was confirmed that some of the allocated funding could be used to start the project. The Committee resolved to allocate the funding accordingly to employ architects and carry out scoping work on budgets, permissions required and potential timelines.