The Committee received the report of the Operations & Estates Advisor updating on issues with the allotments owned by the Council.
The Deputy Town Clerk gave a verbal update on the fencing for Hailey Road Allotments and reported that further quote had been received from a contractor together with an ‘in house’ bid. The Committee considered the bids and were of the opinion that further clarification was needed on the content of the submissions to ensure that value for money was met and that timescales could be adhered to. It was proposed and agreed that the matter be delegated to the Town Clerk to award the contract subject to clarification of the content of the bids.
The Committee considered issues with flooding at the Lakeside allotments and the request to carry out a survey to establish works that may be needed. It was indicated that the topographical information would be important when considering if any works would be feasible. It was agreed that the survey should be undertaken.
1. That, a topographical survey around Lakeside allotments to determine the extent of a bund required to prevent flooding to the allotments be approved at the cost identified in the report; and
2. That, a decision on the boundary fencing works at Hailey Road allotments be delegated to the Town Clerk to approve a contractor subject to clarification of the ‘in house’ bid.