PADDOCK WOOD TOWN COUNCIL
The Podmore Building, St Andrews Road, Paddock Wood
Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6HT
Telephone: 01892 837373
NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE ESTATES COMMITTEE to be held on Monday 12th April 2021 at 7.30pm, this meeting will be held via ZOOM.
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ES78 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
ES79 MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on 8th March 2021.
ES80 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING
(a) ES67 – The order has been placed for the hanging baskets and installation is due at the end of May/beginning of June.
(b) ES69 – An update will be given at the meeting.
(c) ES70 – County Councillor Hamilton has advised that due to the upcoming county elections there is no grant funding available at present. Applications will have to be held until after the May elections.
(d) ES73 – The slow worm survey at the Closed Church Yard is underway.
(e) Southern Water will be commencing work on Green Lane Recreation Field week commencing 12th April 2021.
ES81 MEMORIAL PAVILION AND FIELD
(a) A request has been received from Paddock Wood Cricket for permission to hold two charity cricket matches this summer. At its meeting on 9th March 2020 the committee passed the following resolution:
It has become apparent that the project to build a community centre and the desire to have hard ball cricket on the Memorial Ground are not mutually compatible with each other.
Therefore, until the Community Centre project has completed RIBA stage 4, this council will not consider hardball cricket on the Memorial Field. It will however consider softball cricket on a one-off application basis.
The dates requested are as follows: Sunday 11th July and Sunday 29th August. It has also been requested that the Estates Manager prepares the wicket for the matches.
The planning application for the Community Centre has been submitted and a decision is expected prior to the proposed dates.
(b) A request has been received from St Andrews Youth Club to use the pavilion for a pop-up café on Wednesday afternoons after the further easing of restriction in May. A risk assessment has been submitted and use of the kitchen would be required. At present only the toilets are available for the football teams to use. The kitchens and changing rooms are not being used.
(c) The Town Council has allocated £15k for improvements to the pavilion this year. Attached is the specification for the work required. To date only one contractor has been willing to quote for the work. The Estates Manager is trying to obtain further quotes.
ES82 PUTLANDS FIELD
To consider the attached information
ES83 TREES GREEN LANE
See the attached report.
ES84 ELM TREE PITCHES
Following the recent traveller incursion, the football pitches have been severely damaged and are currently unable to be played on.
The Estates Manager is obtaining quotes for remedial work and members will be updated as soon as they are available.
(a) The new brick paving at the Cemetery is crumbling. The matter has been raised with the contractor and he is in contact with the supplier of the bricks to find a solution.
(b) The drainage work is due to start in May.
ES86 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will take place on THURSDAY 6TH MAY 2021.
Clerk to the Council
6th April 2021