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 June 2023 in the Day Centre Commercial Road at 7.45 pm.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Cllr H Atkins, R Atkins, A Mackie, D Kent, T Mobbs, R Moon,
D Sargison, J Thompson
ES1 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
ES2 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN
- a) To elect the Committee Chairman for the year 2023/24
- b) To elect Vice Chairman for the year 2023/24
ES3 MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on the 10th April 2023.
ES4 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
a) ES71 c) Alternative quotes had been received. Orders had been placed for the urgent works. See attached.
b) ES71 e) Cricket Wicket – covered elsewhere on the agenda.
c) ES71 f) The resident concerned had contacted the clerk and asked that confirmation be sought as to who owns the boundary to the Memorial Field.
d) ES72 – The orders had been placed for the car park and replacement footbridges.
e) ES75 – The lights in both St Andrews Hall and the Day Centre had been replaced.
f) ES78 – the coronation bench had been received as had the memorial bench for David Henshaw. Now that the hoardings had been removed from around the Community Centre a final decision on their location needs to be made.
g) ES79 – the Tennis courts nets and posts have been purchased using some of the S106 funding from the Community Centre project.
ES5 FOOTBALL PITCHES
To consider the attached report.
ES6 DEVELOPER FUNDING MEMORIAL FIELD
To consider the attached report
ES7 LEVELLING UP FUND
The borough council has just released details of the second phase of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund. Full details are attached. The Estates Manager made a previous application and the council received funds for the Wildflower Meadow at the end of Green Lane as well as some trees for Foal Hurst Wood. The Closing date is 29th June and eligible projects will be as follows:
- Street Scene Projects
- Projects to improve Green Spaces
- Projects that provide training to the local community
Possible further projects could be:
- Bulb planting in the autumn, possibly a community event
- Additional wildflower areas on the town council’s open spaces. Attached are details of the areas the Town Council currently leaves wild.
ES8 REPLACEMENT VAN
The Town Council currently has a van on hire for which it pays £363.72/month. Purchasing an electric van proved to be uneconomic and it was agreed that a conventional van should be purchased. A total of £5,000 was allocated in the budget for 2023/24. The only company which will offer an agreement to a Town Council is BNP Paribas. The Council’s previous broker has identified a suitable van, details of which are attached for consideration.
ES9 TREE, MEMORIAL FIELD
A tree in the hedge line of the Memorial Field, backing onto Ringden Avenue has been identified as needing removal. Due to the location of the tree a tracked cherry picker & chipper will be required. Costs will be £2479.
Members are asked to APPROVE the expenditure.
ES10 ESTATES MANAGER’S REPORT
To receive an update on any issues not covered elsewhere on the agenda.
ES11 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will take place on Monday 10th July at 7.45 pm. Members are invited to meet with the Clerk and Estates Manager to take a walk around some of the Council’s Estate (to be agreed)
Clerk to the Council
6th June 2023