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Estates Agenda – 14th February 2022

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PADDOCK WOOD TOWN COUNCIL

The Podmore Building, St Andrews Road, Paddock Wood

Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6HT

Telephone:  01892 837373

www.paddockwood-tc.gov.uk

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NOTICE OF A MEETING OF THE ESTATES COMMITTEE to be held on Monday 14th February 2022 at 7.45pm in the Day Centre, Commercial Road.

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APOLOGY:   Kevin Butler, Estates Manager

Cllr M Flashman

 

ES62            DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

ES63            MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on the 13th December 2021.

 

ES64            MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES

  1. a) ES53(a) – the specimen trees have been planted at Putlands, and the whips have been taken to FHW.
  2. b) Day Centre Tree stumps – a scan of the area has taken place and the contractors have advised that the stumps are too close to the cables to be ground out.
  3. c) ES60 – Invicta Law have been contacted and asked to act on the Council’s behalf.
  4. d) Bench at Ringden Avenue

The Grant funding has been approved and the contractor will install the bench as soon as possible.  Permission will need to be obtained from KCC to work on the highway.

  1. e) The council’s insurance company has agreed to pay for the damage to the fencing at the Memorial Playing Field following tree damage last summer.
  2. f) Contractors have re laid the hedge of St Andrews Old Churchyard. A lot of replacement hedging has been required due to the amount of tree ivy.

 

ES65            GREEN LANE POND

See attached report

 

ES66            CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

The council’s contract for the Christmas lights has now expired.  The contractors have offered to renew the contract for another three years at a cost of £5800.  A new scheme would cost £8120.  The council had budgeted £10,000 for Christmas Decorations in total, which also has to include installation and the cost of the trees.

Recommendation: the existing contract is renewed for a further three years.

 

ES67            HANGING BASKETS

As it is the Platinum Jubilee the Council’s plant contractor has advised that they can put together a colour scheme of Red, White, Blue & Silver.

The cost will be £4136 including installation.  The Council has budgeted £5,000 for Town Centre planting.

Recommendation: that the quote should be accepted, and the order placed for Jubilee colours.

 

ES68            FOAL HURST WOOD

The section 106 funding which had been allocated to replace the footbridges is not yet available.  As two bridges are in urgent need of replacement it is recommended that existing funding of £3000 in the FHW budget should be used to replace them.

 

ES69            TERMS OF REFERENCE

To note the revised Terms of Reference.

 

ES70            PADDOCK WOOD FOOTBALL CLUB

To consider the attached request for 18/19th June 2022.

 

ES71            DATE of NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on the 14th March 2022.

 

 

NICHOLA REAY

Clerk to the Council

8th March 2022