PADDOCK WOOD TOWN COUNCIL
The Podmore Building, St Andrews Road, Paddock Wood
Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6HT
Telephone: 01892 837373
NOTICE OF AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING OF THE ESTATES COMMITTEE to be held on Monday 23rd August at 7.45pm in the Day Centre, Commercial Road.
ES12 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
ES13 MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on 6th May 2021.
ES14 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING
(a) All items to be held over until the next regular meeting
ES15 Special motion
The committee is asked to consider the special motion seeking to overturn a resolution passed by the Estates committee on the 6th May. This has been brought forward by the signed request of 5 councillors.
The original special motion as due to go to full council, but after email exchanges between Cllr H Atkins and the Deputy Clerk, the deputy clerk sought advice from KALC and it was agreed that it should come to the Estates committee first.
On the Estates meeting dated 6th May 2021, agenda item ES5(a) the amended resolution made in the meeting being:
Cllr Atkins proposed, Cllr Boyle seconded:
The Town Council allows PW Cricket to use the Memorial Field and Pavilion on the 11th July 2021 and provisionally, the 29th August (this date would be subject to availability.) Both dates subject to Government Covid 19 Guidelines. Neither date to be used as a campaign against the community centre project.
Cllr Turk proposed the following amendment, Cllr Boyle seconded the amendment:
The above agreement is subject to a solemn undertaking by PW Cricket that the events will not be used to thwart the building of the community centre.
The amended resolution was CARRIED unanimously.
We feel that this is discriminatory to a particular group, an unreasonable demand, and that the Town Council has no legal standing to demand these conditions on the hire of a field.
We 5 councillors are writing to you the proper Officer for a special motion at full council to reverse the decision above as in our standing orders 7a made on the estates committee and to put forward the motion:
The Town Council allows PW cricket to use the Memorial Field and Pavilion on the 29th August subject to Government Covid 19 Regulations.
ES16 SAHRUDAYA ROYALS CRICKET CLUB
The SRCC have recently hired the memorial field for a number of cricket fixtures, agreeing with and also complying with the condition placed on hirers to not use cricket matches to campaign against the Community Centre Project.
The SRCC are now seeking agreement from the Estates Committee to use the Memorial Field as their home ground for their Kent Regional League matches next season.
ES17 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will take place at 7.45 pm Monday 13th of September at the Day Centre Commercial Road.
Cllr Derek Boyle
Chair of the Estates Ctte
Cllr Meryl Flashman
Chair of Full Council
16th August 2021