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Sports Area

Background – The Parish Council currently has a long lease from DDDC for the sports area. This lease does not preclude the Parish Council from renting the area out in order to secure an income. You may recall that when we leased the Community Centre from DDDC, it was rented to secure an income until the time the direct costs involved were no longer sustainable by the Parish Council.

The Parish Council over the past few years has been considering how to improve the sports area which is in need of some TLC. It has now been closed for renovation for over a year now on safety grounds (for sports). The Parish Council has also over a number of years been budgeting for works to be done but this has proved very expensive. Therefore it is not possible to renovate the area without grant funding. We have applied for grants but as yet have been unsuccessful.

Following the successful rent last year, the Parish Council has decided to hire the area out again. We are currently awaiting a decision from DDDC regarding planning permission. The renting out for 2 years should give us sufficient funding to renovate the area. Four parties have enquired about renting the area out. The Parish Council has stipulated that the activities in this area should be exercised based for children. The Parish Council has drawn up a specification and 3 parties have submitted proposals. These proposals will be looked at shortly.

It is stressed that the Parish Council does intend on renovating the area but this seems to be the only way of raising funding in order to renovate the area into a multi-use games area. We will continue to look at grant funding as this will 'boost' any funding we can secure.

If you have any comments please let us know.

We will keep residents up-to-date with the progress on the sports area through our Newsletter and on this website.

February 2018

Next Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday 9th May 2018 - Annual Parish Meeting at 6.00 pm, Annual Meeting of the Parish Council at 6.30 pm and Full Council Meeting at 7.00 pm

at The New Bath Hotel
All Welcome
Click here to see Agenda

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