Minutes of the meeting Parks and Environment and Hall Committee 10th February 2021
The meeting was held on a remote basis in accordance with the provisions of The Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Meetings) (Wales) Regulations 2020, these regulations remain in force until 30th April 2021, or earlier if repealed. These regulations temporarily supersede those of Resolven Community Council Standing Orders for meetings.
Present: Cllr’s Mr N. Francis (Chair), Mr K. Sims, Mr A. Jones.
Minutes: C. Payne – Clerk
Apologies: Mrs D. Stroud, Mr G. Evans, Ms Kamila Kulik.
The installation of Des’ bench will take place when restrictions allow.
A request for road markings to the disabled access to the gate at the bottom of the park in Vaughan Avenue. County Councillor D. Lewis has advised this matter is ongoing.
Due to current restrictions the opening of the bowling green may be delayed.
A meeting of the bowlers to discuss how to increase membership and get more people playing bowls and using the pavilion, has suggested the following ideas:-
a)A franchise to run a small cafe in the pavilion
b) Volunteer gardeners to look after the beds around the green
c) Advertising boards along the railings for sponsored sports
New lagging required for the pavilion roof to bring up to current regulations.A grant was sourced for this project but rejected. Further funding will be sourced when possible.
Most benches have been painted.
Spring item repaired and installed in previous location.
The gate at the park entrance needs to be widened to allow disabled access – Ongoing
The disabled path will be installed near the end of March.
The 2020 ROSPA report was discussed and some issues will need be addressed, mainly surfaces around the equipment.
The defibrillator for Abergarwed has been purchased and will sited in the telephone box when restrictions allow.
No issues reported.
Planning application No. P2021/0077 – Retention of use of land as storage yard for scaffolding supplier, plus construction of new detached building with associated works .
This is was discussed by members of the parks committee who highlighted yet another development that might in future time infringe on the canal line, which is protected by an act of Parliament. The finance committee will discuss further and recommendations will be sent to the planning authority.
Proposals in order of priority for the next financial year
Zip Wire – quotes to be obtained
Cinder Track – quotes to be obtained
Revamp the MUGA – removal of fencing to allow access