2017/02/06 Playground

SILVERDALE PARISH COUNCIL – Trustees of Silverdale Childrens Playground Charity

Trustees are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend an ordinary Meeting of the Playground Charity 521323 Trustees, on Monday 6th February 2017 following the Council meeting, in the Silverdale Institute, Spring Bank, Silverdale, for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda:
To receive apologies for absence.
To confirm the Minutes of the last meeting held on Monday 7th November 2016.
To raise any matters arising.
To receive declarations of Trustees interests relating to any items appearing on the Agenda.
Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration.
To discuss any matters of concern following the January playground inspection and make any necessary decisions about them. (Emailed to Cllrs. 16/1/17)
To consider the funds and how the repairs will be financed.
To confirm the date for the next meeting of the Trustees.

Mrs Denise Challenor
Clerk to the Trustees Tel. 01524 761824

6th February 2017
430 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Children’s Playground Charity Trustees held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 6th February 2017.
431 Present: Chairman – T.G. (Terry) Bond, Councillors J. (John) Bennett, S.L. (Shirley) Mason, K. (Keith) Palmer, (Nigel) Ribbons, D. (David) Sandiford and P.N. (Paul) Williams, the Clerk – L.D. (Denise) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk – S.D. (Sue) Hayward and no members of the public.
432 Apologies for Absence: Councillor A.J. (Tony) Houghton.
433 Minutes of Previous Meeting
The Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of the Playground Charity Trustees held on Monday, 7th November 2016 were approved then signed by the Chairman.
434 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
No information received.
435 Receipt of Declarations of Trustees’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda
436 Matters raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration
437 Inspection Report/ Repairs
Further to Lancaster City Council’s (Lancaster CC) playground inspection and Councillor Bennett’s subsequent inspection Councillor Bennett had circulated a written report to Members in advance of the meeting, his report was noted and a verbal update given:
1. Junior Multi-unit – Councillor Bennett has replaced two anti-snag cap covers. RESOLVED that Councillor Bennett meet with Mr Stefan Laws and point out the areas in need of sanding down and filling and that Councilor Bennett ask Playdale (initially) for their price for the eventual renewal of the unit;
2. Wooden log train – it was noted that this is deteriorating more than the other pieces of equipment and that its replacement should be considered before too long – perhaps with a different item;
3. Trim Trail – Lancaster CC’s report has identified rot in various places. RESOLVED that Councillor Bennett join the Lancaster CC Inspector on his next inspection (due in March);
4. Gate at entrance to playground – RESOLVED that Councillor Bennett check on Mr Paul Holgate’s progress regarding a new gate (and the costs involved), and if Mr Holgate is unable to fit a gate by 28th February, that the parish council go ahead and order the RoSPA compliant gate which was discussed and agreed at the meeting of the Playground Charity Trustees on 3rd October last year (at a cost of £813 + VAT plus delivery charge);
5. Aerial slide (runway surfacing) – the Clerk reported that Lancaster CC have given a rough estimate of £3,000 to dig out the woodchip, add top soil, lay grass mats with under matting and either turf or seed over. RESOLVED that the Clerk obtain quotations for the work for the next meeting of the Trustees with a view to this being carried out around the beginning of May.
438 Financing of Repairs
RESOLVED to pay £800 for fitting a new gate in the children’s playground from capital funds (if necessary).
439 Date of Next Meeting
Monday, 5th March 2017.
Sue D. Hayward
Deputy Clerk to the Trustees