2017/03/06 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 6th March 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 6th February 2017.
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 February meeting and make any necessary decisions about them.
To consider the quotes for the proposed surface under the zipwire.
To decide what action to take with regard to the HSBC bank.
To confirm the date for the next meeting of the Trustees.

Mrs Denise Challenor
Clerk to the Trustees Tel. 01524 761824

6th March 2017
440 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Children’s Playground Charity Trustees held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 6th March 2017.
441 Present: Chairman – T.G. (Terry) Bond, Councillors J. (John) Bennett, A.J. (Tony) Houghton, 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 one member of the public.
442 Apologies for Absence: None.
443 Minutes of Previous Meeting
The Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of the Playground Charity Trustees held on Monday, 6th February 2017 were approved then signed by the Chairman.
444 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
No information received.
445 Receipt of Declarations of Trustees’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda
446 Matters raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration
A resident asked the Trustees to consider the possibility of noise and nuisance to neighbouring properties when deciding on the location of any new benches and read out covenant 3B pertaining to the playground which covers this point.
447 Inspection Report/ Repairs
Councillor Bennett gave a report following his inspection of the playground and the following points were noted:
1. Junior Multi-unit – this has been repaired and made safe. It will be monitored for rot;
2. Wooden log train – some protruding screws have been removed for safety. It was noted that this equipment is popular with toddlers and so ways of salvaging it will be looked at;
3. Gate at entrance to playground – it was noted that Mr Paul Holgate has advised that he is in the process of re-working the original metal gate and intends putting in place a wooden gate as a temporary measure. RESOLVED that Councillor Bennett ask Mr Holgate to fit the temporary gate this week and to install the metal gate within 2 weeks ready for the Easter holidays.
448 Aerial slide (runway surfacing)
It was noted that Lancaster CC had already 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, but have not given a firm quotation. Two quotations have, however been received – one from Sovereign for £14,770.22 and one from Playdale for £9,750.00. RESOLVED to ask Lancaster CC to carry out the work.

449 Bank Account
The Clerk reported that the bank account for the playground (with HSBC) is in ‘dormancy’ due to the length of time that the account was inactive and that HSBC are arranging a telephone appointment to discuss the problem. RESOLVED to open an account with Santander if the problem is not solved soon.
450 Date of Next Meeting
Monday, 3rd April 2017.
Sue D. Hayward
Deputy Clerk to the Trustees