2012/09/03 Playground

3rd September 2012
153   Un-confirmed Minutes of an Extraordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Children’s Playground Charity Trustees held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 3rd September 2012.
154   Present:  Chairman  –  Councillor T.G. (Terry) Bond, Councillors H.M.E. (Harriet) Bradfield, A.J. (Tony) Houghton, S.L. (Shirley) Mason, N. (Nigel) Ribbons, P.N. (Paul) Williams and A. (Angela) Woods, the Clerk  –  L.D. (Denise) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk  –  S.D. (Sue) Hayward and one member of the public.
155   Apologies for Absence:  Councillor K. (Keith) Palmer (another meeting).
156   Minutes of Previous Meeting
The Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of the Playground Charity Trustees held on Monday, 2nd July 2012 were approved then signed by the Chairman.
157   Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
158   Receipt of Declarations of Trustees’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda
159   Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration
160   Lancaster City Council (Lancaster CC) Inspection Report/ Update on Repairs Necessary to the Playground
It was noted that the following points had been highlighted in the report:
1. “rusting protruding wire to seat centre straps [of double cradle swing]”  –  RESOLVED to ask Mr Neil Pharaoh, Parish Contractor, to wrap self-amalgamating tape around the wire;
2. “trip points to timber edging and cobbles at exit, rubber surfacing shrinking around edges to climbing frame and seesaw”  –  RESOLVED to ask Lancaster CC to advise on whether or not the defect might be remedied by removing the timber edging and turfing up to the rubber surfacing.
161   Finance
RESOLVED to authorise and sign the cheque for the following account:
Playdale (aerial runway spring)       £35.70  (009)
162   VAT Claim
It was noted that a VAT refund can be claimed in respect of the bark as the order had been raised, and the invoice paid, by Silverdale Parish Council.  RESOLVED to discuss how to deal with future VAT claims at the next meeting of the Playground Charity Trustees.

163   Bark for Aerial Runway
RESOLVED to consider adding more bark in the spring and, meanwhile, to ask Mr Pharaoh to rake over the bark.
164   Date of Next Meeting
It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Monday, 3rd December 2012.

Sue D. Hayward
Deputy Clerk to the Trustees