2014/03/03 Playground

3rd March 2014
265 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Children’s Playground Charity Trustees held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 3rd March 2014.
266 Present: Chairman – T.G. (Terry) Bond, Councillors H.M.E. (Harriet) Bradfield, A.J. (Tony) Houghton, S.L. (Shirley) Mason, K. (Keith) Palmer, N. (Nigel) Ribbons, P.N. (Paul) Williams and A. (Angela) Woods, the Clerk – L.D. (Denise) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk – S.D. (Sue) Hayward, City Councillor K. (Kath) Graham and 2 members of the public.
267 Apologies for Absence: None.
268 Minutes of Previous Meeting
The Minutes of the Extraordinary meeting of the Playground Charity Trustees held on Monday, 2nd December 2013 were approved then signed by the Chairman.
269 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
Members referred to item 262, regarding end caps – the Clerk advised that they have not been found. RESOLVED that the Clerk again contact Envirocare to recover them or to ask Envirocare to replace them.
270 Receipt of Declarations of Trustees’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda
271 Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration
A resident queried whether or not litter should be picked up from the playground by the contractors [Envirocare] weekly as it hasn’t been collected for some time – the resident himself has kindly picked it up.
272 Inspection Report/ Repairs
It was noted that Lancaster City Council’s quarterly inspection report had been received and that: (1) the balance beam is rotten at the fixing point. It was noted that Councillor Ribbons has checked this and that the beam is not considered to be dangerous; (2) there is a query about the height of the flat seat swing – it was noted that the height complies with RoSPA recommendations; (3) there is damage to the anti-wrap bearing to the cradle seat swing – no action is considered necessary at this time.
273 Aerial Runway
It was noted that the bark to the runway needs replenishing before Easter; RESOLVED that the Clerk liaise with Councillor Ribbons to arrange this.
274 Date of Next Meeting
It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Thursday, 8th May 2014.

Sue D. Hayward
Deputy Clerk to the Trustees