2015/11/02 Playground

2nd November 2015
353 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Children’s Playground Charity Trustees held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 2nd November 2015.
354 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.
355 Apologies for Absence: None.
356 Minutes of Previous Meeting
The Minutes of the Ordinary meeting of the Playground Charity Trustees held on Monday, 5th October were approved then signed by the Chairman.
357 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
Councillor Ribbons referred to item 320 – he advised that he will deliver some end caps for the protruding bolts on the cargo net to Mr Stefan Laws.
358 Receipt of Declarations of Trustees’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda
359 Matters raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration/ Terms of Reference
The member of the public asked for a copy of the Terms of Reference for the Playground Management Committee when they have been finalized.
360 Terms of Reference
The Chairman read out suggested Terms of Reference for the Playground Management Committee; RESOLVED to adopt them and to publish them on the parish council website.
361 Inspection Report/ Repairs
Councillor Bennet reported on the inspection made with Councillor Ribbons on 6th October in the light of the issues raised by Mr Laws: (1) the roof panels on top of each of the two towers are rotting and there are some rough edges where pieces have broken off. It was noted that the panels are not structural; (2) the cradle swing does not swing correctly as the casing to one anti-wrap bearing is damaged. It was noted that replacement parts have been ordered from Playdale; (3) the platform floor at the slide end is beginning to delaminate in one place. At present this is not considered a structural issue nor a trip or splinter hazard; (4) it was noted that the loose stones on the entrance wall have already been re-fixed.
RESOLVED that Mr Laws be asked to smooth any rough edges to the roof panels and that Councillor Bennett obtain and circulate quotations for replacing the eight roof panels and platform floor.
362 Date of Next Meeting
It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Monday, 1st February 2016.
Sue D. Hayward, Deputy Clerk to the Trustees