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Agenda for the Open Spaces meeting to be held on Tuesday 10th November 2020

Posted on 5th November, 2020 in Agendas - Open Spaces

A meeting of the Open Spaces Committee will take place on Tuesday 10th November 2020 at 19:30hrs.


The meeting will be held with participants being present through remote attendance by virtue of Statutory Instrument 2020 No 392 (The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.


In accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public and press are very welcome to attend the meeting.


Members of the public who would like to attend this meeting must notify the Deputy Town Clerk by telephone or email before 9am 10th Novermber 2020. Further instructions will be given to allow them to join the meeting on Skype. The public are invited to submit their questions or raise issues relevant to the work of the council to the Deputy Town Clerk. The overall time available for this session is restricted to 15 minutes unless the Chair decides otherwise. Individual speakers are restricted to 3 minutes and are asked not to repeat points that have been made previously. It is helpful if potential contributors can make themselves known to the Meeting Administrator when they are contacted on Skype before the meeting so that the session can be programmed effectively.


Public participation is not part of the formal meeting of the Council however a note will be made of matters raised and recorded at the start of the minutes of the meeting.


The business to be transacted at the meeting is outlined on the Agenda below. Any reports listed as “to follow” will be made available as soon as possible, and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.


The Agenda for the meeting is given below. Please contact the Town Council Office if you would like a copy of any of the reports.



Hayley White

Town Clerk






Open Spaces Committee Agenda


  1. Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Councillors unable to attend the meeting.


  1. Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations from Councillors and Officers of interests in respect of matters to be considered at this meeting, together with an appropriate statement regarding the nature of the interest.


  1. Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 22nd September 2020 as a correct record.


  1. Financial Monitoring

To receive information about the Open Spaces Committee budget and expenditure.


  1. Grounds Team Report

To receive a report on recent Grounds Team work.


  1. Smoking ban on the playground

To consider whether smoking can be banned on the playground.


  1. Skatepark

To consider the current state of the equipment and possible repairs.


  1. SCC Climate Emergency Fund Community Fund

To consider the application received from Powrmatic Woodland Creation Project.


  1. Cycle track/Pump track

To consider the possibility of a cycle track or/and a pump track on the Open Spaces.


  1. South Somerset District Council (SSDC) – Tree Giveaway

To consider the Application Form received from SSDC and suggestions for a location.


  1. Britten’s Field Usage

To discuss the current usage of Britten’s Field.


  1. Herne Hill

To provide information about bat and bird boxes for Herne Hill.


Click here to download an agenda


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