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Agenda for Open Spaces Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at 20:30hrs.

Posted on 27th January, 2021 in Agendas - Open Spaces

A meeting of the Open Spaces Committee will take place on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at

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 on 2nd February 2021. 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




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

2. 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

3. Minutes
To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 10th November 2020 as a correct record.

4. Action List
To review the current Action List and update accordingly.

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

6. Grounds Team Report and Chipper Report
To receive a report on recent grounds team work and the chipper.

7. Lawsons Circus
To consider the request to allow the circus to come Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th July 2021.

8. Skatepark
To consider the request from a resident for signage on the skatepark.

9. Ecological Emergency
To discuss investigating the implications for the Council.

10. Bench
To discuss an alternative option for the bench by the tennis courts.


To download an agenda please click here  02.02.21 Open Spaces agenda

and the agenda attachments:

Agenda 3 – Minutes – 10 11 20

Agenda 4 – Action List

Agenda 5 – Financial report

Agenda 6 – Chipper report

Agenda 6 – Grounds Team Report

Agenda 7 – John Lawson’s Circus

Agenda 8 – Skate Park Signage

Agenda 10 – Bench options

Agenda 10 – Old Bench info for reference


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