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Agenda for Open Spaces meeting on Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 20:30hrs

Posted on 29th March, 2021 in Agendas - Open Spaces

A meeting of the Open Spaces Committee will take place on Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 20:30hrs.


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 on 6th April 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.


  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 10th November 2020 as a correct record.


  1. Action List

To review the current Action List and update accordingly.


  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. Cemetery tidy up

To consider removal of tree stumps to improve areas of the cemetery


  1. Cemetery benches

(a) Request from a resident to add a memorial bench to the bottom of the cemetery

(b) To consider moving one of the existing benches from the cemetery to the canal area


  1. Volunteers

To receive a report about insurance for volunteers and how to manage volunteers


  1. West Crescent

To discuss plans for a meadow of wild flowers


  1. Fencing the play park
  • To consider erecting a chain link fence
  • To consider enhancing the chain link fence with suitable hedging


  1. Recreation Ground

Pending the outcome of Agenda no.11, to consider whether dogs should be banned from the new play park



 Please click here to download the agenda for the Open Spaces meeting to be held on 06.04.21 


and please click below for the agenda reports:

Agenda 3 Minutes – 02.02.21

Agenda 4 OS Action List 06 04 21

Agenda 9 Volunteer policy document

Agenda 9 Volunteers Insurance email

Agenda 10 Meadow Plan



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