Southwick Playing Field


THE PLAYING FIELD AT SOUTHWICK.

Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 2nd February, 2016

at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

PRESENT.    Ted Pomeroy - Chair, Stephen Carey, Jennie Rowe, Ian Laing,

                      Anne Aland. Kath Noble, Roy Butt.

1.  APOLOGIES.    None

2.  MINUTES.

     The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on the 2nd December, 2015

     were agreed and signed.

3.  MATTERS ARISING.    None

4.  CORRESPONDENCE.   None

5.  TREASURER’S REPORT.

      Statement balance as at 14.12.15 - £3,806.93.

      We have received an anonymous donation of £1,000 towards the cost of

      repairing the swings.  Account from AVA £1,822.86 plus VAT £2,187.43 - this

      has been sent to the Parish Council for payment on our behalf.

      In January we requested the Parish Council to increase our precept to

      £5,000 to cover our expenditure for the current year.

      Estimated expenses - Grass Cutting £1,630 - Hedge Cutting  £90 -

      Spraying/Fertilizing £250 - Pitch Marking £270 - Play equipment repairs £2,200 -

      Various tree works £500 - Rospa inspection £125  - Ditch maintenance £150 -

      General repairs (benches, gates etc) £100.  Total £5,315.

6.   FIELD REPORT.

      Trowbridge Under 13’s have only played one game in December and one in

      January.

      Dog fouling - more and more people are letting their dogs free on the field, the

      play area needs to be enclosed.

      Cricket Club has moved the gang mowers into the tractor shed and have removed

      a minimal amount of rubbish.

      The trees overhanging the shed and goal area require attention - contact

       Phil  Goldsmith and one other.

7.   PLAYGROUND REPORT.

      Anne’s questionnaire is in the current edition of the Village News.

      Groundworks - these to be carried out when the weather improves

8.   SALE OF LAND.

      Stephen confirmed contracts of exchange have been signed by the two Parish

      Council representatives, we are now awaiting Matthew to sign for Southwick

      Car Sales.

9.   ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

      Roy has a hall booking by Scentworks Wessex for dog training, they wish to use

      the patio which will be fenced off.  As we have already agreed the patio is ancilliary

     to the hall there should not be any problem.

     Ted reported a group using the field on a Saturday morning - Roy confirmed a keep fit

     class, run by Dan Connally, uses the hall for an hour.

                                                         Signed                                                                                           .

                                                        

The Playing Field at Southwick

Registered Charity Number 305570

Bought by the Village as its Second World War Memorial

 

Management and Finance of the Field

The Playing Field at Southwick is a registered charity responsible for all decisions related to the Field although the deeds to the land itself are held by the Parish Council as Custodian Trustees.  As we have no independent income, other than small sums generated by pitch fees etc we are very grateful that The Parish Council has always given us an annual grant to support running cost such as insurance and grass cutting.

The Southwick Playing Field Management Committee consisting of representatives from village organisation, two Parish Councillors and elected members of the public meets Six times a year on a Tuesday evening.  We are always delighted when villagers attend our meeting to share their views with us.

Background

The Playing Field in Southwick must be one of the most visionary War Memorials in the country.  Villagers had the foresight to purchase a field that is now the central geographical, sporting and cultural heart of the Village. Parts of the Field are occupied by the Village Hall, Southwick Sports and Social Club and the Playground.  The Field itself serves the needs of footballers, cricket, fetes, events etc.

The playground equipment, including a large mound slide was originally installed in the early 1970’s.  Changing views and safety regulations however meant we had to remove the slide and other items in the year 2000.

After three years of fund raising we were able to install in 2003 a Toddlers tower, at a total cost of £8,300.  We raised 50% and the Parish Council and the West Wilts District Council each contributed 25%.  More recently the Area Board of Wiltshire Council and the Parish Council financed the tarmac path linking the Hall, the play area and Hollis Way and we provided the patio area on the filed side of the Village Hall.

Pressure to provide many other improvements linked to a lack of funds resulted in us seeking the help of the WWDC Community Development Team who helped us through the process of needs analysis, and public consultation.  Recently, on a number of occasions we have been lucky to receive Planning Gain “106” monies from developers building houses within the Village. This allowed us to install additional equipment such as the teenage shelter, outdoor gym equipment, inclusive slide roundabout and birds nest swing, the fort on the mound and the goal mouth/basket ball hoop.

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THE PLAYING FIELD AT SOUTHWICK.

Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 2nd February, 2016

at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

PRESENT.    Ted Pomeroy - Chair, Stephen Carey, Jennie Rowe, Ian Laing,

                      Anne Aland. Kath Noble, Roy Butt.

1.  APOLOGIES.    None

2.  MINUTES.

     The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on the 2nd December, 2015

     were agreed and signed.

3.  MATTERS ARISING.    None

4.  CORRESPONDENCE.   None

5.  TREASURER’S REPORT.

      Statement balance as at 14.12.15 - £3,806.93.

      We have received an anonymous donation of £1,000 towards the cost of

      repairing the swings.  Account from AVA £1,822.86 plus VAT £2,187.43 - this

      has been sent to the Parish Council for payment on our behalf.

      In January we requested the Parish Council to increase our precept to

      £5,000 to cover our expenditure for the current year.

      Estimated expenses - Grass Cutting £1,630 - Hedge Cutting  £90 -

      Spraying/Fertilizing £250 - Pitch Marking £270 - Play equipment repairs £2,200 -

      Various tree works £500 - Rospa inspection £125  - Ditch maintenance £150 -

      General repairs (benches, gates etc) £100.  Total £5,315.

6.   FIELD REPORT.

      Trowbridge Under 13’s have only played one game in December and one in

      January.

      Dog fouling - more and more people are letting their dogs free on the field, the

      play area needs to be enclosed.

      Cricket Club has moved the gang mowers into the tractor shed and have removed

      a minimal amount of rubbish.

      The trees overhanging the shed and goal area require attention - contact

       Phil  Goldsmith and one other.

7.   PLAYGROUND REPORT.

      Anne’s questionnaire is in the current edition of the Village News.

      Groundworks - these to be carried out when the weather improves

8.   SALE OF LAND.

      Stephen confirmed contracts of exchange have been signed by the two Parish

      Council representatives, we are now awaiting Matthew to sign for Southwick

      Car Sales.

9.   ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

      Roy has a hall booking by Scentworks Wessex for dog training, they wish to use

      the patio which will be fenced off.  As we have already agreed the patio is ancilliary

     to the hall there should not be any problem.

     Ted reported a group using the field on a Saturday morning - Roy confirmed a keep fit

     class, run by Dan Connally, uses the hall for an hour.

                                                         Signed                                                                                           .

                                                        

The Playing Field at Southwick

Registered Charity Number 305570

Bought by the Village as its Second World War Memorial

 

Management and Finance of the Field

The Playing Field at Southwick is a registered charity responsible for all decisions related to the Field although the deeds to the land itself are held by the Parish Council as Custodian Trustees.  As we have no independent income, other than small sums generated by pitch fees etc we are very grateful that The Parish Council has always given us an annual grant to support running cost such as insurance and grass cutting.

The Southwick Playing Field Management Committee consisting of representatives from village organisation, two Parish Councillors and elected members of the public meets Six times a year on a Tuesday evening.  We are always delighted when villagers attend our meeting to share their views with us.

Background

The Playing Field in Southwick must be one of the most visionary War Memorials in the country.  Villagers had the foresight to purchase a field that is now the central geographical, sporting and cultural heart of the Village. Parts of the Field are occupied by the Village Hall, Southwick Sports and Social Club and the Playground.  The Field itself serves the needs of footballers, cricket, fetes, events etc.

The playground equipment, including a large mound slide was originally installed in the early 1970’s.  Changing views and safety regulations however meant we had to remove the slide and other items in the year 2000.

After three years of fund raising we were able to install in 2003 a Toddlers tower, at a total cost of £8,300.  We raised 50% and the Parish Council and the West Wilts District Council each contributed 25%.  More recently the Area Board of Wiltshire Council and the Parish Council financed the tarmac path linking the Hall, the play area and Hollis Way and we provided the patio area on the filed side of the Village Hall.

Pressure to provide many other improvements linked to a lack of funds resulted in us seeking the help of the WWDC Community Development Team who helped us through the process of needs analysis, and public consultation.  Recently, on a number of occasions we have been lucky to receive Planning Gain “106” monies from developers building houses within the Village. This allowed us to install additional equipment such as the teenage shelter, outdoor gym equipment, inclusive slide roundabout and birds nest swing, the fort on the mound and the goal mouth/basket ball hoop.

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