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
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
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
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.