EDITED – 22 August 2018
EDITED – 17 August 2018
EDITED – 15 August 2018:
EDITED (14 August 2018): Work has begun – I can only assume that the request by two councillors to Pauline Rigby (clerk) to delay the park until October failed to materialise.
Posted: 4 August 2018:
Earlier in the year, URPC decided on a welcome and ambitious plan to refurbish the play park in two phases with a budget of £50,000 spread over two years. The old equipment was removed, which means the kids have nothing to play on, until the new equipment is installed. This was supposed to be done for the Summer Holidays – two weeks ago. The URPC website has not been updated with any progress on this, which is what I have come to expect from our PC. I just wish Marc Buffrey had stayed to steer URPC in the right direction and keep us informed.
Children’s Play Park:
b) Councillors considered the tender documentation and discussed the timeline for the project. A new phrase had been proposed to clarify the Council’s obligations under phase two. Councillors then resolved to approve the tender documentation, and selected timeline Option B, which seeks completion of the project in the first week of the summer holidays. This will necessitate holding an extraordinary meeting on 23 May to consider the bids received.
Therefore, my question has to be, “where is our new play park?” The deadline has come and gone. Deja vu, it would appear that the council is following previous trends and slowing the process up intentionally. If we take previous experiences on board it will take two years to complete, just as they did with acquiring and leasing the village hall.