Decision Maker: Strategy and Resources Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Service Delivery presenting the revised design for the Play scheme proposed for Promenade Park (attached at Appendix A to the report) for approval, following public consultation. The report also sought Members’ approval to progress with procurement of a suitable contractor.
Detailed background information regarding development of the scheme was set out in the report and Appendix B set out the report considered by the Community Services Committee in November 2018. It was noted that a public consultation on the scheme had been undertaken and the results of this was set out in the report. Appendix C to the report provided details of the revisions to the design following the public consultation.
The Chairman moved the recommendations as set out in the report. This was duly seconded. A number of Members commented on the excellent work done by Officers in developing the scheme which was felt would be an asset to Maldon, Promenade Park and the District as a whole. Thanks to those Officers involved were given.
During the debate that ensued a number of questions were raised and the Commercial Manager provided the Committee with the following additional information:
· The Scheme included a number of specific elements for children with access requirements, such as wheelchair swings. Members were advised that Officers hoped to further develop the surrounding area and reference to a sensory area was made. The Commercial Manager agreed to forward details of this to Members.
· Investment for a CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera was proposed and if agreed would cover the proposed area and form part of the live contract the Council had with Chelmsford City Council.
· The funding of this project had come from allocated Section 106 monies (£52,000 approved in 2017 with a ten-year timeframe) and the capital budget (approved in 2018).
In response to a suggestion that the Council could run a competition to seek ideas for the name of the proposed sensory garden, Members were advised that Officers would take this forward.
In response to a question regarding Riverside Park, Burnham-on-Crouch, Members were advised that proposals were in the budget for the next financial year but the details of these had yet to be approved by Members.
The Chairman put the recommendations as set out in the report and these were agreed by assent.
(i) That the revised Garden Play area design proposals (attached at Appendices A and C to the report) be agreed;
(ii) That Officers proceed with procurement of all elements of the play site and associated works based upon this design via existing supplier Framework agreement.
Publication date: 09/12/2020
Date of decision: 24/11/2020
Decided at meeting: 24/11/2020 - Strategy and Resources Committee