Grant for Playground
Mr Finn was asked how long
before we get the Grant for the Play Area.
Mr Finn informed all that he has been trying to get a date, he was
told we had been allocated the grant on 10.12.2012., and although Mr Finn had
tried to contact the appropriate people, (mainly Emma Brooks, Grant Manager)
he had as of yet not been able to obtain a date that the grant would be
given, but will continue to pursue.
Mr Finn gave a copy of
letter from FCC which states we have agreed to unlock Landfill Communities
Fund monies from WREN’s Main Grant Scheme by providing the match funding of
£6,150.32. The money will be returned
to Oakley Parish Council, when the grant is paid. This has been proposed and seconded by
Oakley Parish Council.
Wicksteed Playground Inspection Survey.
Pat Pointer will inform
Wicksteed Playground Ltd., that we do not wish to go ahead with
recommendations on the play area survey, until we have the grant through and
the changes are made to the Play Area.
Dog Waste Contract.
Pat Pointer informed AVDC
that we wish to go ahead with the proposed Dog Waste Contract., which is less
than 50% of the cost of the present scheme. AVDC have collected monies via
direct debit, Mr Kilpin asked Mrs Pointer to check, why we have to pay now
for a contract that starts on 1st April 2013.
Drainage to football pitch – Mr D
Cherry has spoken with Mr A Durndell regarding drainage of football
pitch. Mr M Addison who was present at
meeting informed Parish Council that at present Oakley Football Club have an
agreement with Thame Football Club, to use pitches there if Oakley is to wet
to play on. It was decided Mr D Cherry will speak with Agri Power of Great
Missenden to find out cost of 80 tons of sand to spike the pitch and fill
holes with sand. It was discussed that
we could mole drain, but this means the pitch would be out of action for some
time, so spiking would probably be the better option.
Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge/Football Pitch Drainage
As per 3D above.
Tender for Grass Cutting:
Mrs Pointer has put 3
tenders out for quotation on Grass Cutting.
And at present received
one reply with quote, plus a query from another company asking for size of
area’s to be cut. Mr Mole to draw a
map for Mrs Pointer to use.
The Play area has now been
added to the requirements for grass cutting.
Mrs Pointer to re do quotes adding this to them.
Mrs Pointer was also asked
to ask Mr A Durndell from Oakley Football Club to quote for the grass
Letter had been sent to
Rights-Of Way re unsafe state of bridge into playing field from Meadow Close...
Also the Style at the southern end of the bridge at the bottom of playing
field is in need of repair. No response received. Still no response from Bridles &
Footpaths Department – Mrs Pointer to chase.
Bucks Playing Field
It was agreed to donate
£20 as we do each year.
A letter has been received
from Mr F Ashurst, asking if it is possible for a section of the sports field
to be made into a Bowling Green, as we have a very good indoor Bowling Club
in Oakley Village.
Discussions took place
regarding the best position for a Bowling Green in the sports field; also
overall discussions took place as to what are the village needs of the Sports
Field. It was decided that the best
way forward would be to set up a “Sub Committee” for the Sports Field meeting
separately to the Parish Council Meeting, and for this group to discuss all
aspects of future requirements for the sports field which would then be
reported back to the Oakley Parish Council before decisions would be made. It was thought that, Mr Ashurst,
(Representing Bowling Club) 2 members of Oakley Parish Council, Mr D Cherry
and Mr D Pearce, Mr A Durndell or Mr M Addison (representing Oakley Football
Club) and perhaps Scout Master would be the members of this committee. PP to send letters of invite to the above
Mr Mole asked Mrs Pointer
to add that Mr Mole will check on legalities of setting up a “Sub Committee”
A letter has been received
from Chairman of Oakley Football Club, Mr M Addison, asking permission to go
ahead with a Football Tournament and Beer Festival to be held on 15th
June 2013 they will be teaming up with Oakley Pre School for this.
Mr Addison was present at
the meeting and he was informed that permission for this has been given. Mrs Pointer to reply to letter.
from L Campo
Mr Mole informed all that
he had received an email from Lisa Campo who lives on Oxford Road, asking if
it is possible to have the Plum Tree which is in the Playing Field and backs
on to her garden, trimmed as it was last trimmed about 5 years ago, but it is
now very high and out of control, causing problems with wasps in the summer
months. Mrs Pointer to get quotes for
trimming of the tree and will reply to Lisa Campo’s email.