Grant for Playground
Finn informed meeting that a meeting to discuss the new Playground area has
been set for Thursday March 7th 2013 in village hall. Mr Mole, Mr Brown and Mr Kilpin to attend
with Mr Finn
Tender for Grass Cutting:
Mrs Pointer has now
received all tenders for the Grass Cutting for the Playing Field and Areas
around the village.
It was agreed after
discussions that ideally it would be best if we could have Oakley Football
Club to take care of cutting the playing field and Children’s Play Area. And for the areas around the village to be
taken up by one of the other tenders.
This would it seem be the cheapest option.
Mrs Pointer to check with
Company tendered they are willing to take half of the contract (areas around
the village) before a final decision can be made.
on Sub Committee for Playing Field
Mrs Pointer reported that
letters had been sent to the various Committees asking them if they wish to
have a representative on the Sub Committee
for the Playing Field, and if they were interested to contact Mr D Cherry.
Mr Cherry reported that at
this moment in time he has received no word regarding this matter from any of
the people contacted.
for Goal Posts via Grant from Oakley Football Club
Mrs Pointer informed all
that a request via Mr A Durndell had been submitted to the Parish Council,
this request is to ask the Parish Council if they would provide New Goal
Posts for the Oakley Football Club.
The Parish Council can apply for a grant from the Football Foundation
who issue grants for goal posts for villages if the ones they own are rusty,
The Football Foundation can pay up to half the costs for new goal posts. It may also be possible to apply to the Bucks
Playing Field Assoc. for a grant to help towards the cost of the half the
Parish Council would have to pay.
After discussions took
place as to whether the Football Club should apply for the Grant themselves
and pay for the goal posts. It was decided that if the Football Club agreed
that these Goal Posts would stay out in the Playing Field to allow children
in the village to use them as they use the other ones at present, then the
Parish Council would be prepared to fund the remaining money if the Grant was
Mrs Pointer to write to Mr
A Durndell to inform him of the decision.
Mr E Deeprose, Chairman of
the Oakley Garden Club Committee, had sent an email to the Parish Council
asking for the following clarifications to be made:
To clarify that the Parish Council has agreed that the waste can be
dumped from the ditches to an area in the corner of the field.
Answer: Parish Council agreed that waste can be dumped from the
ditches to an area in the corner of the field, it was decided the best way to
deal with the waste would be to level it out (not to leave it in a mound in
the corner of the field) and eventually it can be covered, grass or maybe
If any further ditch clearance would be required where would the
Parish Council dump that waste?
Answer: All waste at present time will be put into the corner of
What access is available to the field with relation to machinery?
Answer: Mr Hopcroft had
informed the Parish Council that access to the gate should be available
within the next month. This access will
always be there even after the houses are built.
To sum up: Clarification was given to the Orchard
Committee that waste will be dealt with by early summer.
Also it was decided that
for the future, matters arising regarding the Orchard would be dealt with at
the forth coming Sub Committee for the Playing Field meetings. Suggested that Mr Deeprose attends meetings
with the Sub Committee.
Mrs Pointer/Mr Cherry to
inform Mr Deeprose when the first meeting will take place.