Minutes of the Play Committee Meeting
       held on Wednesday 17 October 01 at 7.30pm in the Community Centre

Present:   M Ellwood (chair)   JE Coston   L Henderson   HM Smith
           The clerk SJ Daniels

548/01 1   Apologies for absence   K Finney   RLE Waters

549/01 2   Minutes
           The minutes of the meeting of 11 June 01 were approved and signed as
           a true record.

       3   Matters Arising
550/01     Basketball Goal - Froment Way
(337/01)   The clerk had asked T Nicholls to remove the basketball frame - to
           be stored in MCC garage until a suitable site is found.  ME to
           discuss with RLEW.
           (See also min 449/01).

551/01     Humphries Way
(338/01)   170 metres of hedging - quick growing but to a height of
           approximately 60 cms - was needed!
           It was AGREED that the site was safer with no barrier along the
           boundary. (See also min 449/01).

552/01 4   Equipment condition update
(498/01)   Bridge at The Rowans play area still not repaired.  Invoices
           totalling £313 received. Original quotation as reported in minute
           449/01 was therefore correct - minute 498/01 incorrect.
           Responsibility for bins - Recreation Grounds MCC ORG - play areas
           Maintenance Committee.  Noted that a replacement bin on Froment Way
           was needed (min 517/01 refers).
           It was AGREED  that the robin mobile on Froment Way should be
           replaced by a Wicksteed elephant.  The clerk would obtain cost.

553/01 5   Play Inspection Rota
           Noted that LH was due to inspect play areas in October .

554/01 6   Skate Park
           Discussions with youngsters about skate board equipment were ongoing.
           JEC reported the problems at Waterbeach - the skate park was too
           close to houses;  in addition two youngsters had broken legs.
           AGREED that skate board facilities should be provided.  A site at the
           southern end of the basketball court was proposed. The cost would be
           £4500-£5500. The youngsters should be encouraged to help raise funds
           towards this project.
           The clerk would find out whether Cornhill would provide insurance

The meeting ended at 8.20pm.