Minutes of the Play Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 14 July 03 at 7.30pm in the Community Centre Present: M Ellwood (chair) EH Baker IR Cowley T Feetenby K Finney CJ Lock D May D Teeboon RLE Waters A Weeks The clerk SJ Daniels 302/03 1 Election of Chairman - ME was elected chairman. 2 Apologies for absence - JE Coston L Henderson HM Smith 303/03 3 Minutes - The minutes of the meeting of 8 January 03 were approved and signed as a true record. 4 Matters Arising 304/03 Work Party - a work party had dug over the bark at Humphries and (40/03) Froment Way. 305/03 Fence The Rowans - the fence had been installed. Repairs (8 slats (41/03) were missing) and realignment behind the swings were needed. The clerk would ask Mr Wayman to repair.. Action: the clerk 306/03 5 Play Areas - Inspections The Wicksted report had been received and circulated. It was AGREED that items in the high risk category should be dealt with immediately, items of medium risk should be put into the budget for repairs in the following year and low risk items monitored. Humphries Way - low risk items. Froment Way - seats for the swings and rotating swing to be replaced 2004 (medium risk) - cost £370. Goalmouths to be repaired in the Autumn. Action: RLEW & ME The Sycamores - the steps by the slide had been removed. Concrete to be removed at base of slide and infilling of remaining steps with ballast. Ground erosion at seat to be rectified. The clerk to liaise with J Gray MCC. Action: the clerk Repairs to Honeycomb Whirl to be carried out in 2004 (medium risk) - cost £840. Coles Road - there had been problems with glass in the bark. Kids 'R' Us and Pre-school carry out a visual check before using the apparatus. The clerk would ask MCC staff to carry out following repairs: remove broken telescope from multi-play unit, repair ground erosion at entrance and fix rubber stop to gate post. Action: the clerk Skate Park - barrier between skate park and football pitch not considered necessary. A piece of equipment (fun box) for 7/8 year olds was needed - approximate cost £6,000. It was suggested that the MCC be asked to remove the offensive graffiti only. Action: the clerk 307/03 6 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ME warned that the committee would need to consider the provisions in this Act when installing new equipment. 308/03 7 AOB Litter BMX Track - it was suggested that MCC look at employing RCT Adams for one hour per week to litter pick Coles Road. The Rowans - IRC agreed to inspect The Rowans play area. The meeting ended at 8.30pm.