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Minutes of the Parks, Gardens, Allotments and Open Spaces Committee meeting on Monday 19th July 2021 at 7pm held at Wallingford Town Hall

 

Those present:  The Town Clerk/ RFO, Michelle Taylor, The Senior Administrator, Mrs Tracey Collins

In attendance:   The Mayor, Councillor Harris,  Councillors Holder, Keats-Rohan, Lester

117/21.ELECTION OF A CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN

It was proposed by Mayor Councillor Harris, seconded by Councillor Lester and RESOLVED THAT Councillor Holder take on the role of Chairman of the Parks, Gardens, Allotments and Open Spaces Committee for the 2021 – 22 Municipal Year

It was also Proposed by Mayor Councillor Harris, seconded by Councillor Holder and RESOLVED THAT Councillor Lester take on the role of Vice Chairman of the Parks, Gardens, Allotments and Open Spaces Committee for the 2021 – 22 Municipal Year

The Town Clerk/RFO and Councillors wished to thank Councillor Kidley for his  time as Chairman

118/21.APOLOGIES

Mr Bryan Gilbey, Parks Foreman

Councillors Holford, Kidley and Sinkinson

119/21.DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

There were no declarations of interest

120/21.PARKS, GARDENS, ALLOTMENTS AND OPEN SPACES MINUTES

To resolve that the minutes from the meeting of the Parks, Gardens, Allotments and Open Spaces Committee held on the 23rd April 2021 are a true and accurate record of the meeting, and authorise the chairman to sign them as such

It was proposed by Councillor Lester, seconded by Councillor Keats-Rohan and RESOLVED THAT these minutes are a true and accurate record of the meeting, and the Chairman is authorised to sign them

121/21.PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – NOTIFIED AND IMPROMPTU 15 MINUTES IN TOTAL)

There were no members of public present

122/21.COACH AND HORSES- USE OF THE KINECROFT

It was proposed by Councillor Lester, seconded by The Mayor Councillor Harris and RESOLVED THAT the retrospective extension of the agreement between Wallingford Town Council and the Landlord of the Coach and Horses regarding use of the Kinecroft be given until 19th September 2021 and which point the agreement ends and conditions revert back to pre-COVID

123/21.THANKS FROM COUNCILLOR D. WHELAN

Councillors noted thanks to Parks teams for their wonderful flower displays again this year

124/21.TREE SURVEY

The Town clerk reported that following the survey, the works of high level risk  had been completed, the works of medium level now need to be actioned.

It was proposed by Councillor Lester and seconded by Councillor Keats- Rohan and RESOLVED THAT the following the surveys the medium level risk tree works be carried out

125/21.SENIOR OFFICER TO GIVE ALLOTMENT UPDATE

  • Mrs Collins reported that there was now 32 people on the waiting list and continually growing, 3 would be allocated soon which would leave 29
  • There was no more information with regard to Site B and the potential for new allotments
  • The WAGS Show (Wallingford, Allotments and Gardens Society) would take place on the 11th September the office would put some dates out for Councillors to meet at the allotments and decide on the trophy winner

126/21.FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  •             Market Place use – The Mayor, Councillor Marcus Harris
  •             Community Gardens/Low mow – Councillor Holder
  •             Queens Green Canopy – Councillor Keats-Rohan
  •             Gate in Castle Lane – Councillor Keats-Rohan, Monument update – ongoing
  •             Lidl Bench and Notice Board Update – Councillor Lester

Meeting closed at 8pm