16/151. Declarations of interest.


Public recess.

No public.

16/152. Approval of minutes.

The minutes of the meeting held on 16 November were approved by Cllr Brady, seconded by Cllr Bowles; all those at the meeting in favour.

16/153. Matters arising.

It was noted that a Tennis Rep had not attended the previous two meetings

Action points

Clerk to invite Warren (Tennis) and Matt (Table tennis) to attend the next Recreation meeting.

Cllr Brady will email information on local support groups to the Clerk.

Cllr Sunners will investigate sponsored trips to a local motor-cross facility

Cllr Walton will investigate the status of planning permission for the Recreation Ground extension

All other action points had been actioned.

16/154. Football matters.

There was no representative from the Football Club at this meeting and no issues have been raised.

16/155. Tennis Club.

At 7.07pm Steve Ruddiford from the Tennis Club joined the meeting.
Confirmed the Open Day was still scheduled for 16th April at 11.00

Cllr Bowles asked for a breakdown of the tennis club users, and how many are Parish residents. Steve said he would get this information for the Committee but that there was a good proportion of local children.

16/155 Continued

Talked about Phil, the Tennis Coach doing a lot of children’s coaching sessions, and these children often join as junior members of the club. Once they get to 16/17 years old they then join as full members. They also become Swindon tennis league members.

Cllr Jefferies discussed the use of “Raring to Go” magazine being used more to promote the facilities. Also discussed Phil, the Tennis Coach buying advertising space to benefit his business. Cllr Brady suggested this be taken off line for a future discussion.
It was confirmed that Steve would invite Cllr Jefferies to a meeting to discuss this further.

16/156. CVPA

No issues to report.

16/157. Pavilion

No issues to report

16/158 Recreation Ground

The playing surfaces are currently too wet to be used. It has been suggested that planning permission be submitted for Astroturf to be laid. There are no further issues to report.

16/159. Recreation Hall

The newly installed PIR lighting needs to be adjusted and Cllr Sunners is in contact with the electrician.
The fire door to the kitchen area is no longer closing properly. This will need fixing due to fire regulations. Cllr Walton to investigate.

16/160. Youth Activities

The Wednesday night van has good attendance. No issues to report

16/161. Care of vulnerable people

No issues to report.

16/162. Any Other Business.


The meeting closed at 7.15pm.

Date of next meeting: Monday 15th February 2016 at 7.00pm in The Old Chapel, Butts Road.

Summary of Action Points

Cllr Brady

15/141 Email information on local support groups to the Clerk

Cllr Sunners

15/141 Investigate the possibility of sponsored trips to a local motor-cross facility

15/147 Arrange for new lights at the Recreation Hall to be adjusted

Cllr Walton

15/141 Review the status of the planning permission for a Recreation Ground extension


16/153 Invite reps from the Tennis and Table tennis clubs to attend the next Recreation meeting.

Cllr Rawlings and Cllr Walton

16/159 Cllr Rawlings and Cllr Walton to investigate the kitchen door in the Rec hall no longer closing properly.