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Alton Town Council - Open Spaces Committee

Members as at June 2015:-

 Name Position Town Ward
 Councillor Matthew Bayliss Chairman Alton Westbrooke
 Councillor Mike Dicker Vice Chairman Alton Amery
 Councillor Sharon Cullen Member Alton Westbrooke
 Councillor Derek Gardner Member Alton Wooteys
 Councillor Graham Hill Member Alton Ashdell
 Councillor Pam Jones Member Alton Whitedown
 Councillor James Voller Member Alton Holybourne

Open Spaces Committee Meeting - 3rd June 2015

 Committee Councillors in attendance CommitteeCouncillors who were absent
 Councillor Matthew Bayliss Councillor Mike Dicker
 Councillor Sharon Cullen Councillor Graham Hill
 Councillor Derek Gardner 
 Councillor Pam Jones 
 Councillor James Voller 

Correspondence from Alton Allotment Association to the Open Spaces Committee

Agenda:

Minutes:

The minutes included the following about the Car Park at Hawthorn:-

042 Car Park Facilities at Hawthorn Allotment Site
The committee reviewed the three quotes which had been received to provide permanent car parking facilities at the Hawthorn Allotment Site.  This project had been on-going since 2012 but due to budget restraints each year had been deferred.  Members discussed at length the merits of the location of the car parking facilities seeking further discussion with the Allotment Association and confirmation of any planning constraints regarding sky line before any decision is made.  On the proposal of Councillor Mrs Jones, seconded by Cllr Voller it was
Resolved
To defer a decision on car park facilities at Hawthorn Allotment Site.

 
Open Spaces Committee Meeting - 15th July 2015

 Committee Councillors in attendance  Committee Councillors who were absent
 Councillor Matthew Bayliss Councillor Mike Dicker
 Councillor Sharon Cullen 
 Councillor Derek Gardner 
 Councillor Graham Hill 
 Councillor Pam Jones 
 Councillor James Voller 

Correspondence from Alton Allotment Association to Councillor Matthew Bayliss

Agenda
http://www.alton.gov.uk/AltonTownCouncil/UserFiles/Files/Agendas/Open%20Spaces/20150710084724795.pdf

Minutes

The minutes include the following comments relevant to allotments:-

130 Allotment Update

Members received a comprehensive update report on a meeting held with the Allotment Association on 2nd July, the current position on the waiting list for plots (site by site, together with approximate waiting time); the outcome of the plot inspections undertaken to date and a site update on the storage container now in situ on the Spitalfields/Wooteys site. Following the trial period for the maintenance of each of the sites, in agreement with the Chairman of the Allotment Association and the Grounds Manager, this will be handed back to the AA, site by site in a phased handback. Councillors Mrs Jones and Mrs Cullen both agreed to represent the council on the Allotments Advisory Sub Committee which was Resolved to be established in June 2014. In order to clarify the membership of the sub committee, in addition to two councillors, up to five members of the Allotment Association would be invited to attend, together with two officers of the council; Mrs Samantha Brown and Mr Ty Smith.


139 Car Park Facilities at Hawthorn Allotment Site

The committee reviewed the three quotes which had been received to provide permanent car parking facilities at the Hawthorn Allotment Site. This project had been on-going since 2012 but due to budget restraints each year had been deferred. The Allotment Association had confirmed they would like to see the work undertaken this year and Councillors in agreeing to the work being undertaken members requested that the Grounds Manager liaised with the Allotment Association for their views on when the work should be undertaken and the materials to be used. On the proposal of Councillor Mrs Jones, seconded by Councillor Voller it was

RESOLVED

To engage Emily’s Road Markings to undertake the work as per the quotation received in the sum of £9,730.30 subject to confirmation from the Allotment Association on timing and agreement to materials to be used.






 
 
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