The tender to upgrade the Sydonia play area was officially published and sent out on 15th March 2017. A number of play companies have been invited to tender for the project. An investment of up to £55,000 will be made into the area and this funding will cover everything from new play equipment, an outdoor gym, and new goal ends, to improved footpaths and additional lighting. Grant funding will be applied for to help deliver the project. A contractor will be appointed on19th May 2017, once all tenders have been reviewed. A full public consultation on proposals for the development of the play area will run from 27th May to 10th June 2017.
Environmental Team - March Update
Since taking over responsibility for the management of Ginhall Green last June, Leominster Town Council’s Environmental Team, in conjunction with the Parish Lengthsman, have been working on a number of improvements to the greenspace that runs between Buckfield/Godiva Road and Ginhall Lane (now registered as Ginhall Green with Ordnance Survey). Works have been carried out before the deadline of 1st March to overgrown hedges along the length of the greenspace, with more work planned for Autumn 2017. The view from the top of the cyclepath is now cleared of overgrown hedge and you can see as far as Croft Ambrey. Improvements to the path from Wesley Road to the terraced play park on Godiva Road have now begun and the rest of the path will be scraped to take it back to the original width. The play equipment, on both parks, is being given a lick of paint and the surfaces have been cleared back and sprayed. New bins are on order and we will be looking at redistributing them to give a better coverage. They will be suitable for litter and dog waste, which has become an issue of late. The Community Dog Warden has been asked to visit the area. The Town Council services all of the bins along Ginhall Green, so please report any issues to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In allotment news, we now have a small number of plots available on the Ginhall Lane Allotment site. Prices start at £25 per year for a ¼ plot, £50 for a ½ plot, and £100 per year for a full plot. The allotments have accessible water tanks, a community shed, swap table, composting toilet and space for parking. Allotment plot holders are also given the opportunity to become a member of The Allotment Association, for an additional £5 per year, which covers insurance for tools, gives access to discounted seeds, organises trips to local gardens, and holds events such as plant fairs and BBQ’s. For further details, or to register your interest, please contact the Town Council by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01568 611734.
Julie Debbage - Environmental Services Supervisor.