Amenities Committee

Event Details

Agenda – Meeting 10 (2023/24)

Amenities Committee Meeting Pack 11 March 2024

Please note the minutes remain in draft format until approved at the next committee meeting.

10. Amenities Committee Minutes 11-03-2024

1.    Apologies and reasons for absence

To receive apologies and note reasons for absence from members.

2.    Declarations of interest

To note any declarations of interest on items which are on the agenda.

3.    Public participation

Members of the public are invited to speak on items which are on the agenda in accordance with FTC  policy on public speaking at meetings:

4.    Approval of minutes

To approve and sign the minutes of the Amenities Committee held on 12th February 2024 (included in meeting pack).

5.    Committee vacancy

To note that there is a current vacancy on the committee and that Cllr Wade is interested in joining the committee.  This will be an agenda item for the next Full Council Meeting to be held on 25th March 2024.

6.    Green Gates Community Park

  1. To receive a verbal report from the Clerk following the meeting held with Stephenson-Halliday and Horticon on 5th March 2024
  2. To agree any further actions to be taken

7.    Town Clock

To receive a verbal update, from the Clerk, following a meeting held on 6th March 2024 with CWAC Highways Officer, Cumbria Clocks, KDE and Blue Arrow Traffic Management.

8.    Active Travel

  1. To receive a verbal update from Cllr Eakin and note that Transport for Wales will provide funding to print and install active travel maps/information boards at Frodsham Railway Station with North Cheshire Community Rail Partnership funding the artwork
  2. To note that the bike maintenance event is taking place on 5th April 2024

9.    Community orchards

  1. To note that a meeting has been arranged with Mersey Forest for 9th April 2024 at 1pm to visit each of the orchards
  2. To note that the Clerk has submitted an expression of interest to CWAC for potential funding for volunteer days and trees/stakes

10.  Tarvin Road Cemetery

  1. To note that there has been a theft of a marble plinth from the cemetery which has been reported to the Police and PCSO
  2. To consider further action to be taken

11.  Top Road play area

  1. To note that 82 consultation letters have been sent to residents with a date of 15th March for response. Frodsham Church of England Primary School has also been invited to take part in the consultation
  2. To note that all responses will be collated and presented to the Amenities Committee Meeting due to be held on 8th April 2024

12.  Quotations received

  1. To consider the quotation for works to replace bin and install new big ben unit, remove graffiti from swings (£550)
  2. To consider the quotation to cut the hedges and trim the laurels at Ship Street Orchard (£190)
  3. To consider the quotation to provide an additional bin on the memorial site (£525)
  4. To consider the quotation to replace safety fencing over the bridge and jet wash to remove graffiti from the bridge at Churchfields (£588)
  5. To consider the quotation to turf 4 x plots and remove branches from top of cemetery (£125)
  6. To consider the quotation to provide a 5-bar gate at the end of the track alongside Forest Hills Hotel on FTC land to prevent access by motorbikes (£528)
  7. To consider the quotation to remove and dispose of the rotunda on Main Street (£575)

13.  Tree dedication ceremony (Memorial site)

  1. To note that the ceremony will take place on 1st May 2024 at 10.30am and will involve Tom Blundell BEM, the 5 local schools and High Sheriff of Cheshire (itinerary to be circulated nearer the time)
  2. To consider the quotation to install 7 pressure treated posts (£525)
  3. To consider the quotation from Forrest Hills Hotel to provide tea, coffee, juice and biscuits (£70)

14.  Clerk’s report

To receive any additional report.

15.  Date of next meeting – 8th April 2024

16.  Close of meeting