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Walton Cardiff: Wheatpieces Parish Council decides on the future of the Sports Field

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At the Meeting of Wheatpieces Parish Council on Thursday evening, a decision on the future of the Sports Field was finally taken, after a process which has taken many months and included a Parish Consultation where Residents were asked for their views.

The Parish Council has concluded that the option which reflects what most people want right now, will be to have one full sized football pitch marked out on the Field, along with a smaller one too, leaving part of the Field left as grass only and open to other use at all times.

With the Field currently owned and managed by Tewkesbury Borough Council, the Borough will now be asked to undertake the work necessary to prepare the Field for its intended use, and mark out the Pitches – hopefully in time for use in the Autumn.

The question of ownership of the Field was also considered by the Parish Council on Thursday and they have decided that they will now work towards ‘adoption’ from Tewkesbury Borough Council.

This process will be subject to negotiations and legal agreements, but will see Wheatpieces  Parish Council taking responsibility for the Field, along with a sum of money which came from the Developer to maintain the Field for some years to come.

Adopting the Field will see future decisions for its use firmly in the hands of local people Рsomething I have keenly encouraged throughout the discussions which have taken place so far, not least of all as we are experiencing a continuing period of uncertainty over Planning and Development in the Borough.

I understand that there are no other plans for the Field at this stage, either within the Parish Council or at Tewkesbury Borough.

 

 

Wheatpieces Parish Council – Consultation on Multi-use Sports Field to begin

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At the Meeting of Wheatpieces Parish Council last night, it was confirmed that the Questionnaires for the Consultation on future use of the Multi-use Sports Field off Starling Road will be going out to Residents in the next few days.

Residents will receive one Questionnaire per household, and will have until 12pm on Monday 1st December 2014 to complete and return the form to Wheatpieces Community Centre, where a collection box will be available.

As well as having the opportunity to express a choice over the possible uses of the Field, which include leaving it as it is, or having the field laid out with football pitches, Residents also have the opportunity to add comments.

Once the returned Questionnaires have been counted and the information recorded, the Parish Council will use the results to inform their decision making process on the future of the Field. If the results are available in time for the December Meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday 4th, they will be announced during the Meeting. However, due to the limited time available, this may not happen until the New Year.

If you would like further information or have any questions about the Consultation, please contact the Parish Clerk, Theresa Shurmer on clerkwheatpiecespc@gmail.com