I have been in consultation with the Chairman of the Council, Cllr. Savage, in respect of the agenda for the meeting scheduled for 4th July 2017. At present, there is very little business to be conducted other than the normal housekeeping requirements.
Following the June meeting of the Town Council it was resolved tp prepare a sub master plan in respect of the provision of play activity at King’s Head Meadow.
The Council has now received an initial proposal from Mr P Doyle and Mr B Spiegal (Play England) in respect of the preparation of a sub master plan for King’s Head Meadow. To clarify the position in line with agreeing a correct design brief, it seems appropriate that a meeting first be held with Mr Garwood as the Chairman of Wymondham Town Football Club. Because of commitments the earliest he is available is Friday 30th June in the afternoon. It is likely that the initial design brief will need to be reviewed in scope before it is presented to the Council for discussion.
In the circumstances with the agreement of Cllr. Savage the meeting scheduled for Tuesday 4th July 2017 has been cancelled.
Wymondham Town Council
Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 6th September 2016
At the present time the main issue for discussion by the Town Council is the ongoing mediation being carried out by Norfolk County Council in respect of the play equipment at Kings Head Meadow. The next meeting they have scheduled is on 6th September following which there will no doubt be further discussions and work to be under taken. Therefore there will not be any form of report in respect of this matter to be discussed at the full council meeting scheduled for the above date.
Other items for consideration are of a relatively minor and house keeping nature and therefore after discussions with the Town Mayor and Chairman of the Council, Cllr Joe Mooney it has been decided that the meeting scheduled for the 6th September 2016 will NOT take place.
King’s Head Meadow play area – update
Following Wymondham Town Council’s acceptance of an offer from Norfolk County Council for its officers to help the community work together towards a solution to the location of the play area at King’s Head Meadow, the County Council is now seeking to gather the views of all interested parties.
The following dedicated email address has now been set up for people to submit their comments, views and any questions to the County Council team who will be looking after this process:
People can also write to Amy Brooke, Norfolk County Council’s Head of Services and Partnerships for South Norfolk at:
South Norfolk Early Help Hub, South Norfolk District Council, Cygnet Court, South Norfolk House, Long Stratton, NR15 2XE
The team has also made arrangements for people to meet face to face with them at the following times:
Friday 19th August, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Central Hall
Tuesday 6th Sept 6:30pm – 7:30pm Wymondham Football Club
No appointments will be necessary for these meetings – people can turn up at any time between the given times and wait to see someone in turn.
A separate activity to gather the views of young people in Wymondham is also being arranged.
Altogether, these arrangements are designed to give everyone an opportunity to have their say to Norfolk County Council officers.
Further updates will continue to be posted on Wymondham Town Council website.
Wednesday 17 August 2016
A new organisation called Visit Wymondham has been set up in the town. The aim of Visit Wymondham is to encourage visitors to spend longer in Wymondham, exploring attractions in the town, spending time in the town centre and shops and getting the most from their visit. Please visit their website visitwymondham.com.
Cllr. J Mooney
Mayor of Wymondham
At the February meeting of the Town Council it was resolved to remove a number of play equipment items following complaints regarding noise and anti-social behaviour made by residents whose properties abut the meadow.
Contractors appointed to carry out the work have been unable to access the site due to protestors.
Following guidance and advice the Town Council has take up an offer of mediation made by the County Council to seek an amicable solution to the current position.
Accordingly work on the site has been suspended and contractors have been instructed to remove the Heras fencing that has been installed.
FRIDAY 12th AUGUST 2016 Norfolk County Council have issued the following:
Wymondham Town Council has accepted an offer today (Friday, August 12) from Norfolk County Council to help facilitate a community consultation regarding the future of the Wymondham Playground at King’s Head Meadow
Norfolk County Council officers will offer an opportunity for all groups – including residents, children, young people, businesses and individuals – to come together to share their views, identify clear common ground and then help them agree a way forward and identify a solution that works for everyone in the town.
The process will build on common ground including
- The need for a good quality, fully accessible playground in the Town Centre – which offers safe access on foot, access for parents and children with special needs or disabilities, as well as meeting the needs of children for play
- The need to find a location for the site which avoids the current conflict between the needs of those living next to it and those of the wider community who use the facility.
It is also proposed to delay removing the equipment at the current site while the discussions take place.
NCC will not be making any decisions on the outcome– that will be up to the people who come forward from the community to participate in the process.
NCC’s aim will be to help broker a collaborative way forward which best suits the need of the community
Further details on how to get involved in this will be released early next week – including an email address for people to use to offer their help, get involved or to keep updated on progress
The Wymondham Golf Society held its 32nd AGM at the Feathers Public House on Tuesday 19 January. Every year the Golf Society raises funds for a local Charity through fining its members for misdemeanours throughout the season. This year they raised £300 and they agreed at their AGM to present this amount to their guest Cllr Joe Mooney, Mayor of Wymondham. Mr Mooney has donated the £300 to his chosen charity for 2015/16 to the Wymondham & Attleborough Talking Newspaper. If you wish to join the Society please contact the Secretary on 07789 968328.
Brian Bandy (left) Society Treasurer, Mayor Cllr. Joe Mooney and Tony English Newly elected Captain (right)