Received from Sarah Poulton at Chesterfield Borough Council regarding the new Tree Warden Scheme:
Under the banner of the Tree Council, the borough council are setting up a tree warden scheme here in Chesterfield. It will give people in the community chance to get involved in all manner of tree activity. If you are passionate about trees, this is for you.
Consultation on the Parks and Open Spaces and Play Strategies
Received from John Ramsey atthe Borough Council.
Please see below which Esther has asked that we share with our email group.
Dear Friends of Parks Groups,
The PSPO/dog control is under review and the consultation period is Monday 17th May through to Sunday 20th June.
It would be appreciated if you could reply if you are interested in participating before Thursday so that I can let the organiser know. Thanks Linda
THE FRIENDS OF WHITECOTES
INVITE YOU TO A
TO TAKE PLACE ON THE PLAYING FIELD
ON FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER FROM 10:30 – 12 NOON
PLEASE BRING A SPADE WITH YOU
THIS IS BEING RUN BY CHESTERFIELD BOROUGH COUNCIL WHO HAVE ARRANGED FOR PARKSIDE SCHOOL TO BE INVOLVED
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL APPLY
First of all I would like to say how nice it is to see Whitecotes Playing Field being so well used. In these strange times we find ourselves in we are lucky to have such a lovely open space on our doorstep to enjoy.
I know it hardly seems like a year but we are coming up to our AGM in August, which due to the circumstances, we will not be able to hold in public. The committee (some of whom are shielding) are looking to do this remotely and should you have any items you wish to be added to the agenda it would be appreciated if you could forward these to us. I will then prepare the Agenda accordingly.
After meetings and discussions with Ross Fawbert, a manager of Chesterfield Crematorium, we are so pleased to tell you that he has arranged for a path to be installed connecting the existing cemetery path network to the entrance to Whitecotes Playing Field.
It will link up to the tarmac path we recently installed near the playground and on through to Hazel Drive. We understand work will begin when weather permits.
We know how welcome this will be to the community and would like to thank Ross for his efforts in bringing this about.
Later in this month of June work will begin on the installation of a Tarmac path leading from the cemetery gate to the enclosed playground gate.
We were not granted the full amount of funding we applied for so had to make some difficult choices. Half the proposed drainage installed last year substantially helped to alleviate the problem of muddy, swampy paths and pooling at the cemetery gate. So with no more drainage deemed necessary this meant we could then fund the Tarmac path with the money saved.
The work may take up to two weeks so we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope the result will be worth it.
There will be temporary disruption in the field while drainage is installed and to the entrances while improvements are made.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Work is due to begin on Monday 12th Nov and may last for 3 weeks.
We are pleased to report that we have received half of the funding required for the path project which entails first installing drainage then tarmac paths.
We are very grateful to Viridor Credits for this.
We have applied for further funding to complete the project and if successful this will be carried out next spring.