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.
Please see photographs of the deliberate damage to the viper. Large chunks of glass were also left around the piece of equipment.
This has been reported to 101 now and Zoe Blount of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, who works out of Grangewood, said that any sign of anti social behaviour should be reported straightaway on 101.
They have been alerted to the trouble on the bottom field but were not aware of the problems on the top here where most of the vandalism is occurring.
We are obviously very upset with this latest incident and would ask you to please ring 101 should you hear or see any inappropriate behaviour on the field.