By Tarvin Parish Council - 9th April 2018 6:00am
There is £30,500 available
When Taylor Wimpey's Saxon Heath housing development was agreed, one of the community schemes which was to be part-financed by the company was a skateboard park.
No land has been identified as being suitable for this project, so the PC hopes that, with the agreement of Taylor Wimpey and Cheshire West and Chester Council, an alternative community infrastructure project can be identified and paid for using the money which has been set aside.
So far, four projects have been identified, each of which have their pros and cons. They are:
- improving the look of the High Street and Church Street by, for example, providing planters and more benches;
- buying land in the Green Belt to extend the Community Woodland northwards along the A51 as far as Tarvin roundabout;
- upgrading the cinder track between Tarporley Road and Cross Lanes to provide a safe cycle route;
- replacing the floodlights on the bowling green, and lighting the footpath across the King George Playing Field
These proposals will be looked at in more detail at the next PC meeting. What do you think about them? Are there others which should be considered?
- Margaret Dixon
Ideas 2 and 3 are very acceptable.
I do not agree with number 4. Money from the houses should be for a village amenity, not a club.
The problem with idea 1 is the upkeep of the planters. The group of us who look after Ducker's well and the border in the village is a small one who are all ageing!! As a Best Kept Village judge I have seen planters in the Spring before planting takes place and they are either full of weeds or receptacles for cigarette ends and litter.
- Jane Tordoff
Surely this is a joke??
All the surrounding villages have good provision for the children and teenagers. I how can it be justified spending the money elsewhere when the original plan was for a skate park which would also bring income into the village.
Sound so like the agreement was for the up coming future younger community of Tarvin — all the suggestions seem to benifit others not the younger members or teenagers ?? Please don't take away this oppertunity for a great place for them to go :(
- Sue Hardace
If option 2 is the preferred option, then money should also be spent on making a safe footpath on the village — south — side of the road
To me all of the above are unacceptable the money is for the children/teenagers of Tarvin so should be spent on a Facility for them not things that just need doing
This money was specifically for the teenagers in the village — so the money should be spent on the teenagers in the village. We are quick to criticise anti social behaviour- but what facilities do they have? Compounded by an appalling bus service! None of the suggestions address this issue — and certainly the planters will be useless in improving facilities for the young people of our village.
None of the 4 projects should be considered. Wimpeys agreed to contribute to a new community facility; a skatepark for 'youngsters' not for general improvements. Find it hard to believe that in the 5years since Saxton Heath started, it has not been possible to find any land suitable to build a skate park... so that agreement has been filed away.
- Sophie Marks
I vote for the Skatepark! Definitely! They put one into my in-laws' village last year after many years of lobbying for it (many thought that it would attract trouble etc.). It's been a huge success. Our boys go straight down there when we visit. It's great to see the children and teens all using it alongside a Multi-use games area that was put in at the same time. Check out this link https://potterspurypc.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/potterspury-skatepark-opening-25-march/
The money was for children so why not ask them? I can't believe there is no land for the original purpose. Give children something to do and then you might find less anti-social behaviour?
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