From Steve Marson:
Upon the completion of the housing development at Rosewood Close we received a payment in line with Section 106 of the Town and County Planning Act. This payment is known as a LEAP contribution, to be spent on a Locally Equipped Area for Play.
Last year after a number of months of consultation with local Parents and Children, along with members of the Parish Council an outline plan was developed for some additional pieces of equipment to be introduced to the Oval area, utilising the money that we had received.
The equipment we have chosen is:
· A timber skate ramp
· A zip-wire
· A basket swing
· A timber and rope climbing frame
The new items will compliment the current equipment, which we plan to redecorate this year. Replacement, slightly smaller goalposts will also be installed during this year. Upon completion of the work we will have facilities that span from young children through to teenagers for the first time.
Following a formal tender process, with 3 suppliers submitting detailed proposals we are now at the stage where we are in a position to appoint the supplier to carry out the work. At the next Parish Council Meeting we intend on discussing the final proposal with a view to voting to gain approval for the work to be undertaken.
Out of courtesy we have written to all residents of houses surrounding the Oval highlighting our plan as well as placing detail on the Village website. The picture below indicates where we intend to install the new equipment. If you would like to discuss any of the above then please contact me using the details below.
North Luffenham Parish Council