Status in November 2004 - Plans have been drawn up and approved by RoSPA. The scheme includes the relocation of sports containers into a secure compound adjoining the proposed skateboard park. Contractors are being approached for ball park estimates of cost, and the next stage is to approach potential funders.
Early 2006 - No park, no prospects and young activists are now not as young and have found other activities around the village.
July 2006 Questionnaire results favour a BMX track.
May 2008 Plausible BMX track in place & in use - well done all concerned!
Process repeated 2012-3 for a scooter & bike tricks site which is now up and running & looks good.
Allotments - ten years or so but now (2008) up and running, and a pre school garden.
The land to extend the recreation ground, replace the allotments, provide a garden for the pre-school playgroup and for dual use cricket nets has long been identified. The Parish Council acting as Recreation Ground Trustees have long been pushing the County Council to sell this land. Heads of terms for the sale were agreed as long ago as 2000. It all seems to have happened now (2008) with about 27 plots allocated.
Dovecot - Lease signed on 9th Jan 2006. County Council can now blame us for anything wrong!!
A very successful opening event took place on 3rd Dec 2006 - just in time for the building's 300th anniversary. The path to the village hall was opened at the same time. A booklet about the site was distributed to all households in the village. SCDC Awards for building restoration and for conservation on the meadow.
The special needs school has been temporarily located in the village using the site of the old village school. It is expected to be in use for 2 years. The County Council have agreed to listen to proposals from the village and SCDC regarding the long term use of the site. The Parish Council favours a sheltered housing scheme, but this would require more land. Housing also gets tangled up with Burlington Press developments. In Nov 2006 the special needs school raised the possibility of extending its stay on site. (PC minutes Nov 06).
2015 and the special school is still in place, and has expanded into the old chapel despite having been put in 'special measures' with an 'inadequate' OFSTED report.. An attempt to change to Academy status failed this year.
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