Scottish Borders Council

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells

Contact: Louise McGeoch Tel: 01835 825005  Email:  lmcgeoch@scotborders.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman

Consider appointment of Chairman.

Minutes:

Councillor Rowley, seconded by Councillor Greenwell, moved that Councillor Greenwell be appointed as Chairman of the Sub-Committee.

 

DECISION

AGREED that Councillor Greenwell be appointed as the Chairman of the Sub-Committee.

 

2.

Scottish Borders Council Investment in Community Outdoor Spaces - Home Park, Coldstream

Consider location of playpark at Home Park, Coldstream.

Minutes:

The Neighbourhood Area Manager advised that at its meeting of 31st May 2018 Scottish Borders Council had approved a significant investment programme to deliver a network of strategic outdoor community spaces across the Scottish Borders, to be delivered between 2018/19 and 2022/23.  Home Park, Coldstream was included in this programme of investment, and following the recent formation of a Coldstream Common Good Fund with Home Park as an asset it was necessary to consult on the proposals with the Members of Common Good Sub-Committee as part of the delivery of the investment in keeping with the profiled programme.  It was explained that Coldstream Outdoor Playpark Project (COPP) were a community led charitable group created with the intention to deliver updated and accessible play in Coldstream for young children and teenagers. COPP had been trying to deliver on their vision since early 2013 and had been successful in harnessing the interest of the local community behind their aspiration but to date had failed to realise this vision mainly due to the challenges they faced in accessing funding.  However, Council officers had worked with COPP to create a revised design for Home Park Coldstream and these designs were shared with the Members at the meeting.  Members noted that the formation of the playpark would use part of the existing hockey/football pitch.  However, Coldstream Football Club were happy with the proposals and there had been wide community engagement on the scheme.  Members were happy to support the use of part of Home Park as a new play area.

 

DECISION

AGREED that permission to use part of Home Park, Coldstream for a new playpark be granted.

 

3.

Date of Next Meeting

Minutes:

It was noted that a further meeting of the Sub-Committee would be required early in 2019 and that the Chairman of Coldstream Community Council should be invited.

 

DECISION

AGREED that a meeting be arranged for early 2019.

 

 

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