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Levellings Site Improvement Working Group 2018

March 21, 2018 @ 20:00

1. Levellings Improvements Working Group - Wednesday 21st March 2018


Councillor Steven Ward

Councillor Denise Schofield



In Attendance:                       Matthew Gleadell




RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Ward as the Chair of this Working Group.





None received.





            The Working Group reviewed and noted the remit of the working group which was duly           explained to them by The Clerk.





            The Clerk gave those present an outline of the various consultation work already undertaken           and discussion was held around the outline project plan.  Particular discussion was held in             relation to the issue of dog fouling on the site and the benefit of CCTV.  There were mixed views on how beneficial CCTV would be to the issue.





            Members considered the broader objectives of the project.  Security of the changing room           block was noted as a particular priority.  General improvements around the site were also   welcome.  Discussion was held around the possibility of seeking funding for a series of events  on the site which may link to certain physical improvements.





            The Clerk explained that he had entered a competition with Kompan and explained that if             successful, the Council would need to find £30k match funding to go toward £30k that would put into the project by Kompan themselves.  It was agreed that Full Council should be approached with a view to providing some additional funding for the project should the Kompan competition be successful.  The Clerk noted that it is likely he would be able to secure at least  £8k from West Lindsey District Council towards the project.  It was noted that some outline designs from Kompan would be helpful for the general project process.




            The Clerk explained that there is a charity which exists for the benefit of the site.  The Clerk explained that the charity is dormant at present but could be used towards the project.





It was agreed that the following steps would be taken in relation to the project: –


Parish Junior School, who use the Levellings for PE, are to complete a project highlighting ideals for equipment and opportunities for the Levellings. Matthew Gleadell Expecting the project to be complete by June
A competition with Kompan for match funding has been entered with a good chance of success. Matthew Gleadell The equipment

needs to be in

place quite

quickly. Additional

funding may be


MG to add to the Agenda of the next full Council Meeting with intent to discuss the addition of further funds.
Levellings has Charity status. Research how this status could further possibilities for improving the site. Denise Schofield
National Lottery Funding is an available source of additional funding. Research possibilities and look at the process with a view to making an application. Denise Schofield
During a Facebook Consultation, dog fouling was raised as a major concern. Matthew Gleadell



Steven Ward

Several officers are now enabled to fine owners for not clearing up after their pet. It is difficult to secure the evidence needed. CCTV is an option with a rent of 1K per annum.


MG and SW to visit WLDC to observe CCTV in action.

There is sufficient space within the site to change use possibly for 3 units subject to current lease and a change to deeds. Matthew Gleadell To pursue further as required.
Research Sports England as a possible sources of further funding.


Matthew Gleadell
The National Citizen Service undertook a consultation process and produced a report. Liaise with NCS to discuss some of the findings. Steven Ward
Look into the possibility of local Traders to offer goods and services rather than financial funding. Denise Schofield.


Meeting closed at 11.45am


March 21, 2018
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