Timings: 07:30hrs to 1600hrs Monday to Friday - there may be some Saturday work - We will let you know in advance.
There will be lots of activity, mechanical machines and vehicles, so please be very carefully when walking in Torfield.
Obviously the above schedule is weather dependent and Covid lockdowns dependent.
Many thanks for your patience and we hope there is not too much disruption to the residents and users of Torfield.
Any queries or questions should be directed to the Parish Council via the Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org
To Residents of Ipplepen Road
AND USERS OF TORFIELD
£45,000 ALLOCATED TO TORFIELD PLAY PARK
AT THE EXECUTIVE MEETING
THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2020
1. BALANCE OF THE REQUIRED FUNDS TO BE IN PLACE PRIOR TO RELEASE OF THE FUNDS INTO OUR BANK ACCOUNT
2. FULL AUTHORISATION TO BE GIVEN BY THE DIRECTOR OF PLACE & LEISURE (SHDC) TO CONFIRM VALUE FOR MONEY
Cllr. Page – Chairman of Marldon Parish Council thanks everyone for all their hard work and looks forward to the start of the works to complete the Play Park and a grand opening by Easter 2021
The Clerk 3/12/20
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TORFIELD PLAY PARK -
PLEASE READ THE REPORT.
Heras safety fencing is now in place to protect the public from any danger or injury resulting in gaining unauthorised access to the Play Park. To confirm, the Play Park is closed as some of the equipment is deemed dangerous, other pieces of equipment have health & safety concerns and the fencing is also a health & safety risk, not least from the recent vandalism. We do have a crime reference number if anybody has any information regarding the damage.
URGENT UPDATE 26/10/2020 - CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO FENCING AT TORFIELD PLAY PARK has been reported to the Police. This damage occurred between 2.30pm on Friday 23 October 2020 and 4pm on Sunday 25th October 2020 when the damage was reported.
Safety Fencing is being erected between 8.30am and 10.30am approximately tomorrow, 27 October 2020.
Please be careful if walking through Torfield with your dogs off their leads or little ones running ahead of you as there will be vehicular movement between those times via the access gate at Ipplepen Road.
URGENT UPDATE 24/10/2020
URGENT TORFIELD PLAY PARK UPDATE
Please note - the danger tape has been removed from the play equipment as this has been identified as a health & safety issue due to people consistently gaining access to the Play Park even though being requested not to do so. The public gate entrance has been deliberately trashed i.e. someone has taken down the danger tape wrapped around the gate to stop admission, furthermore, some of the Danger signs have also been removed, this would have involved the use of a knife or scissors and would not appear to be the actions of children or youth.
The Parish Council are requesting if anyone has any information regarding this or has seen anyone entering the play park or indeed, looking at the Play equipment (other than on Friday 23 October 2020), could they please inform the Clerk on 0770 770 9390 or email: email@example.com.
The gate has now been chained and padlocked and new signage is being produced. We please urgently, request that NO PERSON/S, other than Parish Council personnel or Contractors, authorised by the Parish Council only, enter the Play Park at this time.
There are play items which could cause injury and you will be accessing those items and the play park at your own risk. Any further breach of access onto Parish Council owned land could be regarded as unauthorised access and safety fencing will be installed at an unnecessary cost to the Public if the Parish Council's requests continue to be ignored.
URGENT UPDATE 23/09/20:
Certain items of play equipment are in the process of being removed from the Play Park for storage but more importantly for added safety concerns. We have had reports that children are being lifted over the fence to access some areas of play. There have been DANGER DO NOT USE signs posted on the fence since January 2020. The padlock and cable ties have been 'removed' from the public access gate by someone other than a representative or authorisation from the Parish Council. The Padlock is being replaced. Therefore, please take note, that Marldon Parish Council will accept no liability for injury or otherwise to any person entering the Play Park. If you require further information, please contact the Clerk in the first instance.
UPDATE: 15/09/20: Just one of the wonderful emails we have received regarding Torfield Play Park -
Attention Clerk to the Parish Council,
I would be grateful if you could pass my thanks onto the members of the Parish Council for the exciting plans and proposals for the playing field at Tor Meadow. It is so good to see that there is finally going to be a wonderful facility for the children in the village and that a hugely outdated play area is going to be replaced with something that will last for years to come - lots of people are talking about it and we are all looking forward to the work getting started, although of course we appreciate the small matter of a pandemic may have delayed things for a short while.
I will be at the zoom meeting this evening and look forward to seeing what progress has been made and hopefully to hear details of a start date ??. Please do feel free to read my email out at your next meeting.
Forgot to say - of course we would support such a small increase in Council tax for this reason, I have also spoken with family members in the village and all agree it would be a very small amount of money well spent!
All best wishes.
More email comments to follow on the Torfield Play Park Page
UPDATE: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020. Please keep watching as updated news is coming soon.