MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2021
DAY 1 of PHASE 2
HURRAY - DAY 1 of PHASE 2 has started, let's hope the weather holds.
Please BE CAREFUL when walking in Torfield, lots of movement over the next week especially near the Ipplepen Road entrance.
The Contractors will manage the comings and goings and the team are aware to have banksmen when moving between the access gates and the site.
UPDATE: 2nd February 2021
RAIN HAS STOPPED PLAY ! (but only temporarily)
the Contractors have stated that the ground is too sodden to carry out
the planned Safety Surfacing this week, due to the constant bad weather. They believe this will not delay the schedule too much.
Contractors are a professional company having completed dozens of like
projects since 1998 and know exactly what they are doing and what is
required. We are pleased they keep us updated regarding the forwarding
of the project.
STAGES 2 & 3 - TORFIELD PLAY PARK
COMMENCES ON MONDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2021 through to 8th MARCH 2021
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
REGENERATION OF TORFIELD PLAY PARK
THE FINAL PLAN & THE FINAL COST
FINAL COST: £98,754.00
The Application for the Public Works Loan is now reduced to £48,000
Precept increase for this element equates to £3.05 per annum or approximately 25p per month - based on Band D Council Tax !
The Final Plan
£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
The Design Plans for Torfield Play Park have now been received and uploaded on this page (Scroll Down). The COMMENTS SECTION at the end of the Plan 3 gives you the opportunity to select the design you think most appropriate along with suggestions and ideas. There is also a tick box to register your support for Marldon Parish Council's application to the Public Works Loan scheme to help us raise some of the funds required. We would like to thank you all for your support so far, now comes the hard work of getting the monies in place. NOTE: This comments section is relative to the Play Park only.
There will be another page specifically highlighting some of the Fundraising Events and Actions you could possibly take to help us by Sponsoring certain pieces of equipment. We hope to have this page up and running early next week.
We will need to raise quite a bit of money as the design costs range from £80,000 to £175,000 and whilst we do have some s106 funds to access for this project, it would never have been enough on its own, plus those funds are for all Recreational, Leisure and Sports facilities in the Parish. We are actively looking at funding for the park together with the Public Works Loan. Plus we will be putting together some exciting Fundraising events (socially distanced and online of course) which we hope the Parish will become actively involved in.
We would like to thank those of you who have already emailed in your support and suggestions and offers of help with fundraising. This is a really exciting time for the Village and the Parish Council are completely committed to providing the Parish's children with an exceptional Play Park in which they can play happily and safely.
NOTE FOR CLARIFICATION: £170,000 s106 funds currently sit with South Hams District Council - the Parish Council have applied for £41,000 to assist with the cliff face repair of Torfield; the whole field itself would have been closed for health and safety reasons if this repair had not happened. The Parish Council are still waiting for those funds to be released) There is a further £24,000 of s106 funds allocated to Torfield and Jubilee Meadow from another Development within the Parish. These funds are not yet available. The allocation of s106 funds is made by South Hams District Council along with the Portfolio Holder (a District Councillor) and the Ward Councillor. It is not allocated by the Parish Council.
Here are the indicative costings and comparisons: (note: the costings do not necessarily relate to the Plans below)
Basic Costing Comparisons from the three submitted tenders
* Contractor 1. Total Costings £61,010.00
Groundworks: No Quote. Railings: No Quote. No retention of specified play equipment. Installation charge. Delivery Charge. Client (us) to unload all new equipment. No provision for removal of waste. No installation Report or making good of grassed areas on completion.
Play Equipment: x 14 pieces £14,800 (no games tables)
Safety Surfaces as required by Law: Bark, rubber wet pour £36,545.
Delivery charge £420. Removal of initial waste £580. Site security Panels whilst installing £690. Posts for Play Boards £250. Installation cost £7,725 NOTE: additional cost would be the Groundworks and the railings.
** Contractor 2. Total Costings £110,516.00
Inclusive of Groundworks: £71,428.00 Essential to level and extend play areas on both lower and upper levels. Access Pathway for disabled, prams & pushchairs. Includes removal of waste, storage of retained equipment: wooden climbing frame, roundabout, swing seats. Disposal of all old equipment and debris.
Railings: £4,776 (one public access gate, one maintenance gate)
Play Equipment: x 9 pieces £21,652.00
Safety Surfaces as required by Law. Bark, rubber wet pour £11,248
Delivery Charge: £1,412
No games tables, no provision to retain swings. Client (us) to unload all equipment. No Installation Report
*** Contractor 3. Total Costings £173,337.00
Inclusive of all Groundworks: £16,639.00 levelling, disposal of waste, storage of retained equipment. Removal and disposal of old equipment.
Railings: £12,123 Industry standard and Play Park specified. Includes 2 x hydraulic public access gates. I x hydraulic maintenance gate.
Play Equipment: x 40 pieces £58,164
Safety Surfaces: Bark, Rubber wet pour for all areas, Path in yellow. £84,441—this cost can be lowered, by reducing the Yellow Brick Road to just reaching up to the top level instead of going all the way around. Also, using tarmac on the Path instead of the Safety surface wet pour. This cost could be reduced to half.
Delivery Charge: Included and off loading
Installation Charge: Included
Installation Report: Making good all areas on completion all required site equipment. £1,970
DAY 8 - 15th January 2021
Levelling completed.....ground will now need
to settle for a month, ready for Stage 2 - Safety Surfacing.
DAY 7 - 15th January 2021
Such lovely rich red soil! Really taking shape now!
6 - 14th January 2021
Progress, how fabulous. Just a quick reminder, if you have any
queries regarding the works, please contact the Clerk, not the Operative
or Rhino Play (SW) Ltd. Very many thanks.
DAY 5 - 13th January 2021
...and so the main groundworks begin....take care when walking in Torfield. So very exciting !
3 - Monday 21 December 2020
The removal of the old play equipment has
started.....hats off (or kept on !) to the team for working in these
dreadful conditions. There is going to be some damage to the grass
alongside the pathway; please be assured that once the works have
finished, the damaged area will be levelled off and re-turfed.
2 - Saturday 19th December 2020
Hedges trimmed, trees tidied and taken
to the required height. The Ash tree had to be removed. The stumps are
going to be turned into the posts for two hand-made bird tables
DAY 1- 18th December 2020
Even the Weather is not stopping the start
of the Play Park Regeneration......Contractors are currently on site
clearing away the grass.
'We really must regenerate this PlayPark!'