TORFIELD PLAY PARK

 

 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

 

 

 

                                               

 

Letter to the Residents of Ipplepen Road and Users of Tor Field

                                              

S106 FUNDS

 

£45,000 ALLOCATED TO TORFIELD PLAY PARK

AT THE EXECUTIVE MEETING

THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER 2020

(Unanimous decision)

2 CONDITIONS

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

 

 REGENERATION DIARY

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!

 

 

DAY 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 !

 

DAY 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.

 


 

DAY 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 (donated)

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 


Play Park Crowdfunding Picture


PLAN 1: School Plan - Marldon Park

School Plan Marldon Park

PLAN 2: Kompan - First Draft

Komplan - First Draft Page 1

 Komplan - First Draft Page 2

 Komplan - First Draft Page 3

 

PLAN 3: Rhino Play Plan

Rhino Play Plan 01

Rhino Play Plan 02

Rhino Play Plan 03

Rhino Play Plan 04

Rhino Play Plan 05

Rhino Play Plan 06

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