Our AGM was held at the Indian Queens Pit building on Tuesday the 13th of December. As well as the election of Trustees and Officers, members were able to watch a YouTube video regarding the building of Indian Queens new playground (with commentary from local Cornwall Councillor Dick Cole on the way the Parish Council were able to fund the £100K project).

Dick Cole was also on hand at the AGM to answer questions from members on the highs and lows of the process and to make suggestions as to how other members might secure similar funding. Also on hand was CRCC’s Capacity Building Officers Diane Taylor and Alison Mitchelmore who were able to discuss governance and policy issues


Dealing with dogs on your playing fields

Interesting Government article on this issue including details of all relevant legislation and suggestions on how to deal with this ever increasing problem:

How to deal with dogs on the playing field is an eternal issue that many playing field managers and users face. Local authorities must take into account the fact that the community playing field is a resource for the whole community. They must therefore balance the needs of all users – people need to have access to dog free areas and areas where dogs are kept under strict control, (this especially applies to children’s play areas), but similarly, dog owners need to have places where they are able to exercise their dogs without restrictions. Dogs are in general friendly animals, providing much comfort and enjoyment to their owners, and rather than condemn dogs in general, we should look at ways for them to co-exist with the requirements of safe play and recreation. Continue reading

Sports England produce a guide to help those concerned about development on their playing field

The ‘Community Rights for Sport Guidance’ helps clubs and other local groups to protect their pitches, pavilions, bowls clubs and swimming pools by listing them as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).  By listing them as an Asset of Community Value, organisations can help safeguard them by giving the local community the right to bid for them at a later date.

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