Playground

Longnor Playground is maintained by the  Parish Council for use by all Children.

Common Sense Rules for using the Playground.

Longnor Playground is an Unsupervised Shared Public Space. Longnor Parish Council does all that is possible to keep the area clean and safe but we cannot guarantee that it is free from unwanted items or substances at all times. Therefore parents and guardians should make an inspection of the area before allowing young children free run of the playspaces and equipment. If you find anything that should not be there or any damage to the play equipment please report this to the Clerk on 01298 83308 or a Parish Councillor or a Fire Officer.

See pictures of new equipment purchased using grant from Tarmac/DET

 

PLAYGROUND INSPECTION REPORT

 

 

Longnor Action Group is currently working with the Parish Council to improve these facilities with  Grant Funding.  Here you can see  and follow the current status of the project to improve the playground.

The Purchase Order for the new equipment is being placed with Kompan and the Parish Council intends to use this form of contract

UK Government Short Form Purchasing Contract

 

All three quotes for the different options are shown below.

Quotation 1

When this document loads move your mouse to the bottom left hand corner of the pages to move through the document……..its a very big document!

Quote Presentation

 


Quotation 3

Hi Stephen,

Attached final quote for the playground. It came with the following message

Please find attached your quotation.  I do have to confirm that this is only a ball park quote as I am awaiting prices for the bespoke trail equipment.  We would manufacture a bespoke piece of equipment to utilise the grass hollow at the play area.

I have allowed an amount in the quote for this, probably too much to be honest so I do think the price may come down slightly.

Hope this helps with your bids.

Kind Regards

Carolyn Chambers – Secretary Longnor Action Group

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Dear Stephen,

Thank you for your time today. It was very useful. Attached are the documents that have come from the DET regarding the playground upgrade. I have also attached our application form which was submitted earlier this year and before we had the undertaking from the Parish Council to cover the 10%. I see no reason why we should not resubmit now that we have a way forward together.

I will send you the supplier quotes under separate cover.

The new equipment will be the property of the Parish and will be subject to the same insurance and maintenance regime currently in existence.

I look forward to receiving your letter confirming the Parish Council’s contribution of 10%.

Kind Regards

Carolyn Chambers – Secretary Longnor Action Group

 

 


Hi Stephen,

Thank you for your message. Your questions will be addressed at the Action group meeting to be held on Monday 19/6. Following which I will be in contact with you again.

Kind Regards

Carolyn Chambers – Secretary Longnor Action Group

Lower Whitle Farm

Longnor

Buxton

Derbyshire SK17 0PS

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From: Stephen William Mansfield [mailto:swmde52@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: 13 June 2017 14:34
To: Carolyn Chambers <carolynchambers@btinternet.com>
Subject: Re: Longnor Action Group playground refurbishment

Carolyn, on 12th June 2017, the Parish Council reviewed the letter from Derbyshire Environmental Trust which was forwarded to myself by Longnor Action Group.

The Parish Council has the following questions;

1) Could you please confirm in writing that the Parish Council are required to fund the whole of the “Third Party Contribution” and that there are no other funds available to Longnor Action Group. The Parish Council also needs clarification of the total sum and that the “Third Party Contribution” is 10% of this sum. the letter asks that the Parish Council confirm that they will be party to a legal agreement and, naturally, we would need to see a full copy of that agreement before we can commit to an answer.

2) Legislation regarding the disbursement of funds by a Parish Council requires that there are three “like for like” quotations available to the Parish Council so that best value for money procedures can be seen to have been properly implemented. Please could you send copies of these three quotations to me as soon as possible.

3) The Parish Council needs to have proper figures for the long term costs of managing and maintaining any equipment provided, including likely insurance costs, annual maintenance etc.. Again, it is difficult for the Parish Council to commit unless there are definite figures concerning the long term liability that we would be placing on residents.

The Parish Council confirms that it hopes that this project goes forward and will do all it can to assist but certain information is needed to enable us  to help properly.

best regards

Steve Mansfield

This correspondence is sent by
Stephen Mansfield

Clerk to Longnor Parish Council

The Old Shippon

Under the Hill

Glutton Bridge

Earl Sterndale

Buxton SK17 0RN

email to swmde52@yahoo.co.uk


From: Carolyn Chambers <carolynchambers@btinternet.com>
To: ‘Stephen William Mansfield’ <swmde52@yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: helenkidd82@hotmail.co.uk
Sent: Monday, 5 June 2017, 14:02
Subject: Longnor Action Group playground refurbishment

Dear Stephen,

Please find attached a letter from Tarmac/DCC regarding our application to upgrade the children’s playground. You will see that there are items(particularly 1 & 2) which urgently require the attention of the Parish Council.

Kind Regards

Carolyn Chambers – Secretary Longnor Action Group

Lower Whitle Farm

Longnor

Buxton

Derbyshire SK17 0PS

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