FECKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Sean Arble Clerk 01789 490501                                                           

36 The Close
Cleeve Prior
WORCS
WR11 8LF

clerk.feckenhampc@feckenham.com


22 December 2014

Parishioners

Karen Lumley MP arranged a meeting for Feckenham parishioners and councillors to discuss plans for the recreation ground in Feckenham.  The meeting will take place on Friday 30th January from 6.30pm to 7:30pm at the Village Hall. Other than the attendance of Karen Lumley MP, it is not yet known who else will attend.  There may be future updates posted on the website, www.feckenham.com
 
 
Regards

 

Sean Arble
Clerk to the Council





FECKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Sean Arble Clerk 01789 490501                                                          

36 The Close
Cleeve Prior
WORCS
WR11 8LF

clerk.feckenhampc@feckenham.com


17 December 2014

Ms. J Boreham
Head of Parks & Recreation
Redditch Borough Council
Town Hall
Walter Stranz Square
Redditch
B98 8AH

j.boreham@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

 

RE: Recreation Ground, Mill Lane, Feckenham

Ms. Boreham

At the November council meeting, attended by 15 parishioners, concerns were raised by several of them, and supported by all, over the intensification of use of the Redditch Borough Council owned recreation ground at Mill Lane Feckenham.

It was noted by one parishioner, who has lived in Feckenham in excess of 20 years, that whereas in the 2001/02 season there were 28 matches/events held at the grounds.  The number of activities taking place has now increased to in excess of 200 in this last 12 months.

Enquiries made by residents of the parish reveal that RBC is not receiving payment for all of the activities taking place and indeed appear to be collecting on only limited occasions. The policing of the activities do not appear to exist at all. Only a few of the users of the field seem to be local to the Parish.  In consequence the attitude of many visitors is not restricted by family or parish pressures.  The behaviour of many visitors towards residents who do complain about illegal or inconsiderate parking can be unpleasant and arrogant.  Additionally, the bad language and shouting can be heard within the immediate vicinity of the playing field.  This affects not only residents, but also parents who might otherwise take their children to the playing area immediately beyond the football pitch.

The user is not restricted to the normal playing season which now extends into the summer months.  The consequence has been a significant increase in environmental nuisance caused by the number of people attending who create traffic and parking issues.  There are a very limited number of parking spaces available to residents on the Square and the public car park off Turton Gardens. Too often it is the case where parishioners cannot find a place to park.   

One couple resident nearby have found the situation so distressful that they have taken to leaving their property during game times. The stress has also affected a health condition which has caused him to be hospitalised.

Whilst this Parish Council acknowledge that the facilities offered by RBC are there to be used, councillors also believe the user should be proportionate and reasonable.  Feckenham Parish Council would be grateful for an explanation of the measures in place to regulate the user and which officers enforce that regulation. 

Regards

 

Sean Arble

Clerk to the Council

Cc R Williams, Chair FPC; B Clayton, RBC Cllr; J Potter, RBC Cllr; D Wheeler, RBC Officer




















 

 

 

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