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Discussion Points

Each Year, Warrington Borough Council, according to their five year management plan for the park will discus various points with he Friends of the Park group.

The items from the management plan expected to b discussed this year 2014 is as follows ( the reference nos are from the management plan)

If you have an opinions on any of the points below that you wish to pass on, then use the friendsofalexandrapark@gmail.com email account quoting the reference of the point your comments refer to.

Ref

Project

Status

2014

1 A Welcoming Place

Park Aims

1.3

Introduce herbaceous perennials

Implemented 2013?

should it be continued?

1.6

Seating, replace existing and install new seating where required in consultation with the FOAP.

Implemeted 2011

Any seats still need replacing?

1.7

Explore the possibility of creating additional car parking spaces by extending the Library car park.

Implemented 2012?

decision not to lose any of the park to car parking spaces.


Problems of parking on Alexandra road still not addressed

1.8

Consider the creation of an access for all foot paths along the Lumb Brook wooded ravine from the wooden bridge to the outfall into the Ship Canal. Linked to further improvements to the path on the Parish Council land with a view to improving access for people with disabilities.

Developed 2013

Decided area to expensive to be used for new play area. New plan required for area

Implement this year?

2 Healthy, safe and secure

Park Aims

2.1

Continue to review dog activity & policy

Annual Review

Annual Review

2.3

Maintain the availability of welfare facilities for park visitors

Maintain

Note no facilities available any evening or Tue / thur / sa out of summer season or Sunday

2.4

Continue to ensure the provision of a staff presence.

Maintain

Full time staff no longer employed do we have a daily presence?

2.8

Main Pavilion - Install external lighting on the front and right elevation - to light the path to the main gates - to improve safety and extend the use of the Pavilion after dark

Decision 2010 - ?

Is this wanted?

3. Well Maintained and Clean

Park Aims

3.1

Cleaning Regime review regular cleansing to reflect seasonal trends in usage and ensure a litter free park

Annual Review

Annual Review

3.2

Review grounds maintenance schedules

Annual Review

Annual Review

3.3

Continue regular inspection and maintenance of the Pavilions

Annual review

Annual Review

3.4

Review Building Maintenance Requirements reviewed in conjunction with Technical Services a programme of maintenance will be agreed

 

 

3.5

Maintenance of park infrastructure such ramps, hand rails, fencing etc

Annual review

Annual Review

4. Sustainability

Park Aims

4.4

Investigate energy conservation and efficiency improvements in the Pavilions.

On going

On going

Light Sensors in toilets & rooms

4.6

Deliver environmental, horticultural and seasonal activities and events to raise the profile of the park.

On going

when is the suggested programme being provided? 

4.7

Further develop partnership working with the Walton Lee Project, i.e. possibility of work experience opportunities for people with learning disabilities, the over wintering of tender perennials and the supply of evergreens for festive wreaths etc.

On going

Review if not doing plant sale how will with be achieved?


 6. Community Involvement

Park Aims

6.1

To work in partnership with FOAP and other Stake holders to identify potential sources of funding to further park development.

On Going

On Going

6.2

Develop a programme for the introduction of Public Art

Implemented 2012?

what is the programme?

6.3

To review and further develop opportunities for events & Community Involvement.

On Going

Review last years events put on by WBC

6.4

To begin to develop partnerships with local businesses to provide opportunities for volunteer days, mutual marketing and sponsorship.

On Going

What partnerships has been developed by WBC?

6.5

Continue working with the Friends Of Alexandra Park and other volunteers to encourage the community to shape the park to meet their needs.

On Going

On Going

6.6

Engage the Youth Service, Mobile Play Team and Drug Action Team to work from within the park

Implemented 2011

when is their programme produced?


 7 Marketing

Park Aims

7.1

Develop the Newsletter and its distribution to ensure that as many local people as possible are aware of the park, events and activities.

Maintain

How do we ge items into the newsletter and when is it produced?

7.2

Develop visitor feedback mechanisms to aid service

development

On Going

what are the mechanisms?

7.3

Develop a programme of activities in order to provide a variety of public events

Maintain

when is the 2014 programme produced?

7.4

To further develop & review marketing.

Maintain

What is  WBC plans

7.5

Continue to gain and promote a greater understanding and appreciation of Alexandra Park.

Maintain

What is WBC doing in this area

7.6

Develop & promote an environmental education programme

Maintain

When is the programme produced

8 Management

Park Aims

8.4

8.5

Continue to apply Green Flag quality standards

On Going

What are he standards?

8.8

Continue to engage and strengthen The Friends of Alexandra Park.

On Going

What are WBC suggestions?

What would FOAP Like?