Some Key Moments in the Playground Development
The Dickenson family, who were local landowners, bequeathed three fields to benefit the ‘poor’ of Staveley parish. The fields were managed by the Staveley Relief in Need Charity (SRNC), who collected annual rental income from the fields and distributed it to parish residents deemed to be ‘in need’. Two of the fields were sold by the Charity in the early 1990s but the remaining field was to become the Jubilee Recreation Field.
Money raised through the Queen’s Jubilee village celebrations was set aside for a village recreation field.
The Staveley and Copgrove Jubilee Recreation Field Committee (JRFC) was formed by residents keen to get a recreation field project started. A copy of the JRFC constitution may be viewed here. By the end of the year, the JRFC had obtained change of use permission, from agricultural to recreation, from the Local Planning Authority.
The Committee negotiated a 10 year lease for field 7653 from the SRNC at an annual rent of £70. A copy of the lease can be seen here. Following major works in draining the field, installing wooden equipment and a bark safety surface, the Recreation Field was opened.
A significant grant was obtained from Harrogate Borough Council that resulted in the installation of brand new equipment and a low maintenance rubberised safety surface.
The lease for field 7653 from the SRNC was renewed, this time for seven years to avoid the need to comply with a new requirement that land leased for ten years be registered with the Land Registry and the associated costs. The annual rent was raised to £75 following advice from a local valuer. A copy of the lease can be seen here.
The JRFC asked Staveley & Copgrove Parish Council to take over full responsibility of the Jubilee Recreation Field and children’s play area. At it’s meeting on 12th November 2009, the Parish Council voted unanimously to take over the management of the facility. The lease, set to expire in 2011, was transferred from the JRFC to the Parish Council.
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The playground is inspected regularly:
- Weekly visual inspection by a team of local volunteers to comply with insurance requirements,
- Quarterly by a local specialist contractor and
- Annually by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) .
The quarterly and annual inspection reports for 2016 onwards may be viewed in the table below. A summary of the weekly inspections may be seen here.
Play Area Inspections Documents
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|0363||Park Lane Inspection June 2020||4Mb|
|0359||Park Lane Inspection March 2020||3Mb|
|0148||2019 Weekly Inspections Summary||N/A|
|0147||ROSPA Inspection September 2019||2Mb|
|0146||Park Lane Inspection September 2019||2Mb|
|0145||Park Lane Inspection June 2019||2Mb|
|0144||Park Lane Inspection March 2019||6Mb|
|0143||Park Lane Inspection December 2018||28Mb|
|0142||ROSPA Inspection September 2018||2Mb|
|0141||Park Lane Inspection September 2018||11Mb|
|0140||Park Lane Inspection June 2018||2Mb|
|0139||Park Lane Inspection March 2018||2Mb|
|0138||Park Lane Inspection December 2017||2Mb|
|0137||ROSPA Inspection September 2017||3Mb|
|0136||Park Lane Inspection September 2017||3Mb|
|0135||Park Lane Inspection June 2017||3Mb|
|0134||Park Lane Inspection March 2017||3Mb|
|0133||Park Lane Inspection December 2016||3Mb|
|0132||ROSPA Inspection September 2016||3Mb|
|0131||Park Lane Inspection June 2016||1Mb|
|0130||Park Lane Inspection March 2016||1Mb|
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