1 By a Trust Deed dated 26 August 1971, Sedlescombe Parish Council is the sole Trustee of Sedlescombe Playing Field & Recreation Ground Trust, Charity Number 305305.
2 In the absence of any Charity funds, the Parish Council has been maintaining the area in its statutory capacity under the terms of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 section 19.
3 Review of 2009/10
3.1 During 2009/10, the Trust has issued invoices to the Parish Council to cover £1800 maintenance of the Trust property. In turn, the Parish Council has issued invoices to the Trust to reimburse expenditure of £2000. £260 was received by the Trust from the Junior and Senior Netball Clubs for use of a court twice a week during the summer of 2009.

The Trust ended the year with £191.57 in its current account with Barclays Bank.

3.2 Work undertaken by the Council included fortnightly litter collection, litter bin purchase and installation, mowing, riverside fence repair, tennis court sweep, playground inspections, giant hogweed treatment, hedge cutting and washing of playground equipment.

3.3 Free use of the tennis courts by the public has continued during 2009/10 without any reported problems although a member of the public did complain that the net needs repair/replacement. The Secretary noticed that the courts were being used for coaching purposes and wrote to the coach explaining that she would have to pay if she wished to use the courts for commercial purposes. The courts are used for informal football play from time to time.

3.4 Fourth year giant hogweed monitoring/treatment completed and fifth year approved for 2010/11.

3.5 During the winter of 2009, the top rail of one of the recycled plastic bench seats was broken off and lost.

4 2010/11

The Trust should consider having its own public and legal liability cover.



Signed P Raymond (Secretary of the Sedlescombe Public Playing Field & Recreation Ground Trust)

20 April 2010