Vigo Parish Council
Phone: 01732 823337
The result shows there is good support for the project to enlarge and improve the Play Park and we will go ahead with applying for a loan.
We appreciate the time that residents took to make comments and would like to address some of the points raised.
The area of the play park will be enlarged to accommodate the new equipment.
The old and new areas of the play park will be enclosed by a new roll top metal fence, with a new gate.
While some equipment for older children will be in the play park, the zip wire will be on the far side of the Village Green. Careful thought will be given to the positioning of the equipment, to take into account the age differences of the users.
The new equipment will come with its own specialised flooring, as appropriate for each piece of equipment.
Vigo Parish Council has an annual budget for monitoring and maintaining the current play park. This will be continued with the new play park
Vigo Parish Council has very recently commissioned a new CCTV system. This is now operational and covers 3 main areas: 1) The Bay and surroundings, 2) The main car park and ball park, 3) The play park, including the proposed new area.
As well as the fund that VPC plan to use, we have obtained grants towards the play park from Kent County Council and Awards for All (part of the Big Lottery Fund). We are still waiting to hear about a grant application we have made to Kent Community Fund. We have also received a donation from Vigo Youth and Community Forum.
The amount of money required for the loan is uncertain, until we have heard from all the organisations we have applied to for a loan, but it is likely to be in the region of £20,000 Update: The loan required is less than this.
It is a good time to borrow money, with interest rates being low. The cost to repay the loan over 5 years is around £850.
By the end of December we should have enough information to work out the exact effect on next year’s Precept. It is not possible to give this information yet. Update: The percentage increase in the precept is very similar to last year. The repayment of the loan is included in this figure.
Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you would like any other information.
We will keep you updated on the project .
A Play park for ALL Village Children
Thank you to everyone who responded to the Consultation.
77% of respondents support the play park project
73% of respondents are supportive of VPC
taking out a loan to fill the funding gap.
We have awarded the contract for our play park improvements to Playdale Playgrounds Limited
We will need to borrow less money than we thought we might have to