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Hagley Playing Field

posted 7 Dec 2018, 05:12 by Clerk
Please see the latest update regarding the playing field:

Severn Trent Water / NMC Nomenca return of the Hagley Playing Fields to public use
  • HPC has agreed that STW / NMC will hand the Hagley Playing Fields back to HPC and return them to public use in phases as follows:
    • Part of the playing fields (near the play equipment) will be opened and handed back to HPC, with immediate effect;
    • STW / NMC will improve access to the Community Centre through relocating some of the protective fencing, with immediate effect; and 
    • At the advice of the Landscapers, HPC has reluctantly declined to take back responsibility for the bulk of the playing fields at this time.  This will allow for the grass to become more established and conditioned and will ensure that STW / NMC can return the playing fields to public use in a suitable standard and condition, as contractually agreed.  
  • It is currently expected that the playing fields will be fully re-opened for public use in Spring 2019.
Access to Hagley Playing Fields through Church Street Access
  • HPC has reluctantly accepted the advice of its Professional Advisors, that the Church Street Access to the Hagley Playing Fields should remain closed until external works (Cladding, Roofing, Windows and Doors) at the Pavilion development are completed, for Health & Safety reasons.  
  • Discussions were held regarding whether temporary access might be made available in periods when no work is taking place at the Pavilion site, but recommendations were received by HPC that this would be costly to achieve, would potentially cause confusion to pedestrians and would be unacceptable to Contractors working on site. 
  • HPC remains committed to ensuring that the Pavilion project (particularly the external works) is completed as soon as possible, with the intention of re-opening the Church Street access to Hagley Playing Fields as soon as practicable.