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Bedale Funding – How do you think it should be spent?
Bedale Online have recently been asked by Bedale Town Council to share the following with all of you in the hope that you may be able to give them some valuable insight on where you think public funding should be spent within Bedale under the sector “Public open space, sport and recreation”.
They have sent me a document which outlines the proposals as drawn together by Hambleton District Council and supported by Bedale Town Council with input from other organisations including Bedale Town Council, Bedale and Villages community forum and others. It shows their priority for the funding, however are their views also your views? We want and need your comments on this! If you want to have something in Bedale improved you need to tell the council what needs doing. If you feel that the funding is going towards something that isn’t worthy, now is the time to voice your opinions on where it should go.
I am very much looking forwards to hearing your views & I hope it has an impact on what happens to our area.
The following are set out in order of priority as voted for by the council, number one being the first priority for public spending and so on….
- 1. Bedale Scouts & Guides
Actions: To contribute to the provision of scout and guide premises that may also be used for general recreation etc. activities both internally and externally.
How was the need identified? Bedale and villages community forum as one of the key targets for the continuing development of the town and this is supported by the town council.
- 2. Other Public Space – North Yorkshire County Council
Actions: To provide a town centre feature area to the front of the post office, Market Place
How was the need identified? Identified by the B&VCF as one of the key targets for continuing development of the town and has been supported by the town council
- 3. Other Public Space
Actions: To contribute to the provision of a cycle route between Leeming Bar & Bedale
How was the need identified? Identified by the B&VCF as one of the key targets for continuing development of the town and has been supported by the town council.
- 4. Bedale Park incorporating play area and skateboard park – Bedale Town Council
Actions: Installation of new play equipment in the play area to benefit 8-13 year olds.
How was this need identified? Equipment subject to replacement due to general wear and tear.
- 5. Floodlit Pitch Development – Hambleton District Council
Actions: Redevelopment of the floodlit pitch
How was this need identified? Playing pitch audit with North Yorkshire County Football Association
- 6. Southfields Public Open Space – Bedale Town Council
Actions: Drainage of public open space to negate excessive flooding including the children’s play park.
How was this need identified? Recent experience & feedback from users.
- 7 Replacement Trees – Bedale Town Council
Actions: Maintaining and improving tree stock in public areas.
How was this need identified? Advice from arborist in annual inspection.
- 8 Adult outdoor fitness equipment – Bedale Town Council
Actions: Provision of a selection of equipment to benefit adults using Bedale Park
How was this need identified? Feedback from the community.
The following points are on the list however there have been no needs identified, they are as follows:
Burrill Road Open Space
Firby road sports area including football pitches
Leyburn Road Athletics and Sports including tennis & squash courts, football & cricket pitches
Public rights of way
Southfields open space and play area
Village greens including Wycar, Beck Side etc.
So tell us what you think in the comments box below………………..
25th April 2013:The Town Council would like to thank the various people who responded to our Bedale Online Blog, for those of you that have mentioned wanting more facilities and provision for the younger people in Bedale we would like to direct you to the services provided via X-Niholo, Bedale High School (Culture Shack) and the Scouts & Guides. With this in mind the Council has asked Lee Featherstone, the Chair of X-Niholo to provide comments and further information through the Bedale Online site (to follow)If you would like to get in touch with the Clture Shack Contact 01609 533334