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Following the recent publication of a report on a review of Bridgend Council’s management of outdoor spaces – including sports pitches, parks and sports pavilion – officers have recommended to BCBC’s Cabinet that they approve a number of changes (pdf).
The changes are expected to save £438,000 in total.
The Cabinet is being asked to improve substantial increases in hire fees, which have been slightly revised from the original report:
Other recommendations set to be approved include:
- Reduction in grass cutting along roadside verges from 7 times a year to 5 times a year and also granting the Cabinet Member for Communities powers to designate certain areas where grass cutting could end altogether.
- Cutting all grants and changing lease arrangements for bowls clubs.
- The Cabinet Member for Communities will draft a separate management strategy for Newbridge Fields in Bridgend.
- Continued promotion of Community Asset Transfer of playgrounds to town & community councils and a possible “rationalisation” programme (i.e. closure/removal of some play areas).