We are pleased to announce that we now have our first piece of inclusive play equipment in the town. The new roundabout, which has been installed in the Silver Jubilee play park, is designed to accommodate both wheelchair users and more able-bodied users. Cllr Kay Moss, Chairman of the Sport, Recreation and Cemetery Committee which is responsible for the recreation grounds in Crowborough said, "It is great to see such a wonderful piece of all-inclusive play equipment in our town." Why not pop along to the Silver Jubilee park this weekend to try it out?
Town Centre and Country Park
WIN South East in Bloom awards
Both the Crowborough Country Park (Silver Gilt) and Town Centre (Silver) have won awards in the annual South East in Bloom competition. A big thank you to everyone involved; for the Country Park particular thanks go to CTC Ranger Daniel Colborne and his volunteers, Deputy Town Clerk Caroline Miles and Councillor Greg Rose and the Environment Committee. Within the Town Centre we would also like to express thanks to CTC Environment Warden Julie Blunden, Louis Foot and his team of groundstaff, Jordans Nursary and all the volunteers of Brighter Crowborough.
Although the weather is now turning there is still an opportunity to enjoy the planting in and around the town centre, or why not visit the Country Park yourself this autumn as the leaves are turning, and judge for yourself just how beautiful this wonderful nature reserve is? You can access the Country Park via pedestrian gates on Tollwood Road or via the small car park off Osborne Road. Don’t miss out on enjoying this award-winning space!
ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN
We are delighted to announce our joint ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN with Withyham Parish Council.
Withyham Parish Council and Crowborough Town Council are working in partnership to promote road safety in the local area.
Road safety is a critical issue for all communities, and is of particular concern in the Wealden area which has one of the highest incident rates in the country. The two councils have joined forces to tackle the issue, and are planning a series of events and initiatives, culminating in Road Safety Week, which this year is 20th – 26th November.
The campaign is being supported by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, and includes the opportunity for an Education Officer to visit local schools and speak directly to students about promoting road safety. There will be a poster competition run in the schools, with the winning entries made into posters and displayed outside the schools during Road Safety Week. The campaign has benefitted from a grant from the Safer Wealden Partnership of £1,500 which will be used to fund promotional material and prizes for the competition winners.
The focus on the campaign will be on speed awareness, with Speedwatch groups being involved in recording details of speeding vehicles at key locations across Crowborough, Groombridge and Withyham. Key messages will be communicated via a co-ordinated social media campaign and roadside posters reinforcing the message across the area.
The councils are keen to encourage a long term change in road users’ behaviour and reduce the number of serious incidents involving local residents.
Operation Blitz is a scheme run by Wealden’s Policing Team to address youth anti-social behaviour (ASB). It specifically targets those being disruptive, causing a general nuisance, or committing crime often as a result of alcohol and/or drugs. A team of officers are assigned to the Operation which runs every Friday and Saturday between the hours of 6pm till midnight (hours may increase during summer school holidays). Subscribers receive an email each week prior to the start giving them a number to call to report youth ASB directly to the Blitz Officers, without the need to go via 101. The number is changed each week, according to Officers on duty, and is therefore only for use during the Operation’s hours and only for incidents of this type. The number is for members only and is not intended to be shared with others. During the Operation hours the dedicated team of Officers also patrol the known ‘hot spots’ in the district, between responding to reports.
An update on each weekend’s activity is provided in the community message the following week.To sign up please fill out the form available here .
Job Vacancy: GROUNDS PERSON
Full time (37 hours per week)
Salary £17,072 - £18,070 (SCP 15 - 18)
Crowborough Town Council is currently recruiting for an experienced Grounds Person to work with the team in maintaining the Council’s recreation grounds, cemetery, allotments and other outside areas.
For an application pack please call 01892 652907 or email email@example.com
Closing date for applications: Friday 13th October 2017 at 1pm
Use of drones prohibited on council owned land
Following an upsurge in usage of drones on council owned recreation grounds and public open spaces, the Town Council has resolved that the flying of drones on council owned land for recreational or commercial purposes be prohibited.
The reasons for this decision are:
- The close proximity of many of our sites to neighbouring residential and business properties and the potential risk of causing alarm, distress or harassment to occupants
- The proximity to commercial aircraft flight paths cause potential danger to the safety of aircraft
- Potential risk of accidents, injury to other site users or property as a result of use
- Granting permission could leave the Town Council liable for subsequent actions brought about by drone activity when operated from land under our ownership
Exceptions will only be considered where usage of a drone device helps reduce risk in the workplace, i.e. working at height, building survey work, etc.
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