introduced the Opportunities Fund report which detailed two
proposals. The first regarding £10,000 previously
allocated in March 2016 which had not been spent and the second
regarding a Councillor sponsored
application for replacement benches in Memorial Park.
The Forum discussed the first proposal and the following
points were covered:
Concerns were raised regarding the
available options for the £10,000 specifically that further
investigation was required to maybe install the campervan
facilities in Market Street Car Park. Officers confirmed that
the money needed to be spent or re-allocated before the next
financial year, otherwise it could be lost and that to put the
facilities in a car park without campervan parking provision
wouldn’t work. The proposal was made to allow this to
Foul water and electricity supply for
campervans is needed and an alternative site should be
A County Councillor confirmed that there was planning
permission for a touring caravan park between West Bay and
Swalecliffe and surprise was expressed
at the want for another.
Some members of the Forum were not
opposed to delegate to officers the allocation of the funding to
promote or enhance campervan facilities,
however they didn’t want to lose sight of officers’
work and should be updated regarding these funds.
Concerns were raised regarding the 18
month timeframe to spend the money, particularly that there could
be a case of urgency nearer summer 2020.
A proposal was made to
resolve that option 1 of the report be implemented. This was
seconded and when put to a vote was agreed unanimously.
For the proposal
(6): Councillors A Cook,
Howes, Sonnex, I Stockley, J Stockley
and D Thomas
the proposal : None
Abstained : None
for voting : None
RESOLVED – To delegate to officers the allocation of
the £10,000 from a previous year to projects which promote or
enhance campervan facilities in the Herne Bay Forum
The Chairman then
introduced the Councillor sponsored application for replacement
benches in Memorial Park.
The Forum discussed
the application and the following points were covered:
There were a shortage
of benches near the managed assisted retirement homes on the
outskirts of the park and a few benches had gone missing from the
Some of the benches
could be relocated from the ‘hidden garden’ to the more
open areas of the park and replace some of the more dilapidated
There could be the
opportunity to put plaques on the benches to commemorate those who
died during the First World War
The best value for
money would be to move some of the benches and replace the
The benches could be
engraved instead of using plaques.
There should be
sufficient scope to replace missing or deteriorated benches rather
than relocating the existing benches that are in good
If three benches are
required to be replaced, they could be installed in commemoration
of D-Day’s ...
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