Future of the Parks service - to save money a contractor is looking at taking over for four boroughs, Merton, Kingston, Sutton and I have no idea who the forth council is. This will happen in a couple of years and will be for an 8 year contract extended in 8year chunks to a total of 24 years before retendering.
Last years increase was 2% grass cutting of the 36 sites cost £16,000 per year and the grass is supposed to be cut once a month between April - September (really 3 times a year if you are lucky)
£50,700 Spend and £65,000 income water charges are between £18,000 - 20,000 per year.
Update on the results of legionella testing and advice re safety
Update on information from Ecolocal - no more laminated flyers for the notice boards due to cost.
Discussion re the use of Pesticides/ weed killer on allotment sites after an incident between plot holders.
Plot Inspections - Mill Green to be inspected by the Assistant Parks Manager Bill Wyatt this year.