Stimpson’s Piece car park to be resurfaced

Reepham Town Council, which is the sole trustee of the Stimpson’s Piece Charity, has approved a quote of £26,700 to refurbish the main car parking surface at the town’s recreation ground.

The work will include removal of the top layer of gravel, crushed concrete and tar, etc. and the laying of two coats of hot tar and chippings.
The trustees believe this will be a longer-term solution to the problem of the deteriorating surface.
It is expected that the parking surface will last a further 5-7 years before further maintenance is required, depending on how much use the area receives.
The work does not include resurfacing the old tennis courts or the car parking area at the Kerdiston Road entrance to Stimpson’s Piece.
Also at its February meeting, the trustees refused the football club’s request to have its bar licence terms renegotiated. Reepham Town FC had asked for removal of the requirement to pay the trustee 5% of the bar takings.
At an earlier meeting, it was reported that the installation of new play equipment in the toddler area had been completed. This comprises a small climbing tower with slide and a play tractor with tunnel. The wooden train has been removed and the picnic benches re-sited.
An event to celebrate the new toddler play equipment is planned for spring.

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