Issue - meetings

Procurement of equipment for Play Areas

Meeting: 05/10/2023 - Neighbourhood Services and Enforcement Committee (Item 35)

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To consider the report on the procurement of play area equipment.


The Group Head – Neighbourhood Services presented the report on improvements to play area and stated that Shepperton Studios decided the location of what play areas would get improved.


The Committee queried if it would be appropriate to have a delay in the procurement process to enable consultation with residents. The Group Head of Neighbourhood Services advised that as part of the procurement exercise there would be engagement with both the community and councillors.


The Committee asked whether there was a Wheelchair Swing in any of the parks in the borough and if not, could one be included. The Committee were advised that would be investigated.


The Committee asked how much a new play area costs and were advised that it varies, examples of costs were given that included; cost of a bank of swings at around £6,000 - £7,000, and cost of surfacing at around £40,000.


The Committee resolved to:

  1. Authorise the Group Head of Neighbourhood Services to commence a tender for the procurement of play area equipment;
  2. Delegate authority to the Group Head Neighbourhood Services in consultation with the Chair of Neighbourhood Services to appoint the chosen supplier/s; and

3.    Authorise the Group Head of Corporate Governance to enter the contract with the selected supplier.