The Town Council's decision to remove the fence around the Children's play ground and not replace it after the rebuilding project has finished, may have unwittingly, reduced the scope to hire the Burgage for other events. Less than 2% of existing and new play areas are unfenced.
A risk assessment (the details of which are possibly to be revealed on Monday night) is thought to have included the need to install temporary fencing between the playground and access road for any event where there is a requirement for vehicles to enter the Burgage.
The cost of this installation is between £300 & £500, making the hire uneconomic for most events.
This challenge follows quick on the heals of the proposed renovation to the Regal Cinema, which if accepted in full, will severely reduce the scope for the venue to be used for anything other than films, again hitting Council revenues.