Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
The Committee received the Park Manager’s update on activities in the Park since December 2019. The Director of Open Spaces introduced the report highlighting to the Committee that the Senior Development Manager role to support the Nursey project had been appointed, and that the Playground Project had successfully passed round 1 applications for external funding.
Replying to a question from a member of the Committee the Director of Open Spaces clarified that the Senior Development Manager would be funded from the City Surveyor budget but that work undertaken on the project could be recharged to the project budget. In addition, it was confirmed that Officers attended an extraordinary meeting of the Friends of West Ham Park to brief them on the background to the Nursery project, but that this had not been included in the Manager’s update as it had been confirmed at the last meeting of the Committee. The Director of Open Spaces clarified that the background of the project had been explained by Officers at this meeting with the exception of those details which were exempt under the 1972 Local Government Act. The Committee commented that providing the public with information on the project was important.
RESOLVED- That the report be noted.