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Crowland Parish Council discusses plans for barriers at Snowden Field, completion of paving at red phone box, success of new gym and elect new vice-chairman

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Plans are being touted to put a barrier in place to protect a town’s playing field.

Crowland parish councillors discussed potential solutions at Monday’s meeting after a car drove onto Snowden Field, damaging sections of the grass. This has reportedly been fixed.

The possibility of placing a few barriers was raised, which chairman David Kempton said could stop people driving through them.

Crowland Parish Council chairman David Kempton and Coun Graham Searle
Crowland Parish Council chairman David Kempton and Coun Graham Searle

Coun Jon Boor said the council ‘ought to have a look’, while Coun Bryan Alcock suggested putting a fence at the side of the footpath around the field.

l Work to install paving around the town’s phone box has also been completed.

Coun Phillip Green said a ‘fantastic job’ had been done at the classic red telephone box, which serves as an information booth on the corner of Albion Street in the town.

Mr Kempton said: “That is a lovely little area now.

“It used to have weeds and was neglected, and now it has a nice shiny phone box.”

l Coun Kempton was unanimously re-elected as the parish council’s chairman during Monday's meeting.

He said this is likely to be his final year in the role.

Coun Green was elected to take over as vice-chairman from Coun Graham Searle.

lCoun Wayne Glenton told councillors that the new Crowland Leisure and Wellbeing Centre is proving to be a success.

A total of 170 members have signed up to use the facility, which is run by centre manager Johanna Paice.

Coun Glenton said: “I think 170 is a decent number. The feedback we have been getting has been positive.

“It has real potential to be everything we want it to be.”

He added that plans are in place to hold another open day for the gym, which will be attended by a ‘local celebrity of some description’.

Coun Glenton hopes to reach a total of 250 members at the Postland Road gym.

lCoun Searle told the meeting that crime levels in Crowland are at the lowest he has seen since joining the council.

He also reported that repair and repainting works at Crowland’s skate park have been completed.

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