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Hurst Meadows Management Committee

March 21, 2017

There will be a meeting of the Parkland Management Committee Committee to be held at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 21  March 2017 in the Village Centre, Hurstpierpoint and you are summonsed to attend.   

Members of the public have a right and are invited to attend.   

Stephen Hoyles    CLERK TO THE COUNCIL 


  1. 1. Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest:  To receive and accept apologies for absence and to note any declarations of interest.   
  1. 2. Minutes of the meeting of Parkland Management Committee 17 January 2017 :  To receive and adopt the minutes.   
  1. 3. Adjournment for questions from the public:  The Committee is to consider whether to adjourn the Meeting in accordance with Clause 1(d) of Standing Orders, in order to receive questions from members of the public.   
  1. 4. Minutes of the meeting of Parkland Advisory Board 14 March 2017 :   

 The Committee is asked to consider the RECOMMENDATION from  the Board regarding establishing an apple orchard in the Parkland area, as  follows:.   

Minute  PAB16/22.  Presentations by special  interest groups:  (2)  St Georges Millennium Garden Trust:   

Member David Brown presented:  The Trust specifically proposed that an apple orchard was introduced, comprising indigenous species such as ‘Crawley Beauty’ and ‘Egremont Russett’.  The orchard would comprise 40 trees in 20 species, covering about 

0.8Ac, surrounded by a fruit hedge and gate.  The location was for consideration.  Advice is being sought from Mr Peter May of Brighton Permaculture Trust.   A local resident, Mr Peter Sadler has also indicated willingness to advise.  The Board considered the proposal for an orchard and agreed to recommend to the Parkland Management committee (Parish Council)  that it be included in the future management of the parkland, at a location to be decided.  (Ref:   Minutes 14 March 2017  ATTACHED);   Millennium Garden Trust  presentation notes 14 March 2017) 

RESOLVED:  The Board recommends to the Parish Council that a 40 tree apple orchard is established in the parkland, at a location to be decided.   

It is suggested that this request is in order, subject only to ensuring that the terms of the planning permission are followed.   

RECOMMENDATION:  The Committee agrees that a 40 tree apple orchard is established in the parkland, at a location to be decided, subject only to ensuring planning requirements.  .   

5.  Progress Report  No 2:  The Committee  is asked to consider the Progress Report and approve the budget estimates and schedule of preparatory works contracts.   

(Ref:  BRIEFING NOTE Parkland Management Committee – Progress Report  No 2  15 March 2017  ATTACHED)    

RECOMMENDATION:  The Parkland Management Committee is asked to note this progress report.   

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