I was wondering if there is any possibility of a table tennis table being included in the latest proposals for park improvements? I am aware that these have been developed already through local people's ideas, so maybe I have missed the boat?
Do I need to provide evidence that there is substantial interest in this facility?
There doesn't seem to be room on the online survey to add in new ideas?
There is a committee meeting tonight (see Events above) which is open to everyone, so come along, if you can.
There has been a good response in the past to the idea of a table tennis table; all it lacks is someone to take it on as a project. So, as they say, "If you see a job that needs doing, it's yours."
The current list on the Priorities is the result of earlier consultations. New suggestions are welcome for the next round.
Look forward to hearing from you,
I only just picked up your message, so did not make the meeting this week. I will try to attend the next one.
Your suggestion of a table tennis table for the park is not a new one! Someone put forward the idea of a table as a possible piece of equipment for the park a year or so ago at a meeting of FOSAP. I was asked to look into what outdoor permanent equipment like this was available and the cost of buying and installing it. I cannot remember the cost now, but it was, I think at least £1000, possibly quite a bit more. When I reported back with this information, it was decided that this was a prohibitive cost as far as FOSAP finances were concerned, and the idea was dropped. There will be minutes of this meeting with details of costs etc. but I haven't kept these! John Mayne should be able to find them in his files.
If you think a grant or finance can be found elsewhere for this, then I think there would be general support for it. But I vaguely remember that there was also discussion about where such a table might go if one could be afforded. On the flat area above the playground was one suggestion, which I don't think was generally agreed on.
As you can see from this Blog, the idea for a Table Tennis table was mooted in 2009. 2012 and success is just around the corner.
We have been contacted by Nicola Ferris, the BCC Sports Development Officer, to confirm that our park has been awarded a new concrete ping pong table, to be located at the top of the play area on the soft matting. We do not have an installation date but it could be around mid-June. The official “Ping” month is during July.