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1 © Bishops Stortford Town Council Sworders Field Masterplan – Brief History

2 Sworders Field masterplan - Background Dec £20000 allocated for masterplan Dec £20000 allocated for masterplan List of facilities included and excluded specified List of facilities included and excluded specified No expenditure other than essential maintenance until Masterplan adopted No expenditure other than essential maintenance until Masterplan adopted Jan – May 2013 – 3 options created Jan – May 2013 – 3 options created Council selects Option 2 to go to consultation, with Option 3 as a fallback Council selects Option 2 to go to consultation, with Option 3 as a fallback Diagrams appear later on in materials Diagrams appear later on in materials Option 2 requires considerable cooperation from EHDC Option 2 requires considerable cooperation from EHDC June-Aug 2013 – Consultation June-Aug 2013 – Consultation Feedback predominantly positive Feedback predominantly positive Aug 2013 – E&PA Committee recommendation Aug 2013 – E&PA Committee recommendation Sep 2013 – Council refers back to E&PA Committee Sep 2013 – Council refers back to E&PA Committee Recommendation neither accepted nor rejected Recommendation neither accepted nor rejected © Bishops Stortford Town Council

3 E&PA Recommendation Aug 2013 Recommended Either refurbish the paddling pool or rebuild it in the proposed new location, all subject to a full feasibility study once the decision on location has been taken. Commission a design for the Youth area to include an extended skate park, a BMX track, the existing graffiti wall and play equipment. Construct new pathways and a jetty in the locations proposed in the plan. No decision or recommendation: Adoption of a masterplan or the further steps necessary to adopt one The overall layout of the area The location of the paddling pool Provision and location of Café and Toilets Provision and location of Bandstand/Performance area © Bishops Stortford Town Council

4 List of Facilities Included for consideration Included for consideration Enhanced paddling pool, larger pumphouse Enhanced paddling pool, larger pumphouse Multi-use bandstand Multi-use bandstand Linear or offline narrowboat moorings, Winding hole (turning point) for narrowboats Linear or offline narrowboat moorings, Winding hole (turning point) for narrowboats Summer Café – maybe a pop up or alternatively in a developed Markwell Pavillion Summer Café – maybe a pop up or alternatively in a developed Markwell Pavillion Toilets including disabled toilets Toilets including disabled toilets Accessible paths, desire line path northern bridge to Johnsons Crossing, Dropped pathway alongside river (west side?) Accessible paths, desire line path northern bridge to Johnsons Crossing, Dropped pathway alongside river (west side?) Picnic area(s) for families Picnic area(s) for families feature planting/area, probably associated with picnic area or other facilities feature planting/area, probably associated with picnic area or other facilities Enhanced skatepark Enhanced skatepark BMX track (however it was noted that a track already exists as Ash Grove) BMX track (however it was noted that a track already exists as Ash Grove) Grafitti wall Grafitti wall Better drainage Better drainage Opening up all or part of the culvert which flows east/west across field Opening up all or part of the culvert which flows east/west across field Power and water for events Power and water for events Community Chair store/Chairs to be used by Field/park users – possibly linked to the Bandstand/Café. Community Chair store/Chairs to be used by Field/park users – possibly linked to the Bandstand/Café. Landscaping of the moat perhaps to include wildflower planting. Landscaping of the moat perhaps to include wildflower planting. Northern extension to the re-watering of the moat (ie extension of the re-watering into the area owned by the District Council) Northern extension to the re-watering of the moat (ie extension of the re-watering into the area owned by the District Council) The Osier Bed - to be included as part of a landscaping plan subsequent to masterplan The Osier Bed - to be included as part of a landscaping plan subsequent to masterplan Excluded from consideration Excluded from consideration Changing places facility Changing places facility Bridge from paddling pool area and play area unless required as part of the masterplan. Bridge from paddling pool area and play area unless required as part of the masterplan. A firepit for youths A firepit for youths Facility for winter ice rink Facility for winter ice rink Mountain bike trail from Sworders to the Meads Mountain bike trail from Sworders to the Meads Trim Trail Trim Trail Model Boating Pond Model Boating Pond Wild swimming area Wild swimming area Outdoor Gym. Outdoor Gym. © Bishops Stortford Town Council


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