This webpage is to enable the community of Clifton upon Teme to follow the Section 106 process as it develops.
This page for CFAF progress will continue to be updated as well as any of the smaller projects that are currently being considered by members of the community.
Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC) has set out extremely helpful guidance in respect of the process for qualifying projects. Their link is as follows: https://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/section-106-funding. We encourage anyone interested in developing a project to refer to the above guidance and then make contact with the village's S106 Support Group, via the Clerk to the Parish Council. To view the role and preliminary objectives of the S106 Support Group - click here.
The main update newsletter, which formed part of the consultation exercise for the playing fields project, was part of the July/August 2020 edition of the Teme Triangle Magazine but it can also be found by clicking here.
If you have any questions or feedback, please use the Parish Council contact mechanism. The Project Manager will make every effort to respond within a few days.
We are pleased to say that Kompan UK has been selected as the preferred contractor for the play area. The illustrations included in the July 2020 edition of Teme Triangle have been updated with a few tweaks as a result of further feedback from parents and children. They can be found below - click here for the toddler zone, click here for the junior zone.
Grimshaw Group of Cheltenham has been selected as the preferred contractor for the sports zone and perimeter path. Click here for an overview of the play areas/equipment plus click here for the complete field layout including the sports zone.
As part of the overall development of the playing field, there are plans to develop a Community Sensory and Wildlife Garden. Click here for newsletter one and click here for newsletter two and click here for the updated garden plan. Click here for the draft wildflower meadow planting and green corridor plan.
We detail below the administrative work done to set up the S106 Funding initiative in the first 6 months of development.
In June 2019, the Clifton upon Teme Parish Council (PC) created a working party “S106 Support Group”. To view the preliminary objectives of the Group - click here.
In July 2019, the Chair of the PC together with members of the S106 Support Group met Mark Hammond who is the MHDC 'S106 representative' to establish preliminary information including details of sums available. Minutes of the July Support Group/MHDC meeting can be found here July 2019
In September 2019, the PC conveyed this information to the community at their monthly meeting, having obtained a confirmatory letter from MHDC dated 2nd September 2019 in respect of the sums available to the parish. Click here for link to the MHDC letter.
During October 2019, the S106 Support Group started contacting organisations/groups in the village in order to elaborate on the core principles of the S106 Funding process and perhaps help to identify potential projects. If you have not yet been approached, and you would like a member of the team to come and speak to you please contact the S106 Support group via the Clerk to the Parish Council.
At the Parish Council meeting in November 2019, it was agreed that a new team be created to develop a project focussed on the playing field with the following objective (prior to an application for S106 funding): "create games, play and support facilities for the health and wellbeing of all generations residing in the Parish of Clifton upon Teme". Terms of Reference for this new team are below. It was also agreed that whilst this project will take a large slice of the S106 funds that are available, a smaller sum will be available for smaller different projects. At this stage, the sums are £245,000 and £37,000 respectively but these figures are approximate and may be subject to regular review.
At the Parish Council meeting in December 2019, the Terms of Reference for the new "Clifton Four Acre Field Project" (CFAF) team was signed off (click here for details). The project team also advised the PC that at its first team meeting it discussed the merits of an explorative meeting with a potential contractor (with expertise in play and games facilities) to provide details of potential facilities/related costs.
During the early part of 2020, the Parish Council agreed to spend £450+vat for a topographic survey of the whole field to enable evaluation of site levels, contours, scope for landscaping etc. Membership of the CFAF Project team was also confirmed - click here for details. Reference to the PC minutes will provide ongoing information.
In January 2021, the CFAF Project was handed over to the Parish Council who will progress the scheme to its completion. The Parish Council is the body to whom enquiries should be delivered. Other potential projects that do not involve assets belonging to the Parish Council should make contact with the S106 Support Group via the Clerk to the Parish Council.
The PC has a standing S106 agenda item for their monthly meetings. The S106 Support Group will ensure that the PC and the community will be updated as other smaller projects develop - the PC minutes are readily available on their website and will include such updates. A dedicated S106 information noticeboard is now in place (on the flip side of the Parish Council notice board next to the village green) which will also reflect information in the Teme Triangle magazine and website.
The PC also ask that potential project applicants provide the S106 Support Group with a preliminary summary of their project and ongoing progress. These summaries will be available on this webpage as part of the community consultation process in accordance with the MHDC guidelines.