Update on Parish Land

The Parish land was purchased by the previous Parish administration for £400,000. A large loan was taken out with annual repayments of circa £15,000. It is therefore imperative we try to recoup some income from the land to contribute towards annual repayments. So far we have been approached by people wishing to rent the land for livestock, however the cost of fencing these areas is expensive and needs to be taken into consideration, a local farmer will take hay off the land twice a year for a nominal fee to be reviewed next year. We have received circa £5,000 from a Rural Basic Payment Scheme but these amounts obviously do not cover the repayments. We are therefore looking at other options and would welcome any suggestions from residents.
The section at the bottom of the site near James Seely Park will remain as a wildlife meadow. All the land is now accessible with recently installed signage.
The Parish are also looking into the possibility of including a Permissive bridle-path along the edge of the land for horses up to Spindle Lane.