Wednesday, 19 October 2011

On site pre contract meeting

Ed Nelson and Craig Wigley from Continental Landscapes and Graham Bromley our project coordinator pictured during todays onsite pre contract meeting. Also present was John Nuttall, Consultant Landscape Architect for Groundwork, who are project managing the construction process. Following the meeting Continental Landscapes are to be formally appointed as contractors for the community grow your own scheme. It is hoped that they can begin construction work within two - four weeks, following the release of  planning conditions.

Groundwork, on behalf of Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC, are responsible for the delivery of the grow your own scheme in their role as:
  • The Accountable Body, Groundwork will be responsible for issues such as fund raising, fund management, submitting funding bids, drawing down funding and paying contractors. They have confirmed funding from various sources such as; Marks and Spencer, WREN, BBC Communities for Health, Cumbria Waste Management Environmental Trust and NHS Cumbria.
  • Project Managers, working on behalf of the Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC, Groundworks responsibility will include among other issues; the provision of landscape design services, producing contract documentation, organising the tendering process, overseeing and supervising all work onsite, inspecting progress and ensuring quality of workmanship.
Following construction of the scheme Marsh Street Arches and Garden Community Interest Company, under an 85 year lease for the land secured from Barrow Borough Council, and with support from our user group, will be responsible for managing and maintaining the scheme for the benefit of its users and the wider community.

Membership of  our community grow your own scheme user group includes; local residents, local service providers, local schools, youth organisations, other voluntary groups and the local authority.

You can download a copy of our community grow your own scheme user policy here

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