Decision details

Contract Award for Frank Banfield Park Community Garden

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for the Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report requests approval to award a contract to T Loughman Ltd of £402,788.08 to facilitate the construction and installation of the community garden in Frank Banfield Park, and allocate sums as recommended to ensure the good management and involvement of the Friends of Frank Banfield Park in the project. These works are wholly funded using secured S106 monies (AKA 716).


The new community garden will provide a new facility for residents to enjoy. This project will contribute to the Council’s priorities and aspirations, becoming the country’s greenest borough and ‘doing things with residents not to them’.


1.    To agree that Appendices 1 and 2 are not for publication on the basis that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended). 


2.    That the Strategic Director of Environment agrees, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Realm, to award a contract of £402,788.08 to T Loughman Ltd to facilitate the construction and installation of a new community garden at Frank Banfield Park.

Reasons for the decision:

Following a revision to the initial tender, the Parks Team sought approval to formalise a contract with T Loughman so that they can begin their mobilisation and works can start on site as soon as practicable. It is the intention of the Parks Team that works would be completed before the end of the financial year (March 2024).


Full details can be found in the report.

Alternative options considered:

See report.

Publication date: 10/11/2023

Date of decision: 10/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

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