After a short period of operation, it would appear that the Stimpson’s Piece working group is no longer functioning.
The group was formed in early 2015 with the aim of forming a management committee to eventually take over the day-to-day running of the pavilion on Reepham’s recreational ground.
This followed a lively meeting of around 130 residents and users of Stimpson’s Piece in November 2014 to discuss the future of the community facility, which is facing a serious shortfall of revenue with increasing maintenance costs forecast over the next few years.
It had been hoped that the principal users of Stimpson’s Piece would work together on the development of a longer term strategy for the pavilion.
However, a lack of interest, particularly from some key user groups, has seen the working group fall into a state of inaction as the initial enthusiasm waned and any tangible public support and participation dwindled.
At their meeting on 8 June, the trustees of Stimpson’s Piece in particular thanked David Loxton for his efforts in trying to get the working group functioning, but said they were disappointed with “18 months of being messed around… this has gone full circle”.
The working group had recently taken over responsibility for some tasks that were previously handled by the trustees, but it now looks like this will fall back into the remit of Reepham Town Council, which is the trustee of Stimpson’s Piece.
See our earlier stories:
- More volunteers needed for Stimpson's Piece working group
- Stimpson’s Piece working group formed
- Stimpson’s Piece working group takes shape
- New management committee proposed for Stimpson’s Piece