Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the commitment of S106 funding to works on the community hub to support its management and operation.
i. That up to £100,000 is allocated to spend on adaptations to the community hub and for partial fixtures and fittings in advance of the Hub opening including its administration and project management costs.
ii. That £50,000 is allocated for the ongoing maintenance and security of the facility and/or its land particularly in advance of its opening by an operator.
The hub and its land will shortly be transferred to the Council by Cala Homes. A procurement exercise has started to identify a not-for-profit organisation to manage the hub including its associated sports facilities and land. The operator is not expected to be in place and operating the hub until the autumn. There is a need to ensure there is an on-going fund for upkeep and security of the hub until a preferred operator takes it over, to make some adaptations to it and purchase some fittings to prepare for the opening.
The Council could delay the allocation of the £150,000 s106 funding and decide later. However, the hub will be transferred to the council this spring and we need to plan and prepare for the securing, maintaining, fitting and making adaptions to the hub in advance of this to ensure that the hub is in good condition and ready for mobilisation and opening by the operator.
Wards Affected: Crowthorne;
Financial Impact: £150,000 is allocated for works on the hub and its ongoing maintenance from a developer contribution in 2018. This decision commits the funding.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Chief Executive
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Corporate Management Team
Planning and Community Hub Development Officers
Contact: Abby Thomas, Assistant Director: Chief Executive's Office Email: email@example.com Tel: 01344 353307.
Publication date: 21/03/2023
Date of decision: 21/03/2023
Effective from: 29/03/2023