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that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16th March, 2016, as now submitted, be received and approved.
The Assistant Chief Executive (Governance) and Monitoring Officer presented the report and took the opportunity to update the Committee on progress since the previous Charities Committee meeting held on 16th March, 2016 as follows:-
Temporary Facilities for the Cricket Club
Temporary changing facilities would continue to be provided to the Cricket Club for the current season with a new licence to be entered into for the new season (on the same terms as the previous licence) with an agreed termination date of 1st December, 2016.
The Trust’s Accounts for the financial year 2014/15 reported a retained deficit of £104k with the cumulative deficit to the end of March 2016 showing at just over £120k. To date, for 2016/17, the Council had made a further £181.26 payment on behalf of the Trust.
In relation to progress for entering into the proposed Leases, Committee Members were updated on the following:-
The Council had been informed that the Football Club wanted to enter into a dialogue about the possibility of it taking over the Trust in its entirety from the Council. Legal advice had been obtained by the Club which recommended them to refrain from commenting about the lease until after the Council has replied about the Club taking over the Trust. In addition, no quotes had yet been received in relation to the works to the kitchen.
The Bowls Club had advised the Council that it was unable to enter into a lease as it could not afford to pay the rent and cover the other costs associated with taking on the lease.
The Cricket Club informed the Council that it was not able to accept the terms of a lease if the temporary facility was to be removed during 2017 as this would not allow sufficient time to obtain funding for, and build, a new permanent facility. Dialogue was entered into and an offer was made by the Council to extend the retention of the temporary facilities for a further year until 2018.
The Cricket Club had subsequently confirmed that it wished to continue working with the Council and might consider signing a lease if the temporary facility remains on site on a rolling one year extension negotiated on an annual basis.
The Visitors Centre had signed and agreed to the heads of terms and the process of drafting the lease had commenced. Once drafted, the Council would be seeking confirmation of acceptance of the terms from CISWO and to advertise the lease, as set out in earlier reports to Committee, before seeking permission from the Charities Committee.
Football Club Proposal
As outlined above, the Football Club had informed the Council that it wished to enter into a dialogue about the possibility of it taking over the Trust in its entirety from the Council.
The Council was of the belief that the future operation of the site was a separate matter to the ongoing lease negotiations. The future running ... view the full minutes text for item 3.