Community Improvement Project relating to Wilton Sports Centre, Ross-on-Wye.
Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the granting of £173k to the Ross Sports Centre community interest group (CIC) to undertake the works required to the pavilion as a result of flooding in 2020.
The amount is what has been agreed with the insurance brokers and is appropriate for the costs of the insured element of the reinstatement works to the building. The council requires the CIC to complete all works to the required regulatory and statutory requirements.
Currently the whole site is made up of four separate leases, in order to ensure that the CIC can obtain maximum amounts of external funding it would be appropriate to surrender the existing leases and create one lease that demonstrates the multifunctional sports use of the site
a) the sum of £173k is granted to the CIC to undertake the works in phases, subject to the CIC providing satisfactory evidence that demonstrates compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements as per an approved specification
b) the four leases on the site are amalgamated into one lease up to a period of 35 years; and
c) delegated authority be given to the director of economy and place to take all operational decisions necessary to implement the above recommendations.
Alternative options considered:
1. Do nothing; this is not recommended as this will leave the CIC with no building from which to operate its sporting activities on the site and this may result in the liquidation of the CIC and the building returning to the council.
2. The council undertakes reinstatement works; the council does not have the necessary resources in place to be able to undertake the work in the timescale that is required.
3. The insurance provider undertakes the works; there is some work required that is not covered by the insurance provision and by the CIC undertaking the work, they have had the option of obtaining external funding to enhance work over and above basic reinstatement.
Wards Affected: Ross West;
Contact: Helen Beale, Senior Estate Manager Email: HBeale@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260688.
Publication date: 12/02/2021
Date of decision: 12/02/2021
Effective from: 19/02/2021