Decision details

Property Matters - Town Hall, Town House/51 Market Square

Decision Maker: Full Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council received a verbal update from the Town Clerk concerning the Town House and 51 Market Square.


While undertaking work to enable the ground floor of the Town House to be used as offices, the beams between the two floors had been found to be in a poor state of repair and infested with death watch beetles.


The Town Clerk was hopeful this would not be a time heavy project and solutions on how to repair and treat the beams were currently taking place with timber experts, the District Council’s Conservation Officer and other professionals. At this stage, there was no indication of cost and although the Landlords of the premises, Witney Town Hall Charity had been made aware of the situation and had pledged some funding, the Town Council would need to meet the shortfall under its tenancy obligations.




That the verbal update of the Town Clerk be noted.


Publication date: 12/04/2021

Date of decision: 12/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 12/04/2021 - Full Council

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