To receive a confidential verbal update from the Town Clerk and consider quotations for temporary facilities and fee proposals for project management.
The Committee received a confidential verbal update from the Town Clerk concerning West Witney Sports Ground.
There was concern from members that the current Covid-19 lockdown would be ending in the forthcoming months and due to the compliance issues at the Sports & Social Club, temporary facilities for clubs would imminently be needed.
Quotes for several temporary sports facilities were provided but members were mindful that these would need to be FA compliant and they would be a large outlay for the Town Council. A firm plan was needed on the future of the site and the Town Clerk had held conversations with consultants on this very issue.
As previously delegated, officers would continue to hold dialogue with the clubs and consultants to try and find a solution as soon as possible. In the meantime, an earmarked reserve for sports improvements could be given over for the temporary facilities, subject to approval by the Policy, Governance & Finance Committee.
1. That the confidential verbal update be noted; and
2. That the Town Council’s earmarked reserve (EMR) for Sports Improvement be allocated towards temporary measures and facilities at West Witney Sports Ground, subject to approval by the Policy, Governance & Finance Committee.