To receive and consider the report of the Town Clerk/CEO and make recommendations to full Council.
The Committee received a verbal update from the Town Clerk. An update was given on discussions that had been held regarding the freehold of the area and legal agreements that are in place. It was emphasised that further legal advice was needed.
Issues regarding the use of the sports pitches and associated changing facilities were outlined. Councillors considered the freehold purchase of the area in the future for leisure use. It was advised that drainage works had been undertaken in the area and so the Council needed to be cognisant of such issues during future discussions.
It was proposed that the matter be delegated to the Town Clerk to seek further advice and clarify issues with other parties involved.
Resolved: That, delegation be given to the Town Clerk to continue discussions with relevant parties, and obtain further legal advice, to establish details around the possible transfer of the Madley Park Playing Field to the Town Council. The transfer of the Play Area would be considered at a later date, when appropriate.