During the Budget Setting Cycle the Council reviews its Fees and Charges for various facilities and services it operates.
Included is the schedule of charges in respect of the assets and services which fall under the responsibility of this Committee, and the Committee is requested to review and approve or amend, as necessary.
The Committee received a verbal update from the Town Clerk/C.E.O.
Members discussed the proposed increase of 10% in line with inflation. They felt it was unfortunate that an increase of this magnitude was required however understood that a significant increase would need to be applied. However, there were too many variables to decide until the entire budget had been drafted
The Committee also discussed a potential new Public Hall Group 4 charge to cover “Local Theatre Productions” which would be charged on the days on which dress rehearsals or performance occur. Members requested further information to be prepared by the Venue & Events Officer for a decision to be made by the CEWP.
1. That the report be noted and,
2. That, the increase to fees & charges is reconsidered once the draft budget is complete and,
3. That, introduction of a new Group 4 charge be delegated to the Corn Exchange Working Party.