Agenda item

Revenue Growth Items, Special Revenue Projects and Capital Projects

To receive and consider the report of the Town Clerk/CEO with an update on the current year’s work programme relating to Capital and Special Revenue Projects; as well as projects identified during the course of the year for inclusion as Revenue Growth Items or Special Revenue Projects in the Council’s Revenue Budget or Capital Projects for 2023/24 and beyond.


The Committee received and considered the report and verbal update from the Town Clerk/CEO.


Members discussed the projects as proposed in the report and felt that refurbishment works at Burwell Hall toilets provision was potentially a priority but without knowing the urgency of the works it was difficult to judge with certainty.Given the estimated cost the Town Clerk advised that if works weren’t urgent, it would be necessary to defer the project to 2024/25 to allow for additional budgeting.


Members reviewed the costs of a new projector and equipment for the Corn Exchange and asked that additional information is gathered by the Project Officer to allow a decision to be made.  They were keen to proceed with the purchase of the suitable projector as soon as possible using the existing £20,000 budget. Also, members would like investigations into the use of National Theatre Encore as it was thought this may be a more cost-effective way of showing these types of performances in the future.


The committee discussed possible further projects for 2023/24 which included a new notice board at Windrush Cemetery, repainting of the Gallery Room and ceiling and replacement lights to facilitate more options for requests to light up the Corn Exchange.


Members also discussed the potential of marking the 160th Anniversary of the Corn Exchange with event(s), members delegated to the Corn Exchange Working Party to arrive at a budget for this.




1.      That, the report be noted and,

2.      That, subject to urgency, refurbishment of Burwell Hall toilets be deferred until 2024/25

3.      That, a new notice board for Windrush Cemetery be funded and,

4.      That, a new lighting set up is funded for the lighting up of the Corn Exchange and,

5.      That, quotes be obtained for the repainting of the Gallery Room walls and ceiling and,

6.      That, 160th Anniversary Celebrations be delegated to the CEWP.




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