Agenda item

Corn Exchange Business Plan

To receive a confidential, draft business plan for the Corn Exchange from the Venue & Events Officer.


The Committee received the report of the Venue & Events Officer outlining the plan for the Corn Exchange.


Members discussed the current mission statement for the Corn Exchange and requested only a change from “create” to “maintain” a small community arts facility.


Members were pleased to see the detailed plan. The Leader of the Council encouraged members to provide feedback and ideas of how the Council proceeds with the business plan.


Members were also encouraged to see the variety of events and that groups returning to the Corn Exchange providing  a better offering. Members would like to see more art displays in the café area, folk nights and open mic events. They also noted the desire to seek grant funding to support the venue and look forward with interest to seeing the progressed profit margins as mentioned in the plan.


The Committee asked that an earmark reserve for technology replacement is arranged to ensure the significant investment is protected.




1.      That, the report be noted and,

2.      That, that the mission statement be amended to read “maintain” and,

3.      That, the point made and referred to are incorporated into the final business plan and,

4.      That, a technology earmarked reserve be established.


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