The purpose of this report it to note the findings of the condition surveys of the Council’s community buildings, understand the costs of necessary maintenance works identified in this process and consider the most appropriate allocation of resources to ensure the long-term maintenance of these important community assets.
The Council owns 16 community buildings that act as a hub for its communities and are well-used for leisure and social activities.
In 2020 each building was surveyed to identify the maintenance to that facility that would be required over the following 5-year period. The findings of the surveys were refined to understand which works were necessary and the responsibility of the Council as detailed in the individual Leases.
The urgent works individually costing over £10,000 that were identified as the responsibility of the Council came to a total of £466,500. In addition, many smaller repairs were also identified that would be required to be carried out over the next 5-year period. These were identified as costing the Council £117,000 in total.
The Executive is asked to allocate funds from the Council’s budget to enable the scheduling of the necessary significant repairs and the smaller revenue works to enable the Council to meet its maintenance responsibilities for its community buildings.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2021
Decision due: 1 Nov 2021 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Leisure and Community
Lead director: Director of Leisure and Community
Contact: Emma Watts Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background Papers: None