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Town Council proposed grants to community facilities – Further Information

You should already have seen the recent note from the Town Clerk concerning the possible awarding of grants by the Town Council to the Thomas Gifford Trust and to the newly formed Charlbury Football and Sports Club towards the provision of much improved modern community facilities which should benefit the town and its residents for many years to come. The original note was delivered to all homes in the town with the latest copy of The Leaflet and posted here (see http://www.charlbury.info/news/1951).

Your views are important in enabling the Town Council to proceed and we therefore urge you to participate in the Public Meeting on Wednesday 16th November and the subsequent proposed Parish Poll on Thursday 8th December.

The grants, if awarded, will be subject to a number of conditions which are set down below in a resolution passed by the Town Council at its full meeting held on Wednesday 28th September 2016. The following text is an extract from the minutes of that meeting.

Resoultion:
Subject to a public consultation and approval by parishioners, this Council proposes to apply for a loan sanction from DCLG (Department for Culture and Local Government) and a loan from PWLB (Public Works Loan Board) (if approved) of a sum of £200k over 20 years to be used to make grants towards works for the benefit of the community as follows:
1. A grant of £130,000 to the Thomas Gifford Trust towards the construction of the Community Centre and subject to the following conditions:
a. That the money shall be used only for the following:
I. Landscaping and improvement of the visual appearance of the centre and its surrounds.
II. Provision of car and cycle parking spaces, pathways and roadways.
b. That no further funding shall be granted by the Town Council towards the community centre construction project following the making of this grant.
c. That the grant shall be repayable in the event that the community centre project is not completed or the centre ceases to operate within a period of 10 years of the issuing of the grant.
2. A grant of £70.000 to Charlbury Town Football and Sports Club (formerly the Charlbury Sports and Social Club) toward the construction of a new headquarters building and subject to the following conditions:
a. That the Charlbury Town Football and Sports Club formally adopts the proposed constitution, elects and appoints officers and trustees and is accepted by HMRC as a bona fide Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC).
b. That the money is used solely for the construction of a new headquarters building for which planning permission has been granted,
c. That the money will be made available to the Charlbury Town Football and Sports Club only when and if it can be demonstrated that the construction project is fully funded through the securing of funding from this and other sources.
d. That no further funding shall be granted by the Town Council towards this construction project following the making of this grant.
e. That the grant shall be repayable in the event that the construction project is not completed or that the club ceases to operate within a period of 10 years of the issuing of the grant.

Peter Kenrick · Thu 10 Nov 2016, 13:21 · Link


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