Decision details

Fernwood Village Hall Asset Transfer Request

Decision Maker: Policy & Finance Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Executive presented a report which sought approval to transfer Fernwood Village Hall to Fernwood Parish Council under asset transfer powers, as detailed in the Council’s Asset Transfer - Corporate Principles Policy.


It was reported that Fernwood Parish Council was granted a 40 year lease by the District Council in 2008 and had managed the village hall as per the terms of the lease exceptionally well throughout its tenure. In the last 12 months the Parish Council had improved the sustainability of the hall by improving the heating system and introducing photo-voltaic cells to the roof to reduce energy consumption and improve the buildings green credentials. The hall was an important part of the Fernwood community and served as a focal point and hub facility for a wide range of community-focussed activities. Fernwood Parish Council had now formally approached the District Council to request the transfer of the freehold interest in the building following resolution at its Full Council meeting on 16th September 2019.


AGREED      (unanimously) that


(a)          Fernwood Village Hall be transferred to Fernwood Parish Council under asset transfer powers as detailed in the Council’s Asset Transfer - Corporate Principles Policy; and


(b)          the Director – Communities & Environment be given delegated authority to progress the transfer.


Reason for Decision


To ensure that corporate principles are followed to guide the consideration of the transfer of community assets.


Publication date: 20/02/2020

Date of decision: 20/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/02/2020 - Policy & Finance Committee

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