Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Business Manager – Customer Services presented a report which sought approval to refurbish the Ollerton local office and refocus the purpose for it to become a multi-use facility. It was reported that it was not possible with the current layouts, to make either the Town Hall or the Council local hosing office, Covid-19 secure. Consequently customer facing services could not be delivered from those locations. It was therefore being proposed to refurbish the local housing office to provide space for Customer Services to provide all Council services including a digital area for customers to self-serve, thereby supporting the Council’s digital agenda.
Discussions would also take place with other potential partners regarding the possibility of delivering services from this location. However, it was noted that space at this location was limited. The proposed refurbishment was seen as an interim solution whilst the regeneration of Ollerton town centre and the development of a public sector hub came to fruition. Current estimates for costs of the refurbishment were £50,000. The Business Manager – Customer Services reported that the proposal had been supported by the Homes & Communities Committee at their meeting held on23 November 2020.
AGREED (unanimously) that the proposal to refurbish and re-purpose the local housing office in Ollerton, as detailed in the report be approved and the project be added to the HRA Capital Programme for 2020/21.
Reason for Decision
To enable the Council to deliver a face-to-face service to its customers in the Sherwood area and to have a fit for purpose office facility for officers to access when working in that area of the District.
Publication date: 29/03/2021
Date of decision: 26/11/2020
Decided at meeting: 26/11/2020 - Policy & Finance Committee