Agenda item

Provision of Staff Welfare facilities at Chingford Golf Course

Report of the Director of Open Spaces.


The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces on the Chingford Golf Course Staff Welfare Facilities at Jubilee Retreat, where a new delivery mechanism was being sought following planning restrictions on the Committee’s preferred option of a container-based facility. The Chamberlain informed the Committee that the project could be funded by a carry forward from the previous financial year. 


It was highlighted by a Member that, once vacated, Flat 1 within the Chingford Golf Course complex could be utilised for rental income and questioned if the Officers had considered this option. The Director of Open Spaces replied that the potential for rental income at this property had been considered and confirmed that it was planned to be let as an Assured Shorthold Tenancy at £1,200 per month.


It was raised by a Member that the option of working with the Orion Harriers to share the existing clubhouse should be considered further. The Superintendent explained that shared ownership of the accommodation would cause a number of issues regarding the nature of the lease; information technology security and safeguarding. The Chairman agreed that the shared ownership with the Orion Harriers should be considered further as this represented a significantly decreased expenditure and the report be approved subject to officers conducting a review of potential shared facility options.


RESOLVED- Members approved that a Gateway 1-5 Authority to Start Work be submitted to the Projects Sub (Policy & Resources) Committee for March 2019 and associated capitalisation of local risk funds.


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