Agenda item

Questions on Matters Relating to the Work of the Committee


A Member asked for further information on the issue caused by an increased license fee for Epping Forest Cricket Club and asked if the club had been consulted prior to being issued the license fee increase. The Director of Open Spaces confirmed that the Epping Forest Cricket Club had been informed five years previously of the fee increase and explained that the City of London Corporation had a responsibility to the Epping Forest Charity to review leases. It was added that there was a problem at many sports clubs where they hold old leases and have difficulties adjusting when fees increase. The Chairman requested that the specifics of this situation be explored noting that it was important to ensure the charge was reasonable.