Agenda item

Licences, sports and produce fees and charges

Report of the Exectutive Director Environment.


The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director Environment on the Licences, sports and produce fees and charges for Epping Forest.


A Committee member questioned the validity of charging for a horse-riding license. The Superintendent explained that other similar organisations charged for the horse-riding facilities and as the activity causes considerable damage to the Forest therefore the charge was viewed as appropriate. In response to a comment from the Chairman the Superintendent confirmed that a report on the relative damage to the Forest by the various users would be prepared for Committee consideration.


A Committee member commented that there needed to be a combined approach to income streams for the Epping Forest Charity. The Chairman added that this needed to be covered under the wider governance and data presentation framework. The Deputy Chairman added that the Target Operating Model also impacted this and needed to be incorporated correctly.


A Committee member noted that charges for filming seemed relatively low. The Chairman explained that the City of London Corporation had agreed to take a pan London approach for filming charges however there was concern from some Members with regard to this matter so Officers would be instructed to report back to committee.


RESOLVED- That the proposed charges for 2022/23 as itemised in Appendix A and C, and the continued subsidy for association football be approved.


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