Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
TO RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL
i) That the Drill
Hall is leased to the
Horsham Branch, Royal British Legion from
1 April 2022 for a period of up to 30 years.
ii) To delegate authority to the Director of Place in consultation with the Head of Legal & Democratic to finalise the legal documentation and enter into a lease, subject to applicable consents, with the Horsham Branch, Royal British Legion for the Drill Hall.
iii) To delegate authority to the Director of Place to agree and finalise a schedule of works with the Horsham Branch, Royal British Legion to improve the Drill Hall.
The Horsham Branch, Royal British Legion (RBL) have expressed an interest in running the Drill Hall. This will have the following benefits:
i) The Drill Hall will continue to be available for community activities and events. The RBL have also expressed an ambition to grow and develop the role of the Drill Hall for the community.
ii) The fabric of the Drill Hall will be improved and become more energy efficient.
iii) The Council will make an annual revenue saving.
iv) It will provide a focal point for the Armed Forces in the District.
Report author: Adam Chalmers
Publication date: 08/10/2021
Date of decision: 07/10/2021
Decided at meeting: 07/10/2021 - Cabinet