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Cherry Hinton Library Community Hub

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Finance, Resources and Transformation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve capital funding and underwriting conditions for funding from the Royal British Legion, for a scheme to extend Cherry Hinton Library to create a new community hub.


Matter for Decision

To provide additional funding to the capital project following the decision by a key partner organisation to withdraw financial support.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Finance and Resources


i)  Approved £210,000 of funding from capital receipts or borrowing (according to availability of receipts) in addition to the £282,000 capital funding already approved in the February 2019 budget bid (ref. 100256). This brings the total Council capital funding required to deliver this scheme to £492,000 within a total estimated scheme budget of £767,000.  


ii)  Delegated authority to the Strategic Director in consultation with the Head of Property Services and Executive Councillor for Finance & Resources, to approve any leases and associated management agreements for up to 50 years, as may be required for the management of the CH Hub building.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations


The Committee received a report from the Strategic Project Manager, Community Services.


The Committee expressed dismay at the way the Royal British Legion had conducted itself with regard to this project.  Members were supportive that this facility is provided in Cherry Hinton nevertheless.


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.

Publication date: 16/11/2021

Date of decision: 11/10/2021