The Ark Association Nursery Oakham Town Council Lease Association Risk Management Talk Walk Away
Cllr Michael Haley was aware that The Ark Association were leaving the property in
Princess Avenue on the second of February 2017 and failed to let all member know
until the meeting of the 8th February 2017, when we were presented with a revised
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I can not say I not pleased the new board of trustees has decided there is some risk
and have decided to walk away from the town council.
The external auditor won't be needed to investigate this matter.
I am hoping the council as I said at the meeting will now advertise the property at the
current market value. We are not estate agents.
It would of course be better if the council considered handing the property over
to the community to run. we are permitted in law to take this action if the residents
actually want a community centre.
The building was named Oakham Community Centre a couple of years ago although
it has never been one.
Perhaps we could also consider the original proposal, community and Oakham Town
Council Office and Chamber. It would save the taxpayers a fortune in rent we currently
pay at Victoria Hall which is "not fit for purpose" according to a 2009 report produced in
2009 when council meeting standards were monitored.