Market Management Committee Extra Ordinary Meeting Minutes - 21 July 2015
Councillor D Brenton
Councillor J Day
Councillor R Wootton
Councillor Mrs R Craigie
Mr M Dendle
Mrs J Fisher
Mrs H J Blackburn (Town Clerk)
Mr R D Coombes (Deputy Town Clerk)
Councillor D Bushby
Councillor M C Langmead
1 x Tenants / Traders
1 x Member of the Public
035 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillors Howell (South (Outer) – personal) and Johns (North Ward – TDC commitment).
036 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ON ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
There were no declarations of interest.
037 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD
No issues were raised.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 9 July 2015 were approved and signed as a correct record.
(Vote – For: 3, Against: 0)
039 MATTERS ARISING
No matters were raised.
Councillor J Day arrived.
It was proposed by Councillor Wootton, seconded and
RESOLVED: That the list of payments be approved.
(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)
041 MARKET HALL STARTER UNITS
Members had been provided with the specification and estimated cost of building eight studio workshop units. Mr Dendle circulated a Budget / Business Plan that indicated with full occupancy and a rent of £100 per month that the project costs would be recovered in three and a half years.
The Chairman had approached RGB initially for an estimate but with no charge incurred opted for Myriad Creative Limited (Councillor Brenton declared his son-in-law’s involvement with Company but added they would not be bidding for the work).
He stated the total cost of £28,000 + VAT; reference was made to the fire rating and a cost effective amendment to the skylight. Myriad had indicated that there would be three companies in Bideford prepared to bid.
Mr Dendle indicated that he knew of nine people who would be interested in occupancy.
Mrs Craigie expressed concern at the temperature of the Market Hall and electrical costs incurred. Mr Dendle advised that the Units would have insulated floors, walls and ceilings.
The Chairman proposed the Town Council should be approached for funding, to be drawn from the Regeneration Budget and that he would further investigate obtaining monies from the Torridge District Council’s Job Creation fund.
It was proposed by Councillor Brenton, seconded and
RESOLUTION: That the Town Council is approached to provide £28,000.00 from the Regeneration Budget to meet the cost of installing eight studio workshop units in the Pannier Market Hall.
(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0 )
The Chairman, having established that there was no further business to discuss, thanked the Members for their attendance and concluded the Meeting at 6.11 pm.