Decision details

Community Asset Transfer: Former Libraries

Decision Maker: Tourism, Communities, Culture & Leisure Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report makes recommendations in relation to the following community asset transfer (CAT) matters. Former Libraries at Irby Village and Wallasey Village. It builds upon the CAT reports approved by this committee at its meetings on 16 June 2022, 25 October 2022 and 2 February 2023.


A report on Woodchurch Leisure Centre, the former library at Higher Bebington and Brackenwood Golf Course will be brought to this committee in June 2023



Resolved – That


(1)  the capital allocation to support the transfer of Irby Library be increased from £20,000 to £40,000.


(2)  the Director of Resources be authorised to conclude the transfer of the assets of Wallasey Village Library to the Wallasey Village Library and Community Centre, and Irby Library to the Friends of Irby Library based on the agreed terms reported in the exempt appendices 1 and 2 of this report.

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations within this report enable Committee to make decisions on the assets that are in scope for Community Asset Transfer (CAT).


The report makes recommendations for transfer where the information supports that approach.

Alternative options considered:

The CAT process has been a primary consideration for this report which follows on from resolutions agreed by this Committee at its meeting of 16 June 2022, 25 October 2022 and 2 February 2023

Publication date: 10/03/2023

Date of decision: 09/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2023 - Tourism, Communities, Culture & Leisure Committee

Effective from: 16/03/2023

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