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Community Asset Transfer: Former Libraries

Meeting: 09/03/2023 - Tourism, Communities, Culture & Leisure Committee (Item 72)

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The Director of Resources introduced the report which made recommendations in relation to the community asset transfer matters (CAT) of the former libraries at Irby Village and Wallasey Village. It was reported that in relation to the transfer of Irby library, further works had been identified which needed to be done by the Council prior to the transfer of the asset. These related to the heating system and insulation of the building. The estimated cost was £20,000. It was therefore recommended that the capital sum to support the transfer was increased from £20,000 to £40,000 to cover the cost of the additional works. There was surplus budget in the approved funding for CAT to fund this increase.


Members recognised that producing business plans could be daunting for small business so the officer support and guidance throughout the CAT process was appreciated.


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.