Customer Services, Sport & Leisure Cabinet Member – Minutes – 24 July 2014
33 (2) CO-OP SPORTS GROUND – The Director of Places submitted a report which sought consideration of a request from Appleby Frodingham Works Athletic Club (AFWAC) to take over the management of the Co-op Sports ground.
Councillor C Sherwood declared a personal interest at this point, as a member of AFWAC.
The Co-op Sports Ground was owned and managed by North Lincolnshire Council. The ground had three football pitches, cricket square, bowling green and changing facilities, which also served two football pitches in Central Park. The ground was used by local sports clubs and was the home of the Co-op Bowls Club.
It was explained that a request had been received from AFWAC to take over the management of the Co-op Sports Ground, including the football pitches in Central Park.
The report confirmed that the Asset Management, Culture and Housing and Customer Services, Sport & Leisure Cabinet members agreed a policy direction for Sport, Leisure and Culture in July 2013, which included a commitment to consider requests from community groups to manage council owned facilities.
It was considered that the request followed the key principles of the council’s Community Asset Transfer policy and was in keeping with the strategic direction for sport approved by the relevant Cabinet members.
Resolved – (a) That the request by AFWAC to take over the management of the Co-op Sports Ground be approved, and (b) that the property related elements of this matter be referred to theAsset Management, Culture and Housing Cabinet Member for a decision.