Arundel Town Council May News

Edited extracts from the draft minutes of the Full Council meeting on 14th March 2019.

Public Questions

A young person has asked if they are able to “Busk” within the Town and how this could be achieved?  The Mayor said that the office were currently looking into Busking in respect of the licences required. It was recommended that this issue be taken to the next Finance &General Purposes meeting in May to seek locations within the Town where busking may take place and the co-ordination of this to be actioned by ATC Community events.

Community Grants

It was resolved to award the following grants to community organisations and charities:

Age UK £1,000

Arundel Museum £ 500

Arundel Community Partnership £ 200

Arundel Guides £1,500

Letters of thanks

The Mayor will write a letter of thanks to the Norfolk Estate in respect of the work along Mill Road and the Lime Trees. A letter of gratitude from the Mayor also to the Arundel Gardening Association and to the Arundel Rotary Club for the combined planting project at the Town Quay which features crocuses.

Food waste redistribution

The charity, UK Harvest have now confirmed they will be picking up food waste from 3 Co-op stores in the area, including Arundel and redirecting to those in need. The charity is also working with our local allotments and the Arundel Baptist Church to host a ‘Holiday Hungry’ event for local families to take place in August.

Town Hall survey of condition

It was resolved a draft Building Condition Survey of the Town Hall be used as the brief for a full condition survey to go out to surveyors.

The survey to include, but not be limited to, all internal and external areas, roof basement and rear retaining wall structure. Included in the report should be an itemised schedule noting any immediate repairs required together with marked up drawings showing their location. This should be in a form that can be passed to contractors for competitive tendering as per the Town Councils Financial regulations. The report should also highlight any areas that are likely to require attention within the next four years.

No electronic drawings are available for the Town Hall.  Therefore, if required for the survey, we would also require a price for a laser survey of the building to produce plans and elevations. The drawings would become property of Town Council for future use.


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