meeting 9th May

Garway Village Hall Charity

Notice is hereby given of a Public Meeting on Thursday 9thMay at 7pm for 7.30pm

 in the Garway Community Centre (refreshments available)

Residents of Garway Parish are invited to an information and discussion meeting on proposals for the Old Village Hall in Garway which will be followed by a vote on the resolution that:

“This meeting agrees that the Old Village Hall, Garway, should be sold for the benefit of the community through investment in the Village Hall Charity.”

All residents of Garway Parish over the age of 18 are eligible to vote.

AGENDA

1. Welcome and Apologies for Absence 

2. Explanation of the proposed disposal of the old village hall in Garway and use of the receipts of the sale to support the management and development of the Garway Community Hall and Centre by the Garway Village Hall Charity. 

3. Question and answer session – questions stating your name and address may be submitted before the meeting by email to info@garwayhall.org and by letter to the Secretary, Garway Community Centre, Garway HR2 8RQ. If you wish your question to be anonymous to the audience please state this in your communication. See below for questions submitted so far.

4. Resolution: “This meeting agrees that the Old Village Hall, Garway, should be sold for the benefit of the community through investment in the Village Hall Charity.”

5. The Public meeting will then close. 

Any further information available prior to the meeting will be posted here…..

Question: I voted against the hall being sold last time as I had heard rumours that it could possibly be demolished, and used as access for a larger development in the field behind it. 

Can there be any covenants made (before a sale), or assurances given as to what type of building will be in its place? (source anonymous)

Answer: We have looked into this and our solicitor advises that a covenant could be used but this can be changed over time. The preferred solution is to retain ownership of a small strip of land at the back of the plot that cannot be crossed and therefore prevents access to the field – this is sometimes known as a ransom strip. This will be included in the contract when the site is sold.

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