6th Dec, 2019

Council calls for recovery of £800,000 given to run The Greig Centre

Correspondent 24th Jul, 2018

STRATFORD District Council has served notice on the company that runs The Greig Centre in Alcester for the recovery of £800,000 of funding that was provided by the Council 13 years ago.

The District Council entered into an agreement with the Greig Centre Trustees in 2005 in relation to the provision of leisure and recreation facilities at The Greig Centre in Alcester and provided funding of £800,000.

The authority has also provided ongoing financial contributions to the Greig Centre during this time to enable it to continue to provide leisure and recreation facilities.

In January this year, despite several years of attempting to work with and assist those who run The Greig Centre, the Council served notice terminating the 2005 agreement.

On termination of the 2005 agreement, the £800,000 becomes repayable. This notice expired on July 19, 2018.

Councillor Lynda Organ, resources and property portfolio said: “Stratford District Council is committed to the long term provision of leisure facilities in Alcester and has earmarked £500,000 for improvements to the Lifestyles building.

“The District Council has worked with the Trust since 2014 endeavouring to achieve a managed transfer of the facility, with the Council providing significant financial support during this period. This course of action has not been successful.”

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