Issue - decisions

Community Asset Transfer

01/12/2021 - Community Asset Transfer (Cab.1.12.2021/17)

RESOLVED that Cabinet approves:-


1.    ‘In principle’ the community asset transfer of the Computer Centre building to Barnsley Youth Choir (BYC);

2.    That the Service Director Regeneration and Culture, working with the Head of Property be delegated authority to finalise Heads of Terms for a 50-year lease to Barnsley Youth Choir Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO);

3.    That the Service Director of Legal Services be delegated authority to complete the lease to Barnsley Youth Choir CIO, subject to the necessary fundraising planning consents being achieved;

4.    That the Council agrees ‘in principle’ to provide up to £0.500m in grant funding to support the programme of capital works required to realize the planned development/refurbishment of the building by Barnsley Youth Choir – any release of grant to be conditional on the Council’s Section 151 Office being satisfied with progress made by BYC in respect i) fundraising to support the totality of the proposed capital programme and ii) the ongoing viability/sustainability of their proposals;

5.    That BMBC nominate the Service Director Regeneration and Culture to be the key point of liaison for the Choir throughout this project and hold regular review meetings throughout;

6.    That, in the event of the Nave being completed, a nominated representative of BMBC would have observer status on BYC’s Steering Group and / or Board of Trustees and convene regular review meetings of how the Asset Transfer is enabling the Choir to achieve its objectives for Barnsley.