Please see e mails below. We have had discussions at Victoria Hall User group regarding the possibility of Victoria Hall being transferred to the community. This will provide an opportunity to find out more about what it entails.
If anyone is interested in attending please contact Heather Wilson directly.
Ward Officer – Queensbury Ward
Bradford South Area Co-ordinator’s Office
Neighbourhood and Customer Services
Tel: 01274 431155. Mob: 07582100304
3rd Floor North, Jacobs Well, Bradford. BD1 5RW
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Environment & Sport
Subject: Re Invitation to information session for Community Asset Transfers
I wondered if you may be able to send out to your mailing lists of voluntary and community groups in your areas the details below and invitation to attend an information session about Community Asset Transfers.
This session will be focussed on sharing information about the Councils process for expressing interest and for formally putting a request in for a Community Asset Transfers and will detail what happens after and EOI is received and the decision making process / timeframes etc. This has already been circulated to the 19 groups who expressed interest in finding out more during the Youth Service Buildings Review, and it is to be sent to those who were interested in Childrens Centres for which there are also a number that are to be considered for exploration of “Alternative Estate Management Arrangements”. There is also expected to be some press coverage inviting groups to attend and find out more details so I thought it may be useful to also send out across your mailing lists so organisations have opportunity to get the factual details about the CAT process.
In the Autumn I was in contact with a number of voluntary and community sector groups whilst undertaking the Youth Service Buildings Review. This review is now completed and the recommendations and next steps have been agreed with the Council Executive. As a result I am now exploring the options for alternative estate management arrangements for a number of Youth Service properties, and colleagues in Early Years are also exploring this some of the Children Centre properties in the District. Part of the considerations of Alternative Estate Management arrangements could include consideration of Community Asset Transfers of some of the properties.
During the Review there were a number of organisations who expressed interest in finding out more about the Community Asset Transfer process, and in response to this I have now arranged an information session to which I would wish to extend an invitation to other voluntary and community sector groups.
During the Information session we will share the details of the Council‘s Youth Service buildings and Childrens Centre buildings, including those that were identified for exploration of alternative estate management arrangements. We will share the details of how organisations can make expressions of interest and proceed to formal applications for Community Asset Transfers. Colleagues from Early Years and the Councils Estates Team will be in attendance and there will be opportunity within this session to ask any questions you may have in relation to Asset Transfers and the process.
The information session will run on Monday 30th March at 5pm at Future House (BD4 7ED) – Conference Room D.
Please can you confirm via email if you wish to attend and numbers we can expect for the session.
Commissioner (Youth Provision)
Tel: 01274 431781 ● Mob: 07582 100 692