Agenda and draft minutes

Trusts and Charities Committee
Monday, 22nd March, 2021 1.00 pm

Venue: Remote hearing - via Zoom. View directions

Contact: Phil Wye  0115 876 4637

Items
No. Item

29.

Chair

Minutes:

In the absence of Councillor Sajid Mohammed, the meeting was chaired by Councillor Angharad Roberts, Vice-Chair.

30.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Councillor Sajid Mohammed – unwell

Councillor Steve Battemuch – personal reasons

31.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

None.

32.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting held on 7 December 2020

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 7th December 2020 as a correct record and they were signed by the Vice-Chair.

33.

Bridge Estate Budget Report pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance

Minutes:

Thomas Straw, Senior Accountant, introduced the report detailing the 2020/21 budget for the Bridge Estate for approval and forecasting future years, highlighting the following:

 

(a)  the forecast rental income is expected to decrease over the next three years largely due to the assumption regarding rental decrease in relation to the Lister Gate units when their leases expire;

(b)  Nottingham City Council has historically assumed that the Bridge Estate is able to contribute £1.5m as part of the Bridge Estates charitable objectives. However, if the Bridge Estate performs as forecast it will generate a revenue pressure for the Council;

(c)  the Bridge Estate Trust has extinguished the Bridge Repair Reserve when undertaking the works which were completed during 2020/21. Therefore, an annual provision is required to replenish the reserve to fund repainting and structural repairs which will be required again in 2035/36. The new annual contribution is based on the 2020/21 costs inflated to 2035/36 and has been worked out as £0.1m,

 

Resolved to

 

(1)  approve the 2020/21 budget for the Bridge Estate Trust;

(2)  note the financial forecast for 2022/23 and 2023/24.

34.

Bridge Estate Charity - Property Update Report pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Report of the Director of Economic Development and Property

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Bevis Mackie, Principal Surveyor, introduced the report setting out the key property events that have taken place or are proposed for the Bridge Estate since the date of the last meeting, highlighting the following:

 

(a)  the former tenant has vacated 34 Lister Gate property and the premises remain available on the market ‘to let’;

(b)  the premises at 24-30 Castle Gate remain on the market available ‘to let’;

 

(c)  terms for lease have been agreed with a prospective tenant at the Governor’s House and Judges Retiring Rooms on High Pavement, with the lease expected to complete following the completion of various works in the Spring;

 

(d)  the first, second and third floors of Century House on Chapel are now being marketed ‘to let’ by HEB surveyors;

 

(e)  the repainting and architectural restoration works have been completed on Trent Bridge, with potentially a larger programme of refurbishment works to be carried out in the short to medium-term.

 

Resolved to note the updates relating to the individual Bridge Estate properties

35.

Exclusion of the public

To consider excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of the remaining item(s) in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the basis that, having regard to all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. 

Minutes:

Resolved to exclude the public from the meeting during consideration of the remaining items in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the basis that, having regard to all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

36.

Exempt Minutes

To confirm the exempt minutes of the last meeting held on 7 December 2020.

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 7th December 2020 as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.

37.

Future Management of Nottingham Tennis Centre - Exempt Report

Report of the Interim Director of Sport and Culture

Minutes:

Resolved to approve the recommendations in the exempt report.

38.

Bridge Estate Property Update - Exempt appendix

Minutes:

Resolved to note the contents of the exempt appendix.

39.

Proposed date of the next meeting

For the Committee to note the proposed date of Monday 7 June, subject to Full Council approval.

Minutes:

The proposed date of the next meeting was noted.