Monday, 19 September 2011
Wootton Bassett campus proposals to be discussed at special area board meeting
An extraordinary meeting of the Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board is taking place on Monday (19 September 2011) at the Memorial Hall, Wootton Bassett starting at 7pm. Refreshments will be available from 6.30 pm.
The area board will receive a report on proposals for a Wootton Bassett community campus. This follows completion of a second round of public consultations conducted by the Shadow Community Operations Board comprising representatives of the wider community appointed by the area board.
Residents and community groups were asked, in this latest round of consultations, to give their views about having a split site campus with library and other community services continuing to be provided in the town centre, with other leisure, swimming pool, sports halls, and community rooms provided on a separate campus site.
Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Area Board chairman, Peter Doyle, said: “At our special meeting we will be receiving proposals from the Shadow Community Operations Board for future campus provision in Wootton Bassett. The Area Board will be asked to consider approving the preparation of a detailed business case for the campus by council officers for implementation by Wiltshire Council cabinet”.
Wiltshire Council is looking to develop a number of community based campuses that could either be new buildings or greatly-improved and developed buildings based around existing facilities. Wootton Bassett is included in the initial tranche of campus facilities being considered by Wiltshire Council. In other cases consideration is being given to expanding community-run leisure facilities to accommodate additional services or facilities and separate proposals for Cricklade will subsequently be considered in this category.
Posted by Alison Sullivan Community Area Manager Wootton Bassett and Cricklade at 18:30