Cllrs Coan, Nicholson, Beswick, Forbes, Gardiner, Gray, Houghton, Malloy and McCulloch.
In attendance: A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk) and Cllr Dalzell.
A21/002 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllr Robertson (personal business)
A21/003 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
No member declared an interest in any item.
A21/004 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public were present.
A21/005 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held 26th April.
A21/006 60 KING STREET
It was RESOLVED to exclude the public and press on the grounds that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the commercially confidential nature of the business to be transacted.
It was RESOLVED:
- to progress a Heritage Lottery Fund application for the refurbishment of the building and its operation as a hybrid community and commercial use
- that the Town Clerk tender the consultancy support
- the council look to secure a grant to fund the work required before the ‘development’ stage of HLF funding and that the committee consider funding of the work at a future meeting if unsuccessful.
It was further RESOLVED that the Town Clerk prepare a press release in consultation with the Chairman and Town Mayor at the appropriate time.