Friday, 20 October 2017

Over-60s club could move due to crumbling building

Henley’s 60+ club could be moved to new premises over concerns about the state of the current building.

More than £13,000 has been earmarked in the town council budget to pay for repairs to the building in Greys Road car park.

However, councillors have suggested moving the club to a different property in the town centre if a suitable site becomes available as a result of the Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan.

A report by Richard Hodgkin, maintenance officer for the club’s management committee, outlines the cost of repairs to the building, including work on the windows, kitchen and heating system. Henley town council currently makes an annual grant of £10,000 towards the club’s running costs.

At a meeting of the council’s finance strategy and management committee last Tuesday (8), town clerk Mike Kennedy said: “We could be bold and brave and decide that the building is too old to save and that if others become available in the neighbourhood plan we could buy them to use for a range of community activities.”

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