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1 The Moor Pool Estate Trust Viability Study

2 Why have a study? In August 2008 the MRA identified the potential problem should Grainger whose core business is residential letting be left with a stock of non commercial community facilities. In August 2008 the MRA identified the potential problem should Grainger whose core business is residential letting be left with a stock of non commercial community facilities. The MRA approached both BCC and BVT to investigate options to solve this future scenario. The MRA approached both BCC and BVT to investigate options to solve this future scenario.

3 What happened next? In early 2009 the MRA agreed with BVT and Grainger the scope for a viability study. In early 2009 the MRA agreed with BVT and Grainger the scope for a viability study. The MRA in March 2009 applied for funding from BCC and £7000 was allocated from the Ward community chest. The MRA in March 2009 applied for funding from BCC and £7000 was allocated from the Ward community chest. This was insufficient to commission the study which Grainger were not prepared to support financially. This was insufficient to commission the study which Grainger were not prepared to support financially.

4 2010 Further discussions were initiated with Grainger. However at the residents AGM late in 2010 an announcement was made that Grainger had decided to auction the community facilities and requested the MRA to put forward a bid which would be subject to a staircasing payment agreement. Further discussions were initiated with Grainger. However at the residents AGM late in 2010 an announcement was made that Grainger had decided to auction the community facilities and requested the MRA to put forward a bid which would be subject to a staircasing payment agreement. The scenario had indeed come to pass! The scenario had indeed come to pass!

5 Where we are. We were very fortunate to receive a further £7000 of match funding from the HCA (Homes & Communities Agency) in Dec This enabled the study to be started. We were very fortunate to receive a further £7000 of match funding from the HCA (Homes & Communities Agency) in Dec This enabled the study to be started. BVT and the MRA with support from Grainger and BCC are now carrying out the study and preparing information for the report which will follow. BVT and the MRA with support from Grainger and BCC are now carrying out the study and preparing information for the report which will follow.

6 What will the report do? The report will identify the issues and costs likely to be incurred by a Trust taking on the assets. The report will identify the issues and costs likely to be incurred by a Trust taking on the assets. The report will provide information necessary to access external funding. The report will provide information necessary to access external funding.

7 The pictures which follow link with the sites identified as part of our aspiration for a Moor Pool Trust. The pictures which follow link with the sites identified as part of our aspiration for a Moor Pool Trust. Grainger identify assets under the headings: Grainger identify assets under the headings: Community or Community or Commercial. Commercial. This essentially differentiates between the financial value attributed to assets. This essentially differentiates between the financial value attributed to assets.

8 1.Moor Pool Hall and Circle tennis Courts.

9 2.Moor Pool Tennis Court.

10 3.Bowling Green and Pool

11 4.Land at corner of Moor Pool Ave and Margaret Grove.

12 5.2 areas fronting East Pathway

13 6.Small area in front of 57 Moor Pool Avenue.

14 6b.Small area in front of 106 Ravenhurst Road.

15 7.Small area in front of 102 Ravenhurst Road

16 8.The Square either side.

17 9.The Spinney.

18 10.Carless Ave junction with Lordswood Rd.

19 13.Site A The Valley.

20 14.Site C off Ravenhurst Road.

21 15.Site E1 Wentworth Gate.

22 16.Site B Margaret Grove.

23 17.Builders Yard, garages and allotments.

24 18.Allotments behind 18 – 25 Moor Pool Avenue.

25 19.Allotments behind 33 – 37 Moor Pool Ave.

26 20.Allotments between Ravenhurst Rd and West Pathway.

27 21.Allotments and Orchard between West Pathway and Wentworth Gate.

28 22.Allotments between Park Edge, Ravenhurst Rd and North Gate.

29 23.Allotments between North Gate, High Brow, Carless Avenue.

30 24.Garages behind the Spinney.

31 25.Allotments behind 9 – 17 Carless Avenue

32 What do we want to do? The document The Way Forward sets out a vision for Moor Pool. The document The Way Forward sets out a vision for Moor Pool. Some of the proposals include: Some of the proposals include:

33 Restoration of The Valley with secure parking.

34 ….and various other proposals including: A community garden. A community garden. Improved parking. Improved parking. General allotment restoration. General allotment restoration. Properly planned wildlife areas. Properly planned wildlife areas.

35 And refurbishment of the builders yard as an eco classroom.

36 Thank you all for your support and for coming along today.


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