Sports centre deal to be considered

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Sports centre deal to be considered

A new deal for Rew Valley Sports Centre is to be considered by the Isle of Wight Council. Picture by Peter Boam.

THE future of an Island sports centre is to be considered by the Isle of Wight Council on Monday.

Councillors will consider granting a 125 year lease for Rew Valley Sports Centre, Ventnor, to the Island Community School, which is due to be built on land opposite the centre.

As part of the deal, the neighbouring St Francis Primary School and the community, would have to be offered the opportunity to use the facilities.

A council spokesman said the Island Community School planned to rebuild the former St Margaret’s Primary School, opposite the centre.

"Since the closure of Ventnor Middle School, the council has funded the centre (at a cost of £50,000 a year) from its community budgets while a new third party was sought to manage it. In February this year the council received an expression of interest from the community school to take on the centre," the spokesman added.


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by Colin Barton

4th July 2014, at 19:41:29

You know why there are commities and councillors,have you ever had to deal with these out of work morons! who can't get a job

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by Colin Barton

4th July 2014, at 19:38:23

John couldn' t agree more

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by John Stone

3rd July 2014, at 13:45:04

Why such a long lease? Why not 10 years and then see if anyone else wants to bid for the lease?
And will the community school be paying a fair market rent - or again another council asset at "peppercorn" rate?

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