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Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document

Meeting of the Executive held on 05/02/2008
Annexe 3 - Environment & Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee



ANNEXE 3

ENVIRONMENT & LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Link Officer’s Summary and Grant Recommendation

Haslemere Initiative – promoting “A Place to Be” Youth Project

A Place to be Youth Group was initially a project set up by the Haslemere Initiative with the aim to provide a safe meeting place for young people in Haslemere especially targeting those who have difficulty in accessing other youth provision. The A Place to be Youth Group has now established its own Management Committee and is currently revisiting the constitution to deliver their aims and objectives. The Management Committee aim to continue to provide a youth club in the Haslewey centre on Friday evenings with 4 youth workers employed for 4 hours on a Friday and a manager employed 10hrs per week to manage and develop the scheme. The youth club would also like to start targeting 8 – 10 year olds as well as they are the up and coming young people of Haslemere. The aim is to address some of the anti-social behaviour issues that have become a problem on Lion Green in recent months.

The project will assist Waverley in delivering its corporate priorities in relation to young people. The project was founded on a pilot project, which has been well received by young people. Waverley is aware of the needs of young people in the area and acknowledges that staff are required to operate the scheme if it is to be sustained and therefore revenue funding is essential.

The project has consistently attracted a large number of young people aged 9 to 13yrs but they are also now attracting a large number of 13yrs+ young people which has really helped tackle some if the issues that have been faced in Haslemere e.g. anti social behaviour and alcohol and substance misuse. This has helped support the work of the HY Group that has been established in Haslemere, which includes the Police, Youth Development Service, the Town Council and Waverley Borough’s Community Development Officer for Youth. The aim of the group is to address the anti social behaviour by young people and the current lack of places for young people in Haslemere to go.

The applicants have requested a grant at the same level as in 2007/08 and it is recommended that this be approved.


40 Degreez (formerly known as the Farnham Youth Project)

The 40 Degreez is aimed at meeting the need for the provision of youth services in Farnham. The 40 Degreez building has become a dedicated youth centre whose purpose is to be a ‘one stop’ centre aimed at reaching out to all young people in Farnham and the surrounding areas. The facility provides a youth café/drop in area open 3 hours per day 3 days a week and 6 hours on a Saturday, to be augmented during the school holidays. The venue is also hired to groups and organisations delivering activities for young people. The venue provides a base for a range of agencies delivering targeted work with young people at risk of social or educational exclusion. The principle being a young person centred approach under one roof where young people can benefit from a range of services, advice and support.

This project meets a number of key Council objectives in relation to young people and social inclusion in particular. This is the first facility of its type in Waverley and a wide range of partners supports it. Facilities of this type in other authorities have proved to be extremely successful and beneficial to young people. The need for revenue support in the early stages of development has been necessary in order to promote the facility to agencies that work with young people.

However, it was anticipated that as the facility becomes more popular the need for revenue support would reduce and the Trustees should also be encouraged to seek other pots of funding from a variety of organisations. In previous years the fund has helped provide 50% of the part time staff administration costs but because of the success of 40 Degreez they have been able to increase to full time staffing with increased venue revenue. The need for this type of facility has been identified in the Council’s current Youth Service Best Value Review and it is important that the Council reviews 40 Degreez each year in case they need an interim increase in financial support.

It is recommended that the Council should continue to give funding towards 40 Degreez at the same level of £4,140.


Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership

The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership coordinates and implements countryside conservation and access work along the Blackwater Valley and encourages volunteering. This is a local authority partnership project to which Waverley Borough Council has stated its commitment and support. The grant bid is based on an apportionment of costs which is calculated on the length of the Blackwater Valley within Waverley BC (5.54%). However, at least one other Local Authority within the Blackwater Valley has withdrawn from the partnership, and Waverley’s award for 2007/08 fell below the apportionment.

The Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership carries out valuable work that benefits Waverley, through protecting and enhancing this important `green corridor` and helping local residents to enjoy the area as well as becoming practically involved through its community involvement programme. The grant aid provided by Waverley is essential in supporting core costs and as matching funding to bring in additional resources.

Among activities planned for 2008/09 are:

· Working with other stakeholders to optimise restoration of Farnham Quarry
· Maintaining the Blackwater Valley Path
· Continuing work on the Badshot Lea Open gap project
· Organising conservation projects in the Borough and
· Supporting the work of conservation bodies in the Blackwater valley (including the Waverley Ranger Service)

It is recommended that the grant be continued and that an increase in line with inflation be awarded.

Hurtwood Control Trust

The Hurtwood Control manages an extensive area (3000 acres) of accessible countryside predominately woodland and heathland, to the north east of the borough that is well used by Waverley residents. The work of Hurtwood control also helps to deliver the county Biodiversity Action Plans for heathland and involves the local community through its volunteer programme.

The Hurtwood Control provides opportunity for a variety of leisure activities in the borough by encouraging the use of the area for walkers, horse riders, cyclists and orienteers.

The finances of the Trust are being affected by ever increasing access to the area and the inevitable wear and tear (particularly from riders of mountain bikes), the rising costs of labour and materials, and the impact of fly tipping and vandalism in the car parks. The Trust is undertaking a major exercise, using the services of a professional mountain bike trail builder to alleviate some of the conflicts with other users. There are anticipated costs in implementing the recommendations emerging from the exercise.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Surrey Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG)

The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) is the UK's only independent and dedicated provider of environmental and conservation advice and consultancy to farmers and crofters. Formed in 1969, FWAG has grown into a network of 120 highly skilled Farm Conservation Advisers located within 55 regional and county groups across the UK.

Surrey FWAG provides conservation advice and information to farmers and landowners in Waverley. This is delivered in the form of free farm visits, unlimited telephone advice a bi-annual newsletter and a website. It also supports the Surrey Hills local food producer group and is involved with the Surrey Farm & Village Week.

The work of FWAG is increasingly important with the changes in farming subsidies and the new environmental stewardship schemes that have been recently launched. Their work and advice to landowners helps to improve biodiversity within Waverley and conserve the landscape and improve public access.

FWAG will be undertaking, in 2008/09, an enforced move from its location in Guildford, to be based in the Godalming area. This will inevitably involve significant increases in its overheads.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Surrey Heathland Project

The Surrey Heathland Project deliver the Heathland Biodiversity Action Plan by coordinating and carrying out heathland restoration work within ten sites in Waverley, including Frensham, Blackheath and Mare Hill Commons.

The Project, whose finances are managed by Surrey County Council, has – apart from Waverley - a number of partner organisations that contribute to its finances, including Surrey CC, neighbouring Surrey districts and three Parish Councils.

The project is important in coordinating work on the restoration of threatened heathland habitat and providing valuable advice to land managers.

The organisation has benefited from a five-year period of funding obtained through the Heritage Lottery, but this will cease in January 2008.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership

The Surrey Hills AONB unit works to protect and conserve the landscape of the Surrey Hills AONB (the AONB covers half the borough), improve public understanding of the area and support the rural economy. It assists local authorities in meeting their statutory duties to AONB’s through preparing the AONB statutory Management Plan.

The Partnership involves the Countryside Agency (Natural England), Surrey County Council and five districts, each of whom provides core funding to the applicants.

The applicants consider that by Waverley continuing its funding, they will achieve:

· A raised profile of the AONB for the benefit of all Waverley residents and businesses
· Protection and enhancement of the natural beauty of the area, through the promotion of policies and programmes
· A more vibrant rural economy through the continued investment in local food economy and tourism related activities
· Maximising of the benefits arising from the construction of the A3 Hindhead Tunnel scheme.

If partner LAs did not support the unit financially, the substantial contribution from Natural England would be lost and LAs would be left to pick up some significant additional costs if the partnership is to survive.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Farnham & District Sports Advisory Council

Farnham District Sports Advisory Council provides a valuable service in developing and promoting sport in the Farnham locality. They provide information, help and guidance to local sports clubs and individuals on current issues, including funding provisions, rate relief and development of sports facilities. They also provide information on sporting facilities and activities available locally and lobby on behalf of the sporting public to improve existing facilities. The organisation also provides a valuable link between the voluntary sector and the local authority including contributing to the Farnham health check.

As an organisation it needs funding to enable it to develop and operate, to increase its profile and undertake the required administration work of the organisation.

Without the Sports Council it would be very difficult for Waverley Borough Council to support clubs to the required level. The setting up and support of local sports councils is a recommendation of the Waverley Cultural Strategy and provides excellent value for money.

In 2008/09 the applicants plan to use their financial resources on:

· Organising the annual sports personality awards
· Providing funds for coaching courses and training
· Bursaries for young sportspersons towards training and travel
· Grants to local clubs to purchase equipment.

The applicants have asked for a 2.4% increase above last year’s award and it is recommended that this be approved.

Sport Godalming

Sport Godalming provides a valuable service in developing and promoting sport in the Godalming locality. They provide information, help and guidance to local sports clubs and individuals on current issues, including funding provisions, rate relief and development of sports facilities. They also provide information on sporting facilities and activities available locally and lobby on behalf of the sporting public to improve existing facilities. The organisation also provides a valuable link between the voluntary sector and the local authority. As well as organising the annual Sports Awards, contributing to the Godalming Leisure Needs Special Interest Group and producing regular newsletters.

As an organisation it needs funding to enable it to develop and operate, to increase its profile and undertake the required administration work of the organisation.

Without the Sports Council it would be very difficult for Waverley Borough Council to support clubs to the required level. The setting up and support of local sports councils is a recommendation of the Waverley Cultural Strategy and provides excellent value for money.

Sport Godalming has set up a fund - “Go for Gold” - to provide financial support for individuals with international potential, who live in the area, and who may take part in the 2012 London Olympics. They are actively seeking financial support from local businesses and individuals to reach an initial target of £25k.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Sport Haslemere

Sport Haslemere provides a valuable service in developing and promoting sport in the Haslemere locality. They provide information, help and guidance to local sports clubs and individuals on current issues, including funding provisions, rate relief and development of sports facilities. They also provide information on sporting facilities and activities available locally and lobby on behalf of the sporting public to improve existing facilities. The organisation also provides a valuable link between the voluntary sector and the local authority, as well as organising the annual Sports Awards, contributing to the development of sporting facilities at Woolmer Hill and producing regular newsletters.

As an organisation it needs funding to enable it to develop and operate, to increase its profile and undertake the required administration work of the organisation.

Without the Sports Council it would be very difficult for Waverley Borough Council to support clubs to the required level. The setting up and support of local sports councils is a recommendation of the Waverley Cultural Strategy and provides excellent value for money.

Any funding award will be used in 2008/09 to:

· host the annual sports awards ceremony
· provide a twice-yearly newsletter to member clubs
· make grants to member clubs (from a membership of 29 organisations, including six local schools).

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Cranleigh Arts Centre (CAC) is a combined arts venue, which offers a lively programme of professional entertainment and amateur arts, weekly film showings, a café and gallery space plus a range participatory arts activity for residents of Cranleigh and the surrounding villages. In addition to overseeing the work of casual employees and volunteers, two part time operation managers ensure that the attractive building is maintained and maximised for community use.


Following an extremely turbulent year in 2006, during which time CAC faced an uncertain future the Board has made exceptional progress towards meeting its ambition to operate from a sustainable base. In the last 12 months CAC has undergone a comprehensive review of its day-to-day operations and re-evaluated its overall vision and purpose. The recommendations of the review have developed alongside detailed financial monitoring and prudent budgeting. During the review period, CAC formed a strong relationship with Farnham Maltings (FM) who have guided and supported CAC through a challenging year of transition.

The relationship between CAC and FM was formalised in early 2007 with a service level agreement, which was drawn up in response to Waverley agreeing to fund a one-year management fee of £12,000 In return CAC has received support from the staff at FM in the following areas: strategic direction, human resources and financial guidance, operations, marketing, governance and programming & project development. The alliance between CAC and FM is already delivering financial and operational efficiencies and both organisations feel they have much to learn from working with one another.

For 2007/08, therefore, CAC received SOS funding of £41,415, (including the £12,000 mentioned above. They have now submitted a ‘Grants for the Arts’ application to the regional arts council for £20,000, which will enable CAC to work in partnership with FM over a 3-year period (2007-2010). If successful, CAC will only require an additional £6,000 from Waverley in 2008/2009 over and above the core funding level.

After assuming the receipt of this grant aid, but making allowance for an inflation increase against the original £29,415 core funding, it is recommended that CAC be awarded £5,000 less than in 2007/08



Enterprise First

The aims of Enterprise First (formerly Blackwater Valley Enterprise Trust) are to contribute to the prosperity of the Blackwater Valley area by helping people to set up or acquire their own businesses and to improve the efficiency and growth prospects of existing enterprises.

The Trust achieves this by providing free, impartial and confidential advice to its clients, including small business start-ups and existing small businesses (0 – 5 employees) and encourages the development of their management skills (through training if appropriate) and arranging other activities.

Specifically, during 2008/09, the organisation aims to develop new services as follows:

· Fund-finding for those seeking up to £50,00 to start or expand their business
· Support for independent retailers from specialist business advisers
· More focussed support for the 60+ age group who require an income.

The applicants seek a grant at the same level as that allowed in 2007/08 and it is recommended that this sum be approved.


Farnham Maltings

Farnham Maltings is a creative organisation that operates out of a multi-disciplinary arts and cultural centre.

Farnham Maltings is a major cultural asst in Waverley and provides a focus for regional agencies to invest in the cultural vitality of the Borough. It continues to work on behalf of the Arts Council to manage a 3-year Rural Touring Initiative, that benefits Waverley residents in rural areas.

In the last 12 months Farnham Maltings has initiated and delivered a number of key projects and programmes in conjunction with the Council’s arts service including: four after school art clubs, seven youth theatre groups and two new youth theatre projects which have together levered £52,000 external funding into the borough, they ran their first schools’ literature festival in June 2007 and will host the 2008 Annual Youth Event, they delivered the arts component of the B Active summer holiday programme in our priority areas and have been awarded a two-year tender to deliver the Arts Partnership Surrey ‘Creative Communities Programme’. They have advised the Council in developing its theatre policy and have worked closely with Cranleigh Art Centre to guide it through a difficult and challenging transition. They play a key role in supporting our local creative economy and through an exciting partnership with other cultural providers in Farnham including UCCA and the New Ashgate Gallery they are attempting to brand Farnham as a creative town.

Amongst a raft of activities planned for 2008/09, Farnham Maltings anticipate:

· that 35 creative businesses will benefit from workspace managed by the Maltings
· 200 artists will benefit from training and networking opportunities
· 15 artists will be given work through their workshop package programme
· there will be a continuance of management support to Cranleigh arts Centre
· eight theatre companies will be supported to make new work, and two new shows will be produced by the Maltings
· they will promote an extensive programme of performances in village halls around the Borough
· they will continue to support the development of youth theatre.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Godalming Museum Trust

Godalming Museum aims to promote the enjoyment and relevance of the heritage of the town and its surrounding villages and to encourage and support lifelong learning. It does this by collecting, safeguarding and making accessible local artefacts and knowledge within a welcoming, stimulating and inclusive environment.

The Museum faces some financial challenges in order to comply with a range of increasingly rigorous national and local standards and objectives, whilst recognising that a major refurbishment of the museum is a necessity.

In particular, the museum is seeking an increased grant from Waverley in order to:

· help support the ongoing costs of conserving prints and drawings, and library materials
· upgrading IT equipment. In 2008/09, the applicants will seek to achieve the national accreditation standard for museums, spend time on customer care training, undertake a refurbishment of the main entrance (and plan the fundraising initiative for the redisplay of the local history galleries), and continue to support the “Keeping Memories Alive Oral History Project”.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.



Haslemere Educational Museum

The aim of the organisation is to forward and advance the study of science, literature and fine arts by means of a well-equipped museum of natural history and objects of art and of a scientific, literary and historical nature.

The museum has undertaken a number of initiatives in the present financial year, including the appointment if a Development Officer (fundraiser) funded jointly by Waverley, Haslemere Town Council and the Museum.

In 2008/09, activities are planned to include:

· initiating a new local history exhibition
· conservation and documentation of collections
· introduction of a programme for the pre-school age group
· design and development of a new museum website
· new gallery text panels

The Museum is seeking a significantly increased grant for 2008/09, to address an operational deficit and to recognise the service that they provide to the Borough. Officers will be seeking a summary of the activity of the Development Officer to identify how, in the longer term, this work will financially benefit the Museum. Waverley approved the funding from the Community Partnership Fund in 2007/2008 on the basis that this would help put the Museum on a significantly improved financial footing in the future.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Haslemere Hall Trust

The hall exists for the use of the residents of Haslemere and the surrounding area. It provides a venue for a range of community and cultural activities including cinema, concerts, and theatre.

The venue is a valuable asset to the town and is mainly run by volunteers with a small paid staff who undertake an enormous amount of work. The Trust is reliant on the SOS grant to help with the running costs of the venue, which are significantly higher than the income generated from its current activities.

Haslemere Hall appears to be entering a more positive phase of development, helped by the arrival of a new Manager. Having met with the staff and trustees, officers are satisfied they are making conscious efforts to create links with the community in order to generate a wider range of activities at the hall. For example they have made links with Farnham Maltings rural touring, Haslemere Food Festival, the Chamber of Commerce and have established a new children’s theatre group. In recent years the Trust has benefited from substantial legacies that have enabled them to implement comprehensive refurbishment and improvement works to the hall and officers are confident they have put adequate measures and procedures in place to cover any health & safety, risk assessment and child protection issues. Whilst the Trust has been successful in fundraising for capital projects a significant annual deficit of over £35,000 exists between their core income and on going revenue costs.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

New Farnham Repertory Actors Company

New Farnham Repertory Actors Company is seeking Sponsored Organisation Scheme grant for the first time.

The New Farnham Repertory Actors Company (NFRAC) produces a season of high quality theatrical performances, 35 in total, which are performed inside a marquee erected in the grounds of Farnham Library. The company specialises in popular, large cast plays, which they perform to a high standard. The scale of the productions provide plenty of opportunities for members of the community to volunteer behind the scenes and learn new skills such as prop making and front-of-house. NFRAC also work with schools in the borough and have established a loyal and growing audience for their work with approximately 8,000 people attending their performances last year.

It is company policy to involve members of the community at every level, for instance:

· inviting local volunteers, some of them children, to act alongside professionals in their productions
· encouraging volunteers to help backstage with costumes, props and front-of-house activities
· providing workshops for young people
· providing specially designated performances for the elderly, disadvantaged and disabled.

The Company already has a proposed programme of events to be staged in the summer of 2008. Funding is being sought for the running costs involved, including insurance, publicity, marquee, seating and portaloo hire etc.

The large cost of producing and presenting their season is partly attributed to the lack of infrastructure and venue space for theatre in Waverley, which necessitates the need to hire additional equipment, expertise and staff.

It is recommended that NFRAC be awarded a grant of £1,000 for 2008/09.

Rural Life Centre

The Rural Life Centre provides a repository for items representative of rural life between the years 1750 and 1960, drawn largely from Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire border area. It covers a ten-acre site situated in woodland and meadows.

The items are displayed and interpreted for schools, interest groups, general visitors and researchers to help them understand the rich past and traditions of the local area and the English countryside in general.

Items are also loaned out for education and research, and museum staff make off-site presentations to interested groups.

The museum also provided a venue for local events and accommodation for groups and facilities for retired craftsmen and volunteers of all ages to practice and pass on their skills to younger generations and help preserve our communal rural past. In addition, the Museum continues to work with the RSPB in the development of the adjacent reserve.

The Museum has again continued to develop its services and exhibitions, which have already proved to be extremely popular, making it an asset to the heritage of the Borough. Whilst the Museum is benefiting from increased visitor numbers, with a growing collection and on-going improvements to the quality and size of the exhibits the Museum still requires Waverley’s ongoing support.

In 2008/09 the Trust intends to increase usage by local residents, help provide extra facilities, improve volunteer opportunities and maintain the Museum’s infrastructure. Specifically, they hope to repair/renew areas of thoroughfare, and investigating the construction of all-weather parking for disabled visitors.

It is recommended that an increase over the 2007/08 amount, in line with inflation, be awarded.

Creative Response Arts Limited

Creative Response Arts Limited is seeking grant funding from the scheme for the first time.

Creative Response is an independent arts-related service, based in Farnham, reaching out to people who experience:

· mental distress
· alcohol/drugs related problems
· multiple needs

The organisation aims to improve people’s quality of life, develop learning, creativity and social skills and help vulnerable people to feel like valued members of society. Activities are many and varied, and participants are encouraged to work in their chosen media (e.g. papier-mâché, wire, plaster, wood, stone, clay and paint).

The principal funder of the organisation is Surrey County Council (Social Services), and presently there are about 35 Waverley residents who benefit (over 50% of the total attendees).

The principal costs of the organisation relate to salaries, rent, rates and utilities. The applicants consider that financial support from Waverley is vital to maintain the level of care and support provided.

Specifically, they wish to revamp their clay-room, upgrading the kiln and purchasing kiln furniture and related materials. Most attendees enjoy using clay but the present facilities limit usage.

As such, the reason for their application is more akin to a request for help with a specific project, rather than for on-going running costs and is therefore not eligible under the approved SOS criteria. Officers have contacted the organisation to explore alternative ways of assisting with funding this project.


Sculpt-it

Sculpt it is a charitable visual arts organisation, that responds to public art commissions and delivers participatory outreach work in a variety of community and therapeutic settings. The creative work of the organisation is inclusive and driven by the principle of access for all, giving those most in need an opportunity to express themselves creatively for their own personal development and for community benefit. A significant amount of Sculpt it’s work is delivered across Waverley and is focussed on children and young people, adults with special needs and those living in rural and socially deprived areas.

In addition to running an extensive outreach programme, it holds workshops in its studio space in Witley and is negotiating an additional workshop space at Rodborough School.

Sculpt it is a small-scale arts organisation supporting a director and two arts professionals. It has to turn over a large volume of work in order to break even and because the flow of work can be unpredictable, there is little spare capacity left within the organisation to address core business needs. The SOS funding will therefore allow the team to build in some time to focus on strategic and management issues. The key tasks that Sculpt it need to achieve in the next 12 months include a review of office and studio space, establishing more effective working practices and the development of a fundraising strategy and database for promotional work.

Sculpt it provides a valuable service in Waverley, which helps the Council achieve our aim of improving peoples lives. However it has received a similar level of SOS funding for a couple of years now and it is recommended that the grant be tapered over the next two years, to challenge the organisation to become more self-sufficient.

It is recommended that the grant is reduced to £1,500 in 2008/09

West Street Potters

West Street Potters is seeking admission to the scheme for the first time.

Based at Farnham Pottery in Wrecclesham, the aims and objectives of the applicants are to:

· provide opportunities for people of all abilities to experience ceramics through classes, workshops and community events
· promote activities for young people
· use the heritage of the Pottery to encourage community access and participation.

They are a not-for-profit company administered voluntarily by an elected board of directors and classes are open to members only.

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the membership and they now have some 90 active potters. There are currently 8 tutored classes each week and there are four tutors. The company derives its income from fees charged to members for tuition and untutored workshop time.

Over the summer of 2005 the Farnham Trust refurbished part of the pottery building and West Street Potters now rents these upgraded premises on a long-term basis.

The applicants consider that they are at a watershed in their business. Money is needed to pay for essential jobs that can no longer be filled by volunteers. The business has grown and a more professional approach, with greater involvement, is needed to offer the quality of administration and technical support to match the tuition.

Given the extent of the other competing applications for SOS funding, consideration needs to be given to those organisations providing the most needed services in the community which are aligned to Waverley’s priorities. The WSP have already applied to the regional Arts Council for funding and are in a strong position to pursue Heritage Lottery Funding, which the Council will endeavour to encourage and support.

On this occasion, it is recommended that no grant be awarded.

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