Clubhouse Latest: Where we are with the rebuild
PROJECT PHOENIX- CRGT CLUBHOUSE UPDATE JULY 2018
CLUBHOUSE LATEST: WHERE WE ARE WITH THE REBUILD
The CRGT is pleased to announce that a meeting on July 9 with the new Elmbridge BC administration has been very positive in moving plans forward for the new improved Claygate Community Clubhouse.
Negotiations over the redesign and funding for the enhanced Community Clubhouse had been delayed in part due to the council elections in May where a new leadership team had to be formed and also due to new proposals by the CGRT to:
> Take over management of the build on behalf of EBC.
> Incorporating the CRGT’s status into a charitable company to safeguard against any personal financial liability to CRGT trustees.
At the the meeting with the new leader of EBC, Cllr Tim Oliver, the CRGT put forward their high level costings with the new administration. Once these have been verified, the Trust will have permission to put the redesign out to tender and source alternative bids to the council’s contractors.
Helen Maguire, CRGT chair, says: “This has been a major step forward for the CRGT. The new leadership team has been very encouraging about fostering the energy and enthusiasm of a community that has fundraised so hard for an improved clubhouse.
“Reinstating the old design was not an option and we are working hard behind the scenes in partnership with EBC to ensure that we get the right deal for everybody.”
The enhanced clubhouse improvements will include removing flat roofs to avoid some of the security challenges from the previous design, disabled access, a new first floor community space and a larger kitchen area to accommodate the demand for a café on the recreation ground.
Claygate Community Clubhouse Timeline
Nov 2016: Fire damages original clubhouse building.