Council To Upgrade Carn Thomas Buildings

Carn Thomas

The Council is set to upgrade buildings at their Carn Thomas site.

And they’ve agreed to use a £35,000 underspend from the Children’s Services budget.

Around £19,000 will be spent on new office space. Now the Gym has moved to the sports hall the 11m by 6m room can be split into two.

Councillors backed the request from Chief Planner Craig Dryden, but Amanda Martin felt that the Council’s office spaces around town were “growing like topsy.”

Both Amanda and Dudley Mumford wanted a plan detailing office sites and who was working in each one and Craig said that would be addressed with an asset management plan.

Members heard that the former school building, which contains the Children’s Services and Lifelong Learning departments, is over 100 years old in parts and needs some work.

Architects inspected the site in January and although they didn’t uncover any unexpected issues, flat roof repair, pointing, replacing fascia boards and electrical testing are some of the problems requiring attention. The work will cost around £12,000.

Amanda Martin felt that some the work should be accounted for within the general maintenance budget but she supported the request.

Councillor Christine Savill felt the maintenance was ‘prudent’ as many members of the community use the site.


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