1st June – VHT leases Village Hall from URPC

Tomorrow (1st June 2017), the Village Hall Trust will lease the Upper Rissington Village Hall from the Parish Council as per previous Parish Council Meeting minutes. This is a huge achievement after very protracted negotiations which are finally concluded.

Please proceed to http://urvh.org domain for more information.

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  • I’m very sorry to report but the UR Village Hall Trust was going to complete the Lease with the Parish Council today, to take over the running of the hall but the Parish Council have breached their Lease, so completion was stopped.

    This could be the final straw for the Trust, having worked on this since Aug 2014 and the Lease finally got signed on the 28th April 2017, with completion to happen today 1st June. The Trust could well throw in the towel 🙁

    • Sorry, should have said that currently between two Councillors Laird and Hanks, they hold three Master Keys and it was Cllr Laird who refused today, day of completion, to hand back the two Master Keys she has.

  • Sorry, should have said that currently between two Councillors Laird & Hanks, they hold three Master Keys and it was Cllr Laird who refused today, day of completion, to hand back the two Master Keys she has.

  • EDITED
    Obviously, it goes without saying the refusal to hand over the Village Hall keys has breached URPC Code of Conduct and the legally binding lease document they signed.

    I would say the Trust legal representatives could claim he damages by URPC (Dawn Laird) not handing over the keys.

    There has to be an amicable solution otherwise URPC will have to answer to the village and a wider spectrum of critics.

    Thanks David for keeping us informed here.

  • Great News:
    The village hall is now the responsibility of the Trust, the Lease has been completed today.

    Congratulations to the Village Hall team, thanks for sticking with it despite all the odds. Your mix of patience, resilience and firm professionalism has resulted in the best deal for the Community.

    There is more behind this but for now, lets stick with the good news 🙂

  • This is a copy of a post made by the TRUST on Facebook (KEY issue resolved).

    This morning the Village Hall Trust resolved the issues it as had with management and ownership of the key system of the village hall. We have installed a new system for all the doors with individual keys and a master control system. It has been an expensive action but very necessary. The cost of the change has been fully borne by a number of generous benefactors who donated the money specifically for this purpose. The focus of the management team and trust can now be solely on developing the hall for the benefit of our community.

  • Could this be the shortest LEASE in history? I know the VHT members will want to keep it for the benefit of all.

    The URPC Meeting on 31st has this on its Agenda and in its in a closed session, which is wrong (this is a village matter):

    Breach of the Lease: To review legal advice from the solicitor and agree next steps. Hopefully, this can be moved to a public session and a meaningful positive discussion can be conducted.

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