County council backing sought for hall Friends

13:24 27 September 2012

The Elizabeth Hall up for sale. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 8775-19-12AW

The Elizabeth Hall up for sale. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 8775-19-12AW

Archant

A bid to enlist County Hall’s support to retain the Elizabeth Hall takes place next Thursday (October 4).

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is selling the hall on Exmouth seafront as part of its regeneration plans.

Campaign group The Friends of Elizabeth Hall want to retain the building as a community arts and a visitor centre, and is one of the proposals being considered.

And now two Exmouth county councillors will ask fellow members at the full county council meeting to back Exmouth Town Council and their support of proposals by the campaign group.

Councillors will be asked to vote on a motion proposed by Councillor Eileen Wragg and seconded by Councillor Brenda Taylor.

The motion reads: “That this council adds its support, in principle, to that of Exmouth Town Council in supporting the Friends of Elizabeth Hall, Exmouth, in their efforts to acquire the Elizabeth Hall for community use.”

Councillor Wragg said: “Having got the support of the town council we felt it would be helpful having the support of the county council.

“Under localism this government is focused on communities developing their ideas and giving them a greater say.”

An EDDC panel has been given the task of choosing the council’s preferred bidder and its preferred proposal.

The decision will be based on criteria including whether the proposal will attract visitors to the seafront and if it will positively promote links between the town centre and seafront.

Other criteria include the commercial viability of the project, whether the bid includes a financial offer, and if the proposal encourages the further regeneration of Exmouth.

The county council vote takes place the day after the panel’s recommendation goes to EDDC’s cabinet meeting on October 3.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:33
Inese Stepanova from I Nova was clearly delighted with her second award of the evening. This award was for the New Business of the Year which she collected with her friend. Ref exe 7770-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Pictures:

Read more
Yesterday, 09:32
A concert was held at the Bicton Inn to raise funds for victims of the Nepal earthquake

A concert at the Bicton Inn, Exmouth, raised funds for victims of an earthquake in Nepal.

Read more
Mon, 09:21
Exmouth's county  election map?

Exmouth’s influence on county bosses could be blunted under plans to redraw the electoral map.

Read more
Mon, 09:00
Budleigh Salterton beach.

Budleigh Salterton beach is still at risk of failing new water quality tests, the Environment Agency has warned.

Read more
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Anna Reffell and Lee Atkinson, who are getting married on a cycle from John O'Groats to Lands End.

An Exmouth couple are preparing to tie the knot on a two-wheeled adventure - when they get married during a charity cycle ride.

Read more
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1231-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Dan Lavery is determined Devon Freewheelers will help save lives – as a Belfast ‘hidden hero’ undoubtedly helped saved wife Shelley’s life in 2005.

Read more
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Image of the proposed new building at St Peter's Primary School.

A major expansion is beginning at St Peter’s Primary School this week - as builders move in to begin work on new classrooms.

Read more
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Sam Bader

Dad-of-one Sam Bader, 28, who grew up in Ottery St Mary, supports Devon Freewheelers by sponsoring one of the motorbikes, Bravo One.

Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Independent councillors call for extraordinary meeting to debate the office relocation

Read more
Friday, May 22, 2015
Hospiscare's mascot Ella the Owl visits the Archant Exeter office to thank the company for supporting the charity's Twilight Walk fundraising walk at Exmouth in July. Photo: Paul Strange.

Ella the Owl visited the Journal offices on Friday as she gears up for the Twilight Walk on Saturday, July 11.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life
Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder