Decision details

North Walls and King George V Sports Pavilions Update Report

Decision Maker: Winchester Town Forum

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(Audio Recording and Report ref WTF278)

Councillor Learney set out the background to the report which included the recommendations from the Town Forum, North Walls Working Group. 

The Strategic Director: Services (Interim) responded to the issues raised during Public Participation. He reassured the Forum that any proposals relating to the King George V facility would be subject to community engagement. He also advised that alternative locations for the composting centre were reviewed regularly although a suitable alternative had not yet been identified.

The Forum asked questions and raised comments which were responded to by officers accordingly. Officers would provide an update to the Forum at a future point following the receipt of tenders and regarding future toilet provision.

The Forum agreed to the following for the reasons set out above and outlined in the report.



1             That Town Forum supports the proposal to replace the existing cricket pavilion at North Walls recreation ground, Winchester with a new bespoke pavilion based on the design brought forward by the Pavilion Project group at an estimated total project cost of £800,000.


2             That Town Forum support the allocation of Town Community Infrastructure Levy funding to meet the £295,000 funding shortfall to support the North Walls pavilion project. 


3          That Town Forum recommend to Cabinet that:


a)            The North Walls Pavilion Project be included within the Capital Programme for 2020/21and that Council procures the construction of the replacement pavilion at North Walls Recreation Ground in accordance with the design and specification brought forward by the Pavilion Project Group and approve expenditure up to £800,000.


b)            The proposal to release CIL funding to support the £295,000 contribution to the project costs be approved.



c)         The Corporate Head of Asset Management be authorised to seek tenders for the construction of the North Walls Pavilion in accordance with the specification prepared by the Pavilion Project group and the Council’s Contract Procedure rules.


Councillor Green left the meeting following the conclusion of this item.


Wards Affected: Town Wards;

Contact: Sue Croker, Head of Landscape & Open Spaces Email:

Report author: Sue Croker

Publication date: 15/01/2020

Date of decision: 23/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 23/01/2020 - Winchester Town Forum

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