Broxtowe Borough Council Cabinet Agenda – 27 January 2015
Meeting to be held in the
New Council Chamber, Town Hall, Beeston, Nottingham,
27 January 2015 at 6.00pm
3. STAPLEFORD COMMUNITY GROUP AND
STAPLEFORD COMBINED SERVICES CLUB
A joint request for funding towards the purchase and installation of a First World
War Commemorative Bench for Stapleford has been received from the
Stapleford Community Group and the Stapleford Combined Services Club.
The Stapleford Community Group was established in 2012 and constituted with
a management committee from 19 June 2013. The main objective of the group
is to improve the quality of life for local residents and to act as an
advocate/representative for Stapleford residents and businesses.
The Stapleford Combined Services Club regularly meets on the first Sunday in
the month and is based at the Stapleford and Bramcote Conservative Club.
The aims of the club are to provide a friendly setting and social activities for
current and ex-service personnel. The club however is open to members of the
The Stapleford Community Group and the Stapleford Combined Services Club
have now submitted a joint request for grant aid towards the cost of purchase of
a First World War Commemorative Bench for installation in the Walter Parker
VC Memorial Square in Stapleford.
A quotation has been received for £630** for the black metal bench depicting
WW1 soldiers and red poppies. The Council has been asked to contribute
£350 towards this cost, with the remaining monies having already been met by
other fundraising activities. It is hoped that the bench could be formally
presented by the President of the Stapleford Combined Services Club to the
residents of Stapleford on or around the 100 year anniversary of the death of
Lance Corporal Walter Richard Parker VC in April/May.
As a newly established group, a set of annual financial accounts has yet to be
prepared. A limited budget has been provided and there have been some transactions in the year including donations and funding, although the cost of events is mainly covered by the event provider.
This is the first joint application that the Council has received from the
Stapleford Community Group and the Stapleford Combined Services Club. For
2014/15 a grant of £350 has been requested towards the cost of a First World
War Commemorative Bench for Stapleford.
The cost of any financial support in response to this request could be met from
the 2014/15 Ceremonial Events budget (within Civic Affairs) of which a sum of
around £750 is presently available.
**£756 when you add delivery and VAT.