Submission Documents: By Bailie Glenn Elder:- "Council notes the historic importance of the city's built assets, often a legacy of previous generations and affirms its commitment to look after what we as a city have inherited. Council further notes the risk that funding shortfalls or lack of maintenance or timely repair may pose to longer term assets, such as schools, libraries and other buildings constructed for the benefit of communities. Council notes with particular dismay the deteriorating condition and disrepair of the Winter Gardens at the People's Palace museum and the effective loss of use of a public space adjacent to sites of significant previous investment such as the Dalton Fountain. Council notes that roads and pavements are subject to maintenance programmes and believes that effective systematic maintenance of assets should prevent catastrophic asset deterioration. Council believes it is important to learn from the failures of current and previous administrations which may have contributed to the current alarming position. Council therefore agrees that before the Council's budget meeting in 2022: - a report on the Winter Gardens, with survey information, including photographs, is published and presented to a Council committee, including relevant costs of repair; - that as policy Council will make public a register of property conditions for all historic assets over 10k within it's direct ownership or trust and have a routine frequency of inspection established so that the public may be comforted that we are looking after historic buildings; and - a report is presented to the relevant Council Committee addressing the current position of proactive maintenance and repair planning indicating what is being done to prevent deterioration of asset condition and what is being done to address carbon implications of sustaining the use of these buildings." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission By Bailie Glenn Elder:- "Council notes the historic importance of the city's built assets, often a legacy of previous generations and affirms its commitment to look after what we as a city have inherited. Council further notes the risk that funding shortfalls or lack of maintenance or timely repair may pose to longer term assets, such as schools, libraries and other buildings constructed for the benefit of communities. Council notes with particular dismay the deteriorating condition and disrepair of the Winter Gardens at the People's Palace museum and the effective loss of use of a public space adjacent to sites of significant previous investment such as the Dalton Fountain. Council notes that roads and pavements are subject to maintenance programmes and believes that effective systematic maintenance of assets should prevent catastrophic asset deterioration. Council believes it is important to learn from the failures of current and previous administrations which may have contributed to the current alarming position. Council therefore agrees that before the Council's budget meeting in 2022: - a report on the Winter Gardens, with survey information, including photographs, is published and presented to a Council committee, including relevant costs of repair; - that as policy Council will make public a register of property conditions for all historic assets over 10k within it's direct ownership or trust and have a routine frequency of inspection established so that the public may be comforted that we are looking after historic buildings; and - a report is presented to the relevant Council Committee addressing the current position of proactive maintenance and repair planning indicating what is being done to prevent deterioration of asset condition and what is being done to address carbon implications of sustaining the use of these buildings.".

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Item Minute - 09 December 2021 Minute Public Open Document in PDF Format
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