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Issue - meetings

Melksham King George V Field

Meeting: 24/04/2018 - Cabinet (Item 224)

224 Melksham King George V Field

Report by Alistair Cunningham, Corporate Director


Supporting documents:


Councillor Toby Sturgis presented the report which sought approval to taking all steps necessary to ensure the transfer of the Legal Title to the King George V Field, Melksham to Melksham Town Council. A representation was received from Councillor Jon Hubbard on behalf of Melksham Town Council.


In response, Councillor Sturgis confirmed that the proposed decision should allow for further productive negotiations which he hoped would be able to lead to the successful transfer to the Town Council.


Councillor John Thomson also commented that he would discuss with officers the best way to support community groups in accessing power for events.




a)     That Wiltshire Council, in its capacity as sole trustee of the King George’s Field (the Trust), make any changes to the Trust documents that may be necessary to appoint Melksham Town Council as a trustee of the Trust and to resign as a trustee following that appointment;


b)    That officers should, if appropriate, liaise with the Charity Commission and Fields in Trust to seek, if required, the approval of either of those bodies for the appointment of Melksham Town Council as trustee of the Trust;


c)     Following the securing of any such approval and the appointment of Melksham Town Council as trustee of the Trust to transfer the Legal Title to the King George’s Field to Melksham Town Council and then resign as trustee of the Trust; and


d)    To authorise the Corporate Director for Growth Investment & Place to enter into any legal documentation which is required to enable the above to be implemented.


Reasons for Decision:


To enable the Legal Title of the King George’s Field, Melksham that is the subject of the Trust to pass to Melksham Town Council in the most cost effective and efficient way.




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