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New licence proposition: sports pavilion and cricket square

New licence proposition: sports pavilion and cricket square

Long Ditton Recreation Ground, Windmill Road, Long Ditton.

Elmbridge Borough Council are seeking offers for a new licence to occupy the Pavilion and cricket square at Long Ditton Recreation Ground.

The opportunity: A new licence is being offered for a term of up to 5 years to a local cricket club who would like to use the Pavilion facility and cricket square facility at the above recreation ground.

The Pavilion has changing rooms, WC and shower facilities plus storage and would be offered for exclusive use by the club for the duration of the cricket season only. The cricket square comprises 10 wickets and can be used for playing cricket matches, coaching and practice sessions.

Cricket square: The occupation would be on a self-managed basis; the successful club would be required to maintain the cricket square during the cricket season and carry out necessary grounds’ preparation and maintenance works pre and post season. This is envisaged to be from early May until the first week in September (or the beginning of the football season). The Council would continue to maintain the outfield to the standard of a recreation ground during this period; the Club would be permitted to undertake any additional repair works to the outfield if so required, with the Council’s prior permission.

Pavilion: The pavilion would be taken ‘as seen’ and the Club would be responsible for basic maintenance and to hand back the council at the end of each season in no worse a condition than it was initially taken.

Start date: The proposed start date from September 2022 season onwards.

Licence fee: Offers are invited for a new 5 year term on a ‘£ per annum’ basis; to be paid either quarterly or bi-annually in advance. Exclusive of business rates and utilities, which will be counter charged on a pro-rata basis.

Offers: Details of the offer should include, name, address and contact details of proposed licensee, annual licence offer £ per annum, maintenance and usage proposals. To be sent in writing to greenspaces@elmbridge.gov.uk and cc’d to estates@elmbridge.gov.uk by no later than 15 June 2022.

Queries: if you have any queries regarding this proposal prior to sending in your offer please contact greenspaces@elmbridge.gov.uk marked “Long Ditton Cricket Club Opportunity”.

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