The Joint Central Committee were satisfied that the project was more viable working in partnership with a recognised builder than seeking to work alone and were equally satisfied that Wates was a recognised and reputable company. Wates Head Office is located on land adjacent to the proposed site and would wish to see acceptable development of the site.
Agreement was given by the JCC in November 2003 to enter into an agreement with Wates Homes to offer up to £12 million to secure the site jointly, any offer to buy would be made subject to contract and full planning consent being obtained for both our new HQ and residential properties for quantity surveyor courses Wates. A final offer of £10.5 million plus stamp duty was accepted by the vendors (subsequently reduced to £10.2 million in March 2004) with the Federation paying approximately £4.9 million depending on the final split of the land.
The JCC were satisfied that the risk of purchasing land without full planning permission was offset by the investment opportunity presented. Vacant possession of the site was unlikely within 12 months and the building would take approximately 24 months to complete. These plans changed significantly as the needs of the planners, the Police Federation and site became clearer. In January 2004 the Joint Central Committee accepted the Treasurers recommendation to fund the project partly by loan, partly through realising investments with the remainder from annual budgetary process.
Agreement was reached with Barclays Bank to borrow up to £10 million. At this time the estimated costs amounted to between £12-15 million. Exchange of contracts was due to take place early in February 2004, but at the eleventh hour, Wates pulled out of the joint arrangement due to a change of company direction, they were immediately replaced by Linden Homes. The Joint Central Committee agreed to proceed with the project with a new partner and exchange of contracts took place in March when the Federation signed a contract to purchase the site and a contract to work with Linden Homes to develop the site. The contract was subject to successful planning permission being granted for the new HQ and residential properties. The Trustees to the Joint Funds on behalf of the Joint Central Committee signed the contracts. It is clear that the Trustees knew from their records that the project would cost around £12 million plus VAT, legal fees and fitting costs.
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The scheme is based on the belief that heritage education is crucial to children’s development. Children need to be strongly rooted in their heritage before they can take off and play an active part in shaping the future. Roots and Wings will showcase the inspiring work which is going on around the UK but which often goes unrecognised. A children’s panel and an adult panel of key figures from the heritage, education and play sectors, chaired by Loyd Grossman, will select up to 10 exciting and innovative pieces of heritage learning provision from around the UK each year.
This provision will then be celebrated and publicised through a high-profile exhibition and party, workshops around the country, and coverage in national, local and specialist press. The Manchester-based the-phone-book.com, which has provided short stories for mobile phone users over the last three years, will cease publication after its December edition. Writers have therefore only one deadline remaining to submit a 150-word story for publication, at midnight on 1 November.
The project has been supported by Arts Council England and Arts Council England, North West. The work uses laser marking and ultra-violet light to show the image of an angel onto matching floor tiles, laid over the original floor. Lorraine followed her period as a Setting Up Scheme artist with a course at City College Manchester, exploring new technologies and their application to artistic practice and Depreciation Schedule.
The Barcelona exhibition is the culmination of this course, and the exhibits from it will subsequently be shown in Manchester. Bernard Cribbins, the well-known Oldham-born actor, has become a patron of the Rossendalebased Horse and Bamboo theatre company. Nicholas Winter, formerly Artistic Administrator at the European Opera Centre in Manchester is leaving after nearly seven years with the Centre joining the Novosibirsk Opera House in Russia to work on various projects. Susan Roper is RNCM’s new Director of Vocal Studies and takes up her duties in January next year, succeeding Caroline Crawshaw who is retiring.
Including one who recalled the harder times of her youth with her father sending money home from Wales where he went for work. Special guest for the evening was BBC Radio Cornwall presenter Chris Blount, a long term creator and collector of Cornish oral history recordings. He played a number of excerpts , including first hand recollections of the Blizzard of 1891 and the late John Cockle, of Truro, speaking of his childhood. The teams of 4 will carry a giant pasty, donated by Warrens, along a 2.5 mile section of the Great Flat Lode Trail. Starting at King Edward Mine, they will head towards Brea Valley enduring ‘Heartbreak Hill’.
The winning team will receive the coveted and prestigious pastry trophy. As Deputy Director he has led staff looking after children in the County Council’s care and working with children on the multi-agency child protection register. He has also led work, in partnership with other agencies, to develop a number of innovative schemes aimed at prevention and early intervention. Although sad to be leaving Cornwall, Jim says I am very pleased to have been appointed as Director and look forward to meeting the challenges of the post.
I shall, of course, miss the many people I have worked with over my years with the County Council and wish them every success in the future. For me he has been an inspiration and a strong support. Jim has investment property depreciation always eloquently advocated the cause of his staff, and has always been very open in sharing with me the challenges we face. Most importantly he has lead the way in trying to provide more help and support to children and families as early as possible so that we can help prevent problems rather than react to the consequences.
The children of Windsor could not wish for a better champion, but Cornwall will miss Him greatly, as will I. Mike Nicholls, the Executive Member for Social Care and Health, said Through his example and leadership Jim Gould has brought together the many agencies involved with children and built up a coherent team, which has proved so effective. Billy the Boots, the Road Safety Mascot, presented the Awards to the two schools at special end of term assemblies with John Mellor. Cornwall County Council School Travel Plan Officer, and Consultant Rachel Smith. For the past year four schools in Penryn and Falmouth have been taking part in ‘hands up’ travel surveys during morning registration.