Wokingham Town Council to manage Elms Field after regenerationBy Laura Herbert
November 20, 2012
Wokingham Town Council will manage the open space on Elms Field once that part of the regeneration is complete.
Wokingham Borough Council’s executive committee agreed to hand over control of the area to the town council when it met on Tuesday, November 6.
Councillor Alistair Corrie, executive member for regeneration and affordable housing, said: “Wokingham Town Council has an excellent track record in managing public open space and organising major events in the town. The town council will effectively manage the space on behalf of the community, this will make it much easier for people to run events and use the space in creative ways.
“This is a key principle of the regeneration project, providing spaces and development which are for the community.”
Details including the lease period will be negotiated.
Cllr Lee Gordon-Walker, chairman of the town council’s amenities committee, said: “We are delighted to be able to take over the running of Elms Field.
“This is a very positive step in the regeneration project and demonstrates the commitment of all of the partners to plan effectively and ensure the community can gain the maximum benefit from the proposals.”