Reporting Person – Douglas Spinks
The Executive received a quarterly monitoring report on the progress of projects in the interest of financial prudence and to ensure open and transparent corporate governance. Regarding Project No. 10206 – Playground Improvements Phase 4, the Portfolio Holder advised that the final four play areas due some refurbishment work in the current year were Horsell Moor, Loop Road, Oakfield and Sutton Green. It was noted that it was a rolling programme of improvements and that Officers were working on a new Play Strategy going forward.
Regarding Project No. 10923 – Woking Park Play Area, the Executive was advised that the project had not been closed due to ground works and flooding issues. The Portfolio Holder commented that it was hoped that the issues would be resolved soon.
Regarding Project No. 20146 – Leisure Lagoon Modernisation, it was reported that work was ongoing on the replacement flumes and concrete repairs and it was hoped that the new flumes would be operational for Easter.
Regarding Project No. 20140 – Woking Gateway, the Executive was informed that the decision to increase the launch spend was taken by the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Chief Executive and Portfolio Holder, as Woking Gateway provided a key opportunity to promote the Town at the MIPIM exhibition. The Executive was advised that the initiative had been very successful as it had generated interest from the property and development industry as well as securing agreement to the Gateway site.
That the report be received.
Reason: To monitor the position of active projects on SharePoint.