In response to Stratford District Council’s decision at Cabinet on 27th November 2017, to terminate the leisure agreement with the Greig Trustees, Alcester Town Council resolved to form a working group to discuss future options for the Greig Site.
At the Town Council meeting on 9th January 2018, the formation of the Greig Working Group (GWG) was approved.
The following Town Councillors were appointed to the GWG:
Cllr Yvette Morrison (former Mayor) Cllr Andrew Foster (current Mayor) Cllr Mike Gittus, Cllr Mark Cargill, Cllr Jim Kenyon, Cllr Clive Neal-Sturgess and Cllr Eric Payne.
Please see below for the terms of reference for the GWG:
Press statement from Alcester Town Council dated 18th January 2018
The Greig Centre has been approved by Stratford on Avon District Council as an Asset of Community Value and appears on their list.
Nominations for community assets can be made by Parish Councils or by defined groups with a connection with the community. Individuals cannot nominate community assets. If the nomination is accepted, the group will be given time to come up with a bid for the asset when it is sold. The bid may not necessarily be successful.
December 2019- Alcester Town Council is delighted to hear that Stratford District Council (SDC) has won its court case to recover the Greig site.
The Town Council has an excellent working relationship with SDC and looks forward to liaising with them on the refurbishment of the leisure centre which will provide long overdue improved facilities for Alcester.
The Council has drawn up a draft feasibility study to re-open the Greig Hall and plans to call a public meeting in the New Year to enlist the community’s support with this project.
Alcester Town Council is extremely grateful to the Friends of the Greig Hall, led by Mrs Sheilagh Goode, for steadfastly raising funds towards this project through its charity shop Home2Home.
The Mayor of Alcester, Cllr Gill Forman, said “I am delighted that this long running saga has finally reached a conclusion and would like to thank SDC for its commitment to securing the Greig site back into public ownership. This is a fantastic early Christmas present for the people of Alcester.”