Cabinet will not revisit community stadium plans

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A COUNCIL committee has decided that cabinet should not be asked to re-examine plans for the community stadium project.

Couns Ian Gillies, Mark Warters and Dave Taylor had “called in” the cabinet’s decision on the community stadium scheme at Monks Cross, but following a heated meeting this evening, the Corporate and Scrutiny Management Committee decided against asking cabinet to revisit its decisions.

The councillors had questioned a £450,000 rise in the cost of delivering York’s community stadium scheme as well as its agreement to offer GLL – the current operators of Huntington Stadium, Waterworld and Courtney’s gym – a period of reduced rent.

Speaking after the meeting, Coun James Alexander, the leader of the council, said he was glad there would be no added delay to the project.

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10:34am Tue 20 Nov 12

meme says...

What a suprise its costing more to rescue York City FC
Want to bet anyone there will be more revelations on costs for the taxpayer in the future as CoYC could not run the traditional boys night out in a brewery successfully and on budget
What a suprise its costing more to rescue York City FC Want to bet anyone there will be more revelations on costs for the taxpayer in the future as CoYC could not run the traditional boys night out in a brewery successfully and on budget meme
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12:05pm Tue 20 Nov 12

speaks99 says...

meme wrote:
What a suprise its costing more to rescue York City FC
Want to bet anyone there will be more revelations on costs for the taxpayer in the future as CoYC could not run the traditional boys night out in a brewery successfully and on budget
No - actually its costing exactly the same as specified in the original budget. Its a reallocation of how those cost are going to be spent.

Its not a "rescue package" for York City. Its a rescue package for York sports. Huntington Stadium is pretty much condemned so that the RL team and the athletics who need somewhere to play, and then its also a home for YCFC.

It's a sad sad person indeed who bemoans a city the size of York any competitive sport to watch. Plus you conveniently forget to mention that the majority of funds aren't from the taxpayers pockets but the developers who are building the thing.
[quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: What a suprise its costing more to rescue York City FC Want to bet anyone there will be more revelations on costs for the taxpayer in the future as CoYC could not run the traditional boys night out in a brewery successfully and on budget[/p][/quote]No - actually its costing exactly the same as specified in the original budget. Its a reallocation of how those cost are going to be spent. Its not a "rescue package" for York City. Its a rescue package for York sports. Huntington Stadium is pretty much condemned so that the RL team and the athletics who need somewhere to play, and then its also a home for YCFC. It's a sad sad person indeed who bemoans a city the size of York any competitive sport to watch. Plus you conveniently forget to mention that the majority of funds aren't from the taxpayers pockets but the developers who are building the thing. speaks99
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1:46pm Tue 20 Nov 12

dsom73 says...

well said speaks99
well said speaks99 dsom73
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4:32pm Tue 20 Nov 12

meme says...

The councillors had questioned a £450,000 rise in the cost of delivering York’s community stadium scheme as well as its agreement to offer GLL – the current operators of Huntington Stadium, Waterworld and Courtney’s gym – a period of reduced rent.
I repeat this will not be the last cost overun here and it is a package to save YCfc. I cannot see where the sporting community facilies are on site
J Guildford was not keen for this to hapen and the reason the stadium is wrecked is because CoYC did not invest in it
Lets see how long it takes before there is another rescue package called for to be funded by the ratepayers?
The councillors had questioned a £450,000 rise in the cost of delivering York’s community stadium scheme as well as its agreement to offer GLL – the current operators of Huntington Stadium, Waterworld and Courtney’s gym – a period of reduced rent. I repeat this will not be the last cost overun here and it is a package to save YCfc. I cannot see where the sporting community facilies are on site J Guildford was not keen for this to hapen and the reason the stadium is wrecked is because CoYC did not invest in it Lets see how long it takes before there is another rescue package called for to be funded by the ratepayers? meme
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5:23pm Tue 20 Nov 12

York1900 says...

Community stadium plans sounds like another Hungate in the making

Were the builders find ways that they can not deliver the Community stadium now they have there planing for the stores and shops
Community stadium plans sounds like another Hungate in the making Were the builders find ways that they can not deliver the Community stadium now they have there planing for the stores and shops York1900
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6:11pm Tue 20 Nov 12

speaks99 says...

But that £450k increase has been offset against reductions in other areas of the budget. You can't say there is a cost rise because that's plainly wrong.

You are also aware of GLL making losses and threatening to pull out at the end of their contract? Where would the Knights be if the council hadn't reduced the costs to GLL?

The stadium is a community asset. The 3G playing pitches will be a community owned asset. The athletics facility will be a community asset. The NHS facility will be a community asset.

Guildford may not have been keen on the whole thing but where would he be when there was no operator to run Huntington Stadium. No Athletics partners at Huntington Stadium because they were unfit for purpose. Dont for one second think that the Knights wont be in the **** if this doesn't go ahead.
But that £450k increase has been offset against reductions in other areas of the budget. You can't say there is a cost rise because that's plainly wrong. You are also aware of GLL making losses and threatening to pull out at the end of their contract? Where would the Knights be if the council hadn't reduced the costs to GLL? The stadium is a community asset. The 3G playing pitches will be a community owned asset. The athletics facility will be a community asset. The NHS facility will be a community asset. Guildford may not have been keen on the whole thing but where would he be when there was no operator to run Huntington Stadium. No Athletics partners at Huntington Stadium because they were unfit for purpose. Dont for one second think that the Knights wont be in the **** if this doesn't go ahead. speaks99
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