Scrutiny - Fairfield Halls
26/04/2017 11:28:00.......Posted by Helen Pollard
Attended the Scrutiny Meeting that reviewed the decision about the appointment of the operator for Fairfield Halls. At the end of the meeting, the Committee agreed that no further action was required regarding the decision to appoint BHLive as the operator for Fairfield Halls. This was supported by all councillors and was the right approach at this stage. Nevertheless, a number of concerns remain about the management of Fairfield Halls going forward:
- More clarity is needed about how much school and community use there will be at the venue, and on what terms. At the moment there is no clarity about whether the events that happened before Fairfield Hall closed will be able to continue. We need to be sure they won’t be priced out of Fairfield Halls.
- What will happen if the operator fails to deliver on the contract? £30m has been invested in refurbishing this venue and we need to be confident the money has been well spent and will deliver the cultural programme that Croydon needs.
Here is a link to detailed notes that I took at the meeting