Decision Maker: Strategic Director Communities and Reform – Rebekah Sutcliffe
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To take advantage of the offer to create a
'Northern Roots Oldham' show garden at the 2020 RHS Hampton Court
Palace Garden Festival, as a means of promoting the development of
the Northern Roots project and Alexandra Park ECO, while also
enhancing the Growing Hub which needs to be relocated to facilitate
Following the show, the garden will be relocated to become the heart of the new Growing Hub space at the entrance to the Northern Roots site. The creation of the new Growing Hub will mark the first tangible step in the delivery of both the ECO and Northern Roots project.
RESOLVED - that the application for a show
garden dedicated to Northern Roots, underwrite the budget for the
show garden up to a value of £80,000, approve the subsequent
relocation of the show garden into the new Growing Hub on the
Northern Roots site, and give permission to Council Officers to
pursue a range of funding sources to finance the creation and
relocation of the show garden.
Should the Council decide not to support this
initiative, the show garden will still go ahead, demonstrating
growing and community activities within Oldham, however it will
showcase the activities of the Social Enterprise IF Oldham, rather
than the Council-led initiatives.
Option 1 - Approve the application for a show garden dedicated to Northern Roots.
Option 2 - Refuse offer of involvement. Support relocation of the Growing Hub to the Northern Roots site and leave IF Oldham to develop a show garden to be relocated elsewhere in the borough.
Publication date: 03/09/2019
Date of decision: 29/08/2019