The Sub-Committee received a report on
progress with generating income through development of existing
assets and services and the introduction of new projects to
generate income. The Head of Finance presented the report and
answered questions from Members.
In the ensuing discussion, the following main
points were made:
With regard to the new lease for the North Quay Café, the
Council will benefit from any increase in turnover. Discussions
with the tenant had included refurbishment of the building and
enhanced use of the adjacent public open space.
The lease on the vacant rooms in the north wing of the Guildhall
was due to expire within the next 2 years and a view on whether to
renew would be taken nearer the time.
It was clarified that the forecast increase in Guildhall income for
2018/19 was £8k, not £10k as stated in Appendix 1.
Going forward, Officers will budget for income and allow for
The Chairman asked if a report could be submitted to a future
meeting on Marketing. A request was made for this to include the
City Centre Wi-Fi and Worcester app.
The solar panels on the roof of St. Martin’s Gate car park
may be completed in March, in which case the Council would still be
in time to apply for the feed-in tariff.
RESOLVED: That the
Sub-Committee note the project updates and current programme of