Colnbrook’s Councillor Dexter Smith is proposing a Rule 14 motion at the full meeting of Slough Borough Council.
The motion calls for a full public consultation and then for all councillors rather than just Cabinet to be given the right to decide the building’s future in 2019. It will be debated at Tuesday’s full Council meeting having been proposed under ‘Rule 14′ by Cllr Smith and seconded by fellow Conservative, Councillor Rayman Bains who represents Upton ward.
Currently the building is in temporary use by Claypots Primary School, but that permission will expire in 2019.
THE MOTION: "This Council resolves to undertake a full public consultation within the next three months on the future of the Old Town Hall, and the setting of this locally listed building of character, after September 2019, when the present agreement for it to be used as an annex to Claycots School comes to an end. The consultation should assess the strength of public support for the Old Town Hall either being returned for use by the Council for civic purposes or continuing to be used for education or some other purpose. The Council’s scrutiny process would then review the results and develop options for Cabinet; but any ultimate decisions impacting on the future of the Old Town Hall core building, including its usage, beyond September 2019, should be brought back to Full Council for final determination."