Following the recent PCA AGM presentations and discussion the church PCC (the elected governing body of the St. Luke’s) held an extraordinary committee meeting on Friday 3rd February to discuss all the issues which have been raised in relation to this sale.
We were very interested to listen to the views and to see the presentation from the THGI group at the PCA AGM and we have been very impressed by the energy and enthusiasm THGI have galvanised behind this important issue and their willingness to engage in discussions with us over the last few months.
The church has always wanted the hall to remain in community use and have selected a buyer who also wishes to do that and has the resources to make this happen. As further insurance towards this aim and in response to hearing your views the PCC decided to place a restrictive covenant on the hall which will ensure it remains in community use in perpetuity.
We are also seeking to broker a partnership between the preferred buyer and the THGI group so that there can be an exchange of ideas about the use of the hall. We believe that a covenant and partnership arrangement should be acceptable and mutually beneficial to all parties and will achieve all the objectives of ensuring continued community use for generations to come.
At present all parties have agreed to this meeting and we are currently discussing dates and times for this. All three parties in this discussion wish for the hall to remain in community use and our hope is that we will all be able to work together to achieve this.