Proposed charges for halls/pitches/school lets and draft Bookings Policy

As you may be aware, as part of the Council’s budget considerations, we have increased a number of charges across the Council.

The purpose of this is not only to reduce the budget gap between the monies available to us and the amount we need to spend to deliver services, but also to address the fact that many of our fees are currently well below those charged by other Councils or the private sector.

A number of the proposed price increases were detailed in our budget consultation.

We are now looking to charges for the hire of halls/pitches/school lets in future years and we want to know what you think.

Proposed increased charges for the hire of Ayr Town Hall and Troon Town Hall and Walker Halls are set out in our survey. These are in line with the Corporate Charging Policy agreed by Councillors in December.

As well as reviewing the charges for our facilities, we’re also proposing to introduce a new Bookings Policy, which is designed to make booking and paying for Council facilities easier than ever. This would replace the agreements, terms and conditions currently in use.

The general principles of the proposed policy, which you can read here, are to increase accessibility to and use of our facilities and increase use, transparency and fairness of the bookings system.

Please take the time to let us know what you think of both the proposed charges for the hire of halls as well as our draft Bookings Policy.

Your input really will make a difference.

The survey closed on Friday 8 June.