Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Resident Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To commemorate 35 years since the shooting of
Cherry Groce, the Cherry Groce Foundation announced that a memorial
will be unveiled in Windrush Square in September 2020. However, the
challenging economic climate arising from the Covid-19 pandemic has
resulted in the Foundation so far failing to raise sufficient
donations to meet the memorial’s estimated £151,163
cost. To enable the memorial to proceed as planned, the Foundation
has requested that the Council underwrites the project’s cost
and, once installed, maintains the memorial in perpetuity at public
1. That a CIL and Section 106 Funding Request SAP Template be submitted to secure £81,749.24 to fund the proposed Cherry Groce Memorial in Windrush Square, Brixton and the opening ceremony event.
2. That the Director of Environment and Streetscene negotiates and enters into an agreement with the Cherry Groce Foundation under section 1 of the Localism Act 2011 whereby the Council:
a. Underwrites the construction-related costs of the memorial, subject to the Foundation making a unilateral undertaking to use its best endeavours to repay the Council its costs; and,
b. Becomes responsible for the memorial’s future cleaning, maintenance and repair.
3. That upon project completion, the Cherry Groce Memorial in Windrush Square becomes part of the Parks & Leisure Services’ asset inventory and maintained within the overall management plan for the Square.
Publication date: 26/08/2020
Date of decision: 04/09/2020