It is interesting that Park Farm Pumas 7-a-side Childrens Football Club seems to be dropping the Park Farm tag in favour of Pumas seeing as they have decamped to Cardea and taken £1000's of Stanground CLF funding with them, just as Stangound East is set to vanish under the new boundary rules and Cllr Christopher Harper is left without a ward and even failed to turn up at his own Stanground East Ward litter pick, he's been trumpeting about for weeks. Or perhaps he went down with his borrowed boat on the Park Farm duck pond? What a plonker!
We now hear that Cllr Harper was out on the lash (20th March) down at Thorpe Wood - hopefully an hotel not the Nick! Usual highly prized bribe for pictures of Cllr Turnip 'Dad Dancing' or better still passed out underneath a table!
The current committee is:
If the CSSA goes bust, or just closes down, where does that leave the Park Farm Pumas? Will the third party facilities provider [CSSA] effectively close the door on Park Farm Puma FC doing its own deals with major sports direct funding organisations such as Sport England? As the kiddies football Club will only rate as one of several users rather than the prime organisation funding target?
Will Sponsors sign up knowing their sponsorship money is being paid over to the CSSA which does not have a track record or a high powered committee or an auditor in place? Who will agree the legalities, who pays for what? Is it affordable where are the financial projections. Nothing appears on either website.
THE PBOROTRIB has however done a back of the envelope calculation and the overall funding required to run the Cardea Changing & Meeting Rooms plus a marketing programme and build up a small surplus runs to £100,000 per annum or just under £2,000 a week
Peterborough city council (PCC) to hold public consultation meeting on the build of the new Pavilion
Questions for the Consultation Meeting
1. How much in financial resources will the managing committee for the changing rooms keep in reserve in the bank account?
2. Will Park Farm Pumas be given priority over other users as football playing schedules are planned and confirmed well in advance?
3. How much extra will pitch fees and changing room hire fees cost Park Farm Pumas, the boys and their Parents/Guardians?
4. Who will carry out professional pitch maintenance and repairs? Who pays?
5. Will players have priority booking of meeting rooms/facilities?
6. How much will hire charges be?
7. Who plays for public libility insurance?
8. What experience of facilites hire have the Committee?
9. It is estimated that it will cost some £2k a week to run the centre, what sort of marketing campaign will be used?
10. Just how many sports organisations will use the facility?
11. Is the Park Farm Pumas required to enter into a legal binding access contract with the Cardea Centre. How much will it cost? Any exit or other penalties?
12. How much will the council be contributing to running costs year on year?
13. Can organisations bring in their own catering or is it being let out to a professional firm?
14. Will the Centre have licenced Bar facilities?
15. How many car park spaces, and will parking be charged for?
16. Who will supply and maintain goal posts etc?
17. Who will clean up site after each event?
18. Will floodlighting be included or on a payment meter?
19. Are their public toilets in addition to dressing room toilet facilities?
20. If the Park Farm Puma are offered a better deal elsewhere (such as the Stanground Community Centre, would the Cardea facility match the price accordingly?