Working with the Island Plan as a guide, States of Alderney Members were earlier this year allocated specific projects which require consideration of various options.
Two of the key deliverables are to assess the viability of a Community Sports and Swimming Pool complex and facilities for a Family and Children’s centre.
States Member Bill Abel (pictured) took the brief for the Community Sports and Swimming Pool complex while Ian Carter took on the Family and Children’s centre.
Both members made submissions to move these projects forward and after review and discussion the Policy and Finance Committee agreed that the projects overlapped and that the evaluations should be based on a combined scope of work.
Mr Abel said: “The new project scope will assess outdoor as well as indoor swimming pools. It will assess whether we can afford a Community Sports Hall and pools or a pool-only option, both in terms of capital and running costs, and also whether a Family/Children’s centre can be included.
“The new project will assess the affordability of the combined, split or partial provision of the facilities in terms of capital and operating costs.
“A key consideration is the location of these facilities as they may compete for the same space, as well as considering whether they can be situated adjacent to each other.
“As the facilities will have relevance to education, the project team will need to consult with Guernsey’s Committees for Education, Sport and Culture; Health and Social Care and Guernsey Civil Service.
“In addition, the States of Alderney will continue to engage with both the Alderney Community and Sports Centre (ACSC) Charitable Trust and the Alderney Sports Foundation (ASF).”
The Public Finance committee has agreed that proposals be sought from consultants to appraise the viability of the project together with potential sites and funding requirements.