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This Agreement. is made between the Parish Council of Cheadle in the County of Stafford ( Hereinafter called 'the Council') of the one part and Cheadle United Services War Memorial Club ( hereinafter called 'the Bowling Club' ) of the other part.
Whereas the Council in 1941 took a transfer of a Public Recreation Ground situate at Cheadle aforesaid containing eight acres of land, two Public Bowling Greens, two Tennis Courts, the Caretakers Cottage, and one thousand pounds invested in Government Securities.
And Whereas Section 14 ( No 1 ) of the Local Government Act 1894 states that the property shall be held by the Council on the trust and subject to the conditions on which the Trustees held the same prior to the transfer.
And Whereas the Bowling Club were users of the two Bowling Greens at the time of the transfer to the Council at a yearly rental of Seventy Six pounds, the Bowling Club receiving the greenage fees payable by the Public for the use of equipment and having part time services of the Caretaker of the Recreation Ground to collect greenage fees and to exercise supervision and be responsible for the maintenance of the greens and surrounds.
And Whereas the Ex-servicemen of the 1914-1918 War have a right to the exclusive use of the No 1 Green for one day each week the Ex-servicemens' subscription being limited to a sum not exceeding five shillings per annum.
And Whereas the Bowling Club has provided at their own expense a Pavilion, Bowls Accessories, and other equipment as detailed on the inventory hereto annexed and which they maintain.
Now It Is Hereby Agreed between the Council and the Bowling Club that the Bowling Cub will surrender to the Council on the signing of this Agreement all their rights and privileges in relation to the two Bowling Greens and will hand over to the Council free of charge the Pavilion, Bowls Accessories, and other equipment as detailed on the inventory hereto annexed subject to the following conditions:-
1) That the Council will accept complete responsibility for the future maintenance of the two bowling greens, pavilion, bowls accessories and other equipment as detailed on the inventory hereto annexed and hereby undertake to maintain the greens at all times in good condition.
2) That the Council will allow the Bowling Club to have the exclusive use of one of the bowling greens for organised cup competitions and all matches in connection with the Club's activities during each bowling season, the green to be selected by the Club at the beginning of the season.
3) That the annual subscription to be paid to the Parish Council by members of the Bowling Club shall not exceed Five Shillings in respect of Ex-servicemen of the 1914-1918 War, and Twenty Shillings in respect of of all other members, without the approval of the Bowling Club, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld.
4) That as proof of membership of the Bowling Club the Bowling Club shall publish in the pavilion each season a list of its members.
5) That the Council shall have the right to fix the greenage fees to be payable by the general public except of the Bowling Club for the use of the greens.
6) That all greenage fees payable by the public and the subscriptions payable by members of the Bowling Club shall be receivable by a duly authorised agent of the Council who will give a formal receipt therefor.
7) That the Council shall honour the right of the 1922 Agreement between the United Services Fund Committee and the Cheadle War Memorial Recreation Ground Committee, particulars of which are more particularly described in the Schedule hereunder as far as practicable.
8) That the Bowling Club shall have the use of the southern portion of the Pavilion for the purpose of storing the private bowls and personal property of their members, catering for players from visiting clubs, holding of meetings and the general recreation of their members.
9) That the Bowling Club shall have the use of the cooking equipment( gas boiler rings or anything substituted therefor) provided in the centre portion of the Pavilion to enable their members to cater for themselves and for the players from visiting clubs.
10) That the toilet adjoining the Bowling Greens, access to which is from the Bowling Greens, shall be reserved for Ladies and shall be kept clean by the Caretaker of the Recreation Ground.
11) That the Council in their Policy of Insurance of the Pavilion and contents against damage by fire, lightning, and theft shall specifically include in the Insurance Policy sufficient cover for the private bowls and personal property of members of the Bowling Club.
12) That the determination as to dates for the opening and closing of the green to be used for match purposes be left to a sub-committee consisting of two members of the Council and two members of the Bowling Club.
13 That any matter not included in this Agreement shall be the subject of discussion between the Council and the Bowling Club.
IN WITNESS whereof two members of the said Council have, on behalf of the said Council, hereunto set their hands, and Cheadle United Services War Memorial Club have set their hands by the signature of two members of the said Bowling Club, this twenty third day of August one thousand nine hundred and fifty eight.
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