Posted: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Following a Cabinet meeting on the afternoon of Monday 13 November at County Hall, the decision was taken that Hertfordshire County Council will negotiate with the landlord to withdraw from its lease at Cuffley Camp. David Williams, Acting Leader of Hertfordshire County Council made the following comments:
“We understand and share residents’ concern about the future of this much loved outdoor camping centre.
“At Cabinet yesterday, it was agreed that following a review of Cuffley Camp’s sustainability as a self-financing facility operated by the County Council, we cannot maintain the levels of investment required to bring the camp up to the standards needed to compete with alternative providers and offer a compelling service for the future. Such investment would not be the best use of taxpayers’ money. It was therefore agreed yesterday afternoon that the County Council will negotiate with the landlord to withdraw from its lease at Cuffley Camp.
“We understand that the landlord’s intention is to continue to operate Cuffley Camp as an outdoor education centre with an alternative provider. We support this and will continue discussions with the landlord and the promotion of the facility to our schools across Hertfordshire.”