Decision details

Leisure Management Contract - delegated authority and financial support

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Cabinet Member for Leisure & Culture presented the report that outlined proposed measures to support Places Leisure in the management of four Leisure Centres in the district.  The impact of the pandemic had been significant, with facilities closed for extended periods, and the proposal would ensure the four Council-owned leisure centres would be able to open and continue to operate as soon as legislation allows.

 

RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL

 

i)     To delegate  authority to the Director of Community Services in consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure & Culture, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets and Local Economy and Parking to agree any waiving of the monthly management fee from Places Leisure for the required period of financial support until usage recovers towards pre-Covid-19 levels, or ending 31 March 2022.

 

ii)    To delegate authority to the Director of Community Services in consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure & Culture, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets and Local Economy and Parking to agree any financial support payments to Places Leisure for the period of closure and for reopening until usage recovers towards pre-Covid-19 levels, or ending 31 March 2022.

 

iii)    To delegate authority to the Director of Community Services in consultation with the Leader of the Council, the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure & Culture, the Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets and Local Economy and Parking to enter into any contract variations in respect of any financial support during the period of closure and for re-opening on the terms recommended.

 

iv)   To approve an increased budget.

 

 

REASON

 

i)     To ensure the four Council-owned leisure centres are able to open and continue to operate as soon as legislation allows. These leisure facilities are really important for the residents of the district, providing activity and sporting opportunities, enabling good physical and mental health and wellbeing.

 

ii)    To avoid any potential breach of contract, which could result in the Council being liable for substantial costs.

Report author: Vicky Wise

Publication date: 26/03/2021

Date of decision: 25/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/03/2021 - Cabinet

  • Restricted enclosure  View reasons restricted
  •