Decision - Sports Facilities Contract Extension - Freedom Leisure

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Sports Facilities Contract Extension - Freedom Leisure

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources (Recovery) Sub-Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Three Year Extension terms of Sports Facilities Contract


RESOLVED: That the Sub-Committee –


(i)             Noted the significant financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon Freedom Leisure as the operator of the council’s Sports Facilities and the financial support already provided;


(ii)            Noted that a high proportion of the management fee which was waived during the period 1 July 2020 to March 2021 was reclaimed by the council as lost income from central government;


(iii)          Noted that the successful application to the National Leisure Recovery Fund (NLRF) for a grant which will be passed on to Freedom Leisure as required by the associated terms and conditions in respect of business relief and recovery;


(iv)          Agreed that £0.363m of Contain Outbreak Management Funds be allocated to Freedom Leisure;


(v)           Agreed that the Executive Director Economy, Environment & Culture and Executive Lead Officer for Strategy, Governance & Law be granted delegated authority to settle the terms of the contract variations and take any steps necessary to implement the recommendations above.

Report author: Ian Shurrock

Publication date: 29/03/2021

Date of decision: 29/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/03/2021 - Policy & Resources (Recovery) Sub-Committee

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