Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To set out the options for the future delivery of leisure services from September 2023 and seek approval to extend the Council’s current Tri-Borough leisure contract (with the London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing) with Everyone Active (SLM Ltd), for 1 year until 1st September 2024, with the option to extend for a further year until 1st September 2025.
Having agreed to note the confidential appendices to the officer report, Cabinet
(1) the extension of the Council’s current Tri-borough leisure contract (with the London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing) with Everyone Active (Sports and Leisure Management) (SLM) Ltd for 1 year until 31 August 2024, be agreed;
(2) the Corporate Director of Place and the Director of Finance, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Community and Culture and the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Human Resources, be authorised to complete all the required actions to extend the Council’s current Tri-Borough leisure contract (with the London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing) with Everyone Active (SLM) Ltd for 1 year until 31 August 2024, noting that the responsible officer for the completion of this task would be the Head of Service – Culture and Leisure; and
(3) an update reporton the review of the Council’s future leisure service provision to deliver a procurement process which secured the optimal long-term arrangement for the Council, which may include a further recommendation to extend the contract for a further one-year extension be taken to a future Cabinet meeting.
Reason for Decision: The tri-borough contract is due to end on 31st August 2023. The leisure services market is in a state of uncertainty. An extension of the contract would allow the leisure market to recover further from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and for a strategic review of future leisure service provision. That review would include an investment strategy and appraisal of management options to be completed. That review was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: As set out in the report.
Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted: None.
Report author: Corporate Director Place
Publication date: 14/10/2022
Date of decision: 13/10/2022
Decided at meeting: 13/10/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 22/10/2022