Agenda and minutes

Portfolio Holder Decision Meeting - Wednesday 22 July 2020 10.00 am

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:


(a)               all Members of the Committee, Sub-Committee or Panel;

(b)               all other Members present.


RESOLVED: To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.


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That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2020 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.



RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 May 2020 be taken

as read and signed as a correct record.



To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Executive Procedure Rule 49 (Part 4D of the Constitution).


RESOLVED:  To note that no petitions had been received.


Public Questions

To receive any public questions received in accordance with Executive Procedure Rule 51 (Part 4D of the Constitution).


Questions will be asked in the order in which they were received.  There will be a time limit of 15 minutes for the asking and answering of public questions.


[The deadline for receipt of public questions is 3.00 pm, 21 July 2020.  Questions should be sent to  

No person may submit more than one question].


RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were received.


Matters referred to the Executive Member

In accordance with the provisions contained in Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 23 (Part 4F of the Constitution).


RESOLVED:  To note that no matters had been referred to the Leader of the

Council for consideration.


Reports from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee or Sub-Committees


RESOLVED:   To note that none were received.


Exclusion of the Press and Public


RESOLVED:  That the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item for the reasons set out below:


Agenda Item No



Description of Exempt Information


Leisure Contract – Future Options

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.




Leisure Contract - Future Options


The Leader of the Council considered a confidential report relating to Leisure Contract – Future Options.


Upon requesting that his gratitude be conveyed to the officers for their work and efforts in preparing the report, the Leader of the Council


RESOLVED:  To agree the recommendations as set out in the confidential report.

Reason for Decision:  To ensure that leisure facilities that had been closed due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, could re-open following government approval.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Leader/Dispensation Granted:  None.


[Call-in did not apply as a waiver of Call-in had been obtained from the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee that the decision proposed was reasonable and should be treated as a matter of urgency as any delay likely to be caused by the Call-in process would seriously prejudice the Council’s interests.


Reasons for Urgency:  This decision was urgent as Covid-19 resulted in the closure of the Council’s Leisure Centres. The government were now allowing gyms and swimming pools to re-open subject to social distancing and health and safety measures being put in place. The government had confirmed that indoor leisure centres would be able to reopen from the 25th July 2020.]