Decision details

Options to increase income from leisure contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To set out operational changes to the delivery of the leisure services contract held by Sports & Leisure Management Ltd (trading as Everyone Active).  These operational changes have an impact on the range of facilities available to residents and the prices charged to users.  The changes will assist Sports & Leisure Management Ltd (SLM) in paying the council a management fee as the leisure sector recovers from the impact of Covid-19 national lockdowns.


That the following be approved:


a.  The negotiated management fee for 2021/22 of £673k, and the negotiated management fee for 2022/23 of a minimum of £1,060k.


b.  The continued suspension of the Everyone Active (EA) community-based activity programme during 2022/23.


c.  That Sports & Leisure Management Ltd/Everyone Active (SLM/EA) could introduce above inflation (as of April 2022) price increases in Quarter 3 2022/23.


d.  Delegated authority be given to the Executive Director (Place & Community), in consultation with the Lead Member for Leisure, Culture and Communities, the Leader of the Council - Council Recovery, Forward Strategy & Economic Development and the Lead Member for Financial Oversight & Council Assets, to assess future options for the use of Salt Hill Activity Centre and to report back to Cabinet on the recommended option.

Report author: Richard West

Publication date: 08/07/2022

Date of decision: 18/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 18/07/2022 - Cabinet

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