Decision details

Leisure and Culture Options Appraisal, Contract Extension and Interim Arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Cabinet on the existing culture and leisure provision and to consider future options.





(1)       the report is accepted and the actions noted 


(2)       the contract period with Aspire Leisure and Culture trust is extended by a further 12 months on the condition that a Partnership Development Plan is agreed for the duration of this extension 


(3)       agreement is given to follow the recommended route to procure a new leisure contract from an external provider 


(4)       in-house service is retained for Cultural services, whilst services are transformed in line with the Council Plan and options for future delivery of cultural provision are explored


(5)       delegated authority to implement these recommendations is given to the Head of Culture in consultation with the Director of Policy & Resources and Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure.  



Report author: Philip Walker

Publication date: 23/09/2022

Date of decision: 04/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 04/05/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/05/2022

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