Decision details

Support to enable the Recovery of Leisure Activities

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval of a support package for Everyone Active


1          Consideration be given to further financial support for Everyone Active if required for the period from quarter 2 of 2021/22 dependant on usage and based on actuals through the quarter, with any decision to be taken at the end of the quarter.


2          This principle for support be applied to the rest of the financial year 2021/22

Reasons for the decision:

The Executive had previously agreed three financial support packages for EA in April and July 2020 and March 2021.  When the latter package was approved, it had been agreed that any further requests for financial support would be bought to the Executive for a further decision.  The approach approved would enable the Council to determine the extent of support which may be required depending upon actual income.

Alternative options considered:

Not to support EA’s cashflow position if it were to be required. 


To stop providing leisure services in the Borough, recognising these are not statutory services, although they are popular local facilities with over 1 million visitors in 2019/20.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Will be contained within the report

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director Delivery

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Damian James, Assistant Director: Contract Services Email: Tel: 01344 355157.

Report author: Damian James

Publication date: 01/06/2021

Date of decision: 01/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/06/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 09/06/2021

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