Decision details

Leisure Contract – Short-Term Options Review

Decision Maker: Place Scrutiny Committee, Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee considered Minute 608 of Cabinet held on 13th January 2022, which had been called-in for scrutiny, together with the report of the Executive Director (Adults and Communities) requesting confirmation of the in-year arrangements for the operation of the Council’s leisure centres and set out the proposed steps in respect of the centres beyond April 2022.




That the following decisions of Cabinet be noted:


“1. That the ongoing waiver of Fusion’s management fee until 31 March 2022, be approved.


2. That the remaining three year’s management fee be repaid by Fusion over a reprofiled duration meeting the Council’s financial expectations from the contract.


3. That it be noted that the Council’s officers will continue to manage the existing contract performance of Fusion.


4. That Fusion’s current proposals regarding the extension of the contract beyond 2025 be rejected and market testing take place.


5. That it be noted that a further report will be provided during 2022/23 to consider the long-term future and options for leisure services.”


Note: This is an Executive Function

Cabinet Member: Cllr Mulroney

Publication date: 15/02/2022

Date of decision: 07/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2022 - Place Scrutiny Committee

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