Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
In consultation with Cabinet, Councillor A Walters, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care:
Approved the exploration of opportunities for county-wide leisure provision in partnership with the Rutland Local Sports Alliance, to determine whether any community owned / led options are viable.
Approved the development of plans for a Pool and Dry side Provision (“Wet and Dry”), or Pool Provision (“Wet Only”) at a new site to an initial design stage, using the existing project budget, in order to build a viable case for a new swimming pool in Rutland, noting that progress beyond this point can only be undertaken when:
Agreed to allocate £250,000 of Section 106 Developer Contributions received to date for the purpose of providing Recreation, Sport and Leisure infrastructure to a Swimming Provision Project, as match funding towards future provision and investment in facilities.
Noted that further repair to the existing Catmose Pool, which has reached its end of life, is not affordable, and the pool will not be re-opened.
Authorised the Strategic Director for Places, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care, to enter negotiations with the Management of Catmose College to agree the future of the legacy leisure facilities at Catmose Campus, including the option to let a new nil-cost contract for the management of all or part of the dry side leisure facilities under the existing or renewed leases.
Authorised the Strategic Director for Places, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care to progress procurement of a dry-side leisure management contract if a nil-cost contract is achievable and agreeable to both the Council and Catmose College. Procurement implications will be reported to Cabinet before any award is made.
Authorised the Strategic Director for Places, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care, to enter negotiations with other local providers for the provision of public access swimming.
Considered the Petition received at the Council meeting on 8 November 2021from members of the public expressing support for swimming in Rutland and agreed to report back to Council on the action taken in response.
Report author: Robert Clayton
Publication date: 16/11/2021
Date of decision: 16/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 16/11/2021 - Cabinet