Customer Services, Sport & Leisure Cabinet Member – Minutes – 10 November 2015

The corresponding report of the following item (Minute 8 refers) contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

8 (8)  SPORTS FACILITIES – CHANGES TO ESTABLISHMENT – The Director of Places submitted a report seeking approval to increase the Sports Facilities establishment.

Sports Facilities faced the challenge of generating additional income during 2015/16 in order to meet approved budget targets.

A further investment in new staff and the redirection of existing staff resource was required to generate more income and improve customer service.

A £1 million refurbishment of Ancholme Leisure Centre was completed last summer.  Since re-opening the new facilities an upturn in business had taken place.

The number of customers on Swimlincs and Health and Fitness monthly payment schemes had increased.  There were 400+ children on the Swimlincs waiting list and 141 on the junior gymnastics waiting list.

The report contained full details of proposals, including financial implications.

Resolved – That the various changes to the Sports Facilities staffing establishment, as set out in the report and accompanying appendices, be approved.