Decision details

Bank Holiday Opening for Leisure Facilities 2023

Reference: D1400

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Lifestyles, Health and Wellbeing

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval for opening hours for the Council’s leisure facilities for bank holidays in 2023, up to and including the August Bank Holiday.


That approval is given for the bank holiday opening hours in the Council’s leisure facilities in 2023.

Reasons for the decision:

To allow for a continued, daytime leisure provision over the bank holidays in 2023 to ensure that a level of customer service is provided at the Council’s leisure facilities.
To allow staff to take annual leave without the need to provide full cover.
To ensure that the centres are operating within the approved base budget.

Alternative options considered:

The council could do nothing and continue to open the leisure facilities with the normal operating hours. This option would mean a waste of resource in terms of heating, lighting and staffing of the facilities for extremely low levels of customer use.
Alternative leisure centre opening hours to those contained in the proposal could be considered. However the proposal takes into account previous usage levels on bank holidays.
The Richard Herrod Centre and/or the Bonington Theatre could be closed on these days. Although usage has traditionally been low at Richard Herrod on bank holidays, the facilities have customarily been opened to provide a service to those residents wishing to utilise the facilities that these two venues provide, as well as enabling the bowls club to operate.

Publication date: 17/03/2023

Date of decision: 17/03/2023

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