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 over the Christmas and New Year
holiday period 2022/23.
That approval is given to the proposed opening
hours for the Council’s leisure facilities over the Christmas
and New Year holiday period 2022/23, as set out in appendix 1 to
To allow for a reduced provision in customer
service at the Council’s leisure facilities over the
Christmas and New Year period, as has happened in previous years.
This is based on customer usage and feedback from previous
To allow staff to take annual leave without the need to provide cover.
To ensure that the centres are operating within the approved base budget.
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
Alternative opening hours to those contained in the proposal could be considered. However the proposal takes into account previous year’s usage levels and customer feedback of wanting to access facilities from 6.30am until the early evening.
The Richard Herrod Centre could be opened on Boxing Day. However, usage has traditionally been very low on this day and the cost of opening on this day is approximately £650 more than if the centre was closed, which is down to additional staffing costs.
Publication date: 21/11/2022
Date of decision: 21/11/2022