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
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
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.
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 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