Decision details

Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre Improvement Project

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


(1)that the preferred option to refurbish and extend the centre be approved as described in paragraph 1.11 of the report;
(2)the preferred option is funded as described in section 4.0 of the report;
(3)the financing of the scheme is delegated to the Director of Finance and Commercial (S151 Officer) as detailed in paragraph 4.6 of the report;
(4)Alliance Leisure Services Ltd is commissioned to deliver this project including the undertaking of a exercise to determine the cost certainty before commencement;
(5)subject to the limits of flexibility set out in paragraph 1.14 of the report, the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader is authorised to approve the project following the cost certainty exercise;
(6)monitoring and review of project delivery is undertaken by Management Team, with regular update reports provided to Council Members; and
(7)a planning application is submitted.

Reasons for the decision:

There was a pressing need to fully consider and address the urgent and extensive repair and maintenance needs of Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre in order to prevent further unplanned disruption to the service, whilst progressing a key Council Plan priority project.

Alternative options considered:


Declarations: At the meeting of Cabinet held on 28 July 2020, at which this matter was considered, Councillor M S Robson declared a personal interest as Chairman of the Thirsk and Sowerby Flatts Preservation Trust and also as Chairman of the Thirsk and Sowerby Swimming Baths Charity and left the meeting prior to any discussion or voting on the above item

Dispensations in respect of Executive Members: None

Contact: Justin Ives, Chief Executive Email: Email:

Publication date: 31/07/2020

Date of decision: 30/07/2020

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