Decision details

Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre Service Level Agreement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The subject of the decision:


This report sought approval from Cabinet and Council for the adoption of a 10 year Management Agreement with the Thirsk & Sowerby Swimming Baths Charity (T&SSBC) for the operation of the Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre (T&SLC) by the District Council.  


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied that there had been a long-held intention to replace the existing arrangement, which was reviewed on an annual basis, with a longer-term agreement in order to provide surety and certainty of arrangement to both parties.  This was particularly appropriate in light of the Council’s present £4m investment scheme at the facility.


The decision:


That Cabinet agrees and recommends to Council that the District Council enters into the agreement with the Thirsk& Sowerby Swimming Baths Charity referred to in the report and included within Annex 1 of the report.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £50,000;

Wards Affected: All Wards;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Steven Lister, Director of Leisure and Communities Email:

Report author: Steven Lister

Publication date: 13/04/2021

Date of decision: 13/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/04/2021 - Cabinet

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