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Storey's Field Centre Future Management Arrangements

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Decision to agree any potential changes to the current management arrangements following discussions with the Storey's Field Centre Trust.

Decision:

Matter for Decision

The Storey’s Field Centre, on the Eddington Development in the North West of the City, opened to the public in February 2018 and has been managed under a contract for services with the Storey’s Field Centre Trust (SFCT) by the City Council since July 2016 when the Centre manager was appointed.

 

The initial contract was for a 5-year period which comes to an end on 30 June 2021. The SFCT has recommended an 18-month extension to the existing contract whilst it considers recommendations made during a recent review of the Centre and its operations.

 

The City Council considered this option and recommended approval of this extension to ensure continuity for the Centre and staff during this period whilst changes are considered. It is the officers’ view that an 18-month extension is an appropriate length of time for the Trust to make any necessary decisions.

 

The previous contract was approved by Committee in 2015 and any further decisions after the 5-year period of the contract (which expires on 30 June 2021) required approval by the Executive Councillor.

 

Decision of Executive Councillor for Communities

  i.  Approved the extension to the existing contract for services for the Storey’s Field Centre for a further 18 months from 1st July 2021 – 31 December 2022.

  ii.  Delegated any further decisions in respect of the Council’s commitments to the implementation of the contract until 31 December 2022 to the Director of Communities.

 

Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.

 

Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.

 

Scrutiny Considerations

The Committee received a report from the Neighbourhood Community Development Manager.

 

The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.

 

The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.

 

Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.

Publication date: 11/10/2021

Date of decision: 25/03/2021