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Review Update for Future Community Development Services and Community Centres Management

28/10/2022 - Review Update for Future Community Development Services and Community Centres Management

Matter for Decision

Following decisions made by the Executive Councillor for Communities in October 20211 and March 20222, this report sets out an updated direction of travel for the council’s community development service, services for children and young people, and community centres. The reviews in each area are being undertaken as part of the council’s Our Cambridge transformation programme.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Open Spaces, Food Justice and Community Development

      i.          Noted the findings emerging from Community Services review work.

     ii.          Approved the future direction of travel and approach for community development services including priority work with children, young people, and families, and for community centres management.

   iii.          Agreed to proceed with the consultation with staff on proposals for a staffing restructure for community development, ChYPPS and community facilities, in accordance with the council’s organisational change policy and, in so doing, seek to maximise opportunities for affected staff and minimise redundancies.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations


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.