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Extension to Storeys Field Community Centre Contract for Services

1. To agree to extend the councils contract for management services if required by Storey’s Field Centre Trust (SFCT), until 31 March 2023
2. To note that the council’s management and operation of Storey’s Field Centre will end 31 March 2023 and that eight Council employed posts will then transfer under a TUPE arrangement, to new operator appointed by Storey’s Field Centre Trust

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/02/2022

Decision due: 24 Mar 2022 by Executive Councillor for Communities

Contact: Allison Conder, Strategic Project Manager Email: Allison.Conder@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Not currently requested for pre-scrutiny.

Background Information: The Council agreed to enter into a contract with Storeys Field Centre Trust (SFCT) to operate Storeys Field Community Centre, but this was never intended to be a long-term arrangement for either party. An initial 5 year contract for services was agreed, and this was then extended for 18 months in October 2021 and is now due to end 31st Dec 2022. However, Storeys Field Centre Trust (SFCT) has requested provision for a further extension to enable sufficient time to implement and complete the successful transfer of services and staff to a new service provider. The Council will continue to work with SFCT to complete the transfer by the 31st Dec 2022, but should there be any complexities or delays, a decision is required to extend the contract for 3 months until 31st March 2023, to provide additional time if it is required.


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