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Extension to Storeys Field Community Centre

1. To agree to extend the councils contract for management services if required by Storey’s Field Centre Trust (SFCT), until 31 March 2024
2. To note that the council’s management and operation of Storey’s Field Centre will end 31 March 2024 and that eight Council employed posts will then transfer under a TUPE arrangement, to a new operator appointed by Storey’s Field Centre Trust

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/12/2022

Decision due: 19 Jan 2023 by Executive Councillor for Open Spaces and City Services

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Open Spaces and City Services

Department: Community Services

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

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Cllrs Payne and Copley.

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 by the council for 18 months until 31st Dec 2022 and then extended again until 31st March 2023, to enable Storeys Field Centre Trust (SFCT) to tender for a new operator. A tender process was completed in July 2022 but was unsuccessful. The Council and University have agreed to a further contract extension until 31st March 2024 to allow the Trust to: 1. Review the tender process 2. Progress work to clarify the future direction for the centre 3. Provide Council staff at the centre with greater clarity


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