Minutes of the meeting of the Sport & Leisure Committee held via Zoom on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 7.30pm.

PRESENT:

Councillor J. Percival (Chairman)

Councillor J.R. Bond (Vice Chairman)

Councillor C. Juggins

Councillor R. Griffiths

OFFICERS:

S. Frake (Head of Operations)

A. Ogilvie (Head of Estates)

9.               APOLOGIES

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor R Brisbin (work), Councillor R. Craig (work) and Councillor Eames-Petersen (holiday).

10.            QUESTION TIME

There were no questions.

11.            DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were none.

12.            MINUTES

The minutes of the meeting held on 26th May 2021 were approved as an accurate record and were signed by the Chairman.

13.           REDUCED RATE FOR RUGBY TRAINING

Members considered the request from QE2 Rugby Club.  The comparison for local football clubs was also noted.

RESOLVED that we cannot offer a reduction on the training fee as it is in line with the fee for football training and needs to go towards covering costs incurred.

 

 

Action: Town Clerk

14.           FUNZONE UPDATE

Members noted the update from the FunZone Manager.

RECOMMENDED TO RESOURCES & POLICY COMMITTEE that the 2 options that will make the FunZone more inclusive for all children in the community be considered for action as soon as possible with expenditure of up to £25,000 to be approved.  Cllrs noted that as the slide was over 30 years old this is now a priority and as the additional report notes the FunZone income for parties was £40,000 in just 4 months.

Action: FunZone Manager

15.           HEALTH AND WELL-BEING MANAGER’S REPORT

Members noted the update from the Health and Well-being Manager.

16.           2020/21 PITCH ALLOCATION

Members noted the update on pitch allocation.

17.           ELECTRIC HEATER COVERS – NEWGATE STREET VILLAGE HALL

Members noted the request from the Village Hall Management Committee.

RESOLVED that the work be authorised and members would like to see pictures of the completed work.

Action: Head of Estates

18.           ALLOTMENT FEES

Members noted the request from allotment holders.

RESOLVED that the fee would not be reduced at present but it be reviewed in a year.

Action: Office Manager

19.            DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Noted that the next scheduled meeting would be 17th November 2021 at 7.30pm.

 

 

Closure: 7.55pm

Chairman