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Delegated Decision - Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Finance Minutes    

Date: Thursday 28 January 2021       Time: 04:30 PM       Location: Virtual Meeting       Contact: gwright@Mansfield.gov.uk

Attendance Details

PresentNames
Present:Councillor Craig Whitby
In AttendanceAttendees
In Attendance:David Evans, Marie Clay, Gabriella Wright
ItemDescriptionBackground InformationDecision
 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCEAPOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

None.
 
21/03DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTDECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None.
 
21/04ADVANCE QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLICADVANCE QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

None.
 
21/05ADVANCE QUESTIONS FROM NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBERSADVANCE QUESTIONS FROM NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

None.
 
21/06ACCEPTANCE OF NATIONAL LEISURE RECOVERY FUND ACCEPTANCE OF NATIONAL LEISURE RECOVERY FUND

The Cultural Services Manager advised that the report was to recommend the acceptance of £230,000 of National Leisure Recovery Funding offered by The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) via Sport England to be spent in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial year for losses incurred by the leisure centres due to the impact of Covid-19.

The aim of the fund is to assist councils in offsetting a proportion of the financial losses and additional costs they have incurred in supporting their outsourced leisure management operators with their losses incurred due to the Covid-19 initially for the period of losses from December 2020 to March 2021.

It is anticipated that if the pandemic continues to affect the leisure industry in 2021 that there will be a second round of government funding made available.

Only those councils that successfully applied for the first round of funding will be invited to this second funding round.

The recommendations to be resolved by the Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Finance are:

i) To accept the National Leisure Recovery Funding of £ 230,000 and enter into the associated funding agreement with Sport England.
ii) To claim and utilise the allocated funding in line with funding agreement criteria.
The Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Finance congratulated the Leisure Services Manager for applying for this grant as in doing so this had maximised the chance of further support in the future which is most welcome.
The Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Finance asked for confirmation that the funding received would not have to be spent in this current financial year and that the funding could be spent in the next financial year, because of the later lockdown.
The Leisure Services Manager confirmed that the Portfolio holder was correct.
The Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Finance stated that he was happy to formally accept the recommendations as previously stated by the Leisure Services Manager and that the signed Decision Notice wouldbe returned to Democratic Services.


Report of the Leisure Manager

Decision Notice
RESOLVED BY THE PORTFOLIO HOLDER FOR CORPORATE AND FINANCE:

i) That the National Recovery Funding of £230,000 be accepted, and that the associated agreement with Sports England be entered into.
ii) That the Claimed funding be utilised in line with the funding agreement criteria.
Published 28/01/2021 16:54:50