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Leisure Centre Contract - Covid 19

The Leisure Centres have had to close under central Govt instruction due to Covid 19 pandemic. This has placed the operators in a difficult financial position. This report seeks approval to support the operator with financial support so that they are in a position to reopen the facilities once this emergency situation is over.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/04/2020

General exception notice

This item is subject to the General Exception procedure (see Part 4B of the Council's Constitution). It is proposed to take a key decision on the decision date shown below. It would be impracticable to defer the decision until it has been included on the next Forward Plan. This notice has been issued by the Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council and has been issued to the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission and relevant scrutiny panel.

Exempt urgency notice

This item is subject to the exempt urgency procedure required by The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012. The Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission has agreed to this item being considered in exempt session on the date shown below.

Exempt information notice

It is anticipated that this report will contain information which is exempt from publication and during discussion of this information the public may be excluded from the meeting.

Representations on exempt information

If you wish to make representations that the public should not be excluded from the meeting during discussion of this item please write to Democracy Services Manager London Borough of Merton, 8th Floor, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX or email stating the reasons why you think the discussion should be held in public.

Decision due: 12 May 2020 by Chief Executive, Director of Corporate Services

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Commerce, Leisure and Culture

Lead director: Director of Environment and Regeneration

Contact: Christine Parsloe, Leisure and Culture Development Manager Email:

Documents to be considered: Officer report.