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Leisure Contract Variation

31/03/2021 - Leisure Contract Variation






Leisure Contract Variation


Notice is hereby given that Councillor Melvyn Caplan, Member for City Management,has made the following executive decision on the above mentioned subject for the reasons set out below.


Since the Government introduced emergency laws and ancillary industry guidance in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the contract between the Council and the leisure service contractor have been subject to change in law provisions as set out under the terms of the contract.)




The report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of s100A and Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


The Cabinet Member for City Management approved the contract variation per Appendix B and delegated authority to the Executive Director of Environment and City Management to complete the contractual arrangements.


Reasons for Decision


It is of key strategic importance to the Council to reach a consensus and agreement with SLM on the contract variation in order to assure continuity of services and enable them to be open to residents in line with Government guidelines. It is also key that the conditions imposed on the Council with respect to its statutory duties, and any applicable grant funding or relief are in turn applied to the contractor and adhered to so as not to compromise relevant funding.


This decision has been taken as a matter of urgency and has been approved by the Chairman of the Finance, Smart City and City Management Policy and Scrutiny Committee and the Chief Executive.


Stuart Love, Chief Executive,


Westminster City Hall,

64 Victoria Street




Publication Date:


01 April 2021

Implementation Date:


01 April 2021