Decision details

Leisure Centre Investment: Farnham, Godalming and Cranleigh

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve proposals for investment in Waverley’s leisure centres


The Executive RESOLVED to


RECOMMEND to Council that:


1.    A capital budget of £3.22m is agreed and officers progress with more detailed specification and procurement of the Farnham and Godalming leisure centre schemes, subject to negotiations with Places for People on future management fee payments (PfP);


2.    The Farnham and Godalming schemes are funded as per the table included in the financial implications section and the final funding arrangement be delegated to the Strategic Director (S151 Officer) in consultation with the Deputy Leader;


3.    Officers are given the delegated authority to negotiate the management fee terms for the remainder of the contract with PfP, on the basis that the extended facilities are delivered;


4.    Authority is delegated to the Strategic Director in consultation with the Deputy Leader to enter into appropriate lease and/or contractual arrangements to enable the car park lease extension at Godalming Leisure Centre; and


5.    The Council commits to a multi-million pound investment in leisure facilities in Cranleigh and agree that officers begin a detailed consultation, with the support of external consultants, to identify a potential location for the Cranleigh Leisure Centre and report back to Executive.


[This matter is recommended to the Council for decision and is not subject to the call-in procedure]

[Reason: to ensure that Waverley’s leisure centres provide facilities that meet residents’ expectations and anticipate increased demand as a result of planned housing development.]


Report author: Fotini Vickers

Publication date: 11/07/2018

Date of decision: 10/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 10/07/2018 - Executive

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