Agenda and minutes

Funding Committee
Monday, 22nd May, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2017.


The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 28 February were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors and Officers to declare any interest which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


No declarations of interest were made.


Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of agenda items which contains information “not for publication by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of the any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, would not be fair and would be in breach of Data Protection principles, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda items 6, 7 and 8 (see minutes 6, 7 and 8 below)


Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.


No urgent decisions were reported.


Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee subject to the exclusions set out in the code of practice. (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available at the meeting. You can also submit questions via the Council’s website at


No public questions were submitted.


Presentation: Employees and Business Areas

To consider a number of presentations from Life Leisure employees.


The Chair welcomed a number of employees of Life Leisure who attended the meeting and made presentations in respect to the work they undertook as part of the organisation and their experience of working for Life Leisure. A number of business areas were covered and discussions covered a range of subject areas including business development, support provided to employess in respect to career progression and course/qualification accreditation, the role of the Sports Development Partnership and successful bids for funding which have been invested in facilities and support local sports groups, developments at the Lapwing Centre and the Avondale Centre and client work.


On behalf of the Committee, the Chair thanked the Life Leisure employees for their information and inspiring presentations. He suggested that they be summarised through a number of case studies so that they could be shared with all members of the Council.


RESOLVED – That the reports be noted and the Life Leisure employees be thanked for their attendance and presentations.


Finance and Performance Report

To consider a report of the Managing Director, Life Leisure.


The Funding Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report.


Officer Contact: Kate Edgell on email:

Additional documents:


A representative of the Managing Director, Life Leisure submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Committee with an update on financial performance between April 2016 and February 2017.


The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Councillors discussed issues relating to repairs and maintenance and the contracts held with Carillion.

·         Traffic congestion when accessing and egressing Stockport Sports Village.

·         Building on the success of the developments of the leisure offers in Brinnington, Avondale and Reddish.

·         Councillors welcomed the capital investment at Grand Central  and asked that updates on progress be reported to future meetings.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.


Update on Leisure Delivery Partnership

The Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration will provide an update at the meeting.


A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration attended the meeting and provided an update in respect to the Leisure Delivery Partnership. He explained that officers from the Council and Life Leisure were in discussion about the leisure offer in the borough in the future and that a written report would be submitted to the September meeting for consideration.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.


Dates of Future Meetings

Councillors are requested to approve dates for future in meetings in the current municipal year. Suggested dates are as follows:-


·         Monday 11th September 2017 at 10am

·         Monday 15th January 2018 at 10am

·         Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 10am



RESOLVED – That the Democratic Services Manager be requested to make arrangements for meetings of the Funding Committee on the following dates:-


·         Monday 11 September 2017 at 10am

·         Monday 15 January 2018 at 10am

·         Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 10am