Agenda and minutes

Funding Committee
Monday, 11th September, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 May 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 22 May 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

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whether it is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of agenda items which contains information “not for publication by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local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

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of the any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public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, 8 and 9 (see Minute 6-9 below).

4.

Urgent Decisions

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

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

5.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and members 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 no later than 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

No public questions were submitted.

6.

Last 3 Months Usage and Demographics of Members

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

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Malcolm McPhail by email: malcolm.mcphail@lifeleisure.net

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Managing Director and representatives of Life Leisure provide the Committee with usage and membership data for the preceding 6 months.

 

Members discussed the methods of collection of data, patterns of facility usage and membership and the use to which this information was put.

 

RESOLVED – That the update be noted.

7.

Life Leisure Legacy: Key Moments over the Past 15 years

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

 

Minutes:

The Managing Director, Life Leisure, made a presentation to the Committee on the operation of the Life Leisure and Stockport Sports Trust over the last 15 years, highlighting key achievements, developments, milestones and awards as well as the challenges faced by the organisation.

 

Members discussed the Woodley Sports Village and some of the access difficulties for this facility.

 

RESOLVED – That the presentation be noted.

8.

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 by email: kate.edgell@lifeleisure.net

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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 for the four months up to 31 July 2017.

 

The following issues were discussed:-

 

·         Costs associated with professional fees and the efforts to minimise these.

·         Impact of inflation on booking fees and the policy in respect of booking facilities.

·         Borrowing potential and possible obstacles to raising finance.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Delivery Partnership With Life Leisure: Short and Medium Term Options

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration.

Minutes:

The Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising options for a future Delivery Partnership with Life Leisure as a number of the current contractual arrangements between the Council and Life Leisure were nearing their end.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.