Agenda and minutes

Funding Committee
Monday, 5th February, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Room 206, 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 11 September 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 11 September 2017 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which 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.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Lisa Smart

Any issues relating to Life Lesiure Romiley as a user of the swimming pool.

 

 

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

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exclude the public during consideration of agenda item 6 ‘Finance and Performance Report’ which contains information “not for publication by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local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RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of the any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public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 item 6 ‘Finance and Performance Report’ (see minute 6 below)

5.

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 Committeee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted 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.

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 Egdell on Tel: 0161 482 0900 or email: kate.egdell@lifeleisure.net

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Finance Director, Life Leisure submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the finance and performance of the company for the 9 months ending 31st December 2018.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         An explanation was sought in respect to the differences between restricted and unrestricted activity.

·         The Committee noted that there was a positive budget surplus in respect to consolidated activity.

·         Expenditure on staff costs, repairs and maintenance and utilities were all under budget.

·         A councillor requested that profit and loss accounts for previous years ends be included in future reports to enable comparisons to be made.

 

Councillors then heard a presentation from representatives of the sports development team and their efforts to provide opportunities for individuals to participate in sport particularly from disadvantaged communities. Councillors discussed efforts to reduce health inequalities and the added social value of interventions which directly linked in with the Stockport Together programme. Councillors asked that a detailed report be submitted to a future meeting on the funding schemes that officers had engineered or supported community groups to access in recent years.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and officers be thanked for their attendance and presentation.