Decision details

Wave Leisure services

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This proposal has already been taken to Cabinet in July and the recommendation received approval, however we need to make an addition to the report to include some additional facilities to be transferred to Wave Leisure.


(Key decision):


(1) To approve measures to create new agreements with Wave Leisure to operate the four Leisure Centres (Eastbourne Sports Park, Hampden Park, Shinewater, Cavendish), Regency Community Centre and Motcombe Pool and now to include: a) Sovereign Harbour Community Centre, b) Use of seasonal football pitches across the following sites – Old Town Rec. Princes Park, c) Tennis courts at Hampden Park and Old Town Rec, as of 1st April 2019. To delegate authority to the Director of Tourism and Enterprise, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, to negotiate and conclude any lease, contract, grant and other arrangements to allow for the operation of these Centres in the most efficient structure to achieve this outcome ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.


(2) To approve future monitoring of the agreement provided by Wave in the form of an annual report to Cabinet.


(3) To agree that the delegations at (1) and (3) above include authorisation not to dispose by auction or invitation of tenders following public advertisement (sought under Contract Procedure Rule 18.1).


(4) To resolve that any leases to be granted to Wave Leisure, to allow them to occupy premises outlined in the report would help the Council to secure the promotion or improvement of the social well-being of the Council’s area.

Report author: Annie Wills

Publication date: 07/02/2019

Date of decision: 06/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Effective from: 15/02/2019

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