Decision details

Consultation on Leisure Investment Options

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider key findings and recommendations from Bristol’s Sport & Active Recreation Facility Strategy (2018 – 2023) and seek approval to undertake public consultation on different investment scenarios across the council’s leisure centres and swimming pools.



  1. Approved the option for consultation as set out in the report and endorse the approach being taken.
  2. Noted that the report on the outcome of consultation and final recommendations for investment options will come to the February Cabinet meeting for approval.
  3. Noted the report in February will also recommend a procurement strategy for new management arrangements to be in place by April 2023.
  4. Noted that the overall affordability of any improvements will be determined following the selection of the preferred bidder based on their proposals.
  5. Noted that approval to negotiate a contract extension has been provided at June Cabinet 2021.


Report author: Guy Fishbourne

Publication date: 14/09/2021

Date of decision: 14/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/09/2021

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