Councillor Hebb introduced the
report and began by stating that this report was due to commercial
objectives now being embedded in the Council, and described how there was now a new
commercial team which were ensuring that facilities such as the
Thameside Theatre and Grangewaters were
breaking even. He outlined the report and commented that the
strategy listed the council’s charges which was an
amalgamation of lots of work, and ensured the council did not run
at a loss and facilities became self-sufficient. He stated that the
detailed list of fees and charges were noted in the appendices and
added that overview and scrutiny committees had seen the report,
and had made no changes.
The Leader echoed Councillor Hebb’s sentiments that the council could not run at a loss, and felt it was good to see Thameside Theatre and Grangewaters break even, and even start to make small profits.
RESOLVED: That Cabinet:
1. Agreed the proposed fees and charges, including those no longer applicable as per Appendices 1 and 2.
2. Approved delegated authority to allow fees and charges to be varied within a financial year in response to commercial requirements, in consultation with the relevant portfolio holder.
3. Noted the feedback from all Overview and Scrutiny Committee meetings as per Appendix 3.
Reason for Decision – as stated in the report
This decision is subject to call-in