Agenda item

Fees and Charges Pricing Strategy 2019-2020 (Decision 110501)


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 Agreed the proposed fees and charges, including those no longer applicable as per Appendices 1 and 2.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

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