Issue details

Financial Assistance for Parkwood Leisure during the Covid-19 crisis

Since central Government ordered the closure of public leisure facilities on 20th March 2020, Parkwood Leisure has received no income from the three leisure facilities it operates on behalf of NDC under the North Devon Leisure Contract and Tarka Tennis Centre Contract. Other than benefiting from the Government furlough scheme, Parkwood (like other leisure operators in the UK) are exempt from most of hte Government's Covid-19 emergency support packages. Despite 97% of their staff being furloughed and utility consumption reduced ot a minimum at the leisure facilities, the North Devon Contract is currently losing between £35, 000 to £40, 000 per month. The current leisure and tennis centre contracts expire on Sunday 3rd May 2020 and without financial assistance from NDC to cover the losses outlined above, Parkwood will not be in a position to enter into the interim contract arrangements (as previously agreed at the March 2020 Strategy

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/05/2020

Decision due: 30 Apr 2020 by Chief Executive

Contact: Ken Miles, Chief Executive Email: