Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To analyse the results of the public consultation and to agree the next steps for Ringmer Swimming Pool. The Consultation concludes on 15 August 2022.
51.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.
51.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
1) Note the findings of the public consultation on the future swimming provision at Ringmer Swimming Pool that took place between 23 May – 15 August 2022;
2) Agree to decommission the pool from 31 December 2022 and permanently cease provision of swimming facilities at Ringmer pool should no financially viable option be available and committed to by that date (including the approval of any legal documentation required); and
3) Delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to carry out all actions necessary to give effect to the recommendations in the report, including either the decommissioning of the pool or agreeing to implement an alternative viable approach at no detrimental impact to the Council, as detailed in the report.
51.3 The public consultation on the future swimming provision at Ringmer Swimming Pool and other evidence considered by the Lead Member has not yet resulted in a sustainable, viable alternative option for the continuation of the operation of the swimming pool.
51.4 If a financially viable agreement is committed to by Lewes District Council before 31 December 2022 and a financially sustainable option is brought forward at no detrimental impact to the Council, and the associated legal documentation is approved, this alternative option will be pursued.
Report author: Nigel Brown
Publication date: 08/11/2022
Date of decision: 08/11/2022
Decided at meeting: 08/11/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change
Effective from: 15/11/2022