Decision details

Heathfield Leisure Centre next steps

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To note options and agree next steps for the future operation of Heathfield Leisure Centre, held freehold by ESCC, following the end of the current Joint Use arrangements from July 2022.


13.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer, together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item and written comments from Heathfield and Waldron Parish Council.




13.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

1) Approve the proposal to hold a public consultation regarding the future of community use of the leisure facilities at Heathfield Community College;


2) Approve an extension of the current property agreement to Wealden District Council; and


3) Authorise the Chief Operating Officer to agree a further extension should it prove necessary.




13.3     The purpose of the consultation is for East Sussex County Council to understand views on the current community leisure facilities at Heathfield College, and to enable East Sussex County Council to encourage ideas and suggestions on proposals to run the leisure facilities on a financially sustainable model.


13.4     A short term property agreement extension for 3 months from 18 July 2022 will enable continuation of service delivery whilst a six week consultation takes place. A further lease extension could possibly be agreed in September if necessary.

Report author: Pauline Young

Publication date: 14/06/2022

Date of decision: 14/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Effective from: 21/06/2022

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