Decision details

Uckfield 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 Uckfield Leisure Centre, held freehold by ESCC, following the end of the current Joint Use arrangements from July 2022.


14.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer, together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item and comments from Councillor Claire Dowling as the Local Member.




14.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to  approve a 12 month lease extension from 18 July 2022 to Wealden District Council (WDC) in respect of community leisure facilities at Uckfield Community College, Uckfield.




14.3     A 12 month property agreement will allow Wealden District Council to continue to provide community leisure facilities at Uckfield Community College.  The current lease dates from 1992 and involves financial contribution from East Sussex County Council, Uckfield Community College and Wealden District Council.  Wealden District Council have a leisure provider, Freedom Leisure and they are agreeing commercial terms direct with them for a 12 month contract extension.

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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