Issue - decisions

Free Swimming Programme

11/09/2008 - Free Swimming Programme

That:

 

1)           the Government grant of £47,574 be accepted to offer free swimming for people aged 60 and over;

 

2)           an expression of interest be submitted to roll out the scheme to people under the age of 16 subject to the Department of Culture Media and Sports (DCMS) clarification of arrangements for pools managed by third parties; and

 

3)           Officers be instructed to write to the DCMS and express concern over the time given to consider this, the two year funding opportunity and the transfer of the risk of potential overspend to the local authority and its ability to set the Council tax.