RESOLVED: That Cabinet considered and agreed the soft play investment proposal.
RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:
(1) That Council make the addition of £150k to the Capital programme in 2022/23.
(2) That Council move the existing capital allocation of £100k in 2023/24 for refurbishment of the dry-side changing rooms to 2022/ 23 and reallocate it to the soft play project.
REASONS FOR DECISIONS:
(1) Introducing a soft play facility at North Herts Leisure Centre will enhance the range of leisure facilities on offer and provide a dedicated play space for families with toddlers and young children within the local area.
(2) The new facility will generate additional revenue for the site, aiding the financial recovery of leisure post covid and providing an attractive additional facility for bidders when the new leisure contract is procured in 2024.