Decision details

Portfolio Holder Report - Culture and Leisure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Leader and Promoting South Lakeland Portfolio Holder presented, on behalf of the Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder, the annual report on progress made and plans for the future within the portfolio area, and highlighted a number of areas within the report.


He explained that South Lakeland was striving ahead in supporting leading cultural events such as the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, Lakes Alive, Kendal Mountain Festival, Great North Swim and Tour of Britain and working in partnership with key Cultural Strategic Partners and organisations such as Arts Council England had identified and unlocked significant investment. The Leader went on to inform Members that the Council’s assets were being used and the Town Hall had become an increasingly popular venue and as it became more flexible it would attract more activities and become a social hub. He referred to the grant awarded to the Gateway Partnership and went on to highlight the success of partnership working with the Council’s leisure providers GLL and informed Members that following Cabinet approval in September 2018, further funding had been agreed to progress proposals for a new Leisure Centre in Ulverston.


In response to a question raised, the Leader assured Members that the Council was determined to work with Citizens Advice Bureau to continue to provide an excellent and invaluable service throughout South Lakeland.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

Publication date: 10/06/2019

Date of decision: 26/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/04/2019 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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