Decision details

Decision details

Additional support to Fusion Lifestyles to enable the start of the phased re-opening of leisure facilities.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To enable the first phase of the re-opening of Fusion facilities.


Previously the council agreed a package of support to Fusion Lifestyles to maintain the contract during the period that leisure facilities are required to remain closed in line with corona virus regulations.


This additional support enables the first phase of the re-opening of facilities which will have reduced revenue due to additional social distancing rules and lower anticipated usage.


This support enables Hinksey Outdoor Pool to open and Ferry Leisure centre dry side until October and then full opening of Ferry at that point.



Alternative options considered:

Confidential report looked at various options for phased re-opening and compared with facilities remaining closed and the associated residual costs.


Signed off by senior officers:

Gordon Mitchell – Chief Executive


Following briefing by Transition Director on negotiations with Fusion and consultation with the Leader and to Corporate Management Team and Cabinet Members for Finance and Asset Management and Leisure and Parks.

Publication date: 07/08/2020

Date of decision: 17/07/2020