Decision details

Decision details

Adoption of Leisure & Wellbeing Strategy 2015 - 2020

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To adopt the Leisure & Wellbeing Strategy following public consultation



The Head of Community Services submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended) which presented the Leisure & Wellbeing Strategy 2015-2020 that had been updated to reflect responses from public consultation.


Cllr Rowley, Executive Board Member for Leisure, Parks and Sports presented the report and tabled the City Executive Board responses to the Scrutiny Committee recommendations (appended).


Cllr Simmons, Chair of Scrutiny Committee, said that the Scrutiny Committee had concluded that the overall leisure offer in the City was very good and he was pleased to note that the recommendations had been accepted in whole or in part.


The Head of Community Services undertook to provide the Board with an update on progress in developing and improving the leisure elements of the Council’s social media apps.


In discussion the Board noted that although the Council did not provide any specific leisure activities for disabled residents on the autistic spectrum, the “low impact” activities such as pilates and outdoor activities were regarded as being suitable.  These were complemented by activities provided by organisations like the Pegasus Theatre and the South Oxfordshire Adventure Playground.  The Head of Community Services said that this was a matter that could be kept under review.  The Board was pleased to note the important role of volunteers in providing the City’s leisure service.


The City Executive Board resolved to:


1.    Approve the Leisure & Wellbeing Strategy, 2015-2020.

Report author: Head of Leisure, Parks and Communities

Publication date: 14/09/2015

Date of decision: 10/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2015 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 17/09/2015

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