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elected County Councillor P. Pavia as Chair for this
Appointment of Vice-Chair
appointed County Councillor A. Webb as Vice-Chair for this
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Future Monmouthshire: Preferred Delivery Model for Tourism, Leisure, Culture and Youth Services PDF 148 KB
receive a presentation and scrutinise the preferred option for the
future of Tourism, Leisure, Culture and Youth Services (TLCY) and
to undertake pre-decision scrutiny of the evidence base and
business case to support the preferred option.
considering the need of the future delivery model of Tourism,
Leisure, Culture and Youth Services (TLCY) the following options
had been thoroughly researched and considered:
Delivery Option One: Do
Delivery Option Two:
Transform the Services ‘in house’.
Delivery Option Three: Move the Services into an
Alternative Delivery Model (ADM).
Delivery Option Four:
(a) Outsource the services to a private sector operator or (b)
existing Charitable Trust.
impact of VAT changes would breach the partial exemption
calculation in the sum of £200,000, but the Authority would
be required to repay a higher amount. The Authority would need to
be mindful when undertaking its investment which would limit the
Authority when it could make potential changes.
Monmouthshire’s VAT advisers have stated that it does
seriously breach Monmouthshire’s partial exemption
calculation and the recommendation would be that the ADM would be
the preferred alternative.
response to a question raised regarding commercial failure, it was
noted that failure does occur in commercial ventures, the
differentiating factor is how the steps are taken to convert this
- These service areas have been one of the top contributors to the
Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP).
ADM will be customer focussed with the citizen being placed at the
centre of the service being provided. Initially there will be a
period of consolidation followed by providing sustainability and
optimising performance. Each building will require significant
investment to make the customer experience better.
Head of Tourism Leisure, Culture & Youth is the chair of the
region for leisure and sports development and works collaboratively
with nearby local Authorities. The sharing of resources is a good
- With regard to the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in schools, a
productive meeting had been held with the four head teachers and
the Chief Officer for Children and Young People. All agreed that there was a need to understand the
operational management of the sites. Schools have an opportunity to
generate income and will continue to do so.
was a financial consideration for removing Events Management from
the ADM. One of the main considerations was that if we went outside
the Authority the VAT for the artists and infrastructure would have
to be paid. The ADM would not be best placed to host major events
due to the financial aspects required up front in order to
undertake this type of work. However, the ADM will still hold
- Clydach Ironworks and similar sites require development. It was noted that the countryside team has been
looking at these sites with a view to looking to work with partners
to establish sustainable development of these heritage