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Gym & Leisure Sub-Committee Meeting - 2nd December 2019

Those present:


Chairman:  Cllr A Duffen (Vice-Chairman)


Councillors:  Cllr D Cornock, Cllr J Wilson


Officer:  Mrs K Woods.


1.  Apologies.

There were no apologies received.


2.  Minutes of the Previous Meeting.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Minutes of the previous Gym & Leisure Sub-Committee meeting held on Monday 14th October 2019 be approved as a true and correct record.


3.  Matters Arising.

a.)  Minute number 6.) Staff Contracts and Job Descriptions.

Members were informed that all staff contracts had been signed and returned by the staff.


b.)  Minute number 10.) Signage.

Members were informed that Solihull MBC had stated that they would prefer to meet in the New Year to discuss the new signage for the Parish Council and gym.     


4.  Opening Times.

a.)  Christmas Closure.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Parish Council close the gym and office for the Christmas holidays from close of business on Sunday 22nd December 2019 and reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020.


5.  Scale of Fees and Charges.

Members discussed Hall Hire fees and Playing Field and MUGA fees.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Hall Hire fees remain the same and if groups wish to hire the hall during the school closures, a written request must be forwarded to the Parish Council for discussion on fees.  Members agreed to a reduction in fees for the Playing Field and MUGA from £30 per hour to £10 per hour to encourage use of these facilities.


6.  Staff Contracts & Job Descriptions.

a.)  Wage Rise.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Clerk work out wage rises for the staff for the precept based on the following: 1.5%, 2% and 2.5%.


7.  Equipment.

a.)  Exercise Bicycles.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the two exercise bicycles be replaced next year.


8.  Premises Hire.

There were no matters to discuss


9.  Policies/health & Safety/security.

There were no matters to discuss.


10.  Signage.

There were no matters to report.