Decision Maker: Director of Public Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This decision is following the approval by
Cabinet on the 23.09.19 to receive £1.8m from Sport England
to maximise opportunities from the Local Delivery Pilot and
delegate to Director of Public Health in consultation with the
Chief Financial Officer and the relevant Portfolio Holder to ensure
spend is in accordance with the bid and to undertake the
accountable body role.
To award the contract of £49,052 to an
external provider to develop an approach to address inactivity with
a focus on parks and open spaces.
Option 1 - Utilise internal staff to deliver
an approach for parks and open spaces.
In light of staffing pressures and capabilities across the council this is not a feasible option. The recruitment of staff into the organisation would provide difficult to fulfil in the timescales required and provide added responsibilities to the Get Doncaster Moving and other council teams.
Option 2 - Not awarding a contract for evaluation
This would contradict the decision made in early 23rd January 2018 to accept entry into Sport England's Local Delivery Pilot and ensure we maximise opportunities presented by the programme through providing council wide support.
Doncaster Council would not be able to access any future significant funding via the Local Delivery Pilot and therefore reduce the amount of resources that Doncaster has to addressing inactivity.
Publication date: 28/11/2019
Date of decision: 26/11/2019