Decision details

PH 14 2019 - Get Doncaster Moving Future Parks Doncaster

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.

Alternative options considered:

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

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