Please bring to the meeting your copy of the Performance and Financial Monitoring Information (Green Book) August 2021.
The Executive considered the Performance and Financial Monitoring Information (Green Book) August 2021. Following a question on page 17 of the Green Book concerning Leisure income and the impact of technical and staffing problems, the Portfolio Holder reported that there had been some technical issues at the Pool in the Park which had resulted in pool closures. Staff shortages had also caused partial closures due to staff isolating due to Covid, general sickness and vacant positions. However despite those problems, the Executive was advised that leisure was recovering and the Portfolio Holder was pleased to report 60 new memberships at the Eastwood Leisure Centre in Sheerwater.
Following a question on page 18 of the Green Book regarding Public Liability Claims, the Executive heard that the claims mainly related to tree and root damage.
Regarding strategic property investments, it was noted that the Council had implemented a property review strategy for properties with vacant accommodation to ensure those properties met the current market requirements. Where necessary, the Council would consider alterations to improve their market offer, such as investment in energy efficiency improvements.
The possibility of Midas House being put forward to house the new Great British Railways HQ was discussed. It was noted that the Council would review the requirements for the new Great British Railways HQ once released by the Department of Transport. Should Midas House or any other property owned by the Council meet those requirements an expression of interest would be submitted.
That the Performance and Financial Monitoring Information, August 2021, be received.
Reason: To manage the performance of the Council.