Cardiff council considering operator options for leisure centres and cultural venues
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Everyone Active
Unlimited earning potential
Camberwell Leisure Centre, London, UK
star job
Xercise4Less
Competitive
Rugby, UK
star job
Coach Gyms
£15k basic + commission + Bonus
Leeds, UK
Oundle School
£40,000 – £45,000
Oundle School Sports Centre, Northamptonshire

Cardiff council considering operator options for leisure centres and cultural venues

Job opportunities
training opportunity
Les Mills
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
more jobs

Cardiff council is exploring new ways to operate its leisure centres and two major cultural venues as it seeks to reduce the £8m paid last year in subsidies for the facilities.

The authority announced in February it could no longer afford to subsidise the New Theatre and St David’s Hall, as well as its leisure facilities, and now wants to explore its options by going out to market.

St David’s is the Welsh national concert hall, while the New Theatre remains a popular venue, with the two sites having a combined economic impact of £38m a year on Cardiff, according to the council. It says the city’s leisure facilities attracted 2.2 million people in 2013/14.

A report by sports and leisure consultancy Max Associates commissioned by the council in January concluded that private sector partners or established trusts may be the best option for Cardiff.

The council is looking at several possibilities, including social enterprises, not-for-profit trusts, commercial management contractors or staff mutuals, and has reportedly already had a lot of interest.

If new leisure centre partners are found, the council wants them to be in place by next summer.

According to local press, at a pre-scrutiny meeting on the proposals last week, councillor Peter Bradbury said: “We want to see what level of savings we can get from the market, what degree of control we could have and how our staff would be treated. We’ve seen some positive examples of what we’re trying to do in other authorities. Only 28 per cent of leisure facilities in the UK are currently in-house. We are very much not the norm.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Cardiff council is exploring new ways to operate its leisure centres and two major cultural venues as it seeks to reduce the £8m paid last year in subsidies for the facilities.
HAF,FIT,IND,AAC,PRO,CON,PUB,LCT
66038_79843.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,155
28 Feb 2021
Gyms and leisure centres in Scotland are set to open on 26 April, provided that the rate of coronavirus infections keeps falling across the country. ... More
28 Feb 2021
Hundreds of gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres have been forced to close and thousands more are at risk unless they receive urgent, tailored, financial ... More
27 Feb 2021
People placing increased emphasis on their physical fitness, the advances made in digital fitness and the opportunities arising from a reshaped real estate landscape will ... More
26 Feb 2021
A new guide looks to offer local level practitioners and commissioners – as well as those working in physical activity – help identify and break ... More
25 Feb 2021
What are the effects on public health of gyms and leisure centres being shut during lockdowns? Could more people be suffering worse symptoms – or ... More
25 Feb 2021
Mobile data and analytics provider App Annie has released its State Of Mobile 2021 report, in which the company estimates that more than 71,000 new ... More
MyZone Group Ltd
MyZone Group Ltd
25 Feb 2021
The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled to November. The event will take place at the Koelnmesse exhibition centre in Cologne, Germany, ... More
22 Feb 2021
Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of the new Croc Drop attraction, set to open at its Chessington World of Adventures Resort theme park near London, ... More
22 Feb 2021
Most outdoor attractions in England – including zoos and theme parks – will be allowed to reopen their doors on 12 April. Announcing the government's ... More
22 Feb 2021
PM, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres in England will reopen on 12 April if current virus containment continues. Prime ... More
22 Feb 2021
The re-opening of gyms in Wales has been pushed back by the country's First Minister – just two weeks after one of his ministers promised ... More
21 Feb 2021
The physical and mental health of women in the UK has been put under unprecedented pressure by the pandemic, according to Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. The ... More
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
19 Feb 2021
A new visitor attraction at London's Marble Arch is set to anchor ambitious plans to "reimagine" the city's famous Oxford Street shopping district. The planned ... More
19 Feb 2021
Excess body fat and obesity are likely to have contributed to more deaths in England and Scotland than smoking since 2014, according to new research ... More
19 Feb 2021
The financial performance of health club operator SATS in the last quarter of 2020 was "dominated by the second wave of club closures", but the ... More
Venueserve UK Ltd
Venueserve UK Ltd
1 - 15 of 43,155
Venueserve UK Ltd
Venueserve UK Ltd