Issue details

Transfer of Services from Vivacity to Peterborough Limited and City College Peterborough

With the approval of the Chairman of Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee, the urgency procedure, special urgency procedure, and waiver of call-in procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for 28 days, to suspend the requirement to publish the decision for five days, and to suspend the three day call-in period.

This decision needs to follow special urgency procedures as outlined in the Councils Constitution because of the limited timescales to undertake the transfer of Leisure and Cultural services to the Council.  Significant work has taken place since that date and the Report is the result of discussions with Vivacity and Partners to set out where these services will be delivered from the 17th September. The urgency of this decision is to ensure there is clarity with Members and the public on what is happening and what these interim arrangements are.  This is not on the forward plan.

The Cabinet Member approved:

1. The transfer of services provided by Vivacity to Peterborough Limited and City College Peterborough;
2. The proposed client arrangements and the associated processes to re-open services;
3. The draft timetable and review process to transfer these services to their final delivery provider;
4. The financial remuneration package for Peterborough Limited and City College Peterborough to deliver services in this interim period.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/08/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee, the urgency procedure, special urgency procedure, and waiver of call-in procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for 28 days, to suspend the requirement to publish the decision for five days, and to suspend the three day call-in period.

This decision needs to follow special urgency procedures as outlined in the Councils Constitution because of the limited timescales to undertake the transfer of Leisure and Cultural services to the Council. Significant work has taken place since that date and the Report is the result of discussions with Vivacity and Partners to set out where these services will be delivered from the 17th September. The urgency of this decision is to ensure there is clarity with Members and the public on what is happening and what these interim arrangements are. This is not on the forward plan.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix 1 is NOT FOR PUBLICATION in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). The public interest test has been applied to the information contained within the exempt annex and it is considered that the need to retain the information as exempt outweighs the public interest in disclosing it as to do so

Decision due: 24 Aug 2020 by Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Recreation

Lead director: Corporate Director Resources, Executive Director People and Communities Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Peter Carpenter, Acting Corporate Director Resources Pete Carpenter, Acting Corporate Director Resources, Email: peter.carpenter@peterborough.gov.uk, 07920160122 Email: peter.carpenter@peterborough.gov.uk Tel: 07920 160122.

Consultation process

There has been consultation as this is a significant transfer including Staff of Vivacity, Council Cabinet, The Board of Peterborough Limited, The Governors of City College Peterborough, Unions.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

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