Issue details

Interim Management of the Key Theatre - KEY/14FEB2022/02

With the approval of the Chairman of the Communities Scrutiny Committee, the urgency procedure and special urgency procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for the full 28 days and to suspend the requirement for a 5-day consideration period. The decision will still be subject to call-in. These procedures have been invoked as the Council has worked hard to identify a temporary operator for the Key Theatre, and Selladoor (the current operator of the New Theatre) are the only party immediately willing and able to fulfil this role. They are in a position, subject to successful lease negotiations, to take over from 1 February, meaning that all existing City Culture staff employed at the Key Theatre would subject to statutory consultation transfer under TUPE legislation resulting in no immediate redundancies, and pre-booked shows would be able to continue uninterrupted. The incumbent caterer Chalkboard Limited would become a sub-tenant of Selladoor. The arrangement with Selladoor will enable PCC to consider all options for the future of the premises and develop a viable business plan.

 

The Cabinet Member approved the award of a Lease to Selladoor Venue Development Ltd (operators of the New Theatre Peterborough) to operate the Key Theatre for a period of 5 years, with annual break clauses, from 1 February 2022. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significantly affecting two or more electoral wards;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/01/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of the Communities Scrutiny Committee, the urgency procedure and special urgency procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for the full 28 days and to suspend the requirement for a 5-day consideration period. The decision will still be subject to call-in.

Decision due: 1 Feb 2022 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities

Lead member: Councillor Steve Allen, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities steve.allen@peterborough.gov.uk

Lead director: Corporate Director People and Communities

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Adrian Chapman, Service Director Community & Partnerships and Deputy Director: People and Communities (Peterborough) Tel:01733 863887 Email: adrian.chapman@peterborough.gov.uk Tel: 01733 863887.

Consultation process

This is an urgent decision to prevent closure

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Communities Scrutiny Committee

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