A new five year funding agreement which secures leisure provision in Richmondshire was signed last week.
The deal between Richmondshire District Council and Richmondshire Leisure Trust extends the funding relationship between the two organisations up to 2018. It sets out how the Council will fund the Trust via an annual grant, in return for the management of leisure services, including Richmond Swimming Pool.
“This agreement gives further stability and certainty to the relationship between the council and the trust and to the leisure services available to residents throughout the district,” said Councillor Ian Threlfall, spokesperson for leisure and wellbeing.“And this agreement isn’t just about Richmond Pool – it is also about wider leisure provision across the district.”
Andy White, Chair of the Leisure Trust, added: “This new agreement will give the Trust added stability during these challenging financial times. Working closely with the Council we have done a lot of work to make our business more resilient, meaning a sustainable future for the valued leisure services we provide. This agreement is a key part of that work.”
The Leisure Trust receives £263,000 in grant aid from the district council this financial year.
Photo: Andy White; Austin Gordon, General Manager - Richmondshire Leisure Trust; Colin Dales, Corporate Director, Richmondshire District Council and Cllr Ian Threlfall