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Items for Decision - Part 1 (Open to the Public)


Development of Tennis Facilities in Salford Parks pdf icon PDF 403 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Barbara Bentham, Lead Member for Environment, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety , in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby approve:


1.    Investment from Lawn Tennis Association for improved parks tennis provision.

2.    The introduction of ‘Ready to Rally’ and charging for tennis court hire.


The Reasons are an initiative from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) called Ready to Rally is being developed by the Place Directorate in partnership with Salford Community Leisure (SCL) to increase usage and improve tennis provision in parks across the city. The aim is to maximise tennis court usage for the local community, whilst at the same time investing in the available facilities. This proposal will provide investment, increase usage and generate ongoing income, to sustain the funding needed to protect the park facility in the longer term.


Options considered and rejected were: None


Assessment of: Low


Source of funding: The total cost of the programme is £553,094. This will be funded via a £272,000 grant from the LTA with the remaining £281,094 via Section 106 agreements 270 (Buile Hill), 417 & 420 (Parr Fold Park), 374 (Eccles Rec) and a pending agreement for 234 (Lightoaks Park). Charges will be made for usage of the courts which will fund the ongoing maintenance and repairs.


Legal Advice obtained: Not applicable


Financial Advice obtained: Yes Paul Guest, Senior Accountant


Procurement Advice obtained:

Yes Deborah Derbyshire, Category Manager Level 2


HR Advice obtained: Not applicable


Climate Change Advice obtained: Not applicable





The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:

  • Ready to Rally (LTA)
  • The report of the Strategic Director of Place submitted to the Lead Member for Environment, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety Briefing held on 27 June 2022



Contact Officer:        Annie Surtees


Tel No: 0161 925 1153


This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Community and Neighbourhoods  Scrutiny Panel                       



Signed: Councillor Barbara Bentham

Lead Member for Environment, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety

Date: 27 June 2022


*           This decision was published on Monday 27 June 2022.

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 pm on Monday 4 July 2022 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.




Exclusion of the Public


Items for Decision - Part 2 (Closed to the Public)

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