Issue details

Splashes Sports Centre Development


This report will set out plans for the long-term future of Splashes sports centre in Rainham and seek approval for an addition to the Capital programme, which is a matter for Full Council, to fund the proposed development.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision.


On this occasion it has not been practicable to provide this 28 clear days’ notice and therefore Section 10 (General exception) of the above regulations has been complied with. It was not possible to include this report on the Forward Plan with 28 days’ notice because the current closure of sports centres together with ongoing repairs required to the existing building have led to a strategic review of the future requirements for a family-friendly leisure facility at Splashes, and it is considered appropriate to bring forward development proposals at this stage to enable works to be undertaken prior to the centre re-opening. This review had not been concluded when the Forward Plan was published.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/06/2020

Decision due: 7 Jul 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Howard Doe, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services

Lead director: Richard Hicks

Department: Regeneration, Culture and Environment

Contact: Bob Dimond, Head of Sport Leisure and Tourism Email: Tel: (01634) 338238.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Regeneration, Culture and Environment

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