Decision details

Aura: Business Recovery Plan

Decision Maker: Education, Youth & Culture Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Allweddol decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To report on the Business Recovery Plan for Aura


            The Managing Director of Aura provided a detailed presentation which covered the following areas:-


·         Recovery Plan: Phase 1

Ø  Mitigation of Costs

·         Recovery Plan: Phase 2

Ø  Re-opening of Libraries

Ø  Re-opening of Leisure Centres

Ø  Aura Employees

Ø  Employee Survey

Ø  Prepare for the ‘New Normal’

·         Financial Impact of Covid-19


            Councillor Dave Mackie praised the way in which Aura had adapted during the emergency situation and felt confident that members of the public would feel safe returning to Deeside Leisure Centre when possible, due to the measures being taken by all staff to ensure their safety.


            In response to a question around the cost to re-develop Deeside Leisure Centre, the Managing Director confirmed that the costs were unknown at this stage as they could not access the site whilst it was being used as a community hospital.


            In response to comments made by Councillor Tudor Jones, the Managing Director agreed that continued additional financial support would be required from the Welsh Government.


            Councillor Janet Axworthy suggested that a letter be sent to AURA colleagues by the Chairman on behalf of the Committee, thanking them for their work, dedication and initiative throughout the emergency situation. This suggestion was supported by the Committee.


The recommendations outlined within the report were moved by Councillor Dave Mackie and seconded by Councillor Ian Smith.





(a) That the Committee note the trading and operational challenges presented by Covid-19 and the challenges presented in relation to the continuation of the current level of service delivery post March 2021; and


(b)That the Chairman writes to AURA colleagues on behalf of the Committee to thank them for their work, dedication and initiative throughout the emergency situation.


Report author: Kara Bennett

Publication date: 18/12/2020

Date of decision: 17/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 17/12/2020 - Education, Youth & Culture Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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