Decision details

Community Centre Review Update

Reference: D42914

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To note the outcome of consultation and the actions now being taken on ten community centres previously considered by Executive Board and to specifically consider the proposed closure of Gildersome Youth Club and Kippax Youth Centre ensuring thatexisting users are relocated to appropriate local venues.


Further to Minute No. 106, 19th November 2014, the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) submitted a report providing an update on the review of ten Community Centres as previously reported to the Board. Specifically, the report provides information on the consultation undertaken, the actions that have been progressed on all ten Community Centres under review and details a specific proposal to move ahead with the closure of two centres, one being Gildersome Youth Club and the other being Kippax Youth Centre.



(a)  That the Assistant Chief Executive (Citizens and Communities) be requested to undertake the following actions:-

(i)  effects the closure of Gildersome Youth Club, Street Lane, Gildersome and declares the property surplus to Council’s requirement;

(ii)  effects the closure of Kippax Youth Centre, known as the Kippax Cabin, Cross Hills, Kippax and declares the property surplus to Council’s requirement ;

(iii)  arranges the relocation of current users of Gildersome Youth Club and Kippax Youth Centre to appropriate local venues, and;

(iv)  carries out the actions specified in the submitted report relating to the future running of the following community centres:

·  Bramley Community Centre, Waterloo Lane, Bramley

·  Fieldhead Youth and Adult Centre, Naburn Approach, Whinmoor

·  Lewisham Park Centre, Clough Street, Morley

·  Old Cockburn Sports Hall, Primrose Lane, Hunslet

·  Meanwood Community Centre, Stainbeck Avenue, Meanwood

·  St Gabriel's Community Centre, Fall Lane, East Ardsley

·  Weston Lane Community Centre, Weston Ridge, Otley

·  Windmill Youth Centre, Marsh Street, Rothwell


(b)  That approval be given to the ring fencing of the required portion of the capital receipt from the sale of the Gildersome Youth Centre site to make improvements to Gildersome Meeting Hall, and that it be noted that the Director of City Development is responsible for the implementation of this resolution.


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Ardsley and Robin Hood; Bramley and Stanningley; City and Hunslet; Cross Gates and Whinmoor; Kippax and Methley; Morley North; Morley South; Otley and Yeadon; Rothwell; Weetwood;

Portfolio Holder: Executive member for communities

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Public consultation took place between December 2014 and March 2015


Ward Members, Community Committees, regular community centre users, parish council, community stakeholders, local residents

Contact: Martin Dean 0113 2243973 Email:

Report author: Martin Dean

Publication date: 23/11/2015

Date of decision: 18/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2015 - Executive Board

Effective from: 28/11/2015

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