Decision details

Decision Maker: Leisure and Tourism Portfolio Holder

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider whether to host a stage of the 2020 Women’s Cycling Tour.

Decision:

To agree to host the penultimate stage of the Women’s tour cycling event 2020 as part of a week long cycling event to promote tourism within Tendring and to further develop healthy lifestyles and health and well being across the District.

Reasons for the decision:

Tourism is a major employer within Tendring, generating in excess of £370m p.a. and bringing major sporting events to Tendring further exposes the natural assets and opportunities to a wider and more diverse audience. Coverage of the event is multinational.

 

Tendring is also part of the local delivery pilot of the Sport England, healthier lifestyles initiative and bringing the World’s best cyclists to the area will inspire residents to become more active.  This is really important as the District currently has over 70% of the population who are inactive, well above the Essex and national average.

 

Alternative options considered:

Not hosting the event.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Publication date: 26/02/2020

Date of decision: 26/02/2020

Effective from: 05/03/2020