Decision details

Healthy Weight Contract

Decision Maker: Community Services

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Community Services submitted a report seeking Committees approval to enter into a collaboration agreement with Lancashire County Council (LCC) to deliver the Healthy Weight and Play and Skills at Teatime (PASTA) programme.


The Council had for several years delivered a healthy weight programme on behalf of LCC. In 2021 LCC had also entered into an agreement with Roefield Leisure to deliver the Play and Skills at Teatime Activities (PASTA) programme in the Ribble Valley. The programme involved families with children in receipt of free school meals being offered activities alongside sessions to prepare healthy meal options.


LCC were now seeking to deliver these programmes directly through District Councils by way of a collaboration agreement for both services, a copy of which was included in the report along with the indicative finance allocations. It was understood that the agreements would be for a minimum of five years with the option to extend the agreements by a further three years, commencing on 1 April 2024.




1.    Approve in principle the Council entering into the collaboration agreement with LCC for the provision of the Healthy Weight and PASTA programme, subject to the agreement of appropriate Collaboration Agreements.


2.    Authorise the Director of Community Services to negotiate the relevant terms of the Collaboration Agreement in consultation with the Chair of Community Committee.


Publication date: 23/10/2023

Date of decision: 17/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/10/2023 - Community Services

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