Southampton City Council will release Southampton Golf Course operators Mytime Active from their contract from 31 March 2021, with the council's Cabinet agreeing the proposal at the Cabinet meeting on 9 February 2021. The change of management is taking place by mutual agreement.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Mytime Active’s business, like so many other service providers, has led to their decision to cease operating the Southampton Golf Centre. Having operated the Southampton course since 2010, the running of the golf club will now return to the council from 1 April. The decision is in line with similar instances that have taken place across the country with a number of Local Authorities taking on the running of golf courses and other leisure facilities. The decision will be subject to the council’s usual seven day ‘call in’ period.
It is anticipated that all current Mytime Active staff members who solely or mainly work at the Southampton course will transfer in their roles over to the employment of the council. The migration process for existing golfers should also be seamless.
Mytime Active will be contacting all club members and other customers to ensure any customer queries are concluded satisfactorily. Anyone with concerns or questions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Mytime Active website mytimeactive.co.uk/southampton-city-faqs
Cabinet Member for Culture and Homes, Councillor Satvir Kaur said: