Equality Impact Assessment

At its meeting on 29 November 2017 the Council decided that the name for the new leisure complex in Ards should be ‘Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex’.

In line with the Council’s Section 75 Statutory duties and further to the screening of the decision an Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) was carried out over a 12 week period from 12 February 2018 to 4 May 2018.   

A Final Decision Report (available for download below) was prepared to assist the Council in reaching a final decision about the name and was reviewed at the Council meeting on 30 May 2018.

As recommended in the Final Decision Report, Members gave consideration to the findings and all the available options outlined.  Council then agreed that no mitigation was required and to proceed with the name proposed in November 2017 – Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex – and to include an exhibition area in the new complex to showcase the sporting achievements and prowess of Blair Mayne.       

*This decision is subject to call in.