Climbing tower contractor appointed
Published on Wednesday, 18th April 2018
We are pleased to announce that Epic Outdoors has been appointed as the Borough Council’s climbing tower service provider.
Based in Cumbria, the Company specialises in residential camps delivering Duke of Edinburgh awards and adventure programmes including gorge walking, canoeing and climbing. Epic Outdoors will deliver the Borough’s climbing tower service for the next two years, with the Council having the option to extend for a further two years at the end of that period. The annual delivery costs are £25,000, including all the maintenance and accreditation necessary for the tower to meet health and safety requirements.
A programme of 26 events has been agreed, with sessions taking place between April and November; the schedule includes town centre activities each month for Nuneaton and Bedworth alternatively, visits to each town during the May and October half terms, plus appearances at the Nuneaton carnival in June, the Pingles 10K run event in September and all three Christmas light switch-on events in November. In addition there will be summer holiday deliveries within designated parks in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
Following each event, Epic Outdoors will provide the Council with data and feedback from climbers, together with the income raised at each event. The fee remains at £1 per climb to make it affordable for all ages. Beyond these commitments, the Company is free to hire the climbing tower from the Council to use commercially at other events within and beyond the Borough.
Cllr Dennis Harvey, Leader of the Council said:
"We are looking forward to a successful partnership with Epic Outdoors, an experienced service provider with a strong track record of delivering leisure and adventure activities around the UK, including Warwickshire.
“The Company is keen to build on the successful delivery format we have established over recent years, to ensure that local people continue to have access to this exciting and inspiring sporting activity.”
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