Special Policing Service – All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC)

Reference code: 
PCD 04
Date signed: 
23 June 2016
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This paper proposes a 5 year agreement for the provision of policing services to the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) for the Wimbledon Championships.  The value of the agreement is £2.8m.


The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is recommended to approve the Special Police Service agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) at a value of £2.8m.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

Decision required – supporting report

1.    Introduction and background

1.1.    MOPAC is asked to provide special policing services to assist the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.   

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The recovery of cost is based on the level of charges approved by MOPAC for policing services.  MPS has provided assurance that it is charging for services provided on land owned, leased or controlled by AELTC in line with case law, and is the maximum permitted to be recovered. 

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    The total estimated year 1 cost of the deployment is £682k, of which £553k is expected to be recovered.  The shortfall will be met from within the existing MPS budget.

3.2.    The 5 year cost of deployment is £3.5m, with recovery estimated at £2.8m. 

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    In relation to the provision of special policing services, section 25 (1) of the Police Act 1996 provides “[The Commissioner as] the chief officer of police may provide, at the request of any person, special police services at any premises or in any locality in the police area for which the force is maintained, subject to the payment to the police authority of charges on such scales as may be determined by that authority”.

4.2.    Section 4.8 of the MOPAC Scheme of Consent and Delegation requires the DMPC to approve the provision of policing services to external bodies where the contract value is £500,000 or above.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    There are no direct equality implications arising from this paper.

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    Appendix 1 MPS Report