Decision details

South Ribble Museum Exhibition Centre

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Leisure presented a confidential report of the Deputy Chief Executive updating Cabinet on proposals for the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition.

The meeting paid tribute to Dr David Hunt who had recently retired as Curator of South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre after 38 years’ service to the Council and wished him well for the future.

Decision made (Unanimously):

1.    That the operation of the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre and associated budget be moved into the Communications and Visitor Economy team as of 1 July 2020.

2.    That the temporary staffing arrangements are agreed with a view to making permanent arrangements before 30 March 2021.

3.    The results of the service review and proposals for permanent staffing arrangements will be brought back for approve.


Reason(s) for decision:

Given the opportunity to share the museum service has come around quicker than anticipated it is proposed temporary arrangements are put in place to allow us to undertake a thorough review of the service while allowing us to keep operating the visitor attraction once COVID-19 allow us to do so.

Alternative options considered and rejected:


Report author: Andrew Daniels

Publication date: 25/06/2020

Date of decision: 24/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/06/2020 - Cabinet

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