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