Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Councillors' Interests

3.

Announcements by the Leader, Executive Councillors and Executive Directors

4.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive held on 9 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

5.

Future of the Heritage Service pdf icon PDF 686 KB

(To receive a report from the Executive Director – Place, which informs the Executive of the results of public consultation on and seeks approval for a series of recommendations relating to proposed changes to the Council's Heritage Service)

Additional documents:

Decision:

(1)  That approval be given to the Heritage Service moving to a more commercial approach (also referred to as a cultural enterprise model) to attract greater income and make the Heritage Service as financially self-sustaining as possible.

 

(2)  That approval be given to the carrying out of works at The Collection building to develop it into a flexible space capable of hosting and displaying a range of art and archaeology including major touring exhibitions.

 

(3)  That approval be given to Lincolnshire County Council giving two years notice to the City of Lincoln Council to terminate the collections management agreement dated 31 January 2001 and the return of the collections owned by the City of Lincoln Council to the City of Lincoln Council.

 

(4)  That subject to paragraph 5 below, approval be given to Lincolnshire County Council continuing to explore with the City of Lincoln Council and third parties the potential for third party operation of the Usher Gallery in whole or in part as an art gallery.

 

(5)  That the Council's continued exploration under paragraph 4 above shall be conditional on:-

 

·       there being a sustainable business case for third party operation of the Usher Gallery building or part of it as an art gallery to the satisfaction of the Council not later than 31 October 2019;

·       there being demonstrable progress towards the securing of all necessary funding and the obtaining of all necessary consents and the conclusion of any necessary contracts and other legal documentation to the satisfaction of the Council not later than 31 December 2019;

·       there being no later than 31 May 2020 final agreement on the terms of any legal documentation involving the County Council and clear evidence to the satisfaction of the Council that operation of the Usher Gallery building or part of it as an art gallery will commence not later than 31 July 2020; and

·       operation of the Usher Gallery building or part of it as an art gallery commencing not later than 31 July 2020.

 

(6)  That approval be given to Lincolnshire County Council continuing until the expiry of the notice given under recommendation 3 above to explore with the City of Lincoln Council alternative permitted uses of the Usher Gallery by the County Council alongside or in replacement for an art offer.

 

(7)  That approval be given to Lincolnshire County Council ceasing to operate the Usher Gallery as an art gallery on the expiry of the notice given under recommendation 3 above or a third party commencing operation of the Usher Gallery building or part of it as an art gallery whichever is the earlier.

 

(8)  That approval be given to serving notice on English Heritage in October 2019 to terminate the lease of Gainsborough Old Hall in October 2020 with Lincolnshire County Council ceasing to manage and operate the Old Hall in October 2020.

 

(9)  That approval be given to the retention of the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitors Centre and Heckington Windmill as part of  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.

6.

Proposed Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 1 MB

(To receive a report from the Executive Director – Place, which invites the Executive to endorse the Proposed Statement of Community Involvement, attached to the report as Appendix C, and recommend to the full County Council that it is adopted as the final Statement of Community Involvement)

Decision:

That the Proposed Statement of Community Involvement, as detailed at Appendix C to the report, be endorsed and recommended to the full County Council for adoption as the final Statement of Community Involvement.

7.

Performance Reporting against the Council Business Plan - Quarter 1 pdf icon PDF 163 KB

(To receive a report from the Executive Director - Commercial, which presents an overview of performance for Quarter 1 against the Council Business Plan)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

(1)  That the Quarter 1 performance 2019/2020 be noted.

 

(2)  That the proposed changes to reporting, as set out in this report, be approved.

 

(3)  That any future proposed changes to reporting become the exception, rather than the norm.

 

 
 
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