To consider the proposals from Hampshire County Council to transfer the management of Westbury Manor Museum to the newly established Hampshire Solent Cultural Trust.
Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council and Winchester City Council came together in January 2011 to investigate the opportunity for integrating their arts, museums and heritage services.
The proposal going forward is that Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council come together to create a Hampshire Solent Cultural Trust with the capacity to champion a bold vision and facilitate wider partnership working, while playing its part by delivering quality arts and museum services on behalf of Hampshire and Winchester residents.
There are implications for the Westbury Manor Museum under the new arrangements. Hampshire County Council is seeking agreement from Fareham Borough Council to enter into a 3 year funding agreement and lease for the Westbury Manor Museum. The details of these and other proposed changes are detailed in the report.
A further proposed outcome is for Hampshire County Council and Fareham Borough Council to develop a long term strategic vision for the integration of cultural facilities in the Borough of Fareham.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/01/2014
: Community Portfolio;
Decision due: 3 Mar 2014 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Leisure and Community
Lead director: Director of Community
Contact: Mark Bowler, Head of Streetscene Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background Papers: Correspondence with HCC