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Decision details

Library Savings Programme Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Having considered an officer report, and presentations by Mr Peter

Richardson (Friends of Manor House Library) and by the Cabinet Member for

Health, Well-Being & Older People, Councillor Chris Best, the Mayor agreed

that

 

(1) V22 be approved as the preferred partner for Forest Hill and authority be

delegated to the Executive Director for Regeneration, in consultation with the

Executive Director for Community Services and the Head of Law, to negotiate

the terms of a lease for the Forest Hill Library building with V22 for a minimum

term of 25 years at a nil rent to enable the provision of a community library in

partnership with Lewisham Council;

 

(2) The Archibald Corbett Society working with the Corbett Residents

Association be approved as the preferred partners for Torridon Road Library

building and authority be delegated to the Executive Director for Community

Services to negotiate the terms of a premises management agreement for an

interim period whilst their business plan for the building is further developed in

order to be considered for a lease;

 

(3) Officers be instructed to carry out a further exercise, to identify a suitable

partner organisation for Manor House Library and that interim arrangements

for the management of the building be put in place, as described;

 

(4) an update on progress of the exercise for Manor House Library be

reported to Safer Stronger Select Committee in September 2016 and the

final outcome be reported back to Mayor and Cabinet for approval;

 

(5) the proposed arrangement for the provision of library services in Laurence

House, Catford be noted;

 

(6) the Executive Director for Community Services be asked to prepare a

response to the referral from the Safer Stronger Communities Select

Committee on the Library Savings Programme Update; and

 

(7) the Executive Director for Community Services be asked to prepare a

response to the referral from the Safer Stronger Communities Select

Committee on DBS checks for library staff.

Publication date: 14/07/2016

Date of decision: 13/07/2016

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2016 - Mayor and Cabinet

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