Agenda item - Royal Pavilion & Museums Advisory Group

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Agenda item

Royal Pavilion & Museums Advisory Group

Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

Decision:

1)           That the Committee agrees to establish an advisory group of independent museums specialists, working to the Terms of Reference attached in the Appendix to this report.

 

2)           That the Committee delegates to the Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture, in liaison with the Chair of the Committee, to seek and appoint appropriate individuals.

 

3)           That the Committee notes that a further report will be brought on 7th March 2019 advising of the names of RPMAG members and seeking approval to appoint a Chair.

 

4)           That the Committee notes that, as set out at paragraphs 2.1.7 and 2.1.8 in the report approved by PRG on 11 October 2018, it is planned that once the project reaches the Implementation phase, the Advisory Group will be superseded by a Board of Trustees for a charitable entity, recruited through an open process, and that a further report will be brought to Committee at this time.

 

5)           That the Committee notes that progress with plans to prepare for a move to Trust is ahead of schedule.

Minutes:

61.1      The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture that sought approval for the Terms of Reference for a Royal Pavilion & Museums Advisory Group (RPMAG) to support the service as recommended by Arts Council England (ACE).

 

61.2      Councillor Platts thanked officers for their work and welcomed that progress with plans to prepare for a move to a Trust was ahead of schedule. Councillor Platts stated that she was pleased with the proposal that staff and union representatives would be members of the Advisory Group and their expertise would be very helpful as well as being an excellent demonstration of healthy staff employment relations.

 

61.3      In relation to recommendation 2.2, Councillor Miller asked if it would not be appropriate for opposition councillors to also be consulted under the delegated powers. Councillor Miller noted that the draft timetable ran to April 2020 and enquired as to the budget implications of that lengthy process to the council.

 

61.4      The Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture explained that the purpose of recommendation 2.2 was to ensure expediency and the committee would be kept updates as demonstrated with the commitment to bring a report back to the next meeting of the committee detailed in recommendation 2.2. The Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture explained that the pace of the transfer was not the subject of the report however, the transfer would be a complex process but was ahead of schedule and it was important to ensure every element was conduct correctly to benefit all.

 

61.5      RESOLVED-

 

1)           That the Committee agrees to establish an advisory group of independent museums specialists, working to the Terms of Reference attached in the Appendix to this report.

 

2)           That the Committee delegates to the Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture, in liaison with the Chair of the Committee, to seek and appoint appropriate individuals.

 

3)           That the Committee notes that a further report will be brought on 7th March 2019 advising of the names of RPMAG members and seeking approval to appoint a Chair.

 

4)           That the Committee notes that, as set out at paragraphs 2.1.7 and 2.1.8 in the report approved by PRG on 11 October 2018, it is planned that once the project reaches the Implementation phase, the Advisory Group will be superseded by a Board of Trustees for a charitable entity, recruited through an open process, and that a further report will be brought to Committee at this time.

5)           That the Committee notes that progress with plans to prepare for a move to Trust is ahead of schedule.

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