Asset Management, Culture and Housing Cabinet Member – Minutes – 14 March 2013

43  (43) CULTURAL SERVICES FEES AND CHARGES – The Director of Places submitted a report seeking approval to agree the principles for setting the remaining fees and charges for Cultural Services.
Fees and charges for a range of services needed to be set each year at a level to meet revised income targets.

Fees and charges had already been set for Normanby Hall Country Park admissions and the Museum Learning Service.  The focus of the report was the remaining fees and charges for the Museums Service, including Normanby Hall, and the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

This year, some broad principles were proposed for the setting of the fees and charges.  They were:

  • Charges to be set to achieve at least full cost recovery
  • Benchmarking with other similar services or venues
  • Moving to a per pupil charge at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Resolved – (a) That the principles for setting fees and charges, as outlined in the report, to be agreed in conjunction with the Director of Places, be approved, and (b) that an update report be submitted to the Cabinet Member at a later date.

The corresponding reports of the following item (Minute 44 refers) contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

44.  (44) PROPERTY TRANSACTION SCHEDULES – The Director of Places submitted a report for consideration, and where necessary, approval of a schedule containing the terms of all recently negotiated property transactions.

The schedules covered both operational and commercial property.

Resolved – That the schedules appended to the report be approved.

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