Assets, Culture & Housing Cabinet Member – Minutes – 3 August 2015

7  (7) COMMUNITY RIGHT TO BID – NOMINATIONS REGISTER AS AT 02/07/2015 – The Director of Places submitted a report updating the Cabinet Member on the progression of the Community Right to Bid process in North Lincolnshire.

The Community Right to Bid initiative allowed local community groups or parish councils to nominate buildings or land for listing as Assets of Community Value under the Community Right to Bid initiative.

For a local group to successfully nominate an asset it would have to show that:

• it was based within the local authority area (or a neighbouring authority); and
• it was a group that was qualified to make a nomination.

Listed assets must either improve, or had recently improved, the community’s social wellbeing or social interest.  They must also be likely of doing so in the future.

The Nominations Register set out the progress made for each nomination from the date it was received through to the listing review, as applicable.  The Nominations Register was appended to the report.

Resolved – That the latest information held within the Nominations Register be noted.

8  (8) MUSEUM SERVICE FEES AND CHARGES – 2015/16 – The Director of Places submitted a report seeking approval for the Museum Service fees and charges for 2015/16.

There was a corporate requirement to increase income budgets by1.2%.  Fees and charges were required to be set to help meet revised income charges.  The inflation figure of 1.2% was the maximum level of increase applicable.

A benchmarking exercise had been carried out against similar venues.  There was a need for the fees and charges to be flexible to respond to changing market conditions.

Resolved – (a) That the Museum Service fees and charges, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be approved; (b) that managers be given greater discretion to make changes to fees and charges in line with Option 3, at paragraph 4.3 to the report, and (c) that a protocol for managing the area of work be developed with Corporate Finance, for consideration and approval by the Cabinet Member.