Hampshire County Council

Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage Item 8

21 September 2005

Westbury Manor Museum - Revitalising Fareham's Community Museum.

Report by the Director of Recreation and Heritage

Contact: Chris Edwards 01962 826703 e-mail: chris.edwards@hants.gov.uk

1

Summary

 

 

1.1

The following decision is sought:

 

 

 

That the Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage approves the proposal

to improve access and services at Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham at an

estimated cost of £200,000 of which £25,000 will be funded by the Recreation

and Heritage Capital Programme and £25,000 from the Policy and Resources

Capital Programme ( Access improvements ). The remaining £150,000 is to

be funded by a £50,000 contribution by Fareham Borough Council and a

£100,000 grant from the DCMS/Wolfson Foundation.

2

Reasons

 

 

2.1

To improve physical access to Westbury Manor Museum to meet the

requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act, and to deliver improved

museum services to members of the community in accordance with the

Action Plan drawn up in consultation with Fareham Borough Council and

the Hampshire County Museums and Archives Services' Service Plan.

 

 

2.2

This decision supports Aims 1 and 5 of the Corporate Strategy by providing

improved facilities at Westbury Manor Museum.

 

 

3

Other options considered and rejected

 

 

 

- Making no improvements

4

Conflicts of interest declared by the decision-maker or other Executive

Member consulted

 

 

 

None.

 

 

5

Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee

 

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

6

Reason(s) for the matter being dealt with if urgent

 

 

 

Not applicable

Approved by: Date:

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Councillor Mrs. M. Snaith