Decision details

PART II Approved Swanley Gateway

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Commercial & Traded Services

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Part II


Following the decision relating to relocation of services a new decision has been taken to formally agree to provide Gateway Services in Swanley




Part I



Temporary relocation of library services from Swanley Library


Proposed decision:

To seek authority to relocate library services from Swanley Library to temporary premises during the refurbishment of the building to become a Gateway.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives

§ Putting the citizen in control

§ Customer Services Business Plans 2012/13 and 2013/14

§ Customer Services Strategy

§ Vision for Kent

§ New Ways of Working


Financial Implications:

§ During the closure period costs for the provision of temporary facilities will be kept to a minimum and any revenue costs should be offset by a reduction in user costs for the individual facilities.

§ Relocating library services for Swanley will provide the contractor with an unfettered site which will reduce the time of the build and therefore lower capital costs.

§ The temporary facilities will be stocked from existing library resources and there are no implications for the current staffing establishment


Legal Implications:

Kent County Council provides library and archive services under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 which requires the provision of a ’comprehensive and efficient’ library service.


Equality Implications:

An EQIA has been carried out and is available.


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital




As  Cabinet  Member  for  Commercial  and  Traded  Services, I  agree  to  the  creation  of  a  Gateway  in  Swanley,  to  be  housed  in  the  current  Library  building  and  in  accordance  with  the  details  set  out  in  theaccompanying  report.


The  Executive  Scheme  of  Delegation  for  Officers  set  out  in  Appendix  2Part  4 of  the  Constitution  (and  the  directorate  schemes  of  sub-delegation  made  thereunder)  provides  the  governance  pathway  for  the  implementation  of  this  decision  by  officers.   In  this  instance,  the  Director  of  Economic  Development,   Director  of  Property,  Infrastructure  and  Support  (on  behalf  of  the  Corporate  Director  Business  Strategy  &  Support)  and  Director  of  Governance  and  Law  will  take  all  such  steps  as  are  necessary  to  implement  the  decision  including  entering  intoall  necessarylegal and contractual  agreementscovering  the  building,management  and  partnership  arrangements.

Publication date: 25/07/2014

Date of decision: 25/07/2014

Effective from: 02/08/2014

Accompanying Documents: