Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Commercial & Traded Services
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Following the decision relating to relocation of services a new decision has been taken to formally agree to provide Gateway Services in Swanley
Temporary relocation of library services from Swanley Library
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
§ 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
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.
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