Issue details

Herne Bay Gateway - temporary relocation of library services


Gateway Services at Herne Bay Library


Proposed decision:

To agree to provide Gateway Services at Herne Bay Library and to relocate library services from Herne Bay Library to temporary premises during the refurbishment of the building.


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 Herne Bay 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 1964which requires the provision of a ’comprehensive and efficient’ library service.

Equality Implications:

An EQIA has been carried out and is available on the KCC website.


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



Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: Herne Bay;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/06/2013

Contact: Jonathan White, Southborough Project Manager Tel: 01622 691485 e-mail: Tel: 01622 696904.


The proposed decision was considered and endorsed by the Communities Cabinet Committee at the meeting held on 11 June 2013. Reports, minutes and webcast of the items consideration can be viewed by clicking on the link below:


Further consultation is planned including with the relevant Cabinet Committee.


Local Members particularly affected by this proposed decision:

§    Nicholas Bond : Herne Bay

§    Brian MacDowell : Herne Bay

§    Canterbury City Council


Financial implications: Lead officer: Jonathan White Projects & Operations Manager Tel: 01622 691485 Email: Lead Director: Amanda Honey Corporate Director Customer & Communities Tel: 01622 694100 Email:

Legal implications: 13/00041

Equalities implications: N/a. Key decision criteria not met.