Issue details

Swanley Gateway

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



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Darent Valley; Swanley;

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

Decision due: Not before 25th Aug 2014 by Cabinet Member for Commercial & Traded Services

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Commercial & Traded Services

Lead director: Barbara Cooper

Contact: Jonathan White, Southborough Project Manager Tel: 01622 691485 Email: Tel: 01622 696904 01622 696904.


The proposed decision will be considered by Communities Cabinet Committee at the meeting to be held on 11 June 2013.


Further consultation is planned.


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision?

§               Roger Brookbank : Swanley

§               Roger Gough : Darent Valley

§               Sevenoaks District 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: 13/00040(a) and 13/00040 (b)

Equalities implications: Financial criterai exceeded, expenditure over a £1m



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