Decision details

Revenue Grant Agreement funding level for community libraries, 2025-2029

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Fire, Community Safety and Libraries

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the level of continued funding for Community Libraries for a further 4 years, for the period 1st April 2025- 31st March 2029 in line with the legal Revenue Grant Agreements


In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.


Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:


Approve the payment of £12,000 per year to each of the 8 community libraries (Berkeley, Bream, Brockworth, Lechlade, Minchinhampton, Mitcheldean, Newnham and Painswick) during the four-year period commencing on 1st April 2025 and ending on 31st March 2029 in accordance with the terms and conditions of existing Revenue Grant Agreements between the council and each of the said community libraries. For the reasons set out in the report

Publication date: 18/04/2024

Date of decision: 18/04/2024

Effective from: 26/04/2024

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