Darlington Library Service

Reference Number: 0713
Department: Neighbourhood Services and Resources
Date Added: 06 September 2016
Last Updated: 06 September 2016

Contact Officer Details

Name: Luke Swinhoe
Email: Luke.Swinhoe@darlington.gov.uk
Telephone: 01325 405490

Lead Scrutiny Committee and Chair:

Committee: Place scrutiny committee
Scrutiny Chair: Councillor Carson
Email: Bob.Carson@darlington.gov.uk
Lead Officer: Steve Petch
Lead Officer Email: Steve.Petch@darlington.gov.uk

Relevant Cabinet Members

Name Email Portfolio
Nick Wallis nick.wallis@darlington.gov.uk Leisure and Local Environment Portfolio

Description of Decision to be Taken:

The report updates Members on the progress and developments following decisions made by Council in June 2016. It advises of clarification of the legal status of the Crown Street property and the further work required. It advises of a potential legal challenge and invites Members to agree a way forward in response. The recommendation is for Members not to implement earlier decisions but for new decisions about library provision to be made at a later date.

Action: Consideration of options
Date to be considered by Cabinet: 13 September 2016
Date to be considered by Council:
Deferred: No
Deferral History:

Reason for late inclusion:

To ensure a timely response to any potential litigation.

Added to the plan in accordance with:

General Exception Rule: Yes

Other Details

Affected Wards: Park East Ward
Documents to be submitted: Report
Proposed Consultees: Members, staff and public.
Consultation Method: Meetings