Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Overview Working Group
Thursday, 10th September, 2015 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre. View directions

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Simon Carter, Manny Doku, Waida Forman and Clive Souter.

9.

Declarations of Interest

To receive Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any matters on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

10.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 40 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2015.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2015 be agreed as a correct record.

11.

Matters arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

None.

12.

Financial Future of the Playhouse Scoping Report pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Minutes:

Jane Greer, Head of Community Wellbeing presented a scoping report to the Overview Working Group on the financial future of Harlow Playhouse Theatre.  Jane explained that the review would examine options and make recommendations for the long term financial sustainability of the Playhouse Theatre.  As part of the review the Council had commissioned a report from Clover Theatre Management to explore funding options beyond 2018/19.  

 

Councillors discussed initial ideas for how to increase the use the building and rentable spaces to generate income. The capacity of the auditorium and the size of the stage were also discussed. 

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A the scoping report is noted.

 

B key witnesses including representatives from the Playhouse Trust, the Playhouse General Manager and Playhouse Supporters Group would be invited to a future meeting of this Group.

13.

Work Plan 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 19 KB

To review the Overview Working Group’s work plan for the current year.

Minutes:

The Overview Working Group received a report that outlined its Work Plan for the current year.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A The 2015/16 Work Plan is noted.

 

B The financial future of the Harlow Playhouse Theatre is added to the 13 October 2015 and 14 January 2016 meetings of this Group.

14.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Minutes:

None.