Your Councillors

The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment Trust Committee

 

Is this the final decision on the recommendations?

Yes

 

Annual Report of Maidstone Museums Manager

 

Final Decision-Maker

QORWKR Trust Committee

Lead Director or Head of Service

Dawn Hudd, Head of Commercial & Economic Development

Lead Officer and Report Author

Jo Wiltcher, Museums Manager and Sam Harris, Collections Manager

Classification

Non-exempt

Wards affected

 

 

 

This report makes the following recommendations to the final decision-maker:

 

1.   To approve the 2014/15 annual report for the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum Trust for submission to the Charity Commission.

 

 

 

This report relates to the following corporate priorities:

·         Keeping Maidstone Borough an attractive place for all

·         Securing a successful economy for Maidstone Borough

-          Ensuring there are good leisure and cultural attractions

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment Trust Committee Meeting

20 January 2016

 

 



Annual Report of Maidstone Museums Manager

 

 

1.        PURPOSE OF REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

1.1     To update the committee on activity during 2014/15.

 

1.2     To recommend that the Committee approve the 2014/15 annual report for the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum Trust for submission to the Charity Commission, as attached at Appendix 1.

        

 

 

2.        INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

2.1     On 12 March 2007 the Charity Commission, in consultation with

Maidstone Borough Council, created a new Scheme which appointed

the Council as sole trustee of the Regimental Museum Charity.

Ownership of the Trust’s assets passed to the Council which now has

responsibility for managing, curating and insuring the collection.

 

2.2     The old Regimental Trust has become an un-registered charity known as a Combined Fund. The Council has a Duty of Consultation to report once a year on matters relating to the management of the collection to a nominated representative of the Combined Fund (the Secretary of

the Queen’s Owns Buffs Association, based at the PWRR barracks in

Canterbury). The Council must produce an annual report and accounts for the Charity Commission.                                                 

 

 

 

3.        AVAILABLE OPTIONS

 

3.1     Any alternative course of action would not meet the requirements of the Charity Commission. This could undermine public confidence in the ability of the Council to manage the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum Trust.      

 

 

4.        PREFERRED OPTION AND REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

4.1     Approval of the report will meet the Trust’s charitable objectives and

continue the successful development of the Regimental Museum.       

 

 

 

5.       CONSULTATION RESULTS AND PREVIOUS COMMITTEE FEEDBACK

 

5.1     N/A

 

 

6.       NEXT STEPS: COMMUNICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECISION

 

6.1     Submission to the Charity Commission of the annual report 2014/15

 

 

7.       CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

 

Issue

Implications

Sign-off

Impact on Corporate Priorities

This collection forms an important part of the Maidstone Museum offer.

Head of Commercial and Economic Development

Risk Management

There is no risk to the Council in approving the annual report.

Head of Commercial and Economic Development

Financial

None

 

Staffing

None

 

Legal

There is a requirement to provide an annual report to the Charity Commission

Deputy Head of Legal Partnership

Equality Impact Needs Assessment

None

 

Environmental/Sustainable Development

None

 

Community Safety

None

 

Human Rights Act

None

 

Procurement

None

 

Asset Management

None

 

 

8.        REPORT APPENDICES

 

The following documents are to be published with this report and form part of the report:

·               Appendix I: Annual Report 2014/15

 

 

9.        BACKGROUND PAPERS

 

None