Decision details

Theatr Clwyd Transfer Proposal Report

Decision Maker: Education, Youth & Culture Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To update on the progress to date on the programme to transfer Theatr Clwyd and Music Services from council control to a charitable trust model and the timeline and terms of transfer.


The Chief Executive introduced the latest position and proposed terms and timescale of the transfer to an independent charitable trust for both theatre operations and music services as detailed within the report.


            The Executive Director, Theatr Clwyd outlined his support for the transfer and detailed the work currently being undertaken to meet the challenges in response to the emergency situation.


            In response to a question around costs to schools for the music service, the Executive Director explained that work had been undertaken to ensure that the new model of working would reduce the cost of the music service to schools over the long term.  The Chief Officer (Education & Youth) advised that the new proposals were fully supported by schools.


            In response to a suggestion from Mr. David Hytch that the trade unions should have a representative on the Board, the Executive Director agreed to take this suggestion back to the Shadow Board for discussion.


            It was also agreed that a copy of the Cabinet report appendices be circulated to the Committee following the meeting as they had been omitted from the Agenda.




(a)          That the Committee is assured by the progress to transfer Theatr Clwyd and the Music Service to a new charitable body on 31 March;


(b)          That the Shadow Board of the new body entering into formal agreement for transfer be supported;


(c)          That the principles of transfer, as set out in the Cabinet report shown at Appendix 1, be supported;


(d)          That the specific proposals for transfer as a framework for a service contract agreement, as set out in the Cabinet report shown at Appendix 1, be supported; and


(e)          That the feedback from the Committee be provided to Cabinet as part of the full and final report on due diligence, the resolution of any remaining service contract agreement detail and the formal proposal from the Shadow Board.

Report author: Kara Bennett

Publication date: 09/11/2020

Date of decision: 05/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2020 - Education, Youth & Culture Overview & Scrutiny Committee

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