Decision details

Raunds Library (Community Managed Library programme)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes






That the Executive:


a)    Approved entering into a lease for the Raunds Library property with Creating Tomorrow Multi-Academy Trust at 40% reduction on the market rent in line with the community managed libraries that transferred under NCC.


b)    Delegated authority to the Executive Member Sport, Leisure, Culture, Tourism in conjunction with the Executive Director, Adults, Communities and Wellbeing to take any action necessary to complete the lease arrangements.




Reason for Recommendations: The approval of this recommendation will enable the officers to proceed with the transfer of Raunds Library to be community managed, whilst maintaining the integrity of the Community Managed Library transfer programme as a whole and the duty of NNC to obtain best value.


Alternative Options Considered: The Council could choose not to enter into a lease at 40% reduction on the market rent, but this has been discounted as it would not be in keeping with the approach taken across the rest of the Community Managed libraries programme and could lead to significant reputational damage and the potential for community organisations to pull out of the process.


Publication date: 27/09/2022

Date of decision: 15/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 05/10/2022

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