Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 


Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillors Butterworth and Sheerin declared personal interests in agenda item 4 by virtue of their Membership of the Board of Link4Life.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider the minutes of the Charitable Trust Committee held on 7th November 2016.


DECIDED – That the minutes of the meeting of the Charitable Trustee Committee held on 7th November 2016 be approved as a correct record


Charitable Trust Committee Accounts 2016/17 - update pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Projected financial position for 2016/2017 – The Senior Finance Officer to report.

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The Senior Finance Officer updated the Committee with regard to the current financial position of the Doctor Chadwick Trust Fund, the James Handley Bequest, and the Norcross Scholarship Fund.


DECIDED – that the current financial position of the Doctor Chadwick Trust Fund, the James Handley Bequest, and the Norcross Scholarship Fund be noted.




James Handley Bequest - application for consideration pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Mark Doyle (Art Gallery Curator and Collections Manager) to present an application for support.  


The Committee considered an application for assistance from the James Handley Bequest for the purchase of ‘Our Wandering Kind’ (2011) by Susan Collis for the permanent collection at Touchstones.


The reason for the request was that the Art Gallery had planned to embark on an ambitious programme of activities called ‘Contemporary Forward #2’ with the support of external funders such as Arts Council England. The project will involve working with nine artists and a private collector on series of exhibitions, commissions and community engagement projects over a two-year period from April 2017 to April 2019 with ten projects carefully selected to respond to the revised strategy referred to above.


In addition to the successful delivery of the projects the gallery wished to ensure a legacy from the project by the acquisition of works for the permanent collection from each of the participating artists.  The acquisition of ‘Our Wandering Kind’ would enable the active use of the work in the community engagement project linked to the Susan Collis’ project which will begin in advance of her exhibition.  


The Committee gave due consideration to the request against the eligibility criteria as contained within the Trust Deed of the James Edgar Handley Bequest.


DECIDED – that (1) an award of £6,000 from the James Handley Bequest for the acquisition for the permanent art collection of ‘Our Wandering Kind’ 2011 by Susan Collis be approved; and

(2) the Art Gallery Curator & Collections Manager be authorised to purchase ‘Our Wandering Kind’ 2011 by Susan Collis for the permanent collection at Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale on behalf of the James Handley Bequest.