Decision details

Archives Project - Delivery Phase

Decision Maker: Economy and Growth Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek authority to accept a grant from NLHF and seek confirmation of delivery mechanisms and governance for the delivery phase of Cheshire Archives - A Story Shared project.


The Committee considered the report which provided an update on the ‘Cheshire Archives – A Story Shared’ project and provided the context for the delivery phase of the project, which included the building of a new History Centre in Crewe.


It was noted that the late Councillor Dorothy Flude had been very involved with the Archives Project and it was proposed that, subject to consultation, the new centre be named in her honour.


RESOLVED (unanimously):  That the Committee


1          delegate to the Executive Director Place to take all necessary actions to enable the delivery stage of the ‘Cheshire Archives – A Story Shared’ project.


2          delegate authority to the Executive Director Place, in consultation with the Director of Governance and Compliance, to enter into or approve any contracts or agreements (including professional consultants and building contracts etc.) required for the delivery phase.


3          approve the entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to address all relevant terms for collaborative delivery of the project with CWAC.


4          approve the participation as required in the acceptance of the offer of grant aid from the Heritage Fund by CWAC by the exercise of the delegated authority to proceed with this project.


5          consideration be given to naming the History Centre in honour of the late Councillor Dorothy Flude, subject to public consultation.




The meeting adjourned for a short break during which Councillor Kolker returned to the meeting.

Report author: Helen Paton

Publication date: 17/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2023 - Economy and Growth Committee

Effective from: 24/03/2023

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