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Decision details

York Music Hub and York Arts Education

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: This report concerns the future of the York Arts Education Service.

Executive are asked to agree to a new delivery model for York Arts Education Service subject to presentation of an appropriate business plan.


This item will no longer be considered at the Decision Session - Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People on 22 November.


As the report will contain corporate implications in respect to support services and pension issues it has been agreed that this issue should be considered by Executive.


To allow more time to deliver the business plan this item has been deferred to the December meeting of the Executive.



Resolved: That Executive agree that:

(i)      The council ask Arts Council England to novate the council’s existing contract for delivery of music opportunities for children and young people to the new York Music Hub.

(ii)    The council transfer its delivery staff to a new community interest company (York Arts Education), spun out from the council, to act as the York Music Hub’s delivery partner, subject to negotiation of an appropriate contract as set out in paragraph 19 of the report.

(iii)   The council provide a guarantee to York Arts Education with respect to future redundancy liabilities as set out in paragraph 36 of the report.

(iv)  Delegated authority be given to the Head of Legal Services to draw up appropriate legal agreements to enact these decisions.

Reason:     To support the continued development of excellent music opportunities for children and young people in York.


Report author: Charlie Croft

Publication date: 07/12/2016

Date of decision: 07/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2016 - Executive

Effective from: 10/12/2016

Accompanying Documents:


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