Decision details

Delegation of Library Function to Preston City Council at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


The Re-Imagining the Harris project is a partnership between Lancashire County Council and Preston City Council which started in 2015 with the aim of repositioning the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library. Since the project’s inception one of the main priorities has been to develop a shared service in the building to ensure customers receive highest quality and joined up services, delivered in the most efficient manner. To achieve this shared service, this report recommends that the library function at the Harris building is delegated to Preston City Council under a section 101 Local Government Act 1972, delegation of function agreement.



The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report and recorded it's thanks to all the officers who assisted in producing this report.


Date of decision: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 22/05/2019