Croydon Council is considering five options for the future of the Arts and Heritage Service, including Museum of Croydon. These options range from keeping everything the same (saving no money) to cutting almost all services and keeping only a reduced archive service and basic collections conservation (saving 1.478 million pounds).
Options 2, 3 and 4 would significantly affect the Museum and Heritage Service. The impact on our functions at each level is summarised on the consultation questionnaire below under the headings Museum of Croydon (main galleries and collection), Museum of Croydon (Riesco Gallery), Museum of Croydon (Exhibition Gallery), Space C and Cafe Galleries, Museum education programme and Local studies library and archive service.
Have your say on the future of Museum of Croydon here ... Arts and Heritage consultation questionnaireYou can also respond to the questionnaire online using Survey Monkey by clicking here.
The deadline for responses is 6 January 2011.
Croydon Council considers the future of arts and heritage services
" Todays challenging financial climate means that the council must make savings of 90 million over the next four years. We therefore have to make difficult choices on various ways to do this across the Council, which include considering options for reducing funding for the arts and heritage services.
These services have benefited many people over the years and we are very proud of our achievements.
If funding for the services is reduced I know that this would affect both residents and staff so I would very much welcome your views on our proposals before a final decision is made."
Councillor Sara Bashford, cabinet member for customer services, culture and sport
You can read the full options document, as presented to Croydon Council's cabinet, here:
Arts and Heritage full options document