Decision details

Endorsement of the Herefordshire Cultural Strategy 2019-2029

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


That Cabinet approves the endorsement of the Herefordshire Cultural Strategy 2019-2029.


The Cultural Strategy reflects the approach to supporting arts, culture and heritage as stated in the Herefordshire Council County Plan 2020-2024


The Cultural Strategy provides a basis for collaborative working and for supporting bids for external funding to support the sustainability and development of the arts, culture and heritage sector in Herefordshire.



Cabinet agrees to endorse the Herefordshire Cultural Strategy 2019-2029 to inform and support its work with the arts, cultural and heritage sectors in the county.


Alternative options considered:

1.          Cabinet could choose not to endorse the Cultural Strategy. This could have a limiting impact on future funding bids and also send a negative message to the arts, culture and heritage sector. This may also have a negative effect on the reputation of the council amongst the arts, culture and heritage sector both in Herefordshire and more widely. Failure to endorse the Cultural Strategy may also lead to missed opportunities to support wider growth and development in other sectors such as tourism and local creative industries.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Jon Chedgzoy, Museum, Libraries and Archieves Manager Email:

Report author: Jon Chedgzoy

Publication date: 15/10/2020

Date of decision: 15/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 15/10/2020 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 22/10/2020

Call-in deadline date: 21/10/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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