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THE MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

THE QUEEN’S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT MUSEUM TRUST COMMITTEE

 

15TH JANUARY 2014

 

REPORT OF HEAD OF ECONOMIC & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Report prepared by Giles Guthrie, Collections Manager 

 

1.           ANNUAL REPORT 2012/13

 

1.1        Issue for Decision

 

1.1.1   To approve the 2012/13 annual report for the Queen’s Own Royal West

Kent Regiment Museum Trust for submission to the Charity

Commission.

 

1.2        Recommendation of Head of Economic & Commercial Development

        

1.2.1   It is recommended that the Committee approve the 2012/13 annual

report for the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum Trust

for submission to the Charity Commission, as attached at Appendix A.

 

1.3        Reasons for Recommendation

 

1.3.1   On 12 March 2007 the Charity Commission, in consultation with

Maidstone Borough Council, created a new Scheme which appointed

the Council as sole trustee of the Regimental Museum Charity.

Ownership of the Trust’s assets passed to the Council which now has

responsibility for managing, curating and insuring the collection.

 

1.3.2   The old Regimental Trust has become an un-registered charity known

as a Combined Fund. The Council has a Duty of Consultation to report

once a year on matters relating to the management of the collection to

a nominated representative of the Combined Fund (the Secretary of

the Queen’s Owns Buffs Association, based at the PWRR barracks in

Canterbury). The Council must produce an annual report and accounts

for the Charity Commission.                                                     

                            

 

1.4        Alternative Action and why not Recommended

 

1.4.1   Any alternative course of action would not meet the requirements of

the Charity Commission. This could undermine public confidence in the

ability of the Council to manage the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent

Regiment Museum Trust.                                                                                      

1.5        Impact on Corporate Objectives

 

1.5.1   Approval of the report will meet the Trust’s charitable objectives and

continue the successful development of the Regimental Museum.                                                                                                                                  

1.6        Risk Management

 

1.6.1   There is no risk to the Council in approving the annual report.                                                           

1.7        Other Implications

 

1.7.1    

1.      Financial

 

 

 

2.           Staffing

 

 

 

3.           Legal

 

 

X

4.           Social Inclusion

 

 

 

5.           Environmental/Sustainable Development

 

 

6.           Community Safety

 

 

7.           Human Rights Act

 

 

8.           Procurement

 

 

 

1.7.2  Failing to provide an annual report to the Charity Commission could

have legal ramifications.                                                                                       

1.8        Background Documents

 

1.8.1   None.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

NO REPORT WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THIS BOX BEING COMPLETED

 

 

 

X

 
 


Is this a Key Decision?        Yes                        No     

 

If yes, when did it appear in the Forward Plan? _______________________

 

 

X

 

 

 
Is this an Urgent Key Decision?     Yes                  No

 

Reason for Urgency

 

Not applicable                                                                    

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