Farmland Museum: Proposed Funding Agreement 2019/20-2021/22
The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance agreed to the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee.
This decision was first published on Monday 28 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 4 February at 5pm.
The Grants Advisory Committee considered a report proposing a new three-year funding agreement for the Farmland Museum for 2019/20 through to 2021/22.
Representatives of the Farmland Museum attended the meeting and presented to Members their aspirations for the future development of the facility, including its significance for the proposed New Town at Waterbeach. Councillor Anna Bradnam, a local Member for Waterbeach, was in attendance to support the uniqueness of the Farmland Museum and its contribution to, and engagement with, the local community.
During the ensuing discussion, Members explored options for enhanced collaboration with organisations such as English Heritage and the Milton Maize Maze. They also discussed options for greater commercialisation and educational involvement, including comparisons between traditional and modern farming practices.
Councillor John Williams, Lead Cabinet Member for Finance, suggested that any proposal for ongoing funding should be subject to review in two years’ time.
The Grants Advisory Committee recommended to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance that, subject to agreement by Council annually on budget, he approves a three-year funding agreement providing £8,500 to the Farmland Museum for 2019/20 through to 2021/22.