30/01/2015 - Permalink

Ludlow Museum Resource Centre – update

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A decision to delay by six months the redundancy of one full-time post affected by the proposed changes at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre has today been made by Councillor Steve Charmley and Councillor Tina Woodward, respectively Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member and deputy Cabinet member responsible for visitor economy.

The decision follows the recent public meeting, a productive meeting with The Friends of the Ludlow Museum and constructive dialogue with Philip Dunne MP.

The additional six months will allow Shropshire Council time to provide ongoing support to Ludlow Town Council with the relocation and operation of Ludlow Museum.

Shropshire Council will also set up a working group with the Friends and other interested parties and stakeholders to allow time for further dialogue and appropriate suggestions to be brought forward regarding services provided at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre.

Councillor Charmley said:

“Shropshire Council has undertaken service redesign in all areas of the council and will continue to develop options for the Ludlow Museum Resource Centre.

“We very much look forward to exploring options to deliver future funding opportunities and ways of delivering volunteering opportunities at the Museum Resource Centre, and we would like to thank all those who have emailed and written to the council highlighting the importance of the Centre and its collections.”