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This document comes from an Information Pack supplied by the Public Arts Unit at Thamesdown Borough Council (to be renamed Swindon Borough Council in April 1997)
It is reprinted by kind permission of Thamesdown Borough Council.


To: The Chair and Members of the Planning Committee. 15th August, 1988
A Structure Within Thamesdown to Facilitate Public Arts

At its meeting on 1st June, 1988, the Arts Sub-Committee of the Arts and Recreation Committee considered the attached report concerning the operation of the proposed Public Arts Policy.

The Sub-Committee resolved:-

  • (1) That it be recommended to the Policy and Resources Committee that
    • (a) in future development, redevelopment and improvement schemes carried out by the Borough Council, proper consideration is given at an early stage of planning to a percentage of the overall cost of the development being made available for the arts;
    • (b) in similar schemes carried out by the private sector the officers should advocate the benefits of the Public Arts Policy and seek to obtain an involvement in and/or contribution from developers for the arts;
    • (c) the Arts Officer arrange a presentation, for all members and senior officers, of the public arts;
    • (d) the Public Arts Policy be applied to the Hut 6 site, Civic Offices extension;
    • (e) if the Policy and Resources Committee agree the recommendations in (a), (b), (c) and (d) above, the Development Sub-Committee and all Standing Committees be informed of these decisions.
  • (2) .... (3) .... (Minute 6 refers)

    The recommendations set out in (1) above were subsequently approved by the Policy and Resources Committee ( Minute 36 (4) refers ) .

    The Committee is invited to endorse the decision of the Policy and Resources Committee.

    D.M.Kent, Chief Executive
    20th July, 1988

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