Increase income generation and efficiency across the culture services

Closed 17 Dec 2017

Opened 6 Nov 2017

Feedback Updated 22 Jan 2018

We Asked

As part of the savings needed to bridge the gap in the council’s finances of £108m over the next five years, Bristol City Council consulted on proposals for increasing income and efficiency across its Culture Service beyond those already detailed in the 2017/18 Corporate Strategy consultation. The proposals in the Culture Services consultation included:

  • introducing charges at some of our museums;
  • increasing sponsorship and changes to how the Bristol Film Office and Site Permissions services work that will make them self-financing.

You Said

124 responses were received to the Culture Services survey via the online survey, the results of which are available in appendix B of the Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 and Budget consultation report.

We Did

The results of the consultation will be taken into consideration in developing a set of final proposals that will be considered by the Mayor and Cabinet when they make the decision on the proposals on 23 January 2018

Overview

Bristol City Council is proposing changes to increase income generation and efficiency across the culture services. This would enable us to reduce the budget for this service by £50k in 2018/19.

We are looking at ways of increasing income and efficiency across our culture service beyond those already detailed in last year’s Corporate Strategy consultation. This includes introducing charges at some of our museums increasing sponsorship and changes to how the Bristol Film Office and Site Permissions services work that will make them self-financing.

Our proposals are described in the survey below. Please give us your views.

Savings to other services

You can see the full list of savings which we propose to make over the next five years as part of our Corporate Strategy and Budget Consultation at www.bristol.gov.uk/corpstrategy.

Next steps

Your feedback, along with the views of other local groups and partners and the results of our Equalities Impact Assessment, will be taken in to consideration in developing a set of final proposals that match local needs wherever possible. The proposals will be put to the Mayor and his Cabinet to make a final decision. In making a decision they will also take consultation responses and the Equalities Impact Assessment into consideration.

The consultation results and the council’s decision on how to deliver future services will be published in early 2018.

What Happens Next

Your feedback, along with the views of other local groups and partners and the results of our Equalities Impact Assessment, will be taken in to consideration in developing a set of final proposals that match local needs wherever possible. The proposals will be put to the Mayor and his Cabinet to make a final decision. In making a decision they will also take consultation responses and the Equalities Impact Assessment into consideration.

The consultation results and the council’s decision on how to deliver future services will be published in early 2018.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • Arts and culture