The Head of Culture presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. The purpose of the report was to outline the in-year savings from the Culture department and to seek Members approval to allocate them to other areas of spend required within the Department. She also indicated that since release of the report there was a further request from the savings as there was a need to replace the emergency lighting at the Alley Theatre in Strabane at an estimated budget of £7,000.
Members welcomed the report and were encouraged to note that as a result of the savings all the successful applicants to the Cultural Venues fund 17/18 would now receive their full allocation of funding.
Recommended that Council approves the re-allocation of potential in year savings from the Culture Department to the projects outlined in the report.