County trea­sures in safe hands

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PEOPLE IN PICTURES -

BUCKS’ his­tor­i­cal trea­sures are in the hands of a new trust.

For the past two years sev­eral op­tions have been ex­plored to en­able Buck­ing­hamshire County Mu­seum and its Re­source Cen­tre to op­er­ate and de­velop de­spite fac­ing fi­nan­cial chal­lenges.

In April 2012 mem­bers agreed to set up The Buck­ing­hamshire County Mu­seum Trust, pro­vid­ing Bucks’ mu­seum with new chances for grant fund­ing, tax relief and Gift Aid on do­na­tions.

Cabi­net Mem­bers agreed on Mon­day last week to trans­fer the County Mu­seum’s op­er­a­tion to the trust.

A new mu­seum direc­tor, Richard de Peyer, pic­tured, joined the team at the begin­ning of April.

Char­i­ta­ble sta­tus saves the county coun­cil £145,000.

Cabi­net mem­ber for com­mu­nity en­gage­ment Martin Phillips said: “Our team have worked hard to find the best way for­ward for pre­serv­ing our county’s her­itage.

“Trust sta­tus gives much more flex­i­bil­ity in fund­ing this - a strong foot­ing for the fu­ture.”

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