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Staff to relocate to museum

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

MUSEUM: The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. Picture: Rob Tibbles Ref: BNRT20110312G-005_C

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AS part of North Devon Council's move out of the civic centre, a number of council staff are set to relocate to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.

Concerns have been raised about the move which would take away valuable work and gallery space, although the council has confirmed the relocation will not stop the museum functioning.

North Devon Council leader Brian Greenslade said: "At full council last week, members universally voted to relocate from the civic centre in Barnstaple to properties in the ownership of the council."

He added moving out of the civic centre will save the council around £300,000 a year.

"We also agreed an all-group working party to deal with relocation issues through the democratic structures of the council," said Mr Greenslade.

"We are looking to accommodate North Devon Council in our properties at Brynsworthy, Lynton House and the museum and are investigating options as to how this might be achieved.

"At this stage, no final decisions have been taken as to who will occupy the museum and I would like to clarify that there are certainly no plans to stop the museum functioning."

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  • Live2Win  |  March 09 2014, 11:54PM

    What utter coswallops. I'm going to predict soon the place will be overrun by the council I'l say it now Barnstaple soon will no longer have a museum. Everything the council touches they screw up. The Square to what it was to what it is now abysmal, so u heard it here first the timebomb is ticking, Mark my words. Has the museum numbers declined? same old stuff time and time again and very little change? YUP. The museum is part of the cuts I'll go n get what I can before it's too late.