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Action plan launched to improve city's Corn Exchange

October 12, 2010 11:26 AM
Cllr Rod Cantrill

Rod Cantrill

Cambridge City Council has drawn up an action plan to improve the operational and financial performance of the city's Corn Exchange.

The move which will be mainly implemented by next summer, will mean operational improvements and changes to the performance programme while still allowing the venue to be managed in-house by the council.

At the moment, Cambridge City Council contributes approximately £500,000 a year towards the direct running costs of the venue, but it is not ranked highly in residents' surveys in relation to other council activities.

It is hoped to strengthen the working relationship with Arts Council East and other organisations which could benefit the Corn Exchange.

Cambridge City Executive Councillor for Arts and Recreation, Rod Cantrill said: "It is clear that residents expect more from the Corn Exchange. We have listened to their views and will be refreshing the programming. We will also be looking at other ideas of how to increase the use of the space.

"We are optimistic that these changes will make the Corn Exchange more appealing and improve its financial performance at the same time."