Decision details

General Buller Statue Review

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Recommendations from the Task and Finish Group




RESOLVED that the findings of the Scrutiny Task and Finish Group be noted.


RECOMMENDED that Council approve: -


(1)        an application being made for listing building consent for the relocation of the statue to an alternative location, to allow the opportunity to conduct a public consultation on the proposed Task and Finish Group recommendations prior to a final determination of the matter by full Council;


(2)        temporary information boards be erected near to the statue;


(3)        an arts-based engagement project with residents be established, through a public art working group in conjunction with the University of Exeter and Exeter Culture, to consider the role of public art and create a new public art strategy in Exeter;


(4)        a working group be created to establish a Council Anti-Racism Strategy led by the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Communities; and


(5)        the Corporate Equality and Diversity Group develop a training and awareness raising programme for staff and Councillors on equality impact assessments, and their role in the Council’s decision-making process.


Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.



Report author: Melinda Pogue-Jackson

Publication date: 13/01/2021

Date of decision: 12/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Executive

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