Agenda and draft minutes

Economic Development, Culture and Leisure Scrutiny Panel - Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 5.30 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room 5 - Civic Offices. View directions

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith CCDS Tel: 9283 4057  Email:

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Apologies for absence




Declarations of Members' Interests




Minutes of Previous Meeting - 27 March 2017 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the EDCL Scrutiny Panel held on 27th March 2017 be approved as a correct record.

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the EDCL Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 27 March 2017 were agreed as a correct record, to be signed by the Chair of that meeting.


Review 'Smarter Cities - Making Portsmouth a Smarter, More Sustainable, City' - Sign off pdf icon PDF 807 KB

The panel's final report will be available for sign-off at the meeting.


RECOMMENDED that the panel officially sign-off their report for onward submission to the Cabinet.

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Councillor Hastings, as Chair, wished to thank Mr Brown, a member of the public, for pointing out an error at paragraph 5.4.8 regarding the establishment of an arms-length company which had not in fact been set up (although this had been the intention at the time of the presentation).  Therefore the last sentence of paragraph 5.4.8 would be deleted from the final report which would then be submitted to Cabinet.


Claire Upton-Brown, Assistant Director of Culture & City Development, reported that Chris Cooper was still offering to co-ordinate a visit to Bristol, with a number of other local authorities, which would be helpful in establishing a local network approach in pursuing Smart Cities initiatives. The panel members supported this approach and felt that Smart Cities advances were crucial to the regeneration and future design of Portsmouth.


RESOLVED that the report 'Smart Cities: Making Portsmouth a Smarter, More Sustainable, City" be signed off (subject to minor amendment) for onward submission to the Cabinet.