Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development
Friday, 17th July, 2020 11.30 am

Venue: Virtual Remote Meeting - Remote. View directions

Contact: Lisa Gallacher, Democratic Services Tel 02392 834056  Email:

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Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest


Portsmouth Coronavirus Memorial Trust pdf icon PDF 133 KB


To seek the Cabinet Member's approval for the establishment of the Portsmouth Coronavirus Memorial Trust.



(1)  That officers are authorised to establish a new charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) in order to support the anticipated public desire for memorials following the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.


(2)  That the Director of Culture, Leisure and Regulatory Services (in consultation with the City Solicitor) is delegated the authority to finalise the constitutional documents of the CIO


Additional documents:


Landing Craft Tank Project Update pdf icon PDF 136 KB


To update the Cabinet Members of progress made on the Landing Craft Tank 7074 project during the Covid-19 lockdown and some of the challenges affecting the project.



(1) The Cabinet Member notes the achievements of the project to date.

(2)The council works with its project partner, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, to secure the outstanding funding required to deliver the project as planned and that the Cabinet Member approves officers seeking a further financial contribution from the council should the need arise.

(3) The Cabinet Member approves a request to the National Heritage Lottery Fund, asking if residual funds from the Transforming the D-Day Museum project might be used in these exceptional circumstances to support the LCT 7074 project.


(4) The Cabinet Member notes the intention to run a crowd-funding campaign to raise funding to cover additional costs incurred as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

(5) The Cabinet Member notes the uncertainty with respect to visitor numbers post Covid-19 and the impact this will have on the delivery of the LCT 7074 business plan once Landing Craft Tank opens as part of The D-Day Story later this year.


Culture & Leisure response to the COVID-19 pandemic March-June 2020 pdf icon PDF 588 KB


To provide information on the scope and breadth of actions and activities carried out by Culture and Leisure teams, within the Directorate, in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, in order to mitigate impacts and support residents.


Economic Development Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic March - June 2020 pdf icon PDF 356 KB


To provide a brief summary of highlights of critical actions and activities carried out by Economic Development in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic, in order to support businesses and residents.



Natural History Collection pdf icon PDF 195 KB



To report on progress to identify collectors and collections in Portsmouth’s natural history collections.

Additional documents:


Seafront accessibility pdf icon PDF 144 KB


To update the Cabinet Member on the work to make the seafront as accessible as possible so as many people can access this part of the city as possible.


COVID 19 Portsmouth Discretionary Business Grant Scheme - report back of the Standing Order 58 decision of 4 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 10 KB

Members to note the Standing Order 58 urgent decision made by the Chief

Executive on 4 June.