Reconvened from 16.12.21, Cabinet Member for Communities and Central Services - Wednesday, 5th January, 2022 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: James Harris - Senior Local Democracy Officer 02392 606065 

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Link to Meeting Documents for 16.12.21 Meeting


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

The purpose of this report is to outline the proposed events programme to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and to seek funding to support this programme of events.




To confirm that the outlined programme of events can proceed and that the request of £50,000 funding to support them will be found from a proposed one-off increase to the service 2022/23 budget being considered by the City Council in February 2022.


Member Champions Protocol

The purpose of this report is to invite the Cabinet Member to consider agreeing changes to the Member Champions Protocol.


Following any changes to the protocol, the Cabinet Member is invited to approve the titles of the individual Member Champion roles, their remit and 3 appoint members to these positions until their renewal. Renewal would ordinarily take place at the first Cabinet meeting of each municipal year.


Recommended that the Cabinet member:


(i)             Approves the revised Member Champions Protocol at Appendix A of this report;

(ii)           (Approves the Member Champion titles at Appendix B of the report; and

(iii)         Appoints councillor nominations to the Member Champion positions detailed in Appendix B of the report. These appointments to remain in effect until their renewal, which would ordinarily take place at the first Cabinet meeting of each municipal year.


Future Working Arrangements (Connectivity Project)

This report provides an update on the emerging Connectivity Programme that is tasked with delivering projects to support and enable our new ways of working.




(i)             the Cabinet Member notes the progress made to date and the upcoming work that will be delivered by the Connectivity Programme; and


(ii)           Members nominate a group representative(s) to enable cross party and officer engagement on the programme as it progresses.


Monitoring of the Second Quarter 2021/22 Revenue Cash Limits

The purpose of this report is to inform the Cabinet Member and Opposition Spokespersons of the forecast revenue expenditure for the year compared with the cash limited budget.


This report is for noting.


Workforce Profile

The purpose of this report to present to the Cabinet Member the workforce profile for 2019 and for 2020 and to outline how this data will be used going forward.


Recommended that the Cabinet member notes the contents of the report and attached workforce profile, the key actions and next steps.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The purpose of this report is to update the Cabinet Member on progress against the actions set out in the Equality and Diversity Strategy 2019 - 2022 and provide an update on the council's actions in regard to Equality Diversity and Inclusion throughout the Covid 19 response (March 2019 to date).


The report also outlines a forward plan of action to further enhance and embed the council's commitment to equalities, evidence compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty and set out the actions to be taken that will underpin the Council Corporate Plan for Recovery and Renewal.


Recommended that the Cabinet Member notes the contents of this report and endorse the planned activity to enhance and embed the council's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.