Cabinet Member for Communities and Central Services - Friday, 4th November, 2022 11.00 am

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

Contact: James Harris - Senior Local Democracy Officer 02392 606065 

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


Record of Previous Decision Meeting - 21 September 2022 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

A copy of the minutes of the previous meeting held on 21 September 2022 is attached.


Shopmobility pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Purpose of report


To update the Cabinet Member about the process of bringing the Shopmobility organisation into direct management by Portsmouth City Council in May 2021, as Portsmouth Disability Forum were no longer able to maintain the contract or extend the service offered.




(i)     To extend the opening days by one day therefore operating Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday; and


(ii)    To bring the one part time employee under Portsmouth City Council's employee terms and conditions.

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Queen's Platinum Jubilee Events pdf icon PDF 109 KB



To update the Cabinet member for Communities and Central Services on the delivery of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee events.




(i)         To note the success of the delivery of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee programme and the range of projects which took place across the city with communities to mark this significant occasion; and


(ii)       To apply the learning from the delivery of this programme into future work and preparation for forthcoming significant national celebrations such as the anticipated Coronation events in 2023.

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Proposed Sister City Link with Cape Town pdf icon PDF 101 KB



To consider a formal Sister City link between Portsmouth and Cape Town and to request that the Leader of the Council be formally asked to write to the Mayor of Cape Town, South Africa with a request to establish a Sister City relationship.




(i)     To recommend that the Leader of the Council and the Lord Mayor write a joint letter to the Mayor of Cape Town, South Africa with a request that Portsmouth be able to enter into a Sister City relationship with Cape Town, South Africa.

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Monitoring of the Second Quarter 2022/23 Revenue Cash Limits pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To inform the Cabinet Member and Opposition Spokespersons of the forecast revenue expenditure for the year compared with the cash limited budget as at the end of the second quarter 2022/23.


Recommended that the report be NOTED.

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