Cabinet Member - The Leader (Culture, Leisure and Economic Development Portfolio) - Friday, 15th March, 2024 10.00 am

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

Contact: Lisa Gallacher, Local Democracy Officer - Tel: 023 9283 4056  Email:


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of members' interests


Parks Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 115 KB


            To seek approval for annual changes to the fees and charges levied for the use of Parks facilities for the financial year 2024-2025.



That the fees and charges be approved in accordance with the attached schedules (Appendix A).

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Library and Archive Service Charges 2024 pdf icon PDF 182 KB


To review the charges levied by Portsmouth Library and Archive Service in respect of room and equipment hire; charges for Inter-Library Loans and Music Set hire and specialist services provided by the Portsmouth History Centre.




(1)  That the proposals provided in Appendix 1 for the increases in room and equipment hire charges for the Menuhin Theatre on the Third Floor Central Library; hire of IT Training Suites at Carnegie, Cosham and Central Library and increases to Inter-Library Loan and Music Set charges are agreed and implemented from 1 April 2024. The reason for increases is to ensure full cost recovery of these services.


(2)  That the proposal for the Archive Service charges to remain as they are (see Appendix 2) is agreed for implementation from 1 April 2024.


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Museum Admission Charges Increases pdf icon PDF 124 KB


To update Members on increases in Museums Service admission fees and charges. 





(1)  To approve the admission charges as referred to in this report and as listed in Appendix 1.


(2)  That the Director of Culture, Leisure and Regulatory Services is given the authority to offer pricing in line with these fees and charges for bespoke requests. 


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Tourism and Visitor Economy Update 2023-24. pdf icon PDF 169 KB


(1)  To update on activity and results related to the Tourism and Visitor Economy Strategy 2023-28 and associated Visit Portsmouth Tourism Marketing Communications Plan 2023-24 and agree the new marketing plan for 2024-25.


(2)  To agree ongoing charges related to Visit Portsmouth Membership and other web and print advertising.   





(1)  To approve the Tourism Marketing and Communications Plan 2024-25.


(2)  To approve the charges for membership and other advertising as outlined in the report and associated appendices. 


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Revenue Funding Grants 2024 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 116 KB



To seek approval for the proposed funding levels for the Revenue Grant payments to cultural organisations for the financial year 2024/25.



That the Revenue Grant payments as outlined are agreed for the financial year 2024/25.


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Hotwalls Artist Studios Annual Update (information report) pdf icon PDF 132 KB


To share information and key highlights from the provision and operation of the Hotwalls Artists Studios through 2023/24.



Seafront Arts Programme (information report) pdf icon PDF 107 KB


To update on the progress of the creative enhancement programme for the Southsea Coastal Scheme.


Accessible Beach Huts Update (information report) pdf icon PDF 108 KB


To provide an update on the progress of the Accessible Beach Hut capital project.



The Detectives, Conan Doyle Collection (information report) pdf icon PDF 171 KB


(1)  To update Members on the successful delivery of The Detectives Project, £100,000 funded by the Arts Council in August 2021 – January 2024. Funding was sought from the Arts Council's Library fund, looking at Health and Wellbeing and Culture and Creativity, part of the Universal Libraries Offer.


(2)  This project is a part of the Conan Doyle Collection and leads on from the previous successes of working with past volunteers, looking at ways to develop and support future volunteers.