Agenda

Cabinet Member for Culture & City Development
Friday, 4th October, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Anna Martyn Tel 023 9283 4870  Email: anna.martyn@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declaration of interests

3.

Crowdfunding Platform for Portsmouth City pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Purpose

The purpose of the report is to

1.    Provide an opportunity to consider the concept of an online crowdfunding platform, to review the various types of crowdfunding on the market and specifically to consider which are best suited to support the growth of local businesses in the City.

 

2.    Highlight the opportunity to procure an enhanced service from a single crowdfunding platform subject to the Cabinet Member agreeing that this service would support economic growth in the City and provide value for money.

 

3.    To note that match funding has been a successful way to promote projects and lists a variety of suitable match funding sources that could be allocated for local projects should they meet the grant criteria as set by each fund. 

 

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member notes

 

1.    That a number of crowdfunding platforms are already in existence and available to local businesses.

 

2.    That match funding could be used to support successful projects on this new platform that is dedicated for Portsmouth.

 

and that the Cabinet Member approves

 

3.    That the Council supports a 'best value for money' procurement process to provide the City with a bespoke and enhanced service from one of the existing crowdfunding platforms, at an estimated cost of £30,000 for three years, and that this will be funded from the portfolio reserve.

 

4.    The creation of an earmarked reserve for a sum of £40,000 to provide match funding to support projects that deliver outcomes in support of the council's economic growth & regeneration strategy and that this will be funded from the PRED portfolio reserve, with the allocation of funding to projects delegated to the Direction of Regeneration in consultation with the Portfolio Holder.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

4.

Seafront Decorative Festoon Lighting pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Purpose

To seek authorisation from the Cabinet Member for Culture and City Development to explore and undertake a pilot scheme for a replacement system of the current decorative festoon lighting across the seafront.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member

 

1.    Authorises officers  to explore and undertake a pilot lighting scheme in specific areas of the seafront with a longer term view to implementing a more cost effective lighting scheme across areas of the seafront once the pilot has been carried out an a full evaluation provided subject to available funding.

Additional documents:

5.

The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Purpose

To seek authorisation from the Cabinet Member for Culture and City Development to develop a programme of work for the Richard Lancelyn Green Collection based on the successes of the City of Stories project.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member

 

1.    Authorises officers to seek funding to support the development of a programme of activities to explore the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's advocacy for the Cottingley fairies and his renewed interest in Spiritualism.

 

Additional documents:

6.

Monitoring of the First Quarter 2019-2020 Revenue Cash Limits and Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Purpose

The report is for information only and the purpose is to inform the Cabinet Member of

 

1.    The forecast revenue expenditure for the year compared with the cash limited budget.

2.    The forecast capital expenditure against the revised capital programme for the Culture & City Development  portfolio.

Additional documents:

7.

Community Centres - Report on 2018 surveys pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Purpose

The report is for information only and the purpose is to inform the Cabinet Member for Culture and City Development of the contribution to the council's priorities made by community associations managing council owned community centres

Additional documents:

8.

Peter Ashley Activity Centre pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Purpose

The report is for information only and the purpose is to update the Cabinet Member on the recently completed tender process for the repair of the Barrack Block Bridges at Fort Purbrook as outlined in the previous report to Culture, Leisure & Sport Decision meeting in March 2018.