Issue details

Contribution to Development of Southampton City of Culture Bid 2025

The Isle of Wight identifies as part of the Solent economic region and works in close partnership with neighbouring authorities on areas of common concern and opportunity.

A financial contribution of £10,000 from the Council is being requested that will confirm the Isle of Wight as regional partner to be included with the Expression of Interest for the bid, required to be submitted in July 2021. Further support of up to £50,000 linked to the development of project activity on the Island is proposed, contingent on the bid being successful. The result of the bid will be announced in Spring 2022.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Incurring significant expenditure or savings for service area or function;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/07/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This decision is regarded as a ‘key decision’ and ordinarily under regulation 9 of the Regulations at least 28 clear days’ notice is required to be given in advance on the Forward Plan, setting out that a key decision is to be made, the matter in respect of which the decision is to be made, the name of the decision-making body and its members or the name of the individual decision maker, the date on which, or the period within which, the decision is to be made, a list of the documents submitted, the address from where copies of documents may be obtained, notice that other documents may be submitted to the decision maker and the procedure for requesting details of these documents (if any) as they become available.
The reason why it was impracticable to have complied with the standard advance notice requirement is the bid needs to be submitted this month and the decision cannot reasonably be deferred.

Decision due: 15 Jul 2021 by Cabinet

Lead director: Director of Regeneration

Contact: Christopher Ashman, Director of Regeneration Email: