Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Virtual Public Meeting

Contact: Emma Cunnington  Email: emma.cunnington@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Deputy Sir Michael Snyder.

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2.

MEMBERS' DECLARATIONS UNDER THE CODE OF CONDUCT IN RESPECT OF ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To agree the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 11 February 2021.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 11 February 2021 be approved as a correct record.

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4.

Sport Engagement Update pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Report of the Director of Communications.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a report of the Director of Communications concerning sport engagement, and heard a presentation of an external consultant on the impact of major sporting events on soft power, trade and investment.

 

Members were very supportive of the work undertaken by the Sports Engagement Manager, and made the following points:

·         There should be further exploration about the delivery of events on our own open spaces and engaging with the City’s existing contacts to deliver sporting events;

·         Sport engagement strategies need to be conveyed to the media for wider press coverage;

·         A focus on skateboarding or parkour could channel the enthusiasm of young people and reach out to different groups;

·         Officers noted that Member feedback would be considered for the upcoming report and in engagement with ministers and stakeholders.

 

RESOLVED, that – the report be received and its contents noted.

 

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5.

2021 - 2022 Mayoral Theme - Alderman Vincent Keaveny (Subject to Election) pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Joint report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services, the Chief Grants Officer & Director of City Bridge Trust, the Director of Innovation & Growth and the Director of Communications.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a joint report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services, the Chief Grants Officer, the Director of Innovation & Growth and the Director of Communications in respect of the 2021-2022 Mayoral Theme for Alderman Vincent Keaveny (subject to election).

 

Alderman Keaveny advised that theme was developed to link up with a number of City initiatives and strategies, including the Social Mobility Taskforce, partnership strategy, support for SMEs and COVID Recovery.

 

RESOLVED, that – the 2021-2022 Mayoral Theme be received and its contents noted.

 

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6.

IG Monthly Update pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Report of the Director of Innovation & Growth.

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Minutes:

Members received a report of the Director of Innovation & Growth in respect of the Innovation and Growth Monthly Update.

 

RESOLVED, that – the progress of the Innovation & Growth workstreams be noted.

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7.

Parliamentary Team Update pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Report of the Remembrancer.

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Minutes:

Members received a report of the Remembrancer in respect of the Parliamentary Team Update.

 

The Remembrancer provided an update in respect of paragraph 15 that the online roundtable with SNP MPs entitled ‘Civic Leadership and Green Finance in the transition to net zero’ would be held on Friday 12 March.

 

RESOLVED, that – the report be received and its contents noted.

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8.

Corporate Affairs Update pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Report of the Director of Communications.

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Minutes:

Members received a report of the Director of Communication in respect of the Corporate Affairs Update. It was noted that previous Member feedback in terms of a thematic approach to priorities had been incorporated into the strategic plan, and outreach was underway with the City’s MP and local assembly Member.

 

RESOLVED, that – the report be receive and its contents noted.

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9.

QUESTIONS ON MATTERS RELATING TO THE WORK OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE

Minutes:

One question was raised in respect of City’s Cash and the Covid Recovery Fund. Is it worth having an explanation that City’s Cash funds are being used for? The Director of Communications advised that it would be best to focus on service delivery and outcomes, rather than the funding streams that these services come from.

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10.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS THAT THE CHAIRMAN CONSIDERS URGENT

Minutes:

The Chair thanked Emma Cunnington on behalf of the Sub-Committee for her work in supporting this committee and supporting the Policy Chair’s office and wished her all the best in her new role.

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11.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION - That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

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12.

Non-Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2021.

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Minutes:

The non-public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 11 February 2021 were approved.

 

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13.

NON-PUBLIC QUESTIONS ON MATTERS RELATING TO THE WORK OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE

Minutes:

There was one question.

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14.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS THAT THE CHAIRMAN CONSIDERS URGENT AND WHICH THE SUB COMMITTEE AGREES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED WHILST THE PUBLIC ARE EXCLUDED

Minutes:

There was one item of urgent business.

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