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Cabinet Decision: 27th November 2013
Title of Item/Report
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that provided an overview of the major events delivered by Stockton Borough Council and its partners, during the summer and early autumn of 2013. The primary aims of major event investment were concerned with economic growth through vibrant town centres, and community pride and satisfaction. The report included selected data from satisfaction surveys and market research and an indication of the estimated value of economic benefit arising from certain events. The report also highlighted the national funding position in relation to SIRF and key arts event partners and sought to maximise prospects of securing on-going revenue grant aid.


1. The report be noted.

2. The principle be approved that the current funding within the MTFP to support SIRF, ARC and TMA continues for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 to enable a 3 year funding agreement with the Arts Council England to be negotiated.
Reasons for the Decision
The recommendations are intended to ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the extent and scale of the impact of the major events programme, and to ensure that future external funding opportunities are maximised through the strategic use of SBC resources.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Rose declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 4 - 2013 Major Events Round Up and National Portfolio Organisations Update as a his partner was the Chief Executive of Arc.
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Thursday, 5th December 2013

Date of Publication: 29 November 2013

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