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Peterborough Culture Strategy 2015-2020 - FEB15/CAB/16

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet received a report from the Cabinet Member for City Centre Management and Tourism and the Cabinet Advisor for City Centre Management and Tourism.


Culture and Leisure Services were long established priorities of the Council.  The Council published a cultural strategy five years ago to deliver its priorities up to 2014. 


Recognising the need to take a fresh look at its approach and priorities to develop a new culture strategy, the Council had developed a refreshed strategy, as set out within the document ‘Peterborough Culture Strategy 2015-2020’.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED:


To approve the Peterborough Culture Strategy 2015-2020 and to recommend its adoption to Council.




Reasons for the decision:

To approve the proposed Peterborough Culture Strategy, replacing the current strategy which expired at the end of December 2014.


Alternative options considered:

The only alternative option considered was to not revise the Strategy, however this would mean an outdated document, lacking focus on the Council’s current priorities.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Existing Council strategies, the Funding and Management Agreement dated 1 May 2010 between the Council and Vivacity, and published documents by the Arts Council and Cities outlook 2014.


Publication date: 23/02/2015

Date of decision: 23/02/2015

Effective from: 27/02/2015

Accompanying Documents:

  • It is not anticipated that there will by any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.