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Paper 11 - 30 November 2001Meeting

ASSOCIATION OF HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT LOCAL AUTHORITIES

30 November 2001

SOUTH EAST ENGLAND REGIONAL CULTURAL CONSORTIUM

Report by the Policy Manager

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RECOMMENDATION

That the names of Councillor Commander Malcolm Harper OBE and Councillor Virginia Wilson-Smith go forward to be considered as nominees to join the Board of the Regional Cultural Consortium. ________________________________________________________________________

1. The South East England Regional Cultural Consortium (SEERCC) has invited this Association to nominate candidates to join its Board. The Chairman, Sir David Watson, will decide who joins on the basis of:

* evidence of a strong personal commitment to/experience of cultural life in the region

* enthusiasm to serve on the Consortium and make a difference

* geographical/type of authority spread - we may be permitted one or two from this area

* gender etc. balance.

2. Details of the SEERCC have been reported to the Association at previous meetings. There are currently four vacancies for the region. Fareham and Havant Borough Councils have put forward the following nominations:

Councillor Commander Malcolm Harper OBE

Conservative Borough Councillor since 1985, member of the Southern Tourist Board and Southern Arts Council, Chairman of Fareham Borough Council Leisure Committee

Councillor Virginia Wilson-Smith

Conservative Borough Councillor and Chairman of Leisure and Culture Working Party. Member of Social Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Board in Havant. With extensive professional experience in the Theatre, Virginia Wilson-Smith also chaired the Hornpipe Arts Centre Trust in Portsmouth for most of its existence

NICK GOULDER
Policy Manager

Date: 21 November 2001
Annex: 0
Contact: Nick Goulder - 023 8068 8431, E-mail hiow@eastleigh.gov.uk

Last update: 21/11/2001
Author: Nick Goulder, Policy Manager

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