Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Group Head of Economy provided members with an overview of the report before them and reminded members that the review had considered all aspects of the Council’s current tourism support functions and summaries the recommendations and findings made in the strategic review of the tourism service by Blue Sail Consulting and makes recommendations for the future delivery of its tourism services by the Council.
A questions was raised regarding the proposed future budget allocations and the suggested contribution to the Experience West Sussex project. The Group Head of Economy advised that the report had been written some time ago and that there would be opportunity for the figures to be reconsidered and adjusted. She also ran through a number of benefits that the district would benefit from continuing to be involved with this collaborative initiative. It was also commented that the Levelling Up Bid (LUP) would be an opportunity to bring in new experiences to the district should the Council be successful in its bid.
The recommendations were then proposed and seconded before turning to the vote, the Chair commended the team for the work completed and the report before the Committee.
1) the four strategic recommendations (also listed in para 1.14) contained within the Arun Strategic Review of Tourism (October 2020) – Appendix A be supported.
2) the proposed changes to the service be approved; and;
3) Instructs officers to implement these changes.
Report author: Denise Vine
Publication date: 13/10/2021
Date of decision: 26/07/2021
Decided at meeting: 26/07/2021 - Economic Committee