Archive Events

Oct 14 2011 | 10:00
Oct 14 2011 | 13:00

Culture & Leisure Portfolio-Holder network

firstsite, Colchester


The Culture and Leisure Portfolio-Holder Network enables councils, through their political leadership, the opportunity to collaborate on important areas of policy by providing:

  • a collective voice in response to consultations and lobbying activity;
  • a forum to discuss matters of common concern and share best practice;
  • the means by which the East of England contributes to the work of the national LGA and makes best use of members’ outside appointments.

This network is part of a series of portfolio-holder networks instigated by the East of England LGA in partnership with local authorities. Further details on the purpose and operation of these network can be found here


The network discussion was informed by the following presentations:

Cultural Heritage and the role of Heritage Organisations - Greg Luton, Planning Director, English Heritage

Shared services really do work - Peter Berridge, Manager, Colchester and Ipswich Museums 

2012 Update: Torch relay - Katie Huane, Regional Project Manager for the London 2012 Games

You can download and view a copy of all the presentations here...... 

Delegates Packs

A Councillor briefing on Value for Money & Efficiency, which provides an A-Z summary of alternative models for culture and sport services and suggests ways in which local authorities can adapt to a climate of funding reductions.

A briefing on the First Three Years of the Cultural Olympiad in the East of England

Future Meetings

The next meeting will be held at Hertford Theatre on 26th January, 10.00am - 1.00pm

To find out more or register your interest contact