Tourism, Equalities, Communities, and Culture Committee

Agenda Item 49 (b)


Subject:                    Member Questions


Date of meeting:    12 January 2022


The question will be answered without discussion. The person who asked the question may ask one relevant supplementary question, which shall be put and answered without discussion. The person to whom a question, or supplementary question, has been put may decline to answer it. 


The following written questions have been received from Members

This Committee:


1)    Cllr Bagaeen – Clarity of Responsibility for Procurement


The issues concerning the contract for the Brighton Marathon have raised questions regarding how this Committee interacts with working groups including the Community Wealth working group and PAB.


Can the Chair provide clarity on the relationship between this committee and these groups?


2)    Cllr Theobald – Victoria Fountain Restoration


Can the Chair provide an estimated date for the completion of the Victoria Fountain restoration works and advise whether a civic event will be organised to switch the fountain back on.


Supplementary question from Cllr Theobald:


Will the Council invite His Majesty King Charles III to officially reopen Victoria Fountain when these works are complete?  This would be a fitting invitation given that His Majesty came to Brighton to officially reopen Victoria Fountain last time it was restored in 1995, an occasion which is commemorated by a plaque at the fountain's base.