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Appointments, Management & Standards Committee 4 February 2020

Appointments, Management & Standards Committee 4 February 2020

Location: South Downs Centre Hall, Midhurst, GU29 9DH

Date and time: 04 February 2020 09.30am

Contact Details:

Committee Officer

Tel: 01730 814810 Email: committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Trevor Beattie

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations are in force, giving a right to members of the public to record (film, photograph and audio-record) and report on proceedings at committee meetings. Please read our protocol on Filming, Recording and Reporting of SDNPA Meetings Protocol for more information.

At the start of the meeting the Chair will make an announcement that the meeting may be filmed, recorded or photographed. Webcasting is undertaken in the public interest and in the exercise of our official authority, by entering the meeting room and using the public seating area you are consenting to being filmed, recorded and photographed. If you have any queries regarding this please contact committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Due to the exempt nature of the business to be conducted, this meeting will be held in closed session and is not open to the public.

Due to the exempt nature of the business to be conducted, Agenda Items 7 and 8 will be held in closed session and will not be open to the public. Agenda Items 1-6 will be held in public session.

Agenda

Agenda

PART I

  1. Apologies
  2. Declarations of Interests
    To enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting.
  3. Urgent Matters
    To consider any matter not on the Agenda which the Chair of the meeting agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency due to special circumstances (if Members have any urgent matters they are asked to consult the Chair before the meeting commences).
  4. Need for Part II Exclusion of Press and Public
    The Committee is asked to consider whether, in respect of Agenda Items 7 and 8 the public, including the press, should be excluded from the meeting on the basis that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if a member of the public were present during the items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within Paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information relating to any individual, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exempt information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
  5. Public Participation
    The Chair will allow members of the public to ask questions, make statements or present a petition on any matter on the agenda for this meeting or on any matter that falls within the Authority’s powers, subject to procedures set out in Appendix 3 to the Authority’s Standing Orders.
  6. Revised Member Code of Conduct
    To consider a report from the Monitoring Officer and Head of Governance and Support Services.
    Agenda Item 6
    Agenda Item 6 Appendix 1
    Agenda Item 6 Appendix 2
    Agenda Item 6 appendix 3

    PART II

  7. Minutes of previous meeting held on 8 May 2019
    To consider the minutes of the previous meeting of the committee. These minutes are not for publication as they contain exempt information within paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information relating to any individual, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exempt information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
  8. Chief Executive 6 Month Performance Update
    The report is not for publication as it contains exempt information within  Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, being information relating to any individual, and that in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exempt information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

To all members of the Appointments, Management and Standards Committee (Margaret Paren, Ian Phillips and Janet Duncton).

Members’ interests

SDNPA Members have a primary responsibility for ensuring that the Authority furthers the National Park Purposes and Duty. Members regard themselves first and foremost as Members of the Authority, and will act in the best interests of the National Park as a whole, rather than as representatives of their appointing body or any interest groups.

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest that is not already entered in the Authority's register of interests, and any personal interest and/or public service interest (as defined in Paragraph 18 of the Authority's Code of Conduct) they may consider relevant to an item of business being considered at the meeting (such disclosure to be made at the commencement of the meeting, or when the interest becomes apparent).

Access to information

If you would like a copy of this agenda in large print or an alternative format/language please contact the Committee Officer on committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk or 01730 814810.

Public participation

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request, using the Registration Form, no later than 12 noon on the Monday before the meeting. Further information on public speaking and registering as a speaker.

Please note that there is no catering provision for members of the public during meal breaks. However there are cafes, pubs and shops in Midhurst town centre, approximately 5 minutes’ walk away.

Feedback

If you wish to give us feedback on your experience of the meeting please e-mail committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk.

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