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Authority Meeting 20 Apr 2010

Authority Meeting 20 Apr 2010

Location: Capron House, Midhurst

Date and time: 20 April 2010 10:00 AM

Contact Details:

Rebecca Haynes, Member Services

Tel: 01730 811773 Email:

Trevor Beattie

National Park Officer

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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


1. Welcome – Richard Shaw, Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

2. Apologies

3. Election of Chair

To elect a Chair for the following year

4. Election of Deputy Chair

To elect a Deputy Chair for the following year

5. Adoption of Standing Orders for the South Downs National Park Authority

To consider a report from the National Park Officer (Report 01/10 page 3) 

6. Appointment of Statutory Officers

To consider a report from the Head of Corporate Services (Report 02/10 page 39)

7. Adoption of Financial Regulations

To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer (Report 03/10 page 44)

8. Treasury Management Policy Statement and Annual Investment Strategy 2010/11

To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer (Report 04/10 page 53)

9. Adoption of Members’ Code of Conduct

To consider a report from the National Park Officer (Report 5/10 page 61)

10. Establishment of Committees and Task Groups

To consider a report from the National Park Officer (Report 6/10 page 70)

11. Adoption of Scheme of Delegation

To consider a report from the National Park Officer (Report 7/10 page 74)

12. Adoption of Scheme of Members’ Allowances

To consider a report from the National Park Officer (Report 8/10 page 80)

13. Chief Executive’s Report

To receive a report updating members on progress to date and future priorities (Report 9/10 page 84)

14. Schedule of Meetings

To agree the Schedule of Meetings of the Authority for the rest of 2010 (Report 10/10 page 87)

15. 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.

16. Public Participation

To hear questions or comments from members of the Public present at the meeting.


Meeting papers to follow

Public participation

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request, using the Registration Form, no later than 24 hours 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.

" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "