Policy and Resources Committee 26 November 2020
Location: Online via Zoom Cloud Meetings
Date and time: 26 November 2020 13.30
Tel: 01730 814810 Email: email@example.com
Chief Executive (National Park Officer)
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Confirmed Minutes – 26.11.2020 (Please note these were updated at the 25 February 2021 meeting)
- Apologies for absence
- Declaration of Interests
To enable Members to declare to the meeting any disclosable interest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting.
- Minutes of previous Policy and Resources Committee meetings
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on 24th September 2020.
Agenda Item 3
- Matters arising
To enable any matters arising from the Policy and Resources Committee minutes that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda to be raised.
- Urgent Matters
To consider any matter on the agenda which the Chair agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency to due special circumstances.
- Public participation
To hear questions or comments from members of the public present at the meeting.
- Need for Part II Exclusion of Press and Public
The Committee is asked to consider whether, in respect of the items indicated 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 for the reasons given.
STRATEGIES AND POLICIES
- Partnership Management Plan Thematic Update – Climate Change Commitments and Action Plan
To consider a report from the Director of Countryside & Policy Management, and Landscape & Biodiversity Strategy Lead (PR20/21-19)
Agenda Item 8
Agenda Item 8 -Addition to Appendix 3
- Entry Signage Phase II: Progress update
To consider a report from the Communications & Engagement Manager (PR20/21-20)
Agenda Item 9
- Volunteering Update
To Receive a Verbal update from Learning, Outreach and Volunteer Lead and Volunteer Development Officer.
- Quarter 2 Corporate Performance and Project Performance Report
To consider a report from the Performance and Research Lead & Project Management Lead (PR20/21-21)
Agenda Item 11
- End of Project Review – Active Access for Growth (AAFG)
To consider a report from the Cycling Project Officer (PR20/21-22)
Agenda Item 12
- Audited Statement of Accounts 2019/20 and Letter of Representation
To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer (PR20/21-23).
Agenda Item 13
Agenda Item 13 – revised version of Appendix 3
- Audit Results Report 2019/20
To consider a report from Grant Thornton (External Auditor) (PR20/21-24).
Agenda Item 14
- Budget Monitoring Report 2020/21: Month 6)
To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer (PR20/21-25).
Agenda Item 15
- Internal Audit – Progress Report
To consider a report from the Chief Internal Auditor (PR20/21-26).
Agenda Item 16
- Annual Human Resources Report for the Year 2019/20
To consider a report from the Human Resources Manager (PR20/21-27)
Agenda Item 17
- Annual Health and Safety Report for the Year 2019/20
To consider a report from the Human Resources Manager and Safety Officer (PR20/21-28)
Agenda Item 18
- Corporate Risk Register
To consider a report from the Head of Governance and Support Services (PR20/21-29).
Agenda Item 19
To all Members of the Policy & Resources Committee:
Helen Burton, Annie Brown, Tim Burr, Chris Dowling, Angus Dunn, Melanie Hunt, Doug Jones, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch, Michael Lunn, Russell Oppenheimer, Martin Osborne, Henry Potter, Isabel Thurston, Richard Waring and Stephen Whale.
Independent Members of the Committee: Tom Fourcade Carole Nicholson
Ex officio Members (may participate but not vote): Ian Phillips Vanessa Rowlands
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).
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Recording of Meetings
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As part of the Authority’s drive to increase accessibility to its public meetings, this meeting may be filmed for live and/ or subsequent broadcast via the internet; at the start of the meeting the Chair will confirm if all or part of the meeting is to be filmed. The images and sound recording may be used for training or any other purposes by the Authority. 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 or photographed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for webcasting and/or training purposes. If you have any queries regarding this, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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