Policy and Resources Committee 27 February 2020
Location: South Downs Centre Hall, Midhurst, GU29 9DH
Date and time: 27 February 2020 10.00
Tel: 01730 814810 Email: email@example.com
Chief Executive (National Park Officer)
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- Apologies for Absence
- Declaration of Interests
To enable Members to declare to the meeting any disclosable interest they may have in in any matter on the agenda for the meeting.
- Minutes of the Previous Policy and Resources Committee Meeting (Pages 5 – 12)
To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on 28 November 2019. (These were amended at the meeting of the Committee)
Agenda Item 3
- Matters Arising
To enable any matters arising from the Policy and Resources minutes that are not covered elsewhere on this agenda to be raised.
- Urgent Matters
To consider any matter on this agenda which the Chair agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency due to 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.
- Corporate Plan Update 2020/25 Draft (Pages 13 – 34)
To consider a report from the Performance and Research Lead (PR19/20-30)
Agenda Item 8
- Budget Monitoring Report 2019/20: Month 9 (Pages 35 – 46)
To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer (PR19/20-31)
Agenda Item 9
- Treasury Management Strategy 2020/21 (Pages 47 – 66)
To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer and Head of Business Services (PR19/20-32)
Agenda Item 10
- External Audit Plan 2019/20 (Pages 67 – 84)
To receive a report from the External Auditor (PR19/20-33)
Agenda Item 11
- Review of Financial Regulations and Financial Procedures (Pages 85 – 158)
To receive a report from the Head of Governance and Support Services and Head of Business Services (PR19/20-34)
Agenda Item 12
- Q3 Corporate Performance and Project Performance Report (Pages 159 – 174)
To receive a report from Performance and Research Lead and Project Management Lead (PR19/20-35).
Agenda Item 13
- Seven Sisters Country Park – Project Progress Update (Pages 175 – 184)
To receive a report from the Project Management Lead (PR19/20-36)
Agenda Item 14
Agenda Item 14 Presentation
- Farm Cluster Implementation Mid-Term Review (Pages 185 – 196)
To receive a report from Countryside and Policy Manager and Farming Officer (PR19/20-37)
Agenda Item 15
Agenda Item 15 Presentation
- End of Project Evaluation – Brighton Chalk Integrated Catchment Management
Partnership (ChaMP) Project (Pages 197 – 220)
To receive a report from Landscape and Biodiversity Lead (Water) (PR19/20-38)
Agenda Item 16
Agenda Item 16 Presentation
- Corporate Risk Register (Pages 221 – 228)
To receive a report from the Head of Governance and Support Services (PR19/20-39)
Agenda Item 17
Members of the Policy and Resources Committee
Sebastian Anstruther, Ken Bodfish, Helen Burton, Chris Dowling, Chris Henry, Helen Jackson, Doug Jones, Michael Lunn, Russell Oppenheimer, Henry Potter, Andrew Shaxson, Isabel Thurston and Richard Waring
Independent Members of the Committee: Tom Fourcade and Carole Nicholson
Ex officio Members (may participate but not vote): Margaret Paren and Ian Phillips
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
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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.
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