Policy and Resources Committee 19 July 2018

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

Date and time: 19 July 2018 10:00

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. 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

Webcasting

We now broadcast all full Authority and Committee meetings through our webcasting portal. You can watch the meetings live or on-demand for up to a year after the meeting. At the start of the meeting the Chair will make an announcement that the meeting may be filmed, recorded or photographed. By entering the meting 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

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Election of Chair
    To elect a Chair for the Policy and Resources Committee
  3. Election of Deputy Chair
    To elect a Deputy Chair for the Policy and Resources Committee
  4. 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.
  5. Minutes of previous Policy and Resources Committee meetings
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on 24 May 2018. (page 1)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Public participation
    To hear questions or comments from members of the public present at the meeting.

    AUDIT

  9. Annual Audit Fee Letter 2018/19
    To consider a report from the External Auditor (PR28/18 page 9)
  10. Audited Statement of Accounts 2017/18 and Letter of Representation
    To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer (PR29/18 page 15).
  11. Audit Results Report 17/18
    To consider a report from the External Auditor (PR30/18 page 27).

    PERFORMANCE & PROCEDURES

  12. Quarter Four and Year End Performance Report 2017-18
    To consider a report from the Performance and Projects Manager (PR31/18 page 63).
  13. Corporate Risk Register
    To consider a report from the Head of Governance (PR32/18 page 113).
  14. Annual Review of Strategic Fund, and the Sustainable Communities Fund and Local Project Support
    To consider a report from the Performance and Project Manager (PR33/18 page 121).

    STRATEGY & POLICY

  15. Enterprise and Investment Task and Finish Group (EITFG) Terms of Reference and Forward Programme
    To consider a report from the Head of Business Services (PR34/18 page 141).

    GRANTS & PROJECTS

  16. Project Approval – Egrets Way Phase 4&5
    To consider a report from the Access & Recreation Strategy Lead (PR35/18 page 147).

Meeting Papers

To all Members of the Policy & Resources Committee:
Sebastian Anstruther, Ken Bodfish, Tim Burr, Jo Carr,  Chris Dowling, Janet Duncton, Mark Dunn, Philip Ede,  Daniel Humphreys, Helen Jackson, Russell Oppenheimer and Pete West

Independent Members of the Committee: Tom Fourcade &Carole Nicholson

Ex officio Members  (may participate but not vote): Margaret Paren Norman Dingemans

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 Member Services on committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk or 01730 814810

Recording of Meetings

The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations give a right to members of the public to record (film, photograph and audio-record) and report on proceedings at committee meetings. The Authority has a protocol on ‘Filming, Recording and Reporting of South Downs National Park Authority Meetings’ which is available on our website www.southdowns.gov.uk

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. 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 committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk

Public Participation

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request no later than 24 hours before the meeting by e-mailing mailto:public.speaking@southdowns.gov.uk The public participation protocol is available on our website www.southdowns.gov.uk

Feedback

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