Policy & Resources Committee 20 July 2023
Location: South Downs Centre Hall, Midhurst, GU29 9DH
Date and time: 20 July 2023 10.30
Tel: 01730 814810 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Executive (National Park Officer)
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- Apologies for absence
- Election of Deputy Chair
To elect a second Deputy Chair for the following year.
- 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 23 February 2023.
Agenda Item 4
- Updates on previous Committee Decisions
To receive any updates on previous decisions from the Policy and Resource Committee minutes that are not covered elsewhere on the agenda.
- 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
- South Downs National Park Direction of Travel for Volunteering
To consider a report from the Learning, Outreach and Volunteer Lead (PR23/24-01).
Agenda Item 9
- Annual Review of Planning Performance: Financial Year 2022/23
To receive a verbal update from the Major Planning Projects and Performance Manager (PR23/24-02).
Agenda Item 10
- Q4 Corporate and Project Performance report 2022/23
To consider a report from the Performance and Projects Manager & Project Management Lead (PR23/24-03).
Agenda Item 11
- Annual review of the Sustainable Communities Fund (SCF)
To consider a report from the Grants Officer (PR23/24-04).
Agenda Item 12
- Year end report on the Communications and Engagement work Programme
To consider a report from the Communications Manager (PR23/24-05).
Agenda Item 13
- Annual Human Resources and Health & Safety Report for the year 2022 – 2023
To consider a report from the Human Resource Manager (PR23/24-06).
Agenda Item 14
- Corporate Risk Register
To consider a report from the Head of Governance (PR23/24-07).
Agenda Item 15
- Annual Governance Statement and Updated Local Code of Corporate Governance
To consider a report from the Head of Governance (PR23/24-08).
Agenda Item 16
- External Audit Plan & Informing the Risk Assessment 2022/23
To consider a report from the External Auditor (PR23/24-09).
Agenda Item 17
- Value for Money – Auditor’s Annual Report 2021/22
To consider a report from the External Auditor (PR23/24-10).
Agenda Item 18
- Internal Audit Progress and Implementation
To consider a report from the Chief Internal Auditor (PR23/24-11).
Agenda Item 19
- Internal Audit – Annual Report and Opinion
To consider a report from the Chief Internal Auditor (PR23/24-12).
Agenda Item 20
To all Members of the Policy & Resources Committee:
Annie Brown, Tim Burr, Peter Diplock, Mark Fairweather, Theresa Fowler, Joan Grech, Melanie Hunt, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch and Jerry Pett.
Independent Committee Members: Tom Fourade and Catriona Aves
Co-opted Committee Members: Morris Findley and OlaOlu Adedayo
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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 email@example.com
Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request no later than 24 hours before the meeting by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org The public participation protocol is available on the SDNPA website.
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