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Policy and Resources Committee 25 April 2019

Policy and Resources Committee 25 April 2019

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

Date and time: 25 April 2019 10:00am

Contact Details:

Committee Officer

Tel: 01730 814810 Email:

Trevor Beattie

Chief Executive (National Park Officer)

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  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Election of Chair
    To elect a Chair for the Policy and Resources Committee
  3. 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.
  4. Minutes of previous Policy and Resources Committee meeting
    To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on 28 February 2019 (page 1).
    Item 4
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Public participation
    To hear questions or comments from members of the public present at the meeting.


  8. Internal Audit – Progress Report
    To consider a report from the Internal Auditor (PR13/19 page 9).
    Item 8
    Item 8 Appendices
  9. Internal Audit – Strategy and Plan 2019/20
    To consider a report from Grant Thornton, External Auditor (PR14/19 page 21).
    Item 9
    Item 9 Appendix 1


  10. Approach to Producing the Revised Partnership Management Plan
    To consider a report from the Performance and Projects Manager (PR15/19 page 37).
    Item 10
    Item 10 Appendix 1
    Item 10 Appendix 1 UPDATED 24.04.2019
    Item 10 Appendix 2
    Item 10 Appendix 3
    Item 10 Appendix 4
  11. Corporate Risk Register
    To consider a report from the Head of Governance (PR16/19 page 87).
    Item 11
    Item 11 Appendix 2

CONFIRMED MINUTES – P&R 25 April 2019 Minutes

Sebastian Anstruther,  Ken Bodfish (Chair), Tim Burr, Jo Carr,  Chris Dowling, Janet Duncton, Mark Dunn,  Philip Ede,  Daniel Humphreys,  Helen Jackson,  Graham Morrison,  Russell Oppenheimer and Pete West

Independent Members of the Committee (non voting): Tom Fourcade and Carole Nicholson

Ex officio Members (may participate but not vote): Margaret Paren and 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 the Committee Officer on or 01730 814810.

Public participation

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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