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Resource and Performance Committee Meeting 20 Jun 2013

Resource and Performance Committee Meeting 20 Jun 2013

Location: Capron House, Midhurst

Date and time: 20 June 2013 10:00 AM

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. 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 and photographed. If you have any queries regarding this please contact committee.officer@southdowns.gov.uk


  1. Election of ChairTo elect a Chair of the Resources and Performance Committee for the following year.
  2. Election of Deputy ChairTo elect a Deputy Chair of the Resources and Performance Committee for the following year.
  3. Apologies
  4. Declarations of InterestsTo enable Members to disclose to the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interest they may have in any matter on the agenda for the meeting, where that interest is not already entered in the Authority’s register of interests, and any 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)
  5. Minutes To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Resource and Performance Committee meeting held on 9 April 2013 (page 1)
  6. Urgent MattersTo consider any matter not on the agenda which the Chair of the meeting agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency due to special circumstances
  7. Public ParticipationTo hear questions or comments from members of the public present at the meeting.
  8. Year End Performance ReportTo consider a report from the Director of Corporate Services (Report RPC 15/13, page 5)
  9. Provisional Outturn 2012/13To consider a report from the Chief Finance Officer (Report RPC 16/13, page 23)
  10. Transforming Cycling in the South Downs: Department for Transport Linking Communities Bid, South Downs National Park Authority DeliveryTo consider a report from the Director of Strategy and Partnerships (Report RPC 17/13, page 33)
  11. Annual Complaints ReportTo consider a report from the Director of Corporate Services (Report RPC 18/13, page 38)
  12. Estates Area Offices UpdateTo receive a verbal update from the Director of Operations and Director of Corporate Services
  13. Volunteer Ranger ServiceTo receive a presentation from the Director of Operations on the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Services – what we put in, and what we get out

To all Members of the Resources and Performance Committee

Sebastian Anstruther, Jo Carr, Jeremy Leggett, Barry Lipscomb, Deborah Urquhart, Pete West, Charles Peck (ex-officio Member) and Margaret Paren (ex-officio Member)

Meeting Papers

Public participation

Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting should register their request, by emailing the following information to public.speaking@southdowns.gov.uk no later than 12 noon on the Monday before the meeting.

  • Name:
  • Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Email:
  • Planning Application Number:
  • Details of Proposed Development:
  • Indicate if you are speaking in support or against the application:
  • Who are you representing?:
  • In the event that more than 3 people request to speak in favour or against an item it may be necessary for them to agree amongst themselves who should speak at the meeting. In order to facilitate this process we would ask you to confirm that you are happy with us sharing your name and e-mail address with other potential speakers. We will not share any other personal details with any other third parties.
  • YES / NO (delete as appropriate)

Confirmation that you have registered to speak will be send after 12 noon deadline. 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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