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Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Policy and Resources Committee

Policy and Resources Committee

The Policy and Resources Committee has amalgamated the former Policy and Performance Committee and Governance Committee, with effect from 11 July 2017.

All past Policy and Programme Committee papers and all past Governance Committee papers can be found on their respective pages.

The role of the Policy & Resources Committee is to discuss the Authority’s budget, business plan, to approve appropriate resource plans, to agree the submissions of bids for grant funding, and the arrangements for application of grant funds received, to monitor and review the delivery of the Management Plan, ensure good governance of the Authority by overseeing and reviewing its arrangements for audit, financial control and risk managements any by promoting high standards of conduct.

The Committees Terms of Reference are available in appendix 4 of the Authority’s Standing Orders

Policy & Resources Committee meetings are currently being held online due to the covid-19 pandemic. They can be viewed by the public via our webcasting portal.

For information about the Policy & resources Committee, please contact or call 01730 814810.

The Policy & Resources Committee comprises the following Members of the South Downs National Park Authority:

  • Annie Brown
  • Tim Burr
  • Helen Burton
  • Chris Dowling
  • Angus Dunn
  • Chris Henry
  • Melanie Hunt
  • Doug Jones (Deputy Chair)
  • Maggie Jones, Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
  • Michael Lunn
  • Russell Oppenheimer
  • Martin Osborne
  • Henry Potter
  • Isabel Thurston
  • Richard Waring
  • Stephen Whale
  • Tom Fourcade (Independent Member)
  • Carole Nicholson (Independent Member)
  • Ian Phllips (ex officio)

Members of the public have the opportunity to speak at these meetings. Please see our public participation page for further information.

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 Filming, Recording and Reporting of SDNPA Meetings Protocol for more information.

Forthcoming meetings

Previous meetings

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