Agenda

Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee
Friday, 20th September, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Sally Manning on 033 022 23883  Email:  sally.manning@westsussex.gov.uk

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10.30 am

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

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2.

Minutes of the meeting of the Committee on 20 June pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019 (cream paper).

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3.

Minutes of the meeting of the Committee on 10 July pdf icon PDF 137 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 10 July 2019 (cream paper).

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4.

Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances, including cases where the Committee needs to be informed of budgetary or performance issues affecting matters within its terms of reference, which have emerged since the publication of the agenda.

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Responses to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 131 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 20 June 2019 meeting from Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure.

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10.50 am

6.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service HMICFRS & IRMP Improvement Plan progress report pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Report by the Chief Fire Officer.

 

The Committee is asked to:

 

-      Comment on the approach to the integration of the IRMP and HMI Improvement Plans as set out by the responsible officers

-      advise whether the focus on the priorities and outcomes are those members would expect to meet the needs of our communities (section 2)

-      advise whether there are particular areas of service improvement which the committee wishes to focus on for future scrutiny

 

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Adjournment for Lunch at 1.00pm

The Committee will adjourn for 30 minutes for lunch.

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1.30 pm

7.

Limit Use of Household Waste Recycling Sites to West Sussex Residents pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Draft decision report by the Cabinet Member for Environment.

 

The Committee is asked to consider and comment on the proposals to limit access to West Sussex’s Household Waste Recycling Sites to residents.

 

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2.00 pm

8.

Revisions to Recycling Credit Payments pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Draft decision report by the Cabinet Member for Environment.

 

The Committee is asked to consider and comment on the proposals to terminate all recycling credit payments to collection authorities (except those protected by law) and to retain a reserve fund for future initiatives.

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2.30 pm

9.

Review of Library Offer pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Draft decision report by the Cabinet Member for Fire and Rescue and Communities.

 

The Committee is asked to consider and comment on the proposals to cease the Mobile Library Service, and reduce evening opening hours in those static libraries where these currently apply.

 

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3.00 pm

10.

Business Planning Group Report pdf icon PDF 118 KB

The report informs the Committee of the Business Planning Group meeting held on 1 July 2019, setting out the key issues discussed.

 

The Committee is asked to endorse the contents of this report, and particularly the Committee’s Work Programme revised to reflect the Business Planning Group’s discussions (attached at Appendix A) and the WSFRS Operational Performance Report (attached at Appendix B).

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3.30 pm

11.

Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Select Committee within its constitutional remit since the date of the last meeting.  The Director of Law and Assurance will report any requests since the publication of the agenda papers.

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12.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 369 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 2 September 2019.

 

Anextract fromanyForwardPlan publishedbetween the date of despatchof the agenda and the date of the meetingwill be tabled at the meeting.

 

The Committee is asked to consider whetheritwishes to enquireinto any of the forthcoming decisions withinits portfolio.

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13.

Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Select Committee, and suitable for scrutiny, e.g. raised with them by constituents arising from central government initiatives etc.

 

If any member puts forward such an item, the Committee’s role at this meeting is just to assess, briefly, whether to refer the matter to its Business Planning Group (BPG) to consider in detail.

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3.40 pm

14.

Date of Next Meeting

An additional meeting of the Committee will be held on 21 October 2019 at 2.00pm at County Hall, Chichester.  This will be to discuss the County Council’s draft response to the Highways England consultation on the latest proposals for the A27 at Arundel.

 

Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 10 October 2019.

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