Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 14th September, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Virtual meeting with restricted public access

Contact: Sally Manning on 033 022 23883  Email:


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10.30 am


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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Minutes of the meeting of the Committee on 24 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2020 (cream paper).

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Minutes of the Call-in meeting of the Committee on 2 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 2 July 2020 (cream paper).

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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 161 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 24 June 2020 and 2 July 2020 meetings from the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure and the Cabinet Member for Environment.



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10.45 am


Serious Violence pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Report by Executive Director for Place Service and Acting Director of Communities.


The Committee is asked to look at the current partnership approach to serious violence in West Sussex in order to obtain a more coherent and detailed picture of the threats, harms, risks and vulnerability that impact our communities and residents.


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11.55 am



The Committee will break for 10 minutes.

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12.05 pm


Highways and Transport Contract Delivery Update pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report by Executive Director for Place Service and Director of Highways, Transport and Planning.


The Committee is asked to review the update and consider:


·       The progress to date.

·       The adequacy of resources allocated to, and arrangements in place for, managing the contracts.

·       The strategy relating to the long-term management of West Sussex’s highways assets.


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1.05 pm


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 45 KB

The Committee is asked to note the current work programme.

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1.10 pm


Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Scrutiny Committee and 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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Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 1 September 2020 – attached.


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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Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Scrutiny 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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Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 25 November at 10.30am.  Probable agenda items include:


·         Review of Road Safety Strategy



Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 13 November 2020.

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