Agenda

Governance Committee - Friday, 24th September, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ

Contact: Clare Jones on 033 022 22526  Email:  clare.jones@westsussex.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

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.

2.

Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 135 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 28 June 2021 (cream paper).

3.

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.

4.

Plans for County Local Forums pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance and Director of Communities.

 

Further to the decision of the County Council in July to replace County Local Committees with more informal County Local Forums, the Committee is asked to consider the proposed pilot arrangements including a summary of consultation feedback received from county councillors and district, town and parish councils.

Additional documents:

5.

Plans for Member Meetings pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consider proposals for meeting arrangements to the end of March 2022, following the relaxation of public health restrictions, and taking account of consultation feedback from county councillors. The Committee is also asked to agree that webcasting should revert to pre-pandemic arrangements.

Additional documents:

6.

Review of Joint Arrangements pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consider an update on the joint working arrangement between the County Council and East Sussex County Council in relation to governance and leadership with a particular focus on the agreement for a joint chief executive.

7.

Update to Constitution: Corporate Parenting Panel Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consider changes to the terms of reference of the Corporate Parenting Panel for recommendation to the County Council.

Additional documents:

8.

Appeals Panel Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report by the Interim Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development and the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consider the annual report of the Appeals Panel for 2020/21.

Additional documents:

9.

Change to Member Development Group Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consdier a small amendment to the terms of reference of the Member Development Group for recommendation to the County Council.

Additional documents:

10.

Appointments

The Committee is asked to confirm the following appointments in accordance with the wishes expressed by the political groups.

 

Pensions Committee

 

Cllr Turley in place of Cllr Baxter

 

Member Development Group

 

Cllr Duncton to fill vacancy

 

Contact: Clare Jones, Senior Democratic Services Officer, clare.jones@westsussex.gov.uk, 033 022 22526

 

Background papers: None

11.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held at 2.15 pm on Monday, 15 November 2021 at County Hall, Chichester.