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Appointment of Chairman to the Joint
Eastern Arun Area Committee (JEAAC) and the County Local
Confirmation of a Lead Member from Arun
District Council and JEAAC Vice
Confirmation of the Lead Town and Parish
Appointment to Chairman of the Highways
and Transport Subgroup.
Appointment of Members to the Highways
and Transport Sub group.
Appointment of representatives to the
Community Initiative Funding Sub Group.
Appointment of representatives to the
Conservation Area Advisory Committee.
It was RESOLVED that
Cllr Deborah Urquhart be appointed as Chairman to
the Joint Easter Arun Area Committee for the year 19/20.
Cllr Jamie Bennett be appointed as District Member
and Vice Chairman
Cllr Steve Toney be appointed as Lead Parish and
Cllr Dr James Walsh be appointed as Chairman to the
Highways and Transport Subgroup
Cllrs Bennett and Roberts be appointed as District
Members to the Highways and Transport subgroup.
1.7 Cllrs Urquhart, Walker and Roberts be appointed to the CIF subgroup.
2.1 The Chairman welcomed members of the Committee and members of the public to the meeting.
The Committee are asked to note the following documents (attached).
Terms of Reference for the Joint Eastern Arun Area
b. Terms of Reference for the Highways an Transport Sub-group.
3.1 The Committee were asked to
consider the terms of reference for the Joint Area Committee, in
addition to the Terms of reference for the Highways and Transport
3.2 The TOR were noted.
Declarations of Interest
Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They shall also make declarations at any stage should any such interest become apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it. If in doubt contact Democratic Services before the meeting.
It is recorded in the register of interests that:
· Dr Walsh is a Member of Arun District Council and Littlehampton Town Council.
· Mr Ian Buckland is a Member of Arun District Council and Littlehampton Town Council.
· Mr Daniel Purchese is a Member of Arun District Council and Littlehampton Town Council.
· Mr Roger Elkins is a Member of Arun District Council and Ferring Parish Council.
· Mr Jamie Bennett is a Members of Rustington Parish Council
These interests only need to be declared at the meeting if there is an agenda item to which they relate.
4.1 There were none
To confirm the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 5 March 2019
5.1 RESVOLED that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 5 March 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
To consider any 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.
6.1 There were none.
'Talk with us' - Public Questions
To invite questions from members of the public present at the meeting.
The Committee would encourage members of the public to submit their questions at least 3 days in advance of the meeting to allow more substantive answers to be given.
Please contact Jack Caine on 0330 222 8941 or via email jack.caine@Westsussex.gov.uk
7.1 The Chairman invited
questions from Members of the public relating to matters that did
not already appear on the agenda.
7.2 It was requested that an
item relating to campervans parking on street could be added to the
Highways and Transport Subgroup for discussion.
7.3 It was also requested that
an item on Fitzallen Road could be
included with the next H&T subgroup agenda.
7.4 It was asked by there could be more enforcement officers deployed in the area. It was advised this again could be considered by the H&T subgroup.
Community Police Issues
A local Police representative will be in attendance to update Members on Community Policing issues and answer questions.
Details of reported crimes can be found at http://www.police.uk
8.1 The Chairman welcomed
police representatives to the meeting to discuss local crime
statistics, including trends and changes.
8.2 An update was provided
generally on what crime statistics looked like across the Eastern
Arun area, with a particular focus on
traffic and highways issues, mostly around commercial
8.3 Detail was provided over
the key focuses for the police force at present, included the
following: youth crime Littlehampton Town Centre, Direct patrols on
anti-social behaviour and ‘Project Reboot’.
8.4 The Chairman thanked the police force rep for the informative update and welcomed comments and questions form Committee Members. It was requested by the Committee that more focus be placed on the policing of serious drug related crimes in the area. It was advised this was another key focus for the Police Forces in the area.
Your Energy Sussex
The Committee will receive a presentation on Your Energy Sussex, a Council backed energy supplier.
9.1 The Chairman welcomed a
presentation from David Edwards from West Sussex County Council to
deliver a presentation on ‘Your Energy Susses’, a not
for profit energy company, backed by the County Council.
9.2 Information was provided on
the nature of ‘Your Energy Sussex’, it’s goals
and principles and how it would be of benefit to members of the
public regarding their energy bills.
9.3 Members thanked David Edwards for the informative presentation and questions from the Committee were welcomed. In response to questions the following was advised:
· Costs are kept low through low-cost marketing channels
· The project supported social housing tenants
· Properties that already had installed solar panels were welcome to join.
· There was a high level of oversight by the County Council on the continued financial viability of the project.
The Committee is asked to consider the attached report.
10.1 The Committee considered
the decision report by the Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger
Communities and the introduction of the Microfund.
10.2 The Committee endorsed the decision and expressed the benefits this would have to the wider community.
Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.
The County Council Members of the Committee are invited to consider pitches made to the Community Initiative Fund via The West Sussex Crowd and pledge funding accordingly.
The Community Initiative Fund
is a County Local Committee (CLC) administered fund that
provides assistance to local community
The Call-in Deadline for the decision is 20 June 2019.
11.1 The Committee considered
the written report by the Director of Law and Assurance which
detailed a bid to the Community Initiative Fund.
11.2 The Committee considered
the application on its individual merit
Notes from the last meeting of the JEAAC Highways and Transport Sub Group held on 23 May 2019.
Members are asked to note the report and consider any recommendations.
12.1 The Chairman of the
H&T Subgroup was invited to introduce the minutes from the
previous meeting and provide an update on discussions
12.2 It was advised that the
Lyminster Bypass was still being
progressed, but slower than originally hoped. Other projects were
also detailed and updates on their progress was provided, all of
which can be found in the minutes of the H&T subgroup
12.3 The Chairman thanked Dr Walsh for the update and asked that if any members of JEAAC had an item they wished to be considered by the H&T subgroup to forward this on to the Clerk to the meeting.
The County Council Members of the Committee are asked to note the vacancy listed.
13.1 The Committee noted the vacancy listed in the agenda papers and were asked to assist in publicising any Governor Vacancies so that they might be filled.
Items to be raised by Town and Parish Council representatives.
To consider any items from Town or Parish Council representatives that have not been covered by the agenda and are thought to be in the interest of the whole Committee. Town and Parish Council representatives are reminded that any Highways and Transport items should be taken to the JEAAC Highways and Transport Sub Group in the first instance.
The Chairman would encourage members to submit their question at least 3 days in advance of the meeting to allow a more substantive answer to be given. Please contact Jack Caine on 0330 222 8941 or via email at Jack.Caine@westsussex.gov.uk
14.1 There were none.
Items for consideration at future meetings
15.1 Cllr Dr Walsh advised he had been appointed to the East Arun Medical Services advisory group and would report back at the next meeting of JEEAC on the work completed by the group.
Date of next meeting
The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 5 November 2019 at 7pm at Littlehampton Town Council.
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Future meeting dates confirmed as:
5 November 2019
17 March 2020
16.1 It was confirmed that the next meeting of JEAAC was scheduled for the 5 November 2019.