Agenda and decisions

Joint Western Arun Area Committee
Wednesday, 6th February, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: The Regis School, Westloats Lane, Bognor Regis, PO21 5LH

Contact: Jack Caine on 033 022 28941  Email:

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Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest 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 contact Democratic Services before the meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Joint Western Arun Area Committee held on 31 October 2018 (cream paper).


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.


Urgent Action Update pdf icon PDF 32 KB

The Committee is asked to note the decision taken, under the Urgent Action procedure, which was taken since the last meeting of the Committee. The Committee is asked to note this decision was taken after consultation with the CLC Chairman and Select Committee Chairman.


'Talk With Us' - Public Question Time (15 Minutes)

Members of the Public have the oppurtuinty to ask questions of their elected representatives.


The Committee would encourage members of the public to submit their questions at least 3 days in advance of the meeting to allow for more substantive answers to be given. Please contact Jack Caine on 0330 222 8941 or via email at


Presentation: your Energy Sussex

The Committee will received a presentation on the Council backed energy scheme ‘Your Energy Sussex’.


Community Policing Update pdf icon PDF 94 KB

A local Sussex Police representative will be in attendance to update Members on Community Policing issues and answer questions.


Latest crime statistics are to follow Details of reported crime can be found at:


Highways Update pdf icon PDF 30 KB

The Committee are asked to note the written update from the Area Highways Manager.

The Committee are also asked to suggest agenda items for discussion at the next Highways and Transport Subgroup meeting.


Community Initiative Funding (WA06(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.


The report summarises Community Initiative Funding Applications submitted vie the West Sussex Crowd. The Committee is invite to consider the applications and pledge funding as appropriate.

Additional documents:


The following pledges were approved for applications to CIF submitted via Spacehive:


284/JWAAC – 4Sight Vision Support, Space 4 Sight – up to £2213.00 – Towards purchasing equipment for people living with sight loss.

286/JWAAC – Bognor Bike Community CIC, Bognor Bike Recycling, up to £3763 – Towards purchasing additional bike parts to launch the project.

323/JWAAC – Eastergate Village Hall, Community Kitchen, Eastergate Hall – up to £4684 – Towards funding a kitchen refurbishment and installing a double over, gas hob and new counter.



The call-in deadline for this decision is the 14 February.



Authority School Governors (WA07(18/19)) pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report by Director of Educations and Skills.


The Committee is asked to approve the nominations of Authority School Governors as set out in the report.

Additional documents:


The function of the nomination of school governors to maintained schools and academies is delegated to County Local Committees (CLCs) as it enables county councillors to maintain a valuable link with the schools and helps promote to the wider public the important role of school governors.


Under the Education Act 2011 local authority governors are nominated by the local authority but appointed by the governing body. The CLC can nominate any eligible person as a local authority governor, but it is for the governing body to decide whether their nominee has the skills to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school and meets any other eligibility criteria they have set.


At its meeting on 6 February 2019 the Joint Western Arun Area Committee approved the following nominations under the 2012 Regulations:


·         Mrs Rebecca Peters to Aldingbourne Primary School for a further four year term.

·         Ms Rachel Ayuba to Bersted Green Primary School for a four year term.

·         Mrs Christine Porter to Walberton and Binstead C of E Primary School for a four year term.


The call-in deadline for this decision is the 14 February.



Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will take place on 19 June at a venue to be confirmed. Members wishing to place an item on the agenda please notify Jack Caine on 033 02 228941 via email: