Agenda and decisions

South Chichester County Local Committee
Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Contact: Jenna Barnard on 033 022 24525  Email:

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Welcome and Introductions

Members of the South Chichester County Local Committee are Jamie Fitzjohn, Louise Goldsmith, Jeremy Hunt, Pieter Montyn, Simon Oakley, and Carol Purnell.


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.


It is recorded in the register of interests that:

·      Mr Fitzjohn is a Substitute Member of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy

·      Ms Goldsmith is a Member of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy

·      Mr Hunt is a member of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy, Goodwood Aerodrome Consultative Committee, Goodwood Education Trust and the Goodwood Motor Circuit Consultative Committee

·      Mr Montyn is a member of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy and the Goodwood Aerodrome Consultative Committee

·      Mr Oakley is a member of Chichester District Council and Tangmere Parish Council

·      Mrs Purnell is a member of Selsey Town Council and Chichester District Council.


These interests only need to be declared at the meeting if there is an agenda item to which they relate.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 June 2019 (cream paper).


Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda that the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.


Progress Statement pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The document contains brief updates on statements of progress made on issues raised at previous meetings.  The Committee is asked to note the document.


Talk With Us Open Forum

To invite questions from the public present at the meeting on subjects other than those on the agenda.  The Committee would encourage members of the public with more complex issues to submit their question 2 days before the meeting to allow a substantive answer to be given.


Prioritisation of Traffic Regulation Orders (SC03(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 225 KB

The Committee is asked to prioritise the progression of Traffic Regulation Orders in the area based on the attached report and supporting documents.


Community requests for Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that cost under £3,000 to implement are considered annually by County Local Committees (CLCs). More complex TROs are considered for progression as a Community Highways Scheme and so fall outside the process.

The TRO requests received since July 2018 have been assessed and scored and the results are attached for the CLC to consider and prioritise in line with the Cabinet Member Report for Traffic Regulation Orders – Assessment and Implementation Process (see link in Background Papers) for progression in the 2010/21 works programme.

At its meeting on 05 November 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee agreed to progress the highest TRO from the list attached at Appendix A.

The following TRO was agreed for progression:

• Selsey Road, Hunston – Speed Limit

The call-in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.


Highway Service Level Update: New Community Opportunities pdf icon PDF 161 KB

The Committee to receive a Service Level Update from the Area Highways Manager based on the attached report.


City Wide Parking Management Plan pdf icon PDF 85 KB

The Committee to receive an update on the Chichester City Wide Parking Management Plan.


Chichester District Council - Infrastructure Business Plan: Project 353 pdf icon PDF 164 KB

The Committee and others present to receive an update on Project 353 in the CDC Infrastructure Business Plan: A contribution towards planned improvements to the Spitalfield Lane/St Pancras/Westhampnett Road and St James/Westhampnett Road mini-roundabouts.


Community Initiative Funding (SC04(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.


The report summarises the Community Initiative Funding applications received via The West Sussex Crowd.  The Committee is invited to consider the applications and pledge funding if appropriate.

Additional documents:


The Community Initiative Fund is a County Local Committee (CLC) administered fund that provides assistance to local community projects.  Bids should show evidence of projects that have the support of the community and make a positive impact on people’s wellbeing and support The West Sussex Plan.


At its meeting on 05 November 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee considered the Community Initiative Funding applications received via the West Sussex Crowd as set out in Appendix A.

The following pledges were approved: -

415/SC – Chichester Forest Schools CIC, ‘Ecotherapy training and equipment’, £650.49 – towards providing woodland wellbeing therapy sessions for young people and adults with mental health difficulties.

421/SC – Arts Dream Selsey, ‘Equipment purchase’, £711.80 – towards purchasing energy-saving production and recording equipment for community use.

422/SC – Chichester Community Development Trust, ‘Children in the chapel; interactive play, up to £2000.00 – towards purchasing equipment and seating for a new interactive play area within Graylingwell Chapel.


389/SC – Selsey Community Forum, ‘Shop Talk’, £750.00 – towards the cost of premises hire at The Selsey Hub to hold inclusive social gatherings for vulnerable residents. 


437/SC – Royal Artillery Equestrian Centre, ‘Saddle for disabled riders’, up to £1,500.00 – towards purchasing an adaptable saddle supportive of all riding standards to facilitate disabled people’s access to horse riding.

The call-in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.



Nominations for Local Authority Governors to Maintained Schools and Academy Governing Bodies (SC05(19/20)) pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Report by Director of Education and Skills.


The Committee are asked to approve the re-nominations and nominations of Authority School Governors as set out in the report.


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 05 November 2019 the South Chichester County Local Committee approved the following nominations under the 2012 Regulations:


Nomination for reappointment:


• Mr Nigel Bloodworth to Southbourne Junior School for a four-year term.



Nominations for appointment:


Rev’d Graham Steel to West Wittering Primary School for a four-year term

• Mr Richard Murfitt to Singleton C.E Primary School for a four-year term


The call-in deadline for this decision is 13 November 2019.



Items for Future Meetings

·       County Local Committee Review Report

·       Community Highway Schemes

·       Chichester County Hall Parking

·       Chichester City Sustainable Transport Package

·       Chichester City Northern Gateway


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will take place at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 03 March 2020 in Committee Room 3, County Hall, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RQ.


Members wishing to place an item on the agenda should notify Jenna Barnard via email: or phone on 033 022 24525.