Fire & Rescue Service Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Contact: Rob Castle on 033 022 22546  Email:


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10.30 am


Declarations of Interest

Committee 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 last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 122 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 1 October 2021 (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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10.35 am


Responses to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 143 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 1 October meeting from the Cabinet Member for Community Support, Fire and Rescue.

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10.40 am


West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Statement of Assurance pdf icon PDF 69 KB

The statement provides assurance on financial, governance and operational matters and shows how the service paid due regard to the expectations set out in its Integrated Risk Management Plan and as part of the Fire and Rescue National Framework for England.

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11.10 am


End of September 2021 (Quarter 2) Quarterly Performance and Resources Report pdf icon PDF 69 KB

A report by the Director of Law and Assurance, setting out the finance and performance position as at the end of September 2021.


The Committee is asked to examine the data and supporting commentary for the performance and resources report and make any recommendations for action to the Cabinet Member for Community Support, Fire and Rescue.

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11.55 am


Work Programme Planning and Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

The Committee is asked to review its current draft work programme taking into account the Forward Plan of Key Decisions and any suggestions from its members for possible items for future scrutiny.

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Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Extract from the Forward Plan dated 27 October 2021 – attached.


An extract from any Forward Plan published between the date of despatch of the agenda and the date of the meeting will be tabled at the meeting.


The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to enquire into any of the forthcoming decisions within its portfolio.

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Committee to review its draft work programme for the year ahead taking into consideration the checklist at Appendix A.

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12.10 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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Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 13 January 2022 at 10.30 am at County Hall, Chichester.  Probable agenda items include:


·         Fire and Rescue Service Strategic Performance Report Quarter 2

·         Priority Programme Update

·         Communities Risk Management Plan


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 24 December 2021.

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