Agenda and decisions

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Katherine De La Mora on 033 022 22535  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 please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

The Cabinet is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 3 December 2019 (attached, 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.

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Children's Commissioner's Report

The Cabinet will consider the County Council’s response to the published report of the Children’s Commissioner in relation to the capacity and capability of the Council to secure sustainable improvement to its Children’s Services in the County.


Contributions will be invited from the chair of the Children and Young People Services Select Committee (CYPSSC) and the chair of the Corporate Parent Panel (CPP) and from the leaders of the opposition groups.



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Key Decisions

The Cabinet is asked to agree the following key decisions as per the attached reports


·       Proposed Reorganisation of Rural and Small Schools in West Sussex

·       Fees & Charges


The relevant Cabinet Member will introduce their respective report.


Select Committee Chairmen will be invited to speak for up to three minutes to provide the views of their Committee on proposals being considered by the Cabinet relevant to that Committee’s work.


Each of the main Opposition Group Leaders will be invited to speak for up to three minutes each on any of the proposals.


The Cabinet will then discuss the proposal prior to the decision being taken.

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Proposals for reorganisation of rural and small schools in West Sussex (CAB10_19/20) pdf icon PDF 539 KB

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Following consideration of the report, Cabinet resolved:


To support the proposals outlined in section 2 of the report going forward to:


1.    Consult on:


a)   Closure of Clapham and Patching C of E Primary School by September 2020 whilst continuing to discuss academisation proposals which the County Council will encourage and support. 

b)   Closure of Rumboldswhyke C of E Infant School effective September 2020.

c)    Relocation of Warninglid Primary School and the federation of the school by September 2021 (subject to developers progress).

d)   Closure of Stedham Primary School by September 2020, whilst continuing to encourage and assist the school in its discussion on federation, which if agreed by the end of the consultation period (16 March 2020), will result in the consultation ceasing. 


2.   Progress the Federation proposals for:


·         Compton and Up Marden C of E Primary School.


The call-in deadline is 23 January 2020.


Fees and Charges (CAB11_19/20) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Following consideration of the report, Cabinet resolved that:


1.   The discretionary fees and charges as set out at Appendix A are approved, to take effect from 1 April 2020 or as otherwise stated within the report.

2.   Directors, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Support Services and the relevant Cabinet Member/s are delegated authority to vary fees and charges in-year within their respective portfolios in support of achieving their income budgets, taking account of changes in service costs, the market environment, demand and/or service levels and any statutory constraints. 


The call-in deadline is 23 January 2020. 


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Report by Director of Law and Assurance – attached


The Cabinet is asked to:


     Note progress against the Forward Plan and to confirm awareness of the status of each item and readiness to take the decision.

     Identify any decisions that require decision at a future Cabinet


A link to the full Forward Plan can be found here


Report by Director of Law and Assurance – attached





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Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on 28 January 2020 at 2.15pm

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