Agenda

Governance Committee - Monday, 23rd November, 2020 2.15 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting with restricted public access

Contact: Clare Jones on 033 022 22526  Email:  clare.jones@westsussex.gov.uk

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1.

Declarations of Interest

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 116 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 7 September 2020 (cream paper).

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Urgent Matter: New Local Authority Enforcement Powers

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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4.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consider the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel and recommendations for the scheme of allowances and expenses from May 2021, for recommendation to the County Council.

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Plans for Member Meetings during the COVID-19 Emergency pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee agreed to review plans for Council/committee meetings at each of its meetings during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Committee is asked to consider an update on meeting arrangements up to March 2021 together with information the impact of virtual arrangements.

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Good Governance Review and Partnership Arrangements with East Sussex County Council pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consider an update on the outcomes of the Good Governance Review, a programme of work on areas of Council governance including procedural and constitutional aspects of how the Council does business. The report also provides further information on the partnership arrangements with East Sussex County Council.

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Pension Advisory Board: Business Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report by the Director of Finance and Support Services.

 

The Committee is asked to consider the Pension Advisory Board draft Business Plan and budget for 2020/21.

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8.

Minor Change to Scrutiny Arrangements

The Committee is asked to recommend a minor change to the arrangements for scrutiny to the County Council. Scrutiny of the Drug and Alcohol Action Team is currently undertaken by the Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee. However, scrutiny of all other aspects of the Adults and Health portfolio is undertaken by the Health and Adults Social Care Scrutiny Committee. In order to streamline scrutiny of the decision-making process, it is therefore recommended that scrutiny of the Drug and Alcohol Action Team should move to the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee.

 

No background papers

 

Contact Officer: Charles Gauntlett, 033 022 22524 charles.gauntlett@westsussex.gov.uk

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Report of the Member Development Group pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Report by the Chairman of the Member Development Group.

 

To receive the regular report on the work of the Group, member development activities and member training and development priorities and plans.

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Governance and Standards Committees pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report by the Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consider a request by the Standards Committee at its meeting on 2 November 2020 to consider merging the Governance and Standards Committees.

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11.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held at 2.15 p.m. on 18 January 2021.

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