Performance and Finance Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 13th September, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Contact: Lisa Sampson on 033 022 28193  Email:


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Part I

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11.00 am


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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Committee membership

The Committee is asked to note the changes to its membership as below:

·       Cllr Sarah Payne has been appointed to the Committee.

·       Cllr Trevor Bence has been appointed to the Committee as a substitute (Conservative).

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Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 123 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 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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11.15 am


Quarter 1 Performance and Resources Report (PRR) as at the end of June 2021 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

A report by the Director of Finance and Support Services, setting out the finance and performance position as at the end of June 2021.


The Committee is asked to examine the data and supporting commentary for the PRR report and make any recommendations for action to the relevant Cabinet Member or Scrutiny Committee.

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12.35 pm


Update on progress in the Joint Venture Partnership for County Council in Property Development pdf icon PDF 105 KB

A report by the Director of Property and Assets on the progress made in establishing the Joint Venture (JV) Partnership. 


Committee to consider the governance setup and progress made in setting up the JV partnership to date and make any relevant recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property. 

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1.05 pm


Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the scrutiny committee 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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Work Programme Planning and possible items for future scrutiny pdf icon PDF 291 KB

The Committee is asked to review its work programme which reflects the outcome of discussions at the committee’s Business Planning Group meeting on 23 July 2021.


The Committee is asked to review the extract of the Forward Plan of Key Decisions (Appendix A) and mention any items believed to be of relevance to the business of the scrutiny committee.  An update of any relevant changes to the Forward Plan will be tabled ahead of the meeting.


If any member puts forward such an item, the Committee’s role at this meeting is to assess, briefly, whether to refer the matter to its Business Planning Group (BPG) to consider in detail.

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Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 1 November 2021 at 10.30am.  Probable agenda items include:

·         Medium Term Financial Strategy 2022/23

·         People Framework

·         Asset Strategy

·         Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2021/22


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 20 October 2021.

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