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The Chairman of the Council provided a summary of their work and engagements attended over the previous year.
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Vee Barton, Sharon Sluman, Debs Stainforth and Rob Wilkinson.
Election of the Chairman
To elect a Chairman of the Council until the Annual Meeting of the Council in
The Chairman will call for nominations for election of the Chairman of the Council. If there is more than one nomination, there will be a vote in the usual way.
The Chairman to declare their acceptance of office.
Resolved: That Councillor Joe Pannell be elected as Chairman of the Council until the Annual meeting in 2024.
Appointment of the Vice Chairman
To appoint a Vice Chairman of the Council until the Annual Meeting of the
Council in 2024.
The Chairman will call for nominations for the appointment of the Vice Chairman
of the Council. If there is more than one nomination, there will be a vote in the
The Vice Chairman to declare their acceptance of office.
Resolved: That Councillor Joss Loader be appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Council until the Annual Meeting in 2024.
Declarations of Interest
Members and officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda. Declarations should also be made at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.
If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.
There were no declarations of interest made.
Confirmation of Minutes
To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Council on 20 April 2023, copies of which have been previously circulated.
Resolved: that the minutes of the meeting of the 20 April 2023 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Vote of thanks to the retiring Chairman and presentation of past Chairman’s Insignia
Resolved: that the Council approved a vote of thanks to the retiring Chairman.
Announcements by the Chairman or Head of Paid Service
The Chairman made the following announcements:
The Chairman informed Members that Adur District Council had been awarded the Green Council of the Year Award at the iESE Public Sector Transformation Awards 2023.
The Council won this national award for its Sussex Bay initiative!
Adur District Council had led the way in taking active steps to restore natural habitat along the Adur River through its land purchases and partnership development work - and was very active in supporting the restoration of the Sussex kelp forest.
The Sussex Bay initiative was gaining significant momentum, working with The Crown Estate, DEFRA and others to support research and unlock funding for river and marine habitat restoration all along the Sussex coast.
Mr Andrew Larner, Chief Executive of iESE, attended the meeting to present the award to the Deputy Leader, Chairman, Officers and the following Community Representatives who had been involved with the project:-
· Pete King and Alistair Whitby from the Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust
· Laura Brook from the Sussex Wildlife Trust
· Tony Benton from Shoreham District & Ornithological Society
· Di and Rob Alcroft from Wayforward
Items raised under urgency provisions
To consider any items the Chairman has agreed are urgent
The Chairman announced that there were no urgent items for consideration.
To consider a report by the Director for Digital, Sustainability & Resources, copy attached as item 9.
Before the Council was a report by the Director for Sustainability and Resources, a copy of which had been circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes.
The report before members outlined a number of decisions required by Council to ensure that the decision making structure for 2023/24 was determined according to the Council’s Constitution.
The recommendations in the report were proposed, seconded and unanimously supported.
i. That the Council noted the decision making structure of the Council and the political balance of the Council as set out in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.5.
ii. That the Council appointed to the Committees in accordance with the wishes of the Political Groups on the Council detailed in Annex B.
iii. That the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of Committees be appointed until the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2024.
iv. That under Council Procedure Rule 38, Council noted the appointment of the Leader of the Labour Group on the Council as the Leader of the Main Opposition.