Venue: Worthing Assembly Hall

Contact: Neil Terry
Democratic Services Lead
01903 221073  Email:

Note: Please note change of venue: Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HQ 


No. Item


Apologies for Absence


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.


Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Annual Council Meeting held on Friday 20 May 2022, copies of which have been previously circulated.

A copy is available to view at  



Questions from the Public


To receive any questions from members of the public addressed to Members of the Executive in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.  There is up to 5 minutes for each question, one supplementary question may be asked arising from the original question.


Questions must relate to any matter the Council has power or which affects the Borough, except no questions may be asked in relation to


a)    A specific planning or licensing application

b)    A specific staffing appointment or appeal, or Standards determination


Public question time will last up to 30 minutes; questions will be taken in the order of receipt.


The deadline for submission of questions is Friday 15 July 2022 at 12 noon. Questions to be submitted to


Appointment of the Deputy Mayor

To appoint a Deputy Mayor of the Borough until the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2023.


The Deputy Mayor to declare their acceptance of office.


Announcements by the Mayor, Leader of the Council, Executive Members or the Head of Paid Service


Items raised under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Mayor has agreed are urgent.


Recommendations from the Cabinet and Committees to Council pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To consider recommendations to the Council, details of which are set out in the attached items as 8A, 8B and 8C(i), (ii) & (iii).


Full reports are available on the website as listed below: 







Joint Governance Committee

31 May 2022

Joint Governance Committee Appointments: Parish Councillors



Joint Overview & Scrutiny Committee

9 June 2022

Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report 2021/22



Joint Strategic Committee

5 July 2022

(i)            Financial Performance 2021/22 - Revenue Outturn


(ii)           Financial Performance 2021/22 - Capital and Projects Outturn


(iii)          Developing a revenue budget for 2023/24 against a backdrop of high inflation





Report of the Leader on Decisions taken by the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To receive a report from the Leader as item 9. The report contains decisions taken by the Cabinet, Cabinet Members, the Joint Strategic Committee and the Joint Strategic Sub-Committee (Worthing) since the last Council meeting. 


There will be up to 15 minutes for Cabinet Members to make any statements on the report. There will also be up to 15 minutes for Cabinet Members to respond to questions on the report. These questions will not be the same as any to be asked under Item 10. 


(Note: Papers relating to items under 8 and 9 have been previously circulated and can be viewed on the Council’s website)


Members Questions under Council Procedure Rule 12

Members question time will last up to 30 minutes, with questions being taken in the order of receipt and in rotation from each political group on the Council. The deadline for submission of questions is Friday 15 July at 12 noon. Questions to be submitted to


Questions can be asked of the following:

a)    The Mayor

b)    A Member of the Cabinet

c)    The Chairman of any Committee

d)    The Council’s representative on any outside body


Questions cannot be asked in relation to the following:

a)    A specific planning or licensing application

b)    A specific staffing appointment, appeal or Standards determination



Motions on Notice pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider a Motion on Notice, submitted by the Proper Officer on behalf of Councillor Carl Walker, detailed as item 11.


Part B - Not for Publication - Exempt information Reports