Special Council Meeting - Budget, Full Council
Wednesday 19th February 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Jane Fulton (Ext 37611) 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.


Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:


a)  the item they have the interest in

b)  whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interest

c)  the nature of the interest

d) if it is a pecuniary or prejudicial interest, whether they will be exercising their right to speak under Question Time


Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes)


Questions from Members with Pecuniary/Prejudicial Interests

To receive questions from Members with pecuniary/prejudicial interests (for a period of up to 15 minutes)


Minutes pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 15 January 2020, which are attached.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive such announcements as the Chairman may desire to lay before the Council.


Urgent Matters

To deal with business not otherwise specified in the Council summons which, in the opinion of the Chairman of the Council (in consultation with the Chief Executive), is business of such urgency as to require immediate attention by the Council.


Budget 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

The Council is asked to consider the Revenue and Capital Budgets for the 2020/2021 financial year for both the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account. 


            A report from the Group Head of Corporate Support confirming the recommendations being made to the Council is attached.  Members will also be asked to refer to the recommendations contained within the Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 10 February 2020 with regard to the Budget for 2020/2021, which will have to be circulated separately.


The 2020/2021 Budget was considered at the meeting of the Overview Select Committee held on 28 January 2020 and these Minutes can be accessed by clicking on Overview Select Committee - Minutes



            Details of the associated statutory resolutions in agreeing the Budget, following receipt of the West Sussex County Council and the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner precepts, will be circulated at the meeting.  


            This item will be presented using the order below:



(i)         Welcome by the Chairman – Councillor Mrs Warr


(ii)        Leader of the Council’s Budget Statement – Councillor Dr Walsh will make his Budget Statement and will propose the recommendations, including the associated statutory resolutions required in agreeing the Budget, which will be circulated at the meeting.


            To be moved by – Cllr Dr Walsh


(iii)        Cllr Oppler to second (may reserve his right to speak)


(iv)        Cllr Chapman to respond on behalf of the Conservative Group


(v)          Cllr Dixon to respond on behalf of the Independent Group


(vi)        Cllr Ms Thurston to respond on behalf of the Green Group


(vii)       Open Debate


(viii)     Cllr Oppler to respond as seconder


(ix)        Cllr Dr Walsh to respond as proposer


(x)          VOTE REQUIRED



Additional documents:


Calendar of Meetings for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 135 KB

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 3.0, the Council needs to agree a programme of dates for Council Meetings prior to the commencement of the new municipal year.  This report therefore proposes the arrangements for the Calendar of Meetings for 2020/2021.



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