Agenda

Policy and Finance Committee - Thursday 9th February 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber & Blue Room, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Jane Fulton 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declaration 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 items 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 interest and/or prejudicial interest

c)             the nature of the interest

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Policy and Finance Committee held on 13 December 2022, as attached. 

 

4.

Items not on the Agenda that the Chair of the Meeting is of the Opinion Should be Considered as a Matter of Urgency by Reason of Special Circumstance

5.

Public question time

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

 

6.

Palmer Road Project [20 Minute] pdf icon PDF 130 KB

This report sets out the proposed scope for the Palmer Road project and seeks approval to enter a framework agreement with the Football Foundation to progress the project and for the budget virement of section 106 allocations.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Anti-Slavery Pledge [15 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Committee is requested to endorse and approve the Arun District Council Anti-Slavery Pledge and to recommend to Full Council that the Pledge is adopted.

Additional documents:

8.

Budget Monitoring Report to 31 December 2022 [15 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Budget Monitoring Report sets out the Capital, Housing Revenue and General Fund Revenue budget performance to the end of December 2022.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Committee Revenue and Capital Budget 2023/2024 [15 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 118 KB

The purpose of the report is for this Committee to consider and recommend its revenue budget for inclusion in the 2023/24 General Fund revenue budget, which will be considered by this Committee later on this agenda. In addition, this Committee will consider the overall revenue budget for 2023/24 to make a recommendation to Full Council on 1 March 2023 on the overall budget to be set, level of Council Tax for the District, Housing Revenue account budget and rent levels for 2023/24.

 

In addition, Committees must consider and recommend their draft capital budget for inclusion in the overall capital programme, which will be considered by this Committee later on this agenda. Policy and Finance Committee will consider the overall capital programme to make a recommendation to Full Council on 1 March 2023 on the programme (HRA and General Fund) to be set for 2023/24.

 

 

10.

Council Revenue and Capital Budgets 2023/2024 [45 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 111 KB

The purpose of the report is for this Committee to consider and recommend to the Special Council Meeting on 1 March 2023 the overall budget to be set, level of Council Tax for the District, Housing Revenue Account Budget and rent levels for 2023/24.

 

In addition, the Policy and Finance Committee must consider the overall capital programme (HRA and General Fund) to be set for 2023/24.

 

Additional documents:

Items put forward from Service Committees

Outside Bodies - feedback from meetings

11.

Work Programme [5 Minutes] pdf icon PDF 79 KB

A copy of the Committee’s Work Programme for the remainder of 2023 is attached for information.

12.

Exempt Information

The Committee is asked to consider passing the following resolution: -

 

          That under Section 100a (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the item.

 

13.

The Regeneration of the Regis Centre, Bognor Regis - Update Report [30 Minutes]

The Committee is asked to consider the attached update report from the Council’s Regeneration Consultant.