Special, Full Council - Wednesday 21st February 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, at the Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF

Contact: Jane Fulton 


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 219 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 10 January 2024, which are attached.


Chair's Announcements

To receive such announcements as the Chair 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.


Arun District Council Budget - 2024-2025 pdf icon PDF 991 KB

The Council is asked to consider the Revenue and Capital Budgets for the 2024/25 financial year for both the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account.


A report from the Group Head of Finance and Section 151 Officer is attached and considers the recommendations made by the Policy and Finance Committee following its meeting held on 8 February 2024 in respect of the Council’s Budget for 2024/25. The minutes from this meeting will be circulated separately to this agenda.


The associated statutory resolutions have been received from West Sussex County Council and the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner in terms of precepts.


This item will be presented using the order below in line with Council Procedure Rule 4.3 [Procedure for Debate at Special Meetings]:


(i)             Welcome by the Chair

(ii)            Presentation by the Leader of the Council to deliver his Budget Statement – Councillor Stanley will make his Budget Statement and will propose the recommendations, including the associated statutory resolutions required in agreeing the Budget.

(iii)          To be moved by – Councillor Stanley

(iv)          Councillor Nash to second (may reserve his right to speak)

(v)           Questions to be responded to by invited speaker(s) and/or Officers from:

(a) Members and

(b) Any other persons permitted by the Chair

(vi)     Statements may then be made by:

(vi)          Councillor Gunner to respond on behalf of the Conservative Group

(vii)         Councillor Northeast  to respond on behalf of the Labour Group

(viii)       Councillor Wallsgrove to respond on behalf of the Green Group

(ix)          Councillor Huntley to respond on behalf of the Independent Group

(x)           Councillor Goodheart to respond on behalf of the Arun Independent Group

(xi)          Any other person permitted by the Chair

(xii)         Open debate

(xiii)       Councillor Nash to respond as seconder

(xiv)       Councillor Stanley to respond as proposer

(xv)        Recorded Vote required [in line with Council Procedure Rule 20.6

(xvi)       Chair to conclude the debate

Additional documents:



To consider any Motions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure 15.