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Information about Change in Governance Arrangements

Arun District Council resolved at its Full Council meeting on 15 January 2020 to make a change in governance arrangements, with effect from the Annual Council Meeting on 19 May 2021.


As a result of the resolution, it will be necessary for significant changes to be made to the Council’s Constitution.  The main feature of the change is to remove the ‘Leader and Cabinet’ form of governance that the Council has operated since 2001 and replace it with a ‘Committee System’ form of governance.  The new form of governance will result in most decisions on Council functions being dealt with by politically balanced Committees, subject to the general oversight of the Council.  No individual member of the Council will have decision making powers.


See the Public Notice confirming this change.


Key provisions of new governance arrangements


To find out more about the change, you can view the document and appendix1 setting out the main provisions of the new arrangements for the Council’s Committee System form of governance.


You can also view the background papers to the Council’s resolution made at the Full Council meeting on 15 January 2020.