Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Declarations of Members' Interests

To receive any declarations of interest from Members of the Committee


Councillor Martin Boffey declared a personal interest in item 9 as he was a member of the Royal British Legion.



To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Committee or the Chief Executive


The Chairman announced that he would become the Horsham representative for the West Sussex Health & Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee.


Urban Greening Task & Finish Group

To agree the Membership of the Urban Greening Task & Finish Group


It was agreed that the Membership of the Urban Greening Task & Finish Group would be:


Cllr Matthew Allen

Cllr Tony Bevis

Cllr Jonathan Chowen

Cllr Michael Croker

Cllr Ruth Fletcher

Cllr Billy Greening

Cllr Bob Platt


The first meeting of the Group would be organised in the following weeks.



Work Programme

To discuss any topics that could be added to the Work Programme


There were no items put forward for inclusion on the Overview & Scrutiny Work Programme.


Rookwood Stage 1 Complaint pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To note the letter and response to a Stage 1 Complaint regarding Rookwood


The Chairman stated that matters relating to this complaint had largely been covered when considering the Rookwood work programme suggestion form.


Members considered setting up a Task and Finish Group regarding the establishment and control of capital budgets and agreed that following a completed work programme suggestion form it could be discussed at a future meeting.



Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 180 KB

To receive and note the Cabinet Forward Plan


Members noted the contents of the Cabinet Forward Plan.


The Drill Hall and Highwood Briefing

To receive a briefing by the Director of Community Services


The Director of Community Services provided the Committee with an update on the Drill Hall and Highwood Community Service items coming up on the forward plan.


For the Drill Hall It was agreed there would be a two-year review period to allow for viable business cases to be submitted by Cabinet in January 2020. The outcome of this process would then be considered by Cabinet and then Full Council.


There had been three expressions of interest, however two of these organisations subsequently withdrew their interest. The remaining organisation, the Royal British Legion,  had submitted a business case and would complete a sense checking process with HDC.


Cabinet had resolved in January 2020 to commit to building an extended alternate facility to the Drill Hall at Highwood. A scheme would be produced for this alternate venue and then opened to public consultation.





Urgent Business

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as urgent because of the special circumstances


There was no urgent business.