Agenda and minutes

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To approve as correct the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 5th September 2018

(Note: If any Member wishes to propose an amendment to the minutes they should submit this in writing to at least 24 hours before the meeting.  Where applicable, the audio recording of the meeting will be checked to ensure the accuracy of the proposed amendment.)


The minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 5th September 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman


Declarations of Members' Interests

To receive any declarations of interest from Members


There were no declarations of interest.



To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Council, the Leader, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive


The Chairman of the Council:


·         Thanked the Town Centres and Events Manager, Garry Mortimer-Cook and his team for organising outside events for Horsham District Council, especially American Car Fest which had been a very successful event.


·         Reminded Members of the enhanced Carol Service which would take place on 9th December 2018.


·         Reminded Members of the Horsham District Council Lunch for Staff on 4th December, and invited Members to come along, as a way of saying thank you to the staff.


The Leader of the Council introduced a short presentation by the Director of Community Services on the Year of Culture 2019.


The Cabinet Member for Waste, Recycling and Cleansing advised Members that recycling bins were being trialled in the town centre to help boost the District’s recycling rate.


The Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets updated Members on the Discretionary Rate Relief and on the recent unqualified annual audit and unqualified value for money audit.


Questions from the Public

To receive questions from the public under Rules 4a.2(f) and 4a.8-18



No questions relevant to the business of the meeting had been received.


Recommendations from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To receive the recommendations from the meeting of Cabinet held on 20th September 2018 on Rowan Drive, Billingshurst – approval of a supplementary budget – report available online at: Cabinet_agenda_20_September_2018


The Cabinet Member for Community and Wellbeing moved the recommendation from the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 20th September 2018 to approve a supplementary budget for Rowan Drive, Billingshurst. Councillor Gordon Lindsay seconded the motion.




(i) That the capital budget envelope be increased from £3,000,000 to



(ii) That a supplementary capital budget of £175,000 be approved for this project.





To enable the Council to provide additional temporary accommodation for eligible families in housing need.



Recommendations from Committees

To receive and, if approved, adopt the recommendations of the meeting of the Governance Committee held on 16th October 2018 in respect of the review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations (agenda online at: Governance_Committee_agenda)


Councillor Michael Willett, Chairman of the Governance Committee moved the recommendation arising from the Governance Committee on 16th October 2018 on the Review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations. Councillor David Coldwell seconded the motion.




That Council approve the revised schedule of polling districts and polling places following the review carried out this year.




To ensure that polling districts, polling places and polling stations are relevant and fit for purpose.


Reports of representatives

To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies


Councillor David Coldwell, representative on the South Downs National Park Authority, updated Members on the A27 Arundel and advised them that there had been a second application for judicial review and this would take place towards the end of the year.


Councillor Christine Costin, representative on Horsham in Bloom, was pleased to advise Members that at the recent AGM a new Committee had been formed to allow the charity to continue to carry out its work.


Members' Questions on Notice

To receive questions from Members under Rules 4a.20(b)-25


No questions had been received.


Urgent Business

To consider matters certified by the Chairman as urgent


There was no urgent business.