Agenda and minutes
Venue: Conference Room, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham
Contact: Email: CommitteeServices@horsham.gov.uk Direct Line: 01403 215465
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 announced that he had sent congratulations to the following residents of Horsham District, who had been recognised in the New Year Honours List 2019:
· Marianne Griffiths from Pulborough - Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to the NHS
· Julia Donaldson, MBE from Steyning - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to literature
· Keith Brown from Billingshurst - Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for services to the community in Billingshurst
The Chairman also reported on the successful launch of the Horsham District Year of Culture on Saturday 5th January 2019.
To receive and, if approved, adopt the
recommendations of the Governance Committee of 23 January 2019 on a
Community Governance Review of Shipley and Southwater Parishes
(The Governance Committee report is online at: Governance_Committee_agenda )
The Chairman of the Governance Committee reported that the Committee, at its meeting on 23rd January 2019, had received a report on the outcome of the consultation on the Council’s draft proposal to amend the southern boundary of Southwater Parish to encompass the whole of the development at Mulberry Fields. One response to the consultation had been received from Southwater Parish Council, who agreed with the draft proposal.
This proposal was the culmination of a four-month community governance review which had followed due process, including two periods of public consultation.
(i) That the draft proposal to amend the southern boundary of Southwater Parish Council with Shipley Parish Council to encompass the whole of the development at Mulberry Fields, as published for consultation and set out in the attached map, be agreed for implementation with effect from the parish council elections in May 2019.
(ii) That a Reorganisation of Community Governance Order be made to give effect to this decision and all relevant bodies be advised that the order has been made.
(iii) That the Local Government Boundary Commission for England be requested to give effect to the consequential changes to the West Sussex County Council electoral divisions of Southwater & Nuthurst and Billingshurst, arising from the amended boundary between Southwater and Shipley parishes.
It is timely to conduct a review now in accordance with Government and LGBCE guidance.
To consider matters certified by the Chairman as urgent
There was no urgent business.