Lewes District Council Full Council
Monday, 15th July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber at County Hall, St Annes Crescent, Lewes

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 

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Minutes of the meeting held on 20 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Council dated 20 May 2019.

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Apologies for absence

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Declarations of interest

Disclosure by councillors of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the councillor regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

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Announcements pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To receive any announcements from the Chair of the Council, Leader of the Council, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive. A list of the Chair of the Council's engagements since the previous meeting is enclosed.

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Urgent items

Items not on the agenda which the Chair of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances as defined in Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

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Notice Received for Removing the Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Attached is a notice received from Councillor MacCleary and Councillor Collier on 19 June 2019 in accordance with paragraph 5.3 of the procedure for appointments set out in the Council’s Constitution.


Any alternative nominations must been received by midnight on 7th July 2019 and will be circulated to Councillors in advance of the meeting.


The Council is asked to vote first on the proposed resolution to remove the Leader.  If this is carried, then a second vote will be held on the appointment of a new Leader of the Council, in accordance with procedure 5.4 of the Council procedure rules. 

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Questions from members of the public

To deal with questions which members of the public may wish to put to members of the Cabinet in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11, which have been received no later than noon three working days before the day of the meeting (if any).

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To receive petitions from councillors or members of the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13 (if any).

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Standards - Appointment of Independent Persons pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the report of the Monitoring Officer (Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services). 


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Recommendation from Audit and Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the recommendation from the meeting of the Audit and Standards Committee held on 18 March 2019.

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Notices of motion.

In accordance with council procedure rule 14, the following notice of the motions have been received for the consideration of the Council.

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To Declare a Climate Emergency pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Motion proposed by Councillor Bird.

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Urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet members

In accordance with Scrutiny Procedure Rule 17, to receive details of any urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet members since the previous meeting.

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Written questions from Councillors

To deal with written questions which councillors may wish to put to the Chair of the Council, a Cabinet Member or Chair of any committee or sub-committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 which have been received no later than the close of business on the fourth working day before the meeting (if any).


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Questions to the Leader of the Council

To deal with questions (if any) which councillors may wish to put to the Leader of the Council. It will be at the Leader’s discretion to re-direct questions to relevant Members of the Cabinet. A councillor wishing to raise a question must notify the Chair of the Council of the text of the question prior to the commencement of the meeting. (NB This item is limited to a maximum of 5 questions, with no more than 1 question being asked per councillor. If a question requires a detailed or technical response, the Leader may decide that a written response is more appropriate).

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Ward issues

To deal with ward issues which councillors wish to raise (if any).

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Reporting back on meetings of outside bodies

To receive any reports from the Council's representatives who serve on outside bodies in respect of meetings they have attended.

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