Lewes District Council Full Council
Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 

Webcast: View the webcast

No. Item


Minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Council dated 15 July 2019.


Apologies for absence


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.


Announcements pdf icon PDF 146 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.


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.


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 (if any).


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.


Discussion of Petition from Downs Development Neighbourhood Voice pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To discuss the petition Petition to stop the Development on the Downs Leisure Centre site. Save our Recreation Grounds, keep Doctors in Seaford Town’ presented by Downs Development Neighbourhood Voice at the last Full Council meeting in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13.  The petition statement is attached as an appendix.   


Amended Code of Conduct for Members pdf icon PDF 33 KB

To consider the report of the Monitoring Officer and recommendation from the Audit and Standards Committee on 16 July 2019.

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Financial Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Finance Officer and recommendation from the Audit and Standards Committee on 16 July 2019.

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Treasury Management Report - Referral from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider the recommendation from the meeting of the Cabinet held on 16 September 2019.

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Notices of motion.

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


Motion 1 - Local Authority Mental Health Challenge (Cllr MacCleod) pdf icon PDF 59 KB


Motion 2 - Speaking at Planning Applications Committee (Cllr Davy) pdf icon PDF 49 KB


Motion 3 - Waste and Recycling Facilities - (Cllr L Boorman) pdf icon PDF 47 KB


Written questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To deal with written questions which councillors may wish to put to the Chair of the Council, a Lead Councillor on the Cabinet or the Chair of any committee or sub-committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 (if any).  Those received by the deadline of 19 September 2019 will be circulated separately.


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).


Ward issues

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


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.