Lewes District Council Full Council - Thursday, 17th September, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 

Note: This meeting is being held remotely using Microsoft Teams. Use the link below to view the meeting. Alternatively you can telephone in to listen to the meeting by calling: +44 20 3855 5316 and enter the ID: 447 431 004# (You will be muted on arrival and must remain so for the duration of the meeting)  


No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


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.


Minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Council dated 20 July 2020.


Announcements pdf icon PDF 217 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.


Vacant Seats on Council

Members are requested to note that as a consequence of the death of Councillor White and the resignation of Councillor Phil Boorman, there are now two vacant seats on Lewes District Council.


These seats cannot be filled at this time.  Coronavirus legislation has postponed all elections to May 2021.  



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).



To receive petitions in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 13 (if any). 


Urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet members

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


Notice of motion - Hidden Disabilities pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider a notice of motion which has been received from Councillor Macleod.


Proposal for a Joint Staff Advisory Committee and Joint Appointments and Appeals Committee pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Legal and Democratic Services and Assistant Director - HR and Transformation.   Referred from the Employment Committee.

Additional documents:


Written questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To deal with written questions which Councillors may wish to put to the Chair of the Council, the Leader of the Council, a Cabinet Member, a Chair of any Committee or Sub-Committee or Councillor appointed to an outside body in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 (if any).


Four questions have been received by the deadline of 11 September and will be sent to Councillors in an agenda supplement.


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. This item is limited to a maximum of 5 questions, with no more than 1 question being asked per Councillor.


A Councillor wishing to raise a question must notify the Chair of the Council by email of the text of the question prior to the commencement of the meeting (by 4.45 pm for a remote meeting).



Ward issues

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

None have been received to date.  Any received by the deadline of 11 September will be sent to Councillors in an agenda supplement.


Reporting back on meetings of outside bodies pdf icon PDF 208 KB

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


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of Full Council is scheduled to take place on 23 November 2020.