Lewes District Council Full Council - Monday, 25th September, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1UE

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 


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Minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2023 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Council dated 24 July 2023.

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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 201 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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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).

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

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Petition - 'To Return Lewes Farmers Market Back to Cliffe Precinct'.

To receive a petition from Celia Schultz of Poppys of Lewes (on behalf of Traders in the Riverside) containing 924 signatures.


In accordance with paragraphs 6.1 and 7.1 of the Petitions Scheme, the petition will be presented by the Lead Petitioner, and then the ward members and two other Councillors may also address the Council on the matter, but it will not be subject to a Full Council debate.  It will then be referred for consideration to the Policy and Performance Advisory Committee.

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Urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet members pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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.


The following decision has been made and the relevant decision notice is attached:


Contract Renewal, Core IT Systems – 3 August 2023

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Notice of Motion: Bins for Boys Campaign pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To consider the notice of motion submitted by Councillor James MacCleary.

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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 Lead Councillor on the Cabinet or the Chair of any committee or sub-committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12 (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 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

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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Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for 20 November 2023 at 6 pm.

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