Lewes District Council Full Council - Monday, 22nd February, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: via Microsoft Teams. View directions

Contact: Committee Services on 01273 471600 

Note: This meeting is being held remotely using Microsoft Teams in accordance with section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and section 13 of the related regulations. You can view the meeting via the Council’s YouTube page.  


No. Item




Introductions and 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 23 November 2020. pdf icon PDF 398 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Council dated 23 November 2020.


Announcements pdf icon PDF 219 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).



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


Urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet members pdf icon PDF 133 KB

In accordance with Policy and Performance Committee Procedure Rule 17, to receive details of any urgent decisions taken by the Cabinet or Cabinet members since the previous meeting.  Copies of the decision-notices of three decisions by the Leader of the Council are attached to this agenda relating to:


·        Local Restrictions Support Grants – 16 November 2020

·        Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme – 19 November 2020

·        Local Restrictions Support Grant 'Open' - 2 December onwards – 24 December 2020


Additional documents:


Recommendations from Cabinet


Council Budget and Setting of the Council Tax 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Report of Councillor Nicholson on behalf of the Cabinet.  Referred from Cabinet on 2 February 2021, incorporating the recommendations from the Cabinet reports on:


·        General Fund Revenue Budget 2020/21 and Capital Programme

·        Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Revenue Budget and Rent Setting 2020/21 and HRA Capital Programme 2019-23

·        Treasury Management and Prudential Indicators 2020/21, Capital Strategy and Investment Strategy


Please notethat the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 requires named votes to be taken and recorded when setting the annual budget and council tax, including on substantive motions and any amendments.


Additional documents:


Recommendation from Committees and Other Council Bodies


Approval of Licensing Fees pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Report of Councillor Macleod on behalf of the Licensing Committee. Referred from the meeting of Licensing Committee held on 17 December 2020.

Additional documents:


Notices of motion.


Motion 1 - To support proportional representation pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To consider a motion to be moved by Councillor Robinson and seconded by Councillor Denis.


Motion 2 - To support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To consider a motion to be proposed by Councillor Bird and seconded by Councillor Brett.


Motion 3 - To support ExcludedUK and those excluded from Covid Support Schemes. pdf icon PDF 430 KB

To consider a motion to be proposed by Councillor Makepeace and seconded by Councillor Banks.


Calendar of Meetings 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To agree the proposed Calendar of Meetings for 2021/22. 


Please note: The Council dates will be subject to final approval at the annual meeting of the Council, in accordance with legislation.



Written questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 183 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).  Any such questions notified to the Head of Democratic Services by 5 pm on 16 February will be circulated 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. A Councillor wishing to raise a question must notify the Chair of the Council by email of the text of the question by 4.45 pm prior to the commencement of the meeting.


(Note - 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), as notified by 5 pm on 16 February 2020.


Reporting back on meetings of outside bodies pdf icon PDF 556 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 of Full Council is scheduled to take place on 27May 2021 at 6 pm.