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Committees

Committees

Community Affairs Committee

The Community Affairs Committee meet five times during a year and will hold two Special Meetings of the Committee (February and July) to determine Discretionary Grant Applications.

The Committee will consider, make recommendations and decisions as authorised on all matters concerning community relations, including Mayoral appointments, representation on outside bodies, tourism, emergency planning, local rights and traditions, and the maintenance of appropriately high standards of amenities and facilities provided for the City by other authorities and organisations; allocation of grants for projects from the Discretionary Grant Budget; Chichester in Bloom and all other matters relevant to the interests of the City not falling within the Terms of Reference of one of the other Standing Committees.

Membership consists of 11 Councillors :

Clare Apel
Jo French
Nigel Galloway (Chairman)
Denise Holman
Len Macey
Sarah Sharp
Trevor Tupper (Vice-Chairman)
The Mayor (Councillor Peter Evans)
The Deputy Mayor (Councillor Martyn Bell)
Chairman of the Finance Committee (Councillor Tony Dignum)
Chairman of the Planning & Conservation Committee (Councillor Jane Kilby)

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee meet five times during a year and will hold a Special Meeting of the Committee in November to discuss the Budget for the following financial year.

The Committee consider, make recommendations and decisions as authorised on all financial matters (including delegation of approved budget expenditure to appropriate Standing Committees or Sub-Committees); all matters relating to buildings, structures and land in the ownership or control of the City Council, including agreement of hire charges for the Council House, agreement of Allotment rents, and recommendations on the Buttermarket; all matters relating to the other property of the City Council, authority for the disposal or loan of such property to rest with full Council; all matters relating to staff, including remuneration packages, terms and conditions of employment, health and safety at work, and the observance of statutory requirements and NJC agreements; all matters concerning economic development within the City and adjacent to it or likely to have an impact upon the City; and all civic and ceremonial matters.

Membership consists of 10 Councillors :

Martyn Bell
Tony Dignum (Chairman)
Margaret Evans (Vice-Chairman)
Tony French
Roger Keyworth
Anne Scicluna
The Mayor (Councillor Peter Evans)
The Deputy Mayor (Councillor Martyn Bell)
Chairman of the Community Affairs Committee (Councillor Nigel Galloway)
Chairman of the Planning & Conservation Committee (Councillor Jane Kilby)

Planning & Conservation Committee

The Planning & Conservation Committee meets every month.

On average over 500 planning applications each year are referred to the City Council for a recommendation and the subsequent recommendation is forwarded to to Chichester District Council (the planning authority) within the 21 day deadline.

The Committee consider all other planning matters concerning the City, including liaison with potential developers or any agencies proposing change in the built environment; all matters concerning highways and other means of access in adjacent to the City, or likely to have any impact upon the City; Street naming and signing; all matters concerning the environment in the City and adjacent to it, or likely to have an impact upon the City; and operation of City Environmental matters within an agreed budget.

Membership consists of 10 Councillors :

Thomas Dempster
Margaret Evans
Julian Joy
Roger Keyworth (Vice-Chairman)
Jane Kilby (Chairman)
Richard Plowman
The Mayor (Councillor Peter Evans)
The Deputy Mayor (Councillor Martyn Bell)
Chairman of the Community Affairs Committee (Councillor Nigel Galloway)
Chairman of the Finance Committee (Councillor Tony Dignum)