Agenda and minutes

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019 11.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

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Minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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34.1     The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 10 December 2019 were agreed as a correct record.


Apologies for absence

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35.1     An apology for absence was received on behalf of Councillor Bob Standley.


Disclosures of interests

Disclosures by all members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the member regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.


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36.1     Councillor Tom Liddiard declared a personal non prejudicial interest in item 5 as his professional work involved working with members of the Conservative Group at West Sussex County Council



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37.1     A copy of the report referred to below is included in the minute book.


Partnership Working Proposal

Report by Assistant Chief Executive

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38.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive.


38.2     It was RESOLVED to:


1)            approve the proposal to work with West Sussex County Council as an improvement partner including sharing the services of the Chief Executive of East Sussex County Council and other officers as required;

2)            approve the entering into an agreement under s113 of the Local Government Act 1972with West Sussex County Council; and

3)            delegate authority to the Assistant Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to take any action he considers appropriate to give effect to the above recommendations, including but not limited to, agreeing the terms of and entering the s113 agreement.



38.3     There are many areas of joint work and shared interest in which East and West Sussex have common challenges and opportunities and where resource and impact could be enhanced by a strong partnership. These include working with local NHS and other partners, economic development, climate change and adaptation work, management of markets for social care and other providers, workforce development, transport and infrastructure planning, Brexit preparations and work in response to new Government initiatives following the election.



To agree which items are to be reported to the County Council

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39.1     It was agreed that no items would be reported to the County Council