Sussex Police and Crime Panel - Friday, 19th January, 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes

Contact: Ninesh Edwards, Senior Adviser, Democratic Services  West Sussex County Council (033 022 22542)


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Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it. If in doubt contact Democratic Services, West Sussex County Council before the meeting.

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Minutes of previous meeting 6 October 2017 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting on 6 October 2017

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Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.

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Final report of the Precept Working Group pdf icon PDF 31 KB

This report sets out the work of the Precept Working Group as it worked as a critical friend to the Commissioner in developing the proposed policing precept for 2018/18.

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Proposed Precept 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The Police and Crime Commissioner will update the Panel to the proposed precept and draft budget for 2018/19. The Panel is asked to consider the proposed precept of £165.91 (on a Band D property), an increase of £12.00, equivalent to 7.8%, and make recommendations.


Under schedule 5 of The Police and Crime Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 the Panel is responsible for reviewing the Commissioner’s proposed precept and making reports and recommendations. If the Panel does not accept the proposed precept the power of veto is provided under this Schedule. The power of veto can only be exercised with a two thirds , a least, of the current Panel membership, i.e. 13 members of more, voting in favour of a veto.


In the event of a veto the Commissioner must produce a revised precept by 22 February. A provisional meeting date of Monday 19 February 2018 has been arranged for the Panel to meeting to consider a revised precept and make reports to the Commissioner if required. The Panel does not have the power of veto over the revised precept.

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Quarterly Report of Complaints pdf icon PDF 24 KB

The report provides details of the correspondence received and the action taken. The Panel is asked to consider the report and raise any issues or concerns.

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Written Questions pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Written questions may be submitted by the members of the public up to two weeks in advance of a meeting. The Chairman of the Panel or the Commissioner will be invited to provide a response by noon of the day before the meeting. Questions, together with as many responses as possible, will be tabled at the meeting.


Questions have been received from 12 correspondents prior to this meeting of the Panel.

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Commissioner’s Question Time

The Panel is asked to raise any issues or queries concerning crime and policing in Sussex with the Commissioner.


There will be one question per member only and one supplementary question; further supplementary questions allowable only where time permits. The Chairman will seek to group questions on the same topic.

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Date of next meeting and future meeting dates

In the event the Panel veto’s the proposed precept under item 5 the meeting of the Panel will take place on 19 February 2018, 10:30am at County Hall, Lewes (if required).


Otherwise, the next meeting of the Panel will take place on 27 April 2018, 10:30am at County Hall, Lewes.


Future meeting dates:


29 June 2018

5 October 2018

18 January 2019

18 February 2019 (if required)



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