Last updated:
16 March 2017

Joint Downland Area Committee

Information about the Committee, and access to meeting dates, locations, agendas and minutes.

1 What are CLCs?

In West Sussex there are 71 county councillors elected to represent their local communities in areas known as an electoral divisions. County Local Committees (CLCs) are our approach to involving local residents in decision making. They aim to bring County Councillors closer to local people and you closer to your County Council.  

We have 14 CLCs in action across the county, including 3 joint area committees in the Arun area, each made up of a number of electoral divisions.

Joint committees function in the same way as all other CLCs, except that their membership also includes local district and parish councillors. As a result of this they also discuss local district and parish issues and, where appropriate, make decisions and recommendations on these.

Meetings are open for anyone to attend. They are usually held in the evening and normally last for 2 hours. Each CLC will meet formally 4 times a year, at a venue within their area, and it is in these meetings that the Committee's decisions are made. 

An agenda will be published a week before the meeting and we aim to publish the proposed decisions, which are subject to a five-day call-in period the day after the meeting. 

County Local Committees are designed to ensure that local people can help shape the services provided by the County Council. This includes, amongst other things, schools, libraries, roads and pavements, adults and children’s services and the Fire and Rescue Service. 

Services must address your needs; that’s why your voice is important. Many of the decisions that used to be taken at County Hall are now being made at local level by CLCs and, thanks to the Community Initiative Fund, there is also a limited budget that can be directed to start up local projects, which will benefit your local community.

2 Electoral divisions and committee members

3 Get involved

Residents are encouraged to attend their local CLC meetings to find out how they can contribute to making their community better.

Alternatively, you can always contact us with your comments and points of view - they will not be ignored.

Help to find funding for local community projects is available on the Community Initiative Fund pages.

4 Agendas and minutes

2017

27 February 2017

2016

21 November 2016

26 September 2016

4 July 2016

14 March 2016

2015

14 December 2015

21 September 2015

22 June 2015

9 March 2015

2014 

17 March 2014

23 June 2014

22 September 2014

15 December 2014

2013 

21 January 2013

17 June 2013

9 September 2013

2 December 2013

2012

9 January 2012

16 April 2012

9 July 2012

22 October 2012

2011

24 January 2011

4 April 2011

4 July 2011

8 July 2011

31 October 2011

5 Meeting dates and locations

Next meeting

Date: Monday 27 February 2017 - Final meeting
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: White Swan Hotel, 16 Chichester Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0AD

There will be no other meetings of this committee. Joint Downland has been split between Joint Eastern and Joint Western Committees. Further information will be available in due course.

6 Contact details

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