1 What are CLCs?
In West Sussex there are 70 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 11 CLCs in action across the county, including two 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 two hours. Each CLC will meet formally three times a year, at a venue within their area, and it is in these meetings that the Committee's decisions are made.
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 & 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
- Angmering and Findon - Deborah Urquhart - Chairman
- Arundel and Courtwick - Gary Markwell
- East Preston and Ferring - Roger Elkins
- Littlehampton East - James Walsh
- Littlehampton Town - Ian Buckland
- Rustington - Daniel Purchese
3 Get involved
Residents are encouraged to attend their local CLC meetings to find out how they can contribute to making their community better, or visit our Facebook page.
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
See the old agendas and minutes for Joint Downland Arun Area Committee.
14 November 2017
11 July 2017
7 March 2017
29 November 2016
6 September 2016
14 June 2016
8 March 2016
1 December 2015
8 September 2015
30 June 2015
3 March 2015
4 March 2014
1 July 2014
9 September 2014
2 December 2014
21 March 2013
2 July 2013
8 October 2013
6 March 2012
12 June 2012
18 September 2012
18 December 2012
1 March 2011
14 June 2011
8 July 2011
13 September 2011
6 December 2011
5 Meeting dates and locations
Date: Tuesday 6 March 2018
Venue: White Swan Hotel, Chichester Road, Arundel BN18 0AD
- Tuesday 19 June 2018 - 7.00pm
- Tuesday 06 November 2018 - 7.00pm
- Tuesday 05 March 2019 - 7.00pm