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Chairman's engagements

Chairman's diary of engagements

The calendar below shows all of the official engagements which the Chairman is currently scheduled to attend. It will also show when the Chairman is unavailable to attend events in which case the Vice Chairman should be able to attend instead.

PLEASE NOTE: the Google Map link may not be 100% accurate. If you are interested in attending one of the public events listed in this calendar use the address provided and do not rely entirely on the Google Maps location.

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Booking the Chairman for an event

Make an enquiry about booking the Chairman for an event or engagement

If you would like to enquire about booking the Chairman for an event or engagement please contact the Adur Chairman's Secretary.

Make a booking of the Chairman

If you would like to book the Chairman for an event or engagement please use the form below:

You can send the completed form back as an e-mail attachment to the Adur Chairman's Secretary.

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Chairman's engagements - Guidance notes

Precedent

By Act of Parliament the Chairman has precedence in all places within the Adur District, with the exception of Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family, or the Lord Lieutenant of the County when representing the Crown.

Notice

The Chairman requires as much notice as possible to attend events. Please note that it is usual practice that the Chairman is invited at least one month in advance. The Chairman can not guarantee their attendance and is subject to availability. If the Chairman is unavailable where possible the Vice-Chairman will attend on their behalf.

Arrival

Please ensure that the Chairman is greeted by someone on their arrival.

Seating

At events held within the district, the Chairman should be seated next to the principle host/hostess.

Public speaking

The Chairman is happy to make toasts and speeches, details of which should be submitted with the Chairman's Engagement form. The details should clarify at what point the Chairman should speak, the length, the formality and whether anyone should be specifically referred to. It is preferable that these details are given in writing.

Mode of address

In writing the Chairman should be addressed as 'Chairman' in other duties the Chairman should be addressed as 'the Chair of Adur District Council'.

Press releases

Any publicity is the organisers' responsibility.

Parking

Please where possible reserve a car parking space for the Chairman.

Queries

If you have any queries please contact the Adur Chairman's Secretary.

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Cost of Democracy - Reductions in Civic Office

The Civic Office is within the Members Services Portfolio of the Leader of the Council.

In the autumn of 2010 the Council undertook a residents' survey ('Your Chance to be the Chancellor') to rank services that residents identified could be reduced.

The results can be found here: 2010 Your Chance to be the Chancellor Results

Extract:

The five areas where Adur residents would feel most comfortable to see budget savings being made are:

  • 1st - Democratic representation and management

As part of the discussions on how to achieve the savings in 'Democratic representation and management' the Leader of the Council received an officer report with suggestions of how to achieve the reductions specifically in the Civic Office, as indicated by the residents of Adur.

The officer report is:

Leader decision is:

Therefore the Civic Office expenditure was reduced as detailed in the documents below:

 

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