Publication Scheme

As a Local Authority, we are required by the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) to make certain information publically available. This is known as the Publication Scheme. Below is a description of each section of the scheme and links to where the information can be found. This page is under construction and is being continually added to.

Who we are and what we do

Council constitution - available on  the Constitution page
Council democratic structure - available in the Your Council pages
Organisational chart - available on the Chief Officers page
Location and opening times of council properties - available on the Contact Us page
Currently elected councillors' information and contact details - available on the Arun District Councillors page
Contact details for all customer facing departments - available on the Contact Us page
Most recent election results - available in the Voting & Elections pages
Relationships with other authorities - we work closely with other authorities including West Sussex County Council.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports - available on the Financial Information page
Capital programme - major plans for capital expenditure - included in the Budget Book available on the Financial Information page
Spending reviews - available in the Budget Book foreword available on the Financial Information page
Financial audit reports- available on the Financial Information page
The members' allowances scheme - available on the Members' Allowances page
Staff allowances and expenses - available
Election expenses - available to view in person or to purchase copies of, for up to 2 years after the election by emailing
Procurement procedures - available on the Procurement Process page
Contract and tender details (over £500) - available on Payments over £500
Details of grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector - we currently provide funding to: 

  • Citizens Advice as part of a countywide Information and Advice Service (expires March 2022)
  • Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester (VAAC) for infrastructure support to the community and voluntary sector (expires March 2025)

Funding for partnership arrangements - see above
District auditor's report - available on the Financial Information page under Statement of account
Financial statements for projects and events - n/a
Internal financial regulations - available on the Constitution pag

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Annual reports - available
Strategies and business plans for services provided by the council - see Performance monitoring
Best value local performance plan - see Performance monitoring
Internal and external organisation performance reviews, including external audits - available on the Financial Information pages
Strategies developed in partnership with other organisations - see Performance monitoring
Economic development action plan - available in the Business & Regeneration pages
Forward plan - available on the Forward Plan page
Capital strategy - see Performance monitoring
Best value performance indicators - see Performance monitoring
District auditors reports on best value performance - available on the Financial Information page under Statement of account
Inspection reports - available
Local area agreements - available
Statistical information produced in accordance with council and departments requirements - see Facts and figures
Impact assessments - available
Privacy impact assessments - available
Service standards - available on the  Departmental Policy Documents section
Fileplans - available
Public service agreements - available on the Statements & Policies page

How we make decisions

Timetable of council meetings - available in the Meetings, Minutes & Agendas pages
Agendas, officers reports, background papers & minutes for sub/committee & standing forums - available in the Meetings, Minutes & Agendas pages
Major policy proposals and decisions - available in the Meetings, Minutes & Agendas pages
Facts & analyses of facts considered when framing major policies - Meetings, Minutes & Agendas
Public consultations - see Consultation surveys
Internal communications guidance - Social media policy
Policies and procedures for delivering our services - available in the Policies and procedures pages
Pay policy statement - available  Pay Policy Statement Financial Year 2020 to 2021.docx [docx] 34KB
Policies and procedures about the recruitment and employment of staff - available on the Jobs at Arun page
Customer service - available in the Regulation & Transparency pages
Records management and personal data policies - available on the Privacy Policy page
Charging regimes and policies - available on the Financial Information page

Lists and registers

Public registers and registers held as public records - available through the Public RegisterPlanning Application SearchApplication Search Post 1987, and Building Control Application Search
Asset registers and information asset register - available on the Assets of Community Value page
CCTV - Arun District Council is not responsible for the operation of the CCTV in the area
Disclosure logs - we are currently working on producing a searchable disclosure log
Register of councillors' interests - available on the Register of Members' Interests page
Senior officers' declarations of interest - available
Register of gifts and hospitality available
Highways, licensing, planning, commons, footpaths, etc. - available through WSCC Highways departmentLicensing and Planning pages
Register of electors - available to view in person at either of our offices. The Voting & Elections pages hold further information

Services provided by the council

Regulatory and licensing responsibilities - available on the Licensing pages
For other businesses - Business and Licensing
For members of the public - see our website for guidance on our services
For which the council are entitled to recover a fee, and the fee - available on the Financial Information page
Information for visitors to the area - available on the Events & Leisure pages, through Sussex by the Sea and Freedom Leisure 
Leaflets, books, newsletters - available in our News section
Advice and guidance - available on individual sections on the website
Media releases - available on the News Archive page
Election information - available in the Voting & Elections pages

Departmental policy documents