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Democracy and General Purposes Committee MEETING


Date:       Tuesday 27 July 2021

Time:      6.30 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Mrs Blackmore (Vice-Chairman), Cooke, Cooper, English, Hastie, Perry, Purle (Chairman), M Rose and R Webb


The Chairman will assume that all Members will read the reports before attending the meeting. Officers are asked to assume the same when introducing reports.



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1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Urgent Items




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.        Disclosures of Lobbying




7.        To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information.




8.        Minutes of the Meeting Held on 30 June 2021

1 - 4



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




10.     Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public




11.     Questions from Members to the Chairman (if any)




12.     Committee Work Programme




13.     Reports of Outside Bodies




14.     Member Agenda Item Request - Full Council Meeting Arrangements




15.     Workforce Strategy Update Report

6 - 19



16.     Honorary Alderman - Exceptional Award of Status

20 - 24



17.     Local Government Boundary Review - Council Size Submission

25 - 47



18.     Parliamentary Constituencies - Boundary Commission for England Consultation


48 - 60



Public Speaking and Alternative Formats

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