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You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the





Date:       Wednesday 11 April 2018

Time:      6.30 p.m.

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors    Adkinson, Barned, Mrs Blackmore, Boughton, Brice, D Burton, M Burton, Butler, Clark, Cox, Cuming, Daley, Ells, English, Fermor, Field, Fissenden, Fort, Garland, Garten, Mrs Gooch, Greer (Mayor), Mrs Grigg, Harper, Harvey, Harwood, Hastie, Mrs Hinder, Joy, Lewins, McLoughlin, B Mortimer, D Mortimer, Munford, Naghi, Newton, Perry, Pickett, Powell, Prendergast, Mrs Ring, Mrs Robertson, Round, J Sams, T Sams, Spooner, Springett, Mrs Stockell, Vizzard, Webb, Webster, de Wiggondene-Sheppard, Wilby, Willis and Mrs Wilson




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1.        Prayers




2.        Apologies for Absence




3.        Dispensations (if any)




4.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




5.        Disclosures of Lobbying




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




7.        Minutes of the Meeting of the Borough Council held on 7 March 2018

1 - 17



8.        Mayor's Announcements




9.        Petitions




10.    Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public




11.    Questions from Members of the Council to the Chairmen of Committees




12.    Current Issues - Report of the Leader of the Council, Response of the Group Leaders and Questions from Council Members




13.    Report of the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee held on 6 February 2018 - Planning Service Improvement Project (PSIP)

18 - 24



14.    Report of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee Acting as the Crime and Disorder Committee held on 13 February and 20 March 2018 - 2013-18 Community Safety Partnership Plan Refresh and 2018-19 Strategic Assessment

25 - 99



15.    Oral Report of the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee to be held on 10 April 2018 (if any)




16.    Notice of Motion



Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor B Mortimer, seconded by Councillor D Mortimer:


In view of the recent press coverage of pot holes within the Borough of Maidstone, I am getting very upset, if not angry, that as a Borough Councillor, and I am sure that I speak on behalf of many other Borough Councillors, at many times we the Borough Council are blamed for the bad state of our roads, which as we are all aware is the responsibility of Kent County Council.


My motion is that we instruct Officers to investigate possible options which will include the Highway Act of 1980 Section 42, which could give us the ability to change the existing dire situation.  Once that report is complete, it should be presented at the earliest opportunity to Policy and Resources Committee and their recommendation should go to Full Council.





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