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You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the





Date:       Wednesday 10 April 2019

Time:      6.30 p.m.

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors    Adkinson, Bartlett, Mrs Blackmore, Boughton, Brice, D Burton, M Burton, Chappell-Tay, Clark, Cox, Cuming, Daley, English, Fermor, Field, Fissenden, Fort, Garland, Garten, Mrs Gooch, Greer, Mrs Grigg, Harper, Harvey, Harwood, Hastie, Hinder, Mrs Hinder, Joy, Kimmance, Lewins, McKay, McLoughlin, D Mortimer, Munford, Naghi (Mayor), Newton, Parfitt-Reid, Perry, Powell, Purle, Mrs Ring, Mrs Robertson, Rose, Round, J Sams, T Sams, Spooner, Springett, Mrs Stockell, Vizzard, Webb, de Wiggondene-Sheppard, Wilby 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 27 February 2019

1 - 16



8.        Mayor's Announcements










9.        Petitions



Notice has been given pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 12 of the intention to present a petition in the following terms:


"We support the implementation of a 20mph speed limit across Fant in the roads bounded by Tonbridge Road and the River Medway.  We believe that this will make our environment safer for all residents and people who travel through our communities."





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 Democracy Committee held on 13 March 2019 - Committee Structure Review

17 - 138



14.    Report of the Democracy Committee held on 13 March 2019 - Planning Committee Terms of Reference

139 - 147



15.    Report of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee Acting as the Crime and Disorder Committee held on 19 March 2019 - Community Safety Plan 2019-22

148 - 179



16.    Oral Report of the Heritage, Culture and Leisure Committee to be held on 2 April 2019 (if any)




17.    Notice of Motion - Climate Change



Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Harper, seconded by Councillor McKay:


This Council notes with concern the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on global climate change impacts* and the recent Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)** reports on global species and habitat loss.

Further to this, Council:

(1) Declares its recognition of global climate and biodiversity   emergencies;

(2) Requests the Policy & Resources Committee to:


·         undertake a short review of MBC governance policies and progress aimed at addressing locally these twin threats and to report on findings;

·         consider a target date of 2030 for the whole of the Borough of Maidstone to be carbon neutral;

·         consider how the Council can strengthen local protection and enhancement of species, habitats and ecosystems services under available powers;

(3) Requests the Chief Executive to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer stating the concern of the Council with respect to the above, the likely national impact on the economy and on the wellbeing of citizens, and requesting government funding be made available to implement swift appropriate actions in response.


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