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Democracy Committee MEETING


Date:       Wednesday 14 November 2018

Time:      6.30 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Mrs Blackmore, Boughton, Fissenden, Mrs Gooch (Vice-Chairman), Joy, Lewins, Perry, Mrs Ring and Mrs Wilson (Chairman)


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 5 September 2018

1 - 7



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




10.    Question and answer session for members of the public (if any)




11.    Committee Work Programme




12.    Reference from Heritage, Culture and Leisure Committee - Recording of Changes To Plans/Policies in Minutes




13.    Inclusion of Regulatory Committees in Budgetary Underspend Consultations

10 - 15



14.    Reference from Council - Outside Bodies

16 - 23



15.    Exemptions to Political Proportionality Rules: Urgency and Employment Committees

24 - 33



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