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You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the





Date:       Wednesday 17 July 2019

Time:      6.30 p.m.

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



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




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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 Annual Meeting of the Borough Council held on 18 May 2019

1 - 5



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 Independent Remuneration Panel held on 24 and 25 April 2019 - Members' Allowances Scheme

6 - 27



14.    Report of the Democracy and General Purposes Committee - Audit, Governance and Standards Committee - Selection Process for the Appointment of Non-Voting Parish Council Representatives

28 - 30



15.    Oral Report of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee to be held on 9 July 2019 (if any)




16.    Oral Report of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee to be held on 16 July 2019 (if any)




17.    Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Public Report

31 - 47



18.    Membership of Committees



The Council is asked to approve the following changes to reflect the wishes of the Leader of the Conservative Group:


Audit, Governance and Standards Committee


Delete Councillor Bartlett as a Member of the Committee and add Councillor Brindle


Economic Regeneration and Leisure Committee


Delete Councillor Cuming as a Member of the Committee and add Councillor Bartlett


Planning Committee


Add Councillor Brindle as a Substitute Member of the Committee





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