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Democracy and General Purposes Committee MEETING


Date:       Wednesday 29 January 2020

Time:      6.30 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone


Councillors    Mrs Blackmore, Chappell-Tay, Mrs Gooch (Chairman), Hastie, Joy, Lewins, Perry, Purle and Webb (Vice-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 13 November 2020

1 - 5



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




10.    Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public (if any)




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




12.    Committee Work Programme




13.    Reports of Outside Bodies




14.    Reference from Council - Motion - Membership of Committees

7 - 9



15.    Planning Committee Terms of Reference - 6 Month Update

10 - 13



16.    Pay Policy Statement 2020

14 - 46



17.    Workforce Strategy Update Report

47 - 59



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