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Policy and Resources Committee MEETING


Date: Tuesday 21 July 2020

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: Remote Meeting - The public proceedings of the meeting will be broadcast live and recorded for playback on the Maidstone Borough Council website.



Councillors Mrs Blackmore, M Burton, Chappell-Tay, Clark, Cox (Chairman), English, Mrs Gooch, Harvey, McKay, Mortimer, Newton, Perry (Vice-Chairman), Purle, Round and Springett


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 24 June 2020

1 - 9



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




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




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




12.    Committee Work Programme

10 - 11



13.    Council-Led Garden Community Update

12 - 94



14.    Corporate Planning Timetable 2020-21

95 - 107



15.    Communication and Engagement Strategy - Action Plan 2020-21

108 - 142



16.    Equalities Objectives and Action Plan Update

143 - 161



17.    Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2021-22 Part 1

162 - 176



18.    Financial Impact of Covid-19 and Development of the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021/22-2025/26

177 - 223






To move that the public be excluded for the items set out in Part II of the Agenda because of the likely disclosure of exempt information for the reasons specified having applied the Public Interest Test.


Head of Schedule 12 A and Brief Description






Part II Appendices, Council-Led Garden Community Update

Paragraph 3


relating to the

financial or

business affairs

of any particular

person (including

the authority

holding that


224 - 234



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