Change in Governance Arrangements

On 22 May 2021, as its Annual Meeting, Maidstone Borough Council agreed to change its governance arrangements from the ‘Committee System’ to the ‘Executive System’, to take effect from the Annual Meeting to be held on 21 May 2022.

To view the notice of this change, please view the document below:

View our Change in Governance Notice

The change in governance arrangements was referred to the Democracy & General Purposes (D&GP) Committee on 30 June 2021. A cross-party Working Group was established to oversee the development of the new model, which was then presented to the D&GP Committee on 8 September 2021. The reports for both of these meetings can be viewed here:

The proposed model was then presented to Full Council on 29 September 2021 and agreed. As the Council’s Constitution will be subject to significant changes, the D&GP Committee will continue to receive updates from the cross-party working group, in accordance with the timetable shown below. (This may be subject to change).

To view the upcoming meetings and agendas for these meetings (once published) please use the below link:

View our Democracy & General Purposes Committee


Council consider motion and instruct D & GP Committee May 2021 Agreed intention to change governance model on AGM May 2022
Working Group July - August 2021 Develop the new model
D&GP Committee Meeting 8 September 2021 Approve model for recommendation to Council
Council 29 September 2021 New Model submitted for approval by Council for implementation at the AGM in May 2022
Publication of Proposals October 2021 Publish Proposals and required notices
Publication of Proposals October 2021 Publish Proposals and required notices
Working Group October 2021 - March 2022 Develop Constitution
Officers October 2021 onwards Officers to develop staffing to support new arrangements ready for 1 May 2022
Panel January - March 2022 Members Allowance Scheme reviewed
DGP March 2022 Recommend constitution to Council
Council April 2022 Approve Constitution and members Allowance Scheme