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You are hereby summoned to attend an extraordinary meeting of the





Date:       Wednesday 13 April 2022

Time:      6.30 p.m.

Venue:    Clive Emson Building, Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground,               Detling, Maidstone, Kent



Councillors    Bartlett, Mrs Blackmore, Brice, Brindle, Bryant, Burton, Cannon, Clark, Coates, Cooke, Cooper, Cox, Cuming, Daley, English, Eves, Fissenden, Forecast, Fort, Garten, Mrs Gooch (Mayor), Mrs Grigg, Harper, Harwood, Hastie, Hinder, Holmes, Joy, Khadka, Kimmance, McKay, McKenna, Mortimer, Munford, Naghi, Newton, Parfitt-Reid, Perry, Purle, Mrs Ring, Mrs Robertson, D Rose, M Rose, Round, Russell, J Sams, T Sams, Spooner, Springett, Trzebinski, R Webb, S Webb, de Wiggondene-Sheppard, Wilby and Young







1.        Prayers




2.        Apologies for Absence




3.        Applications for 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.        Petitions




8.        Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public




9.        Questions from Members of the Council to the Chairmen of Committees






10.     Notice of Motion - Honorary Alderman - Mrs Wendy Hinder



Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Mrs Blackmore:


Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972 states that a Council may confer the title of Honorary Alderman on any person who, in the opinion of the Council, has rendered eminent services to the Council as a past Member of that Council, but who is no longer a Member of the Council.  It brings no special rights but is intended to reflect the esteem of the Council and of the wider community.  Maidstone Borough Council adopted a Protocol for such an appointment in September 2018 and on 29 September 2021 the Council agreed to allow an exception to that Protocol for Mrs Wendy Hinder.  It is therefore proposed that Mrs Wendy Hinder should receive such an honour.

Mrs Wendy Hinder was a Member of Maidstone Borough Council representing Boxley Ward for almost 16 years.  In addition, Wendy was a Boxley Parish Councillor too.  She was a Member of many Scrutiny Committees including Heritage and Culture, but her passion and expertise laid with Licensing.   Wendy served on the Licensing Committee for more than a decade including several years as Vice-Chairman and ultimately Chairman.

It is fitting that the first Conservative Councillor upon whom Maidstone Borough Council bestows the title of Honorary Alderman will be Mrs Wendy Hinder.

I therefore propose that in pursuance of Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972, this Council confers the title of Honorary Alderman upon Mrs Wendy Hinder in recognition and acknowledgement of her eminent services rendered to the Council.






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