Agenda Frontsheet 09/12/2014, 18.30



Community, Environment and Housing Overview and Scrutiny Committee Meeting



Date: Tuesday 9 December 2014

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone




Councillors: Mrs Joy, D Mortimer (Vice-Chairman), Munford, Mrs Parvin, Round, Sargeant, Mrs Stockell, B Watson and J.A. Wilson (Chairman)



Overview and Scrutiny




Page No.


1.       The Committee to consider whether all items on the agenda should be web-cast




2.       Apologies




3.       Notification of Substitute Members




4.       Notification of Visiting Members




5.       Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.       To consider whether any items should be taken in private because of the possible disclosure of exempt information




7.       Minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2014

1 - 17



8.       Review of Maternity Services in Maidstone Borough

18 - 42


An update on Maternity Services for Maidstone Borough residents since the services were moved to Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, in 2010.


Interviews with:


         Dr Bob Bowes, Chair of West Kent Health and Wellbeing Board;

         Councillor Susan Grigg, Maidstone Borough Council (whose suggestion it was to review Maternity services);

         Maternity service users since the move to Pembury Hospital.





9.       Review of Street Cleansing Service

43 - 51


An interview with Jennifer Shepherd, Waste and Street Scene Manager, Environmental Services.





10.    Maidstone Families Matter update - report only

52 - 104


Update report for information only.





11.    Financial capability update - report only

105 - 109


Update report for information only.





12.    Future Work Programme and SCRAIP update report

110 - 123


























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