Your Councillors

Agenda Frontsheet 09/12/2015, 18.30



You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the





Date:†† Wednesday 9 December 2015

Time:†† 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone




Councillors †Ash, Mrs Blackmore, Boughton, Brice, Burton, Butler, Chittenden, Clark, Cox, Cuming, Daley, Ells, English, Fissenden, Fort, Garland, Mrs Gooch, Greer, Mrs Grigg, Harper, Harwood, Hemsley, Mrs Hinder, Mrs Joy, McKay, McLoughlin, Moriarty (Mayor), B Mortimer, D Mortimer, Munford, Naghi, Newton, Paine, Mrs Parvin, Paterson, Perry, Pickett, Mrs Ring, Mrs Robertson, Ross, Round, J Sams, T Sams, Sargeant, Springett, Mrs Stockell, Thick, Vizzard, Watson, Webb, Webster, de Wiggondene, Willis, J.A. Wilson and Mrs Wilson







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1.        Prayers




2.        Apologies for Absence




3.        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.        Minutes of the meeting of the Borough Council held on 16 September 2015

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8.        Mayor's Announcements




9.        Petitions




10.    Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public




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




12.    Current Issues - Report of the Leader of the Council, Response of the Group Leaders and Questions from Council Members




13.    Report of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 21 October 2015 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2016/17

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14.    Report of the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee held on 10 November 2015 - Local Development Scheme 2014 - 2017

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15.    Report of the Licensing Committee held on 26 November 2015 - Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Principles 2016 - 2019

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16.    Report of the Licensing Committee held on 26 November 2015 - Draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2016 - 2021

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17.    Oral Report of the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee to be held on 1 December 2015 (if any)




18.    Oral Report of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee to be held on 8 December 2015 (if any)








19.    Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Mrs Joy, seconded by Councillor English, supported by Councillors Vizzard, Willis and Pickett:



This Council notes:


           Speed limits on Britainís residential roads are 60% higher than comparable European nations;

           More than half of all road accidents occur on roads with 30 mph limits;

           Reducing speed limits on residential roads has been found to lower the incidence of accidents and the number of fatalities and serious accidents that result from them;

           The significant contribution a 20 mph limit could make to improving Maidstoneís air quality;

           New Department of Transport guidelines making it easier for local authorities to adopt a 20 mph default speed limit on residential roads; and

           The significant support shown for 20 mph limits in recent surveys of local residents.


This Council therefore resolves to:


Use all appropriate avenues to press the County Council to reconsider its existing policies on speed limits and to support a Borough-wide 20 mph speed limit on residential roads.




20.    Report of the Head of Finance and Resources - Calendar of Meetings 2016 - 2017

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