Agenda Frontsheet 13/04/2016, 18.30



You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the





Date:   Wednesday 13 April 2016

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 2 March 2016

1 - 10



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 Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee held on 8 March 2016 - North Loose Neighbourhood Development Plan

11 - 48



14.    Report of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee Acting as the Crime and Disorder Committee held on 15 March 2016 - 2016-17 Strategic Assessment and 2013-18 Community Safety Partnership Plan Refresh

49 - 103



15.    Report of the Democracy Committee held on 17 March 2016 - Changes to the Constitution

104 - 121



16.    Oral Report of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee to be held on 12 April 2016




17.    Notice of Motion - Use of Mobile Phones by Councillors in the Council Chamber



Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Brice:


That just as MPs do in Westminster, Councillors can use their mobile phones in the Council chamber during meetings for the purposes of accessing Council papers online, researching items that are raised or if they are using a calculator on their device.  Obviously the use of technology in the chamber for personal use during Council/Committee meetings should still not be allowed.