Agenda Template

Democracy Committee MEETING


Date:       Monday 2 July 2018

Time:      6.30 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Mrs Blackmore, Boughton, Fissenden, Mrs Gooch (Vice-Chairman), Joy, Lewins, Perry, Mrs Ring and Mrs Wilson (Chairman)


The Chairman will assume that all Members will read the reports before attending the meeting. Officers are asked to assume the same when introducing reports.



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1.        Apologies for Absence




2.        Notification of Substitute Members




3.        Urgent Items




4.        Notification of Visiting Members




5.        Disclosures by Members and Officers




6.        Disclosures of Lobbying




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




8.        Minutes of the Meeting Held on 14 March 2018

1 - 4



9.        Minutes of the Meeting held on 22 May 2018




10.    Presentation of Petitions (if any)




11.    Question and Answer Session from Members of the Public (if any)




12.    Committee Work Programme




13.    Proposed Changes to Constitution - Financial and Contract Procedure Rules

7 - 56



14.    Review of the Committee Structure

57 - 62



15.    Member Learning and Development

63 - 85



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