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Agenda Template

Policy and Resources Committee MEETING


Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Mrs Blackmore, M Burton, Chappell-Tay, Clark, Cox (Chairman), English, Mrs Gooch, Harvey, McKay, Mortimer, Newton, Perry (Vice-Chairman), Purle, Round and Springett


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Page No.



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 23 July 2019

1 - 11



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




10.    Questions and answer session for members of the public (if any)




11.    Committee Work Programme




12.    Digital Strategy Update

12 - 25



13.    Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2020-21

26 - 31



14.    Communication and Engagement Strategy 2019-24

32 - 59



15.    1st Quarter Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring Report

60 - 101



16.    Medway (Flood Relief) Act Consultation

102 - 107



17.    Innovation Centre Project

108 - 115



18.    Council Led Garden Community

116 - 123




To move that the public be excluded for the items set out in Part II of the Agenda because of the likely disclosure of exempt information for the reasons specified having applied the Public Interest Test.


Head of Schedule 12 A and Brief Description





Exempt Appendix - Innovation Centre Project


3 Financial/Business Affairs

124 - 125




Exempt Appendix - Council Led Garden Community


3 Financial/Business Affairs

126 - 135



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