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Democracy and General Purposes Committee MEETING


Date:       Wednesday 13 November 2019

Time:      6.30 pm

Venue:    Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone



Councillors Mrs Blackmore, Chappell-Tay, Mrs Gooch (Chairman), Hastie, Joy, Lewins, Perry, Purle and Webb (Vice-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 4 September 2019

1 - 5



9.        Presentation of Petitions (if any)




10.    Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public




11.    Committee Work Programme




12.    Presentation - New Look Constitution




13.    Reference from the Audit, Governance and Standards Committee - Actions Arising from the Investigation into the Release of Exempt Information Contrary to Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972

7 - 8



14.    Reference from Council - Motion - Access to Information

9 - 24



15.    Whole Council Elections - Consultation Stage Approval

25 - 36



16.    Committee Structure Review - 6 Month Update

37 - 42



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