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Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone

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Items
No. Item

1.

Prayers

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2.

Apologies for Absence

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3.

Dispensations (if any)

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4.

Disclosures by Members and Officers

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5.

Disclosures of Lobbying

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6.

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

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7.

Minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Borough Council held on 6 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 38 KB

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8.

Minutes of the Meeting of the Borough Council held on 6 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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9.

Mayor's Announcements

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10.

Petitions

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11.

Question and Answer Session for Members of the Public

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12.

Questions from Members of the Council to the Chairmen of Committees

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13.

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

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14.

Report of the Democracy Committee held on 14 December 2017 - Appointment of Independent Member to the Joint Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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15.

Report of the Democracy Committee held on 10 January 2018 - Review of Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 38 KB

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16.

Report of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 14 February 2018 - Strategic Plan 2015-20, 2018-19 Refresh pdf icon PDF 30 KB

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17.

Report of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 14 February 2018 - Medium Term Financial Strategy and Budget Proposals 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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18.

Report of the Employment Committee held on 15 February 2018 - Pay Policy Statement 2018 pdf icon PDF 29 KB

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19.

Notice of Motion - Introduction of Legislation to Reduce the Voting Age to 16

Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Clark, seconded by Councillor Harvey:

 

"This Council supports reducing the voting age to 16 and agrees that our worshipful Mayor should write an open letter to the Prime Minister urging her to introduce legislation to reduce the voting age to 16.”

 

We believe that encouraging participation in the political process is a valuable means of engaging young people in modern society and note proposals in both the Welsh Assembly and Scottish Parliament for a reduction of the voting age to 16, along with cross party support at Kent County Council.  We recognise the important contribution of 16 and 17 year olds to the Scottish Independence referendum and believe that the young people of Maidstone should also play a role in determining the future of their borough and country.

 

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20.

Notice of Motion - High Speed Train Service

Notice of the following motion has been given by Councillor Harper, seconded by Councillor Adkinson:

 

In light of the all-party support for the continuation of the direct high speed train service from Maidstone West to St Pancras International, this Council resolves to:

 

1.  Formally adopt a position of support for the continuation of the high speed train link.

 

2.  Ask our Members of Parliament to lobby Ministers for the service to be extended throughout the day.

 

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21.

Report of the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance - Review of Allocation of Seats on Committees/Membership of Committees pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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22.

Report of the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance - Calendar of Meetings 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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23.

Appointment of Mayor Select 2018/19

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24.

Appointment of Deputy Mayor Select 2018/19

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NOTE:

IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 17 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING ACT 1989 ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES OUTSIDE THE USUAL POLITICAL BALANCE REQUIREMENTS MAY BE CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO AGENDA ITEM 21.

 

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PUBLIC SPEAKING AND ALTERNATIVE FORMATS

If you require this information in an alternative format please contact us, call 01622 602899 or email committee@maidstone.gov.uk.

 

In order to speak at this meeting, please contact Democratic Services using the contact details above, by 5 p.m. one clear working day before the meeting. If asking a question, you will need to provide the full text in writing. If making a statement, you will need to tell us which agenda item you wish to speak on. Please note that slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 

To find out more about the work of the Council, please visit www.maidstone.gov.uk.

 

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