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Venue: Town Hall, High Street, Maidstone

Contact: Caroline Matthews  01622 602743

Note: Co-Located Meeting 

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Items
No. Item

47.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

48.

Notification of Substitute Members

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Minutes:

There were no Substitute Members.

 

49.

Urgent Items

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Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

 

50.

Notification of Visiting Members

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Minutes:

There were no Visiting Members.

 

51.

Disclosures by Members and Officers

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Minutes:

There were no disclosures from Members and Officers.

 

52.

Disclosures of Lobbying

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Minutes:

There were no disclosures of lobbying.

 

53.

Exempt Items

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That all items on the agenda be taken in public as proposed.

 

54.

Presentation of Petitions

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Minutes:

There were no petitions.

 

55.

Questions and answer session for members of the public

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Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

 

56.

Report of the Head of Housing and Community Services - Single Employing Authority for Mid Kent Environmental Health Service pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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Decision:

1.  That staff within the Mid Kent Environmental Health Service move to a single employing authority from 1 June 2017;

2.  That Tunbridge Wells Borough Council becomes the single employing authority for Mid Kent Environmental Health.

3.  That delegated authority be given to the Director of Regeneration and Place in consultation with the Chairman of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee to finalise the arrangement and sign any documents necessary to implement the decision.

Minutes:

The Mid Kent Environmental Health Manager presented a report on the Single Employing Authority for Mid Kent Environmental Health Service.

 

The Committee noted that the report proposed the introduction of a single employing authority for staff within the Mid Kent Environmental Health (MKEH) service from 1 June 2017 and recommended that Tunbridge Wells Borough Council became the single employing authority.

 

The Officer advised that by adopting Tunbridge Wells as the single employing authority for Mid Kent Environmental Health, it provided an opportunity to spread the HR and financial risk amongst all three authorities for the range of shared services.

 

In response to a question by a Member the Officer advised that the savings in staffing costs had been a result of efficiencies in administration and that there would not be a reduction in in the level of service provided to the public.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.  That staff within the Mid Kent Environmental Health Service move to a single employing authority from 1 June 2017;

2.  That Tunbridge Wells Borough Council becomes the single employing authority for Mid Kent Environmental Health.

3.  That delegated authority be given to the Director of Regeneration and Place in consultation with the Chairman of the Communities, Housing and Environment Committee to finalise the arrangement and sign any documents necessary to implement the decision.

Voting:  For:  9  Against:  0  Abstentions:  0

57.

Duration of Meeting

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Minutes:

2 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.

 

 

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