Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

To sign the minutes of the previous meetings pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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3.

To declare any interests members may have in the items contained on this agenda. When declaring an interest a member must state what their interest is

4.

To answer any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been given under Council Procedure Rule 13

5.

Minutes of Committees

To receive and adopt the proceedings, reports and recommendations of the following committees, except those items reserved under Council procedure Rule 5.2 (6) and to ratify and confirm the orders made by them.

5a

Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on Monday, 6 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

5b

Minutes of the meeting of the Regulatory Board (Planning) held on Wednesday, 8 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

5c

Minutes of the meeting of the Overview Scrutiny Committee held on Thursday, 16 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

5d

Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on Monday, 3 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

5e

Minutes of the meeting of the Regulatory Board (Planning) held on Wednesday, 5 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

5f

Minutes of the meeting of the Overview Scrutiny Committee held on Thursday, 13 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

5g

Minutes of the meeting of the Finance and Audit Committee held on Monday, 17 February 2020 - minutes to follow.

6.

Reserved Minutes

To receive and adopt the proceedings, reports and recommendations of committees contained in the list of items reserved under Council Procedure Rule 5.2(6) and to ratify the orders made by them. They will be dealt with in the following order:-

 

Cabinet

Finance & Audit Committee

Overview Scrutiny Committee

Regulatory Board (Planning)

To consider reports from officers of the Council

7.

Council Tax and Budget Setting 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 296 KB

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8.

Supplementary Report to Council Tax and Budget Setting 2020-21 - Gravesend Town Centre pdf icon PDF 111 KB

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9.

Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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10.

Notice of Motion

It will be moved by Cllr John Burden and seconded by Cllr Jordan Meade that:-

This Council adopts in full the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism, and its working examples, as set out below:

 

“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

 

Manifestations might include the targeting of the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity. However, criticism of Israel similar to that levelled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic.

 

Antisemitism frequently charges Jews with conspiring to harm humanity, and it is often used to blame Jews for “why things go wrong. “It is expressed in speech, writing, visual forms and action, and employs sinister stereotypes and negative character traits.

 

Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

 

Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.

 

Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.

 

Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.

 

Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust).

 

Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.

 

Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.

 

 Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour.

 

Applying double standards by requiring of it a behaviour not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.

 

Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.

 

Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.

 

Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.

 

Anti-Semitic acts are criminal when they are so defined by law (for example, denial of the Holocaust or distribution of anti-Semitic materials in some countries).

 

Criminal acts are anti-Semitic when the targets of attacks, whether they are people or property – such as buildings, schools, places of worship and cemeteries – are selected because they are, or are perceived to be, Jewish or linked to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

11.

Appointments to Outside Body

Mr Philip Painter to be re-appointed to the Henry Pinnock and Victoria & Albert Memorial Charity for a four year term.

12.

To consider questions from Members of the Council of which notice has been given under Council Procedure Rule 14.

13.

To receive the Mayor's Announcements