Agenda and minutes
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Declarations of Interest
No declarations of interest were made.
Election of Mayor for the ensuing municipal year
3.1 The Mayor will call for nominations.
Members will vote on nominations.
3.3 The incoming Mayor will be asked by the Chief Executive to read aloud the Declaration of Acceptance of Office required by Section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972.
3.4 The meeting will be paused for several minutes for the new Mayor to receive the Chain of Office.
3.5 The new Mayor will give his/her installation speech.
3.6 At the conclusion, the Mayor will move “that the best thanks of the Council be accorded to Gurdip Bungar for the manner in which he has carried out the office of Mayor during the past municipal year”.
3.7 The Leader of the Executive will second the motion.
3.8 The outgoing Mayor will reply.
3.9 The Mayor will announce that a past Mayor’s and Mayoress’s Badge will be presented to the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress after the meeting.
It was moved by Councillor John Burden and seconded by Councillor Lee Croxton that:-
Cllr John Caller be elected Mayor of the Borough for the municipal year 2020/2021.
Tribute was paid to Cllr John Caller for his service to the Council, to previous Mayors and the community. Cllr Caller had previously served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
It was resolved unanimously that Cllr John Caller be duly elected Mayor of the Borough for the municipal year 2020/21.
Cllr John Caller made the Declaration of Acceptance of Office required by Section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972.
The Mayor, in giving his acceptance speech, stated that he would not be announcing chosen charities. The sponsorship money raised throughout his mayoral year would be distributed locally where it can do the most good.
The Mayor invited any charities that needed support to contact him.
Vote of thanks to Outgoing Mayor
It was moved by Cllr John Caller that the best thanks of the Council be accorded to Cllr Gurdip Ram Bungar for the manner in which he carried out the office of Mayor for the past municipal year. Cllr Bungar suitably replied and in doing so offered thanks to those who had assisted him during his year in office.
The Worshipful the Mayor advised that the Past Mayor’s Badge and Past Mayoress’s Badge would be presented to Cllr Gurdip Ram Bungar after the meeting.
Mayoress / Mayor's Escort
The Mayor will announce the Mayoress / Mayor’s Escort for the ensuing municipal year.
The Worshipful the Mayor stated that the Mayoress would be his wife, Mrs Susan Caller.
Appointment of the Civic Chaplain
The Mayor will announce the Civic Chaplain and will invest the incumbent with the Civic Cross after the meeting.
The Worshipful the Mayor stated that the Civic Chaplain would be Reverend Jacqueline Littlewood.
Election of the Deputy Mayor for the ensuing municipal year
6.1 The Mayor will call for nominations.
Members will vote on nominations.
6.3 The incoming Deputy Mayor will be asked by the Chief Executive to read aloud the Declaration of Acceptance of Office required by Section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972.
It was moved by Cllr John Burden and seconded by Cllr Lee Croxton that:-
Cllr Lyn Milner be appointed Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the municipal year 2020/21.
Tribute was paid to Cllr Lyn Milner for her service to the Council, to previous Mayors and the community. Cllr Milner had previously served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
It was resolved unanimously that Cllr Lyn Milner be duly elected Deputy Mayor of the Borough for the Municipal year 2020/21.
Cllr Lyn Milner made the Declaration of Acceptance of Office required by Section 83 of the Local Government Act 1972.
Deputy Mayoress / Deputy Mayor's Escort
The Deputy Mayor will announce the Deputy Mayoress / Deputy Mayor’s Escort for the ensuing municipal year.
The Deputy Mayor stated that she would not be appointing a Deputy Mayor's Escort.
The Deputy Mayor intended to invite family, friends and Councillors to accompany her to various events and functions.
Minutes of the meeting of Council held on Tuesday, 25 February 2020
The Mayor, having received the approval of the Council, will sign the minutes of the meeting of Council held on Tuesday, 25 February 2020.
The minutes of the meeting of Council held on Tuesday, 25 February 2020 were signed by the Mayor.
Appointment of Members to Committee and Boards
To appoint Members together with the Chairs and Vice-Chairs (where required) to the following Committees and Boards:-
Planning Committee (previously known as the Regulatory
Joint arrangements with other local authorities:-
Joint Transportation Board
South Thames Gateway Building Control Joint Committee
1. That the Committees and Boards of the Council be appointed as set out below so as to give effect to the wishes of the political groups as notified to the Service Manager (Communities) and that the Chairs and Vice-Chairs be as shown.
Planning Committee – 9 Seats
Licensing Committee – 14 Seats
Finance and Audit Committee – 9 Seats
Overview Scrutiny Committee – 9 Seats
Crime and Disorder Committee – 14 Seats
Appointments Board – 14 Seats
Standards Committee (no substitutes) – 9 Seats
Appeals Sub-Committee – 3 seats
Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee – 3 seats
Appointments Panel (3 seats) - The panel’s membership is drawn from available Appointments Board Members and will consist of two Labour Members and one Conservative Member.
Licensing Panel (3 seats) - The panel’s membership is drawn from available Licensing Committee Members and will consist of two Labour Members and one Conservative Member.
Joint Arrangements with other Local Authorities ... view the full minutes text for item 9.
Appointment of representatives to Outside Bodies
To make appointments to outside bodies.
That appointments to outside bodies be made in accordance with the following list:-
Action with Communities in Rural
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support
Charity of Knight’s Almshouses (4 year term)
Choices (formerly North Kent Women’s
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
CCTV – Lay Panel of
Gravesham Community Safety Partnership
Substitute: Cllr John Burden
Dartford and Gravesham District Partnership
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Stakeholder Council
Cllrs John Burden and Jordan Meade
DGSM Your Choice
Ebbsfleet UDC Board
Cllr John Burden
Cottages Charity (4 year term)
Gravesham Arts Council and Executive
Gravesham Community Leisure
Gravesham Rights of Way
Henry Pinnocks Charity (4 year term)
Cllr Baljit Hayre
Kent County Playing Fields
Kent Downs Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty
Kent and Medway
Police and Crime Panel
Local Government Information
Community Sports and Leisure Association
North Kent Crime Prevention
North Kent Marshes Internal Drainage
North Kent Relate
North West Kent Volunteer
Strategic Access Management and Monitoring
South East Employers
The Grand Community Interest
Scheme of Delegation
To re-affirm the scheme of delegation relating to the Council’s functions other than Cabinet functions.
An electronic link to Annex 1 of the Constitution herewith:-
The scheme of delegation relating to the Council’s functions other than Cabinet functions contained within Annexes 1.2, 1.3, 1.13, 1.14 and 1.15 of the Constitution were re-affirmed.
To approve the timetable of meetings for the forthcoming municipal year.
That the timetable of meetings for the 2020/21 municipal year be adopted.
To consider any questions submitted under the Council Procedure Rules from members of the public (Rule 13) or Members of the Council (Rule 14).
No questions had been received.