Annual Meeting of Medway Council, Council
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 7.00pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH

Contact: Julie Keith, Head of Democratic Services 

No. Item


Election of Mayor 2019/2020


Appointment of Deputy Mayor 2019/2020


Appointment of Mayor's Chaplain 2019/2020


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 5.



Mayor's announcements


Election of Leader 2019-2023 pdf icon PDF 311 KB

This report requests the Council to elect a Leader of the Council for a four-year period in accordance with Article 7 of the Council’s Constitution.


The Council is also asked to agree the Council side delegations to officers.


Establishment of Committees, Appointments and Schedule of Meetings 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 302 KB

The Council is asked to determine the committees and other bodies to be appointed for 2019/2020, to agree the appointment of Members to serve on committees and other bodies and a programme of meetings.


The Council is also asked to make recommendations to the Joint Meeting of Committees on 22 May 2019, immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Council, in respect of the appointment of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of committees and the establishment and membership of sub-committees groups.


Political Assistants pdf icon PDF 84 KB

This report asks the Council to make a decision in respect of the allocation of Political Assistant posts to each of the qualifying political groups represented on the Council.


Vote of thanks to staff

At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting there will be a brief Joint Meeting of Committees.


Joint Meeting of Committees (except Health and Wellbeing Board):




(1)  Election of Chairman

(2)  Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other significant interests

(3)  To appoint Committee Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen as set out in Appendix B to agenda item 8 on the Annual Meeting of Medway Council agenda

(4)  To agree the establishment, allocation of seats to political groups and membership of Sub-Committees, as set out in Appendix B to agenda item 8 on the Annual Meeting of Medway Council agenda.