Council - Wednesday, 15 May 2024 7.00pm

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

Contact: Wayne Hemingway, Head of Democratic Services 


No. Item


Election of Mayor and Appointment of Deputy Mayor 2024/2025


Appointment of Deputy Mayor 2024/2025


Appointment of Mayor's Chaplain 2024/2025


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 371 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 2.


Mayor's announcements


Establishment of Committees, Appointments and Schedule of Meetings 2024/2025 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

This report sets out the position regarding the overall allocation of seats on Committees. The Council is asked to approve the recommendations in paragraph 1.1 relating to Committees and other bodies to be appointed for 2024/2025 and a programme of meetings.

The Council is also asked to make recommendations to the Joint Meeting of Committees on 15 May 2024, which will take place immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Council, in respect of the appointment of Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons of committees and the establishment and membership of sub-committees, and a scrutiny task group.

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Executive Responsibilities and Scheme of Delegations (Executive and Non-Executive) pdf icon PDF 113 KB

This report advises the Council of the Members of the Cabinet for 2024/2025, as appointed by the Leader of the Council, and their portfolios, as set out in Appendix A.

It also sets out appointments and nominations made by the Leader to Executive outside bodies, as set out in Section F of Appendix C to Agenda item 7, and the delegation of executive functions to officers agreed by the Leader as set out in Appendix B, which also incorporates the scheme of officer delegations for matters which are not the responsibility of the Cabinet and have to be agreed by the Council.

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One Medway Council Plan 2024-2028 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

This report presents the proposed new One Medway Council Plan 2024-28 which sets out the vision, ambitions and priorities with the Performance Indicators (PIs) that will be used to track performance against the Council’s key priorities and sub-priorities.

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Adoption of Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 161 KB

This report presents the Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Plan for formal adoption by the Council. The Council held a referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan in the designated Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Area on 2 May 2024. The majority of voters were in favour of the plan. The Council must formally adopt or ‘make’ the plan within 8 weeks of the referendum.

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Medway Youth Council (MYC) Conference Report pdf icon PDF 186 KB

On 26 January 2024 Medway Youth Council (MYC) delivered its annual conference that addressed issues related to identity, with specific attention to young people’s experiences of homophobia and racism and how they are tackled. The report made key recommendations from young people about how this should be dealt with within and outside schools.


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 Chairperson

(2)  Record of the meeting - to agree that the Chairperson signs the record of this meeting outside the meeting

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

(4)  To appoint Committee Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons as set out in Appendix B to agenda item 7 on the Annual Meeting of Medway Council agenda

(5)  To agree the establishment, allocation of seats to political groups and membership of Sub-Committees, as set out in Appendix B to agenda item 7 on the Annual Meeting of Medway Council agenda.