Council - Thursday, 19 January 2023 7.00pm

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

Contact: Wayne Hemingway, Head of Democratic Services 


No. Item


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.


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 422 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 10 November 2022.


Mayor's announcements


Leader's announcements




Public questions pdf icon PDF 93 KB

This report sets out the public questions received for this meeting. 

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Leader's report pdf icon PDF 111 KB

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Report on Overview and Scrutiny Activity pdf icon PDF 194 KB


Members' questions pdf icon PDF 96 KB

This report sets out the Members’ questions received for this meeting.

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Temporary Accommodation Purchasing pdf icon PDF 239 KB

The report sets out the Council’s position and legal duties in respect of providing temporary accommodation and the strategic need for change in the current profile of provision.


The report presents the business case for commencing a pilot to purchase accommodation that will be used as temporary accommodation. The Council is recommended  to agree to additional borrowing of funds to support the pilot.


Treasury Management Strategy Mid-Year Review Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 372 KB

This report gives an overview of treasury management activity since 1 April 2022 and presents a review of the Treasury Strategy approved by Council on 24 February 2022.

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Medway Youth Council Annual Conference Report 2022 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

This report sets out the outcomes of the Medway Youth Council (MYC) annual conference 2022 following their research into the impact poverty has on young people. It makes some key recommendations for supporting young people during the current cost-of-living crisis.

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Change to the Constitution - Overview and Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 140 KB

On 25 August 2022, the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee proposed that going forward, the Committee would receive an annual strategic report in relation to Medway Norse, with the Regeneration, Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny (RCE O&S) Committee being asked to consider an annual operational report.


At its meeting on 8 December 2022, the RCE O&S Committee agreed that it wished to receive a Medway Norse annual operational report and agreed to recommend to Full Council a change to the Council’s Constitution to facilitate this.

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Allocation of Committee Seats pdf icon PDF 116 KB

This report sets out the position regarding the overall allocation of seats on Committees following the creation of an Independent Group and, separately, an increase in size of the Conservative Group.

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Schedule of Meetings 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

This report asks the Council to consider a provisional programme of meetings for the 2023/24 municipal year, as set out in Appendix 1, for recommendation to the Annual Meeting of the Council on 24 May 2023.

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Use of Urgency Provisions pdf icon PDF 104 KB

This report provides details of the recent use of urgency provisions within the Constitution.


Motions pdf icon PDF 88 KB

This report sets out the motions received for this meeting.

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