Council - Wednesday, 24 May 2023 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 2023/2024


Appointment of Deputy Mayor 2023/2024


Appointment of the Mayor's Chaplain 2023/2024


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 5.


Mayor's announcements


Election of Leader 2023 - 2027 pdf icon PDF 93 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.

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Establishment of Committees, Appointments and Schedule of Meetings 2023/2024 pdf icon PDF 101 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 6.1 relating to Committees and other bodies to be appointed for 2023/2024 and a programme of meetings.


The Council is also asked to make recommendations to the Joint Meeting of Committees to be held 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.

Additional documents:


Political Assistants pdf icon PDF 79 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.


Adoption of Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 97 KB

This report presents the Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Neighbourhood Plan for formal adoption by the Council. The Council held a referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan in the parish of Cliffe and Cliffe Woods on 4 May 2023. 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. The Neighbourhood Plan forms part of the development plan for Medway and will be used to help decide planning applications in Cliffe and Cliffe Woods.

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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.