Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary Meeting, Council
Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 6.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Council Offices

Contact: Rebecca Brough  Democratic Services Manager

Items
No. Item

88.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors S F Bannister, M I Cosin, D G Cronk, R J Frost and K Mills.

89.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made by Members.

90.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chairman, Leader, Members of the Cabinet or Head of Paid Service.

Minutes:

The Chairman of the Council, Councillor S S Chandler, made the following announcements:

 

(a)  To advise that she had sent a letter to Millie Knight to congratulate her for winning three medals at the 2018 Paralympics.

91.

WARD PATTERN SUBMISSION TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOUNDARY COMMISSION FOR ENGLAND pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider the attached report of the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Governance introduced the report on the proposed ward pattern submission to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) as part of the on-going electoral review of Dover District Council.

 

Members were advised that initial proposals had been submitted to the meeting of the Electoral Matters Committee held on 1 March 2018. At that meeting a number of amendments had been agreed resulting in the revised pattern of wards set out in the agenda.

 

The Chairman called for proposals for the pattern of wards to be submitted to the LGBCE as the Council’s formal response.

 

It was moved by Councillor K E Morris, duly seconded by Councillor P G Heath that the following pattern of wards be agreed as the Council’s submission to the LGBCE:

 

Proposal 1 (proposal set out in the agenda papers)

 

Ward No.

Ward Name

Number of Cllrs

1

Little Stour and Ashstone

2

2

Sandwich

2

3

Aylesham Rural

2

4

Eastry Rural

2

5

Ewell and Sibertswold

2

6

Whitfield Rural

2

7

St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe

1

8

Capel, Hougham and Alkham

1

9

River

1

10

Walmer with Kingsdown

3

11

North Deal with Sholden

3

12

Middle Deal

3

13

Pier and Priory

1

14

Maxton, Elms Vale and Tower Hamlets

2

15

Dover Town

2

16

St Radigund’s and Buckland

3

 

It was moved by Councillor M R Eddy, duly seconded by Councillor B Gardner that the pattern of wards submitted to Electoral Matters Committee be agreed as the Council’s submission to the LGBCE:

 

Proposal 2 (alternative proposal)

 

Ward No.

Ward Name

No. of Cllrs

1

Little Stour and Ashstone

2

2

Sandwich

2

3

Aylesham Rural

2

4

Eastry Rural

2

5

Ewell and Sibertswold

2

6

Whitfield Rural

2

7

Kingsdown Rural

1

8

Capel-le-Ferne and River

2

9

St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe

1

10

Walmer

2

11

Deal Coastal

2

12

Middle Deal

2

13

Mill Hill

2

14

St Radigund’s

3

15

Town and Castle

2

16

Maxton and Elms Vale

1

17

Buckland

2

 

The following amendments were moved to Proposal 1:

 

It was moved as an AMENDMENT by Councillor P D Jull and duly seconded that Ward 5 be renamed ‘Coldred’ and that the name rationale be amended accordingly.

 

On being put to the vote it was CARRIED.

 

It was moved as an AMENDMENT by Councillor N J Collor and duly seconded that Ward 15 be renamed ‘Dover Central’.

 

On being put to the vote it was CARRIED.

 

It was moved as an AMENDMENT by Councillor B Gardner and duly seconded that WARD 10 and 11 be renamed as ‘Walmer and Kingsdown’ and ‘North Deal and Sholden’ respectively.

 

On being put to the vote it was CARRIED.

 

It was moved as an AMENDMENT by Councillor P D Jull and duly seconded that Ward 12 be renamed as ‘South Deal and Castle’ and that the name rationale be amended accordingly.

 

On being put to the vote it was CARRIED.

 

It was moved as an AMENDMENT by Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91.

92.

Urgent Business Time

To consider any other items deemed by the Chairman of the Council to be urgent in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business for consideration.