Council - Wednesday, 25th January, 2023 6.00 pm

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Apologies pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To confirm the attached Minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2022 and 19 October 2022.


Additional documents:


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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


Announcements pdf icon PDF 57 KB

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


Leader's Time pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To receive an oral report at the meeting from the Leader (and Cabinet) on the business of the Executive or on any topic or subject that it is felt should be brought to the attention of the Council.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10 (Leader’s Time):


(a)  The Leader (and Cabinet) shall have up to 15 minutes to make within this report any statements that they wish on any topic or subject that they feel should be drawn to the attention of the Council.

(b)  The Leader of the Main Opposition Group (or their nominee) shall be allowed up to 10 minutes to respond.

(c)  The Leader of the Council shall be allowed up to 5 minutes to exercise a right of reply (or 25% of the time given to the Opposition Group Leader(s), whichever is the greatest).


Dover Beacon: Levelling Up Fund (Round 2) Application pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To receive a presentation from the Head of Place, Growth, Investment and Creative Services.


There are no papers accompanying the presentation.


Seat Allocation and Group Appointments pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive from Group Leaders any changes to seat allocations or appointments.


(Note:  Any changes must be within the approved allocation of seats to political groups in accordance with the political balance rules (where applicable).)


Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To receive answers in respect of questions from the public to Members of the Executive asked in accordance with Rule 11 of the Council Procedure Rules.


(a)  Questions will be asked in the order in which notice of them was received, except that the Chairman may group together similar questions.

(b)  The period for questions by the public shall be limited so that no further questions shall be put after the elapse of 15 minutes from the commencement of the first question.

(c)   A maximum of three minutes is allowed for the each question to be read.

(d)  A questioner who has put a question in person may also put one supplementary question without notice to the member who has replied to his or her original question. A supplementary question must arise directly out of the original question or the reply.

(e)  Afterwards, any other Member at the Chairman's discretion may speak for up to two minutes on a question or reply.


Questions from the Public


The questions received during the notice period are set out in the agenda papers.



Calendar of Meetings 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider the attached report of the Democratic and Corporate Services Manager.

Additional documents:


Members' Allowances Scheme 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Director (Corporate and Regulatory) (to follow).

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To consider the report of the Strategic Director (Finance and Housing)(to follow).


Revision to Contract Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Finance & Investment and the Monitoring Officer.

Additional documents:


Questions from Members pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Up to 60 minutes is allowed for this part of the meeting unless extended by the Chairman of the Council or on a motion moved, duly seconded and approved by the Council.  Members may ask one supplementary question in addition to their original question.


Members may ask one supplementary question in addition to their original question.


The questions received are set out in the order received in the agenda papers.


Motions pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Motions for which notice has been given are listed on the agenda in the order in which notice was received, unless the Member giving notice states, in writing, that they propose to move it at a later meeting or withdraw it.


If a Motion set out in the agenda is not moved by the Member who gave notice thereof it shall, unless postponed by consent of the Council, be treated as withdrawn and shall not be moved without fresh notice.


The Motions received are set out in the agenda papers.


Urgent Business Time pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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


Data Protection – Broadcast of Live Meetings

  1. Dover District Council is a Data Controller under GDPR. During this live broadcast, if you are participating in the meeting your personal data will be processed. Some of the meetings will be recorded and retained for viewing for 30 days on the Council's YouTube channel. Your information will be handled securely and confidentially in compliance with data protection legislation. For more information on your privacy and how your personal data may be processed during a live broadcasting of a Council meeting, please visit our website and view our Broadcasting of Meetings and Corporate Privacy Notice at