Annual Meeting, Council - Wednesday, 22nd May, 2024 6.00 pm

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No. Item


Election of a Chairman pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To elect a Chairman of the Council for the ensuing municipal year.


Appointment of a Vice-Chairman pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To appoint a Vice-Chairman of the Council for the ensuing municipal year 2024/25.


Apologies pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2024 (to follow).

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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.


Composition of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To note the size and composition of the executive as set by the Leader of the Council in accordance with Rule 1.1(vii) of the Council Procedure Rules.


Appointment of Members to Cabinet Portfolios pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To note the appointment of Members to their Cabinet Portfolios.


Appointment of a Shadow Cabinet pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To note the size and composition of the Shadow Cabinet as advised by the Leader of the Main Opposition Party in accordance with Council Procedure Rule (x).


The Shadow Cabinet must directly reflect the composition of the Cabinet in accordance with the Council Procedure Rule (x).


Review of the Allocation of Seats to Political Groups pdf icon PDF 128 KB

That the Council:

(a)    Appoint committees to deal with matters which are neither reserved to the Council nor are executive functions.

(b)    Review the allocation of seats to political groups and non-aligned members.

(c)     Appoint Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Spokespersons and Deputy Spokespersons to committees as appropriate.


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Calendar of Ordinary Meetings 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To approve a programme of ordinary meetings of the Council for the ensuing municipal year.

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Presentation on Dover Beacon Project pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To receive a presentation on the Dover Beacon Project.


Annual Report of the Governance Committee pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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

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Annual Report of Overview and Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the attached report of the Monitoring Officer.

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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.