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Agenda of Meeting

17th December 2007

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
11th December, 2007

Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to attend a meeting of the MALDON TOWN COUNCIL to be held in the MAIN HALL, Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon on MONDAY, 17th DECEMBER 2007 commencing at 7.30 p.m. when the undermentioned business is proposed to be transacted.

Yours faithfully,


Mrs. Theresa Byles
Town Clerk


Town Mayor:

Deputy Mayor:

Councillors:
Cllr. A. Almond

Cllr. C. MacKenzie

Ms. A. Beale, M. Bentley, D. Denyer, R. Hawkins,
R. Knight, Mrs. E. Mackenzie, I. Mackenzie,
Mrs. S. Riesebeck, S. Savage, T. Shrimpton, K. Smith,
P. Stilts, and J. Wilsden.
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD DECLARE AN INTEREST WITH REGARD TO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

AGENDA
  1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive, consider and approve apologies for absence.
  2. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING

To receive, consider and approve the minutes of the Council meeting held on 3rd December, 2007 as a correct record.
(copy herewith)
  3.

 3.1
TOWN MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

List of Functions
To receive a list of functions attended by the Town Mayor since 29th October, 2007.
(copy herewith)
 3.2 Centenary of Maldon Bowling Club

The Town Mayor has been invited to attend the official opening of the Maldon Bowling Club centennial year in 2008 on Sunday 20th April, 2008. The Town Council has also been invited to enter into the spirit of the day by entering a Town Council team of 4 to participate in a game of lawn bowls. No experience necessary.
  4. MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

To receive and consider the minutes of the following Committee meetings:
 4.1 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 5th November, 2007

(copy circulated with the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting held on 19th November, 2007)
 4.2 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 19th November, 2007

(copy circulated with the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting held on 4th December, 2007)
 4.3 Minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting held on 20th November, 2007.

(copy herewith)
 4.4 Notes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 4th December, 2007.

(copy herewith)
 4.5 Environment Committee - 10th December, 2007 - Meeting cancelled
  5.

 5.1
TOWN HALL WORKING PARTY

To elect representatives to serve on the Town Hall Working Party.
 5.2 Members are requested to consider which of the following dates to hold a meeting:

Thursday,  3rd January, 2008 -   2.00 pm
Friday,       4th January, 2008 - 10.00 am
Monday,    7th January, 2008 - 10.00 am
  6. ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS

Further to minute 85 of the Town Council meeting held on 29th October, 2007, to receive a report regarding members attendance at meetings of the Town Council from 14th May until 30th November, 2007.
(copy herewith - members only)
  7.

 7.1
CONFERENCES & TRAINING 2008

Councillor Training Day 2
Thursday, 24th January, 2008 at Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow 9.30 - 3.40 at a cost of 50.00 per delegate.
 7.2 Chairman's Day 1 (Modules 1 & 2)

Thursday, 28th February, 2008 at Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow 10.00 - 3.30 at a cost of 50.00 per delegate.
 7.3 Maldon Parish and Town Council Training Needs

Members are requested to complete the questionnaire from the EALC regarding training events in the Maldon area.
(copy herewith - members only)
 7.4 Essex Training Partnership Annual Review April 2006/2007

(copy herewith - members only)
  8. MOOT HALL

To receive a report on the intruder alarm system and the requirements from Essex Police and too make any necessary decisions.
(Report herewith - members only)
  9. MALDON DISTRICT COUNCIL - ASSESSING AND MEETING CUSTOMERS' NEEDS

To receive and consider a letter from the Corporate Policy Officer, Maldon District Council regarding a consultation document and response form. Please complete the document and return it to the Corporate Policy Officer, Maldon District Council before Friday, 8th February, 2008.
(copy herewith - members only)
 10.

 10.1
NALC

Quality Parish and Town Council Scheme
To receive and consider information and a response form regarding feedback on proposed changes to the Scheme. The deadline for responses is 21st December, 2007.
(copy herewith - members only)
 10.2 NALC Chief Executives Report - September, 2008

To receive a copy of the report of the Chief Executive regarding the Development of the Sector.
(copy herewith - members only)
 11. MALDON HEROES DISPLAY

The Chairman of the Maldon District Museum Association has written to thank the Town Council for the loan of the Byrhtnoth maquette. The Maldon Heroes Display had created a great deal of interest and favourable comments during the season. He enquired if the Town Council would consider allowing the Museum to keep the maquette for a further 12 months to enable the display to be retained. The Museum insures the maquette whilst it is on its premises.
 12. REPORTS ON ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS

RCCE - Transition Essex - 24th October, 2007- Cllr. S. Savage
To receive the report from Cllr. Savage regarding his attendance at the RCCE Transition Essex Conference.
 13. MINUTES FROM OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS

Maeldune Trust, 15th October, 2007
(copy herewith - members only)
 14. QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC



ITEMS   (copy, report herewith)  are available for inspection at the Town Hall during normal office hours.

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