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Agenda of Meeting

3rd August 2009

A chance to air your views on matters concerning the TOWN


THE PUBLIC AND PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT
27th July, 2009

Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to attend a meeting of the MALDON TOWN COUNCIL to be held in the CONFERENCE ROOM, Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon on MONDAY, 3rd AUGUST 2009 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. M. Bentley

Cllr. S. Savage

J. Almond, Ms. A. Beale, J. Bunkell, D. Denyer,
R. Hawkins, R. Knight, C. Mackenzie, I. Mackenzie,
Mrs. S. Riesebeck, T. Shrimpton,
K. Smith, P. Stilts and J. Wilsdon.
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. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are reminded that they are required to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they know they might have in items of business on the agenda. They are reminded that they will need to repeat their declarations at the appropriate point in the meeting and leave the room if the interest is a prejudicial one. Unforeseen interests must be declared similarly at the appropriate time.
  3. MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING

To receive, consider, approve and sign the minutes of the Town Council meeting held on 22nd June, 2009 as a correct record.
(copy herewith)
  4. TOWN MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive a list of functions attended by the Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor since 22nd June, 2009.
(copy herewith)
  5. MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

To receive and consider the minutes of the following Committee meetings:
 5.1 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 29th June, 2009

(copy circulated with the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting held on 13th July, 2009
 5.2 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 13th July, 2009

(copy circulated with the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting held on 27th July, 2009)
 5.3 Minutes of the Environment Committee meeting held on 14th July, 2009

(copy herewith)
 5.4 Minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting held on 20th July, 2009

(copy herewith)
 5.5 Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 27th July, 2009

(copy to follow)
  6. WEBSITE WORKING PARTY

To consider and, if appropriate approve, the recommendation of the Working Party for the preferred contractor
  7. STRATEGIC ACTION GROUP FOR MALDON TOWN

To receive a report from the Action Group
  8. HMS PLYMOUTH

To receive an update regarding HMS Plymouth
  9. ECC - COMMUNITY INITIATIVES FUND 2009/2010

ECC launched the next round of CIF on 6th July, 2009. There will initially be a fund of 6m which will be divided over the next four year term. There will be no separate CIF (Youth) this year, but the funds available for the CIF itself will be 100,000 for each district. The deadline for applications is 6th November, 2009. CIF (Highways) will also run again with a 1million fund to be divided across Essex. The upper limit has been extended to 50,000. To consider capital projects for which an application to the fund could be made. To note that the Town Council will need to provide some funding towards suggested projects.
 10. MDC - COMPREHENSIVE EQUALITY POLICY - CONSULTATION

To receive and comment on the draft MDC Comprehensive Equality Policy, incorporating the Single Equality Scheme. The draft policy sets out their commitment to promoting equality of opportunity for the citizens of the Maldon District Council and for employees and/or potential employees of the District Council.
(copy herewith - members only)
 11. MALDON DISTRICT CONSERVATION AND DESIGN AWARDS 2009

Further to minute 62 of the Planning Committee meeting held on 27th July, 2009 to consider nominations of projects withinthe following categories: Building Conservation, Nature Conservation/Landscape, Design, Sustainability. Closing date for nominations is 31st August, 2009.
 12. MEMBERS ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS/CONFERENCES/TRAINING
 12.1 ECC - Mid Essex Forum - 23rd July, 2009

To receive a report from Councillors who attended the meeting.
 13. FORTHCOMING CONFERENCES, TRAINING OR MEETINGS
 13.1 NALC Conference "Putting People First"

Friday 4 - Saturday 5 September, 2009, London
 13.2 Chairman's Day 1

Wednesday, 9th September, 2009 - Great Dunmow between 10.00am - 3.00 pm - 54.00 per delegate
 13.3 EALC - Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2009 - Plantation Hall, Heybridge
 13.4 Action for Market Towns "Beyond the Recession"

Friday, 13th - Saturday. 14th October, 2009 - Melton Mowbray - 295.00 per delegate
 13.5 EALC Meeting for the Parishes within Maldon District

Tuesday, 10th November, 2009 - Wickham Bishops Parish Hall
 14. MINUTES FROM OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS

(Copies herewith - members only)
 14.1 Maeldune Trust - 15th June, 2009
 14.2 Maldon Twinning Association - 15th July, 2009
 15. QUESTIONS FROM THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
Signed:
               Mrs. Theresa Byles, Town Clerk



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