Agenda and minutes

Venue: This meeting was held virtually

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To agree the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 April 2020, as a correct record




Resolved: That the Minutes of Cabinet held on 16 April 2020, be approved and signed as a correct record.


Declarations of interest

Any interests not already registered


There were no additional declarations of interest.

Change in Agenda Item Order

The Chairman decided to allow questions under agenda item 3 at the end of the meeting (Minute 92).


Matters referred from Council, Audit Committee, Scrutiny Committee, CIL Spending Board or Cabinet Advisory Committees


There were none.


Covid 19 - Draft Economic Recovery Plan and Actions pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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The Chief Officer for People & Places and Chief Officer for Finance & Trading introduced a presentation on the preparations being made moving from response to recovery. 


The Chairman provided a comprehensive and detailed explanation of the Council’s plan and allowed Members present to ask questions and comment throughout.


Members considered the presentation and indicated their priority areas for action, which included a desire to pro-actively work towards the safe re-opening of the high streets in the District.  Members indicated that they understood Kent County Council to have certain duties relating to various relevant matters including roads and other highways.  All Kent local Members would be contacted in writing to ensure their involvement in the recovery.  Towns, Parishes and businesses would also be contacted about the extra support that they could be given.


Members noted the extent of the powers held by the Council, the partners with whom the Council could work and the overall local and national context within which it was necessary to work.  Members indicated their intention to pursue the economic recovery plan further and without delay.



Resolved:  That the presentation be noted.


Questions from Members


Cllr Osborne-Jackson asked a question about the Council’s out of hours service and whether the Cabinet had a view on its future.  The Chairman and Cllr Maskell responded to say that the matter was being reported to the Housing and Health Advisory Committee next week.


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