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General Assembly of the Council
Monday 10 December 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DR

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Prayers: Reverend Andrew Avery


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from Members including the terms(s) of the Grant of Dispensation (if any) by the Audit Board or Managing Director.


Minutes of the meeting held on 27 September 2018 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the General Assembly of the Council held on 27 September 2018.


Mayor's Announcements


Leader's Announcements

To receive announcements from the Leader of the Council


Questions from Political Group Leaders

To consider any questions (from the Political Group Leaders) to the Leader/Cabinet submitted in accordance with Standing Order 14.



To consider the following motion submitted by the Leader of the Council in accordance with Standing Order 10:


“That this Council calls upon the Post Office to put the interests of local people, businesses and dedicated Post Office staff first and to reconsider proposals to transfer services away from the established and popular Post Office in Hythe Street. 


It notes the huge variety of services available to local people and businesses from the existing Post Office and the importance of providing those services from an office capable of meeting the demand of this fast-growing town. It recognises the service provided by the professional and expert staff of the Post Office in Dartford and attaches the greatest importance to securing their future service to people and businesses in the town. 


It draws attention to the outpouring of support for the existing Post Office from local people following the announcement of these proposals and calls upon the Post Office to enter into meaningful and open dialogue with public representatives to secure the future of those services and to see them delivered by dedicated local Post Office staff”.


Urgent Items

The Mayor will announce his decision as to whether there are any urgent items.

To consider any reports to the General Assembly of Council by other Committees, Boards, Panels and Officers.


References from other Committees (if any)


Local Scheme of Support for Council Tax pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider and approve the new Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2019/20.

Additional documents:


Setting of the Council Tax Base for the Borough for 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To determine the tax base for the whole area of Dartford Borough and for those parts relating to Parishes in accordance with section 35 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.


Additional documents:


Financial Contributions to Parish and Town Councils 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To agree the level of financial contributions to be paid to Parish and Town Councils in 2019/20.

Additional documents:


Draft Licensing Policy 2019-2024 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To consider the draft Licensing Policy 2019-24 for adoption and the endorsement of the draft Code of Good Practice on Promoting the Four Licensing Objectives.


Additional documents:


Draft Gambling Policy 2019-2022 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider and adopt the draft Gambling Policy 2019-2022.

Additional documents:


Reserved Minutes pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider any of the minutes of the following Cabinet meeting reserved in accordance with Standing Order 16;


(a)       for full debate by Political Groups on the Council;

(b)       by Ward Members.




1 November 2018