1 – Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, s 85.


2 – Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

To receive disclosure of any pecuniary interests relating to meeting agenda items.
Having declared an interest, a member must not participate in discussion on the matter and must not take part in any vote unless an appropriate dispensation has been granted.

Relevant Legislation: Localism Act 2011, s 31.


3 – Public Participation

The council meets and makes its decisions in public. A council meeting is not a public meeting. It is a meeting held in public and there is no requirement in law which allows members of the public to speak at such meetings.

However, the council is keen to encourage public attendance at meetings and will therefore provide an opportunity to local registered electors to show it is committed to community engagement.

A maximum of 3 minutes is allowed per person to speak and the total length of time afforded for public participation at each meeting shall be no more than 15 minutes, subject to an extension of this time, in exceptional circumstances, being agreed by the Chairman.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act, s 100.


4 – Approval of Minutes

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of the Strategy & Finance Committee held Wednesday 7 December 2022

>View the draft minutes of the Meeting of the Strategy & Finance Committee – Wednesday 7 December 2022opens PDF file


5 – Budget Monitoring Report

To note budget monitoring reports for the period April/May 2022, including:

6 – SPC and DBC CIL Summary

To note the current Community Infrastructure Levy summary positions of Stone Parish Council and Dartford Borough Council.

>View the Dartford Borough Council Annual CIL Review 2022 reportopens PDF file

>View the Stone Parish Council CIL report for 2015-presentopens PDF file

7 – Christmas Market Analysis

To note the income and expenditure report for the Christmas Market event held at the Claire Tiltman Centre 25 November 2022.

>View the Christmas Market 2022 Reportopens PDF file

8 – Authorisation of Payments

A schedule of supplier payments is presented for council resolution to authorise payment.

>View the schedule of paymentsopens PDF file

Relevant Legislation: Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015