Venue: Council Chamber , Swale House, East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3HT

Contact: Democratic Services, 01795 417330  Democratic Services Officer


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Please note: this meeting may be recorded and the recording may be added to the website.


At the start of the meeting the Chairman will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being audio recorded.  The whole of the meeting will be recorded, except where there are confidential or exempt items.


You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act.  Data collected during this recording will be retained in accordance with the Council’s data retention policy.


Therefore by entering the Chamber and speaking at Committee you are consenting to being recorded and to the possible use of those sound recordings for training purposes.


If you have any queries regarding this please contact Democratic Services.

Information for the Public

*Members of the press and public may follow the proceedings of this meeting live via a weblink which will be publushed on the Swale Borough Council website.


Link to meeting: to be added.


Privacy Statement


Swale Borough Council (SBC) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. As data controller we ensure that processing is carried out in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations. In calling to join the meeting your telephone number may be viewed solely by those Members and Officers in attendance at the Skype meeting and will not be shared further. No other identifying information will be made available through your joining to the meeting. In joining the meeting you are providing the Council with your consent to process your telephone number for the duration of the meeting. Your telephone number will not be retained after the meeting is finished.


If you have any concerns or questions about how we look after your

personal information or your rights as an individual under the

Regulations, please contact the Data Protection Officer by email at or by calling 01795 417179.



Emergency Evacuation Procedure

The Chairman will advise the meeting of the evacuation procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. This is particularly important for visitors and members of the public who will be unfamiliar with the building and procedures.


The Chairman will inform the meeting whether there is a planned evacuation drill due to take place, what the alarm sounds like (i.e. ringing bells), where the closest emergency exit route is, and where the second closest emergency exit route is, in the event that the closest exit or route is blocked.


The Chairman will inform the meeting that:


(a) in the event of the alarm sounding, everybody must leave the building via the nearest safe available exit and gather at the Assembly points at the far side of the Car Park. Nobody must leave the assembly point until everybody can be accounted for and nobody must return to the building until the Chairman has informed them that it is safe to do so; and


(b) the lifts must not be used in the event of an evacuation.


Any officers present at the meeting will aid with the evacuation.


It is important that the Chairman is informed of any person attending who is disabled or unable to use the stairs, so that suitable arrangements may be made in the event of an emergency.


Apologies for Absence



To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 17 March 2021 (Minute Nos. 558 - 571) as a correct record.



Declarations of Interest

Councillors should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves or their spouse, civil partner or person with whom they are living with as a spouse or civil partner.  They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.


The Chairman will ask Members if they have any interests to declare in respect of items on this agenda, under the following headings:


(a)          Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI) under the Localism Act 2011.  The nature as well as the existence of any such interest must be declared.  After declaring a DPI, the Member must leave the meeting and not take part in the discussion or vote.  This applies even if there is provision for public speaking.


(b)          Disclosable Non Pecuniary (DNPI) under the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council in May 2012.  The nature as well as the existence of any such interest must be declared.  After declaring a DNPI interest, the Member may stay, speak and vote on the matter.


(c)          Where it is possible that a fair-minded and informed observer, having considered the facts would conclude that there was a real possibility that the Member might be predetermined or biased the Member should declare their predetermination or bias and then leave the meeting while that item is considered.


Advice to Members:  If any Councillor has any doubt about the existence or nature of any DPI or DNPI which he/she may have in any item on this agenda, he/she should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer, the Head of Legal or from other Solicitors in Legal Services as early as possible, and in advance of the Meeting.


Part B Report for Decision by Cabinet


Waste Collection and Street Cleansing - Future Provision pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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Swale Borough Council and its approach to recovery pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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Outside Bodies Nominations to be made by Cabinet pdf icon PDF 116 KB

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Housing Shareholder Board pdf icon PDF 86 KB


Microsoft Enterprise Renewal - Contract Award pdf icon PDF 72 KB


Recommendations from the Local Plan Panel meeting held on 3 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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