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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

Councillors should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their families or friends.


The Chair will ask Members if they have any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) or disclosable non-pecuniary interests (DNPIs) to declare in respect of items on the agenda. Members with a DPI in an item must leave the room for that item and may not participate in the debate or vote. 


Aside from disclosable interests, where a fair-minded and informed observer would think there was a real possibility that a Member might be biased or predetermined on an item, the Member should declare this and leave the room while that item is considered.


Members who are in any doubt about interests, bias or predetermination should contact the monitoring officer for advice prior to the meeting.




To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 October 2022 (Minute Nos. 395 – 402) as a correct record.

Part A reports for Recommendation to Council


Constitution amend: Petitions scheme pdf icon PDF 230 KB


Draft Budget and Medium-Term Financial Plan including fees and charges pdf icon PDF 966 KB

Tabled update for Appendix 2 added 24.11.2022.

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Part B Reports for Decision by the Policy and Resources Committee


Performance Monitoring & Priority Projects Report - 2022/23 half year pdf icon PDF 369 KB

Appendix II added 30 November 2022.

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Boughton & Dunkirk Neighbourhood Plan - Examiner's report and next steps pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:


Forward Decisions Plan pdf icon PDF 116 KB