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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Muriel Matters House, Breeds Place, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3UY

Contact: Democratic Services on 01424 451484  email:  democraticservices@hastings.gov.uk

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were noted for Councillors Barnett, Batsford, Berelson, Evans, O’Callaghan, Scott, Turner, Edwards, Marlow-Eastwood and Rankin


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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RESOLVEDthat the minutes of the Full Council meeting held on 12th February 2020 be approved and signed by the Mayor as a correct record of the proceedings.

RESOLVEDthat the minutes of the Budget Council meeting held on 19th February 2020 be approved and signed by the Mayor as a correct record of the proceedings.



Declarations of Interest




Election of Leader of the Council

The Leader will announce the Deputy Leader. This will be for information only and finalised at a later date.


Councillor Fitzgerald proposed Councillor Forward be elected Leader of the Council, seconded by Councillor Levane.

RESOLVED(by majority) that Councillor Kim Forward be elected Leader of the Council until her term in office ends.

Councillor Forward addressed the Council and announced the appointment of Councillor Fitzgerald as Deputy Leader of the Councillor.

Councillor Forward proposed a formal vote of thanks to Councillor Chowney.

RESOLVED(unanimously) that the Council give thanks to Councillor Chowney for his service as Leader.

Councillor Forward said that the Council will focus on continuing to deliver services and supporting those most affected by the situation in the local community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact is already being felt and the Council must work strategically with its partners to offer support and guidance. The Council will do all it can to support the residents of Hastings at this most difficult of times.



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