Dorset Council
Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Susan Dallison  01305 252216 - Email:

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To receive any apologies for absence.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 21 November 2019.

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Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chairman of Council.


Public Participation - Questions and Statements pdf icon PDF 159 KB

A period of 15 minutes is allocated to receive and respond to questions and statements, on the business of the Council in the following order:

(a) Questions and statements from Town and Parish Councils;

(b) Questions and statements from those living or working in the Dorset Council area;

A person or organisation can ask either 2 questions, or 2 statements or 1 question and 1 statement at each meeting. 


The full text of the question or statement must be received by 8.30am on Thursday 13 February 2020.


Details of the Council’s procedure rules can be found at: Public Participation at Full Council



Public participation - petitions and deputations

A period of 15 minutes is allocated to receive and respond to petitions in accordance with the council’s petitions scheme.


A period of 15 minutes is allocated to receive and respond to deputations in accordance with the council’s constitution.


The petitions scheme and procedures relating to deputations can be viewed at :




Announcements and Reports from the Leader of Council and Cabinet Members

To receive any announcements and reports from the Leader of Council and members of the Cabinet.





Questions from Councillors pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To receive questions submitted by Dorset Councillors.  The deadline for receipt of questions is 8.30am on Thursday 13 February 2020.


Dorset Council Plan Adoption pdf icon PDF 45 KB

To consider recommendations from the Cabinet meeting held on 28 January 2020.

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Budget Strategy Report pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To consider the Budget Strategy Report.

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Review of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To consider a report by the Corporate Director, Legal and Democratic.

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Appointments of Co-Opted Independent Members of the Harbours Committee pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To consider a recommendation from the Harbours Committee.

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Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Executive.

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Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph x of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.