Agenda

County Council
Thursday, 11th July, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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2.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in items on the agenda

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3.

Minutes of the meeting held on 23 May 2019 and, if in order, to be approved as a correct record pdf icon PDF 414 KB

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4.

Chairman's Announcements

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Questions pdf icon PDF 255 KB

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6.

Report by Leader of the Council (Oral)

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7.

Kent Youth County Council - Annual report pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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Kent's Plan Bee - Kent County Council Pollinator Action Plan pdf icon PDF 237 KB

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End of Year Performance Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

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10.

Motion for Time Limited Debate

Removal of peak time restrictions to the Disabled Person's Bus Pass

 

Proposer: Ian Chittenden

Seconder: Ida Linfield

 

Background information

 

At present, holders of the Disabled Person’s Bus Pass in Kent are restricted to being able to travel between 9:30am and 11:00pm on weekdays (off-peak). However, in Wales, Scotland and some parts of England, such restrictions do not apply. Research by the charity Scope shows that those living with a disability face additional costs of £583 per month on average, and that disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed.1 By removing the current peak time restrictions within Kent, it would make it more affordable for people with disabilities to travel for work or medical appointments, while promoting use of public transport.

 

Motion

 

“The council commits to including an amendment to the terms and conditions of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) for Kent due to be published in November 2019, which will remove the peak time restrictions applicable to both the Disabled Person's Bus Pass and Disabled Person + Companion Pass, effective from April 2020.”

 

Footnote:    Disability Price Tag policy report 2019: https://www.scope.org.uk/campaigns/extra-costs/disability-price-tag/

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FOR INFORMATION ONLY - NOT FOR DEBATE

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11.

Corporate Parenting Panel - minutes for noting pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2019.

 

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