Yes not saying the standard items at the start should change (absences, declarations, dispensations, minutes and matters arising, public participation, announcements). I'm just saying that new items should not be added before those items that were adjourned from the previous meeting, e.g. update on review of policy documents, a new proposal from one of the committees, discuss changes to the schedule of meetings have been put in front of the adjourned items. If nothing else, I think it shows a disrespect to the items that were previously adjourned - and therefore implicitly showing bias from the Clerk (and/or Chair). But perhaps I've had my fill of the shenanigans of local government and I should resign before I issue some profanities in the council chamber - it seems that councillors can be walked all over - not exactly the way to encourage people to stand as councillors.
(I'm sure you're one of the good'uns by the way :-) )