A meeting of the Finance Committee will be held on 17th November at 6:30pm .
The meeting will be conducted via Zoom and members of the public can join on the following link: (Open Zoom Meeting) The meeting will also be livestreamed to our Facebook page.
1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies for absence.
2 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
To receive declarations of personal, prejudicial and pecuniary interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.
3 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
A period of up to 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.
4 TOWN COUNCIL BUDGET 2021/22
To review the draft council budget and consider a recommendation to Full Council for the council’s budget, reserves and precept for the financial year starting 1st April 2021.
Attachments (2) –Draft Council Budget 2021/22 (PDF) and Report F-20-01 Council Budget and Reserves 2021 (PDF)
5 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
To receive and confirm the minutes of the committee meeting held on 5th October 2020.
Attachment – Minutes of the meeting held 5th October 2020 (PDF)
6 COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
To note the committee’s terms of reference.
Attachment – Finance Committee Terms of Reference (PDF).
7 APPOINTMENT OF WORKING GROUPS
To appoint members to the following working groups: Banking and Investments (2), Small Grants (3), Internal Audit (3).
8 RESERVES POLICY
To consider the adoption of a policy on reserves.
Attachment – Draft Reserves Policy (PDF)
9 INTERNAL AUDIT WORKING GROUP TERMS OF REFERENCE
In accordance with Financial Regulations, the terms of reference of the working group are to be reviewed at the first Finance Committee meeting in each new mayoral year.
Attachment – Internal Audit Working Group Terms of Reference (PDF)
10 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK
An opportunity for members to raise questions relevant to the work of the committee to the Town Clerk
11 ACTIONS LOG
To note that no actions under the committee are outstanding.
12 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
To note that the next scheduled meeting will be held on 19th January 2021 at 6:30pm.
13 OUTSTANDING DEBTORS
To resolve to exclude the public and press on the grounds that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.
To review the council’s outstanding debtor report and consider if any additional action is necessary to purse debts.
Date of Notice – 11th November 2020