Cllrs Coan, Nicholson, Beswick, Forbes, Gardiner, Gray, Malloy, McCulloch.
In attendance: A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)
A20/021 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllr Houghton (personal business)
A20/022 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllrs Gardiner and Abel declared a personal interest in A20/026 on the grounds of being members of Cheshire East Council. Cllr McCulloch declared a persona interest in A2/026 on the grounds of living in close proximity to an area the council has previously expressed an interest in transferring.
A20/023 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public were present.
A20/024 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes subject to a typographical correction to A20/018 and a correction to the same minute to refer to “at least 80%”.
A20/025 REVIEW OF YEAR TO DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
The Town Clerk responded to queries on the current year spending.
A20/026 ASSET AND SERVICE TRANSFERS
It was RESOLVED to defer any consideration of asset or service transfers until Cheshire East Council has confirm its policy and the scope of any assets and services which are included.
A20/027 SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT WITH COUNCIL MEETINGS
It was noted that the council has consistently had more public viewers on livestreamed meetings than traditionally enjoyed when physical attendance was required, particularly for Full Council meetings. It was agreed that continuing this post-COVID restrictions should be explored.
A20/028 MARKET LICENSING CHARGING POLICY
It was RESOLVED to amend the Market Licensing policy such that if a market charges an admission fee which only provides admission for a specified period then each period shall be treated as a separate event when calculating the licence fee.
A20/029 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK
The Town Clerk responded to questions stating that a condition survey had been undertaken for the Council Offices but the specification for what works would be required to bring it to a modern office standard was awaited from the surveyors; that the prospective tenant for 60 King Street was reviewing the proposed amendments to the lease and that he monitored any questions asked via Zoom during meetings.
A20/030 ACTIONS LOG
The log was noted and the Town Clerk confirmed he intended to bring reports on memorial lighting and a market strategy to the next committee meeting.
A20/031 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
It was noted that the next scheduled meeting will be held on 8th March 2021 at 7:30pm.