Councillors Houghton, Dalzell, Lowe and Malloy
A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk).
Apologies were received from Cllrs Abel (borough council business), Gardiner and Power (personal business)
E21/034 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
No member declared an interest in any item under discussion.
E21/035 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public were present.
E21/036 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held 8th November 2021.
E21/037 REVIEW OF YEAR TO DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
The income and expenditure year to date was noted and that the final position for the Christmas Market should be confirmed by the next meeting.
E21/038 TOWN CENTRE MANAGEMENT REPORT
The report was noted.
E21/039 MARKETS STRATEGY
It was RESOLVED to approve the committee’s sections of the Markets Strategy.
E21/024 ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT 2021 RECOMMENDATIONS
It was RESOLVED to approve the committee’s 2022 action plan.
E21/025 REVIEW OF CHRISTMAS EVENTS AND ILLUMINATIONS
The Town Clerk reported on a number of issues encountered due to failures predominantly down to the sub-contractor and advised that the contractor had reduced charges for the current year to cover this. It was noted the scheme had received predominantly positive feedback from residents.
E21/029 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK
The Town Clerk responded to a question advising that the predominant impact of the Town Centre and Marketing Officer vacancy was a pause on their workstreams.
E21/030 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG
The log was noted.
E21/031 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
It was noted that the next scheduled meeting would be held on 21st March 2022 at 7:00pm.