These are draft minutes that have not yet been approved by the council. The minutes are subject to change and will be confirmed at the next meeting.

F22/026  PRESENT

Councillors Robertson, Forbes, Malloy, McCulloch and Nicholson.

A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)

 

F22/027 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received from Cllrs Houghton and Gardiner (personal business).

 

F22/028  DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

No member declared an interest in any item under discussion.

 

F22/029  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

No members of the public were present.

 

F22/030  CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11th July 2022.

 

F22/031  REVIEW OF YEAR-TO-DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

The year-to-date income and expenditure for the committee and council was noted. The Town Clerk responded to questions advising that the Citizens Advice contribution invoices would be raised shortly. The report of the Personnel Committee to Full Council advising of its budget position and overspend was noted.

 

F22/032 COMMUNITY GRANTS

It was RESOLVED to:

  1. award a grant of £1,460 to Just Drop In towards the cost of running a pilot community youth counselling scheme in the town centre

award a donation of £200 to Knutsford Together for Theatre towards the expenses of their production of ‘Rent’.

 

F22/033 INTERNAL AUDIT WORKING GROUP REPORT

The internal audit working group report for Q1 2022/23 was noted.

It was RESOLVED to approve the opening of an Amazon Business account at the cost of £80 per year to improve the clarity of invoicing.

The agreed amendment to the council’s cash handling procedures was noted and it was agreed that the working group needed to undertake the missed reviews for the 2021/22 financial year.

 

F22/034 COMMITTEE BUDGET 2023/24

It was RESOLVED to reduce the inflationary adjustment to the Mayor’s Allowance to set it at £700.

It was RESOLVED to reduce the inflationary adjustment to the Millennium Bursary to set it at £625.

It was RESOLVED to approve the budget as amended.

 

F22/035  QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK

No questions were raised.

 

F22/036  OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG

It was noted that no matters were outstanding.

 

F22/037  DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

It was noted that the next scheduled meeting is planned for 28th November 2022 at 7:00pm.

 

F22/038  OUTSTANDING DEBTORS

It was RESOLVED 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.

The outstanding debtors report was noted.