Councillors Robertson, Forbes, Gardiner, Houghton, McCulloch and Morris.
A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)
F21/029 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllrs Malloy (personal business)
F21/030 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr Forbes declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the grant application from the Knutsford Community Transport Association as the patron to one of its user organisations and in the grant application from the Knutsford Scouts as friend and mentor to a parent one of the scouts attending the jamboree.
Cllr Houghton declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the grant application from Knutsford Scouts as a member of the 5th Knutsford Scouts Executive.
F21/031 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public wished to address the committee.
F21/032 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29th November 2021.
F21/033 REVIEW OF YEAR-TO-DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
The year-to-date income and expenditure for the committee, council and mayoral fundraising was noted.
F21/034 COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME
It was RESOLVED not to award a grant to River and Sea Sense noting that the application would be looked upon more favourably if it came from a school PTA.
Cllr Houghton joined the meeting. Cllr Forbes left the meeting.
It was RESOLVED to award a grant of £500 to the Knutsford Community Transport Association towards the costs of operating the minibus.
Cllr Houghton left the meeting.
It was RESOLVED to award a grant of £1,500 to the Knutsford Scouts towards the cost of attending the international jamboree.
Cllrs Forbes and Houghton re-joined the meeting.
F21/035 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK
The Town Clerk responded to questions advising that the repairs to the public toilets arising from recent vandalism would be at no cost to the council and covered by the council’s toilet contractor; that there would be no obligations placed upon the council under the British Sign Language Bill currently progressing through parliament and that the Internal Audit working group needed to meet to catch up on reviews.
F21/036 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG
It was noted that no matters were outstanding.
F21/037 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
It was noted that the next scheduled meeting is planned for 7:00pm on Monday 28th March 2022.
F21/038 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.