Councillors Nicholson, Beswick, Coan, Dalzell, Forbes, Gardiner, Houghton and McCulloch.
A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk) and Cllr Malloy
P20/002 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
It was RESOLVED to elect Cllr Nicholson as Chairman.
P20/003 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
All members were present.
P20/004 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
No member declared an interest in any item under discussion.
P20/005 ELECTION OF DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
It was RESOLVED to elect Cllr Beswick as Deputy Chairman.
P20/006 COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE
The committee terms of reference were noted.
P20/007 REVIEW OF YEAR-TO-DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE
The year-to-date income and expenditure was noted.
P20/008STAFFING OVERVIEW REPORT
It was RESOLVED to exclude the public and press on the grounds of the confidential nature of discussions.
The report was noted.
The committee discussed the Town Clerk’s outstanding annual leave and he advised he was not requesting to carry any leave over into the new leave year.
P20/009 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held 7th October 2020.
The Town Clerk explained that the new Group Income Protection insurance would reimburse the council 75% of the salary and employer national insurance and pension contributions for long term sickness absence between eight weeks and two years for staff on Green Book terms and that the holding of the insurance does not affect the payments a member of staff on long term sickness absence would receive which will remain in line with existing contractual provisions.
The Town Clerk undertook to ascertain payment liabilities in relation to the employer pension contributions in periods of long-term sick leave where an employee is not paid full pay and to prepare a briefing paper on the insurance for the next meeting.
It was RESOLVED to readmit the public and press.
P20/011 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
It was agreed to meet on Monday 22nd February at 7pm.
 Cllr Coan joined the meeting during this item.
 Cllr McCulloch left the meeting during this item.