Agenda

Policy & Finance Committee - Monday, 22nd February, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: This will be a remote meeting held via Microsoft Teams in accordance with The Local Authorities and Crime Panels (Coronavirus)(Flexibility of Meetings)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020

Contact: Committee Officer  01525 631920 & Email: info@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk

Note: https://tinyurl.com/y52tryoc or by tel: +44 20 3795 5672 (Conf. ID: 967 063 186#) 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 requires a record be kept of the Members present and that this record form part of the minutes of the meeting. Members who cannot attend a meeting should tender apologies to the Town Clerk.

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

i)     Under the Localism Act 2011 (sections 26-37 and Schedule 4) and in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members are required to declare any interests which are not currently entered in the Member’s Register of Interests or if he/she has not notified the Monitoring Officer of it.

 

(ii) Should any Member have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in an item on the agenda, the Member may not participate in consideration of that item unless a Dispensation has first been requested (in writing) and granted by the Council (see Dispensation Procedure).

3.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC (3 minutes per person; maximum 15 minutes)

To receive questions and statements from members of the public in respect of any item of business included in the agenda, as provided for in Standing Order No.s 3(f) and 3(g).

4.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 521 KB

5.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 298 KB

To receive and consider the Committee work plan and objectives for 2020-21 (attached).

 

6.

MARKET RENTS pdf icon PDF 601 KB

To receive and note the schedule of January invoices paid in February 2021 (attached (approved for payment by the Town Clerk and two bank signatories).

 

7.

MARKET RENTS pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To consider the latest position regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and to determine whether any further actions are required in respect of the decision taken on 18 January 2021 regarding market fees.

 

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8.

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 294 KB

To receive a report regarding a calendar of meetings for the municipal year 2021-2022 (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

 

Additional documents:

9.

FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN (FUTURE PROJECTS FUNDING) pdf icon PDF 109 KB

(a)      To consider the recommendations made by the Cultural and Economic Committee on 7 December 2020 in respect of funding allocation for Older Persons projects (information attached).

 

(b)        To receive a report and the latest draft iteration of the five year financial plan, which sets out funding allocation for future projects in accordance with the Council’s objectives.

 

Additional documents:

10.

INVESTMENT POLICY pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To receive a report regardingthe Council’s Investment Policy (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

 

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11.

TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERSHIPS pdf icon PDF 242 KB

As set out in Standing Orders, to receive the list of Town Council memberships/subscriptions for annual review.

 

12.

COMMUNICATIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 483 KB

To receive and note a six-monthly update in respect of Communications (report attached).

 

13.

LOTTERIES LICENCE RETURNS

As required by the terms of the Council’s Small Society Lottery licence (for Mayoral charity fundraising), to appoint two Councillors to approve and sign the return forms required after each lottery event to be returned to Licensing at Central Bedfordshire Council.

 

14.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

The Committee may consider it appropriate to consider the following resolution should they consider that any discussion would be prejudicial to the public interests: that, under the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960, the public be excluded on the grounds of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information. The public and press to withdraw from the meeting during consideration of detailed discussion regarding:   

 

15.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME RENEWAL