Agenda

Policy & Finance Committee
Monday, 29th July, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The White House, Hockcliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HD.

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

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 PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Policy & Finance Committee meeting held on 17 June 2019 (attached).

5.

SUB-COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To receive the minutes of the following Sub-Committee meetings (attached) and to consider any recommendations contained therein:

 

(a)       Personnel Sub Committee 1 July 2019

(b)       Community Safety Sub Committee 15 July 2019 

Additional documents:

6.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To receive and consider the Committee work plan for 2019-2020 (attached).

 

 

7.

JULY PAYMENTS pdf icon PDF 982 KB

To receive and note the schedule of payments made in July 2019 (attached) (approved for payment by the Town Clerk and two bank signatories).

8.

FIRST QUARTER BUDGET MONITORING REPORT pdf icon PDF 629 KB

To receive and consider a budget monitoring report for the period April - June 2019 (attached).

9.

INSURANCE CLAIMS pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive and note a report regarding insurance claims within the last year (attached).

10.

ASSET REGISTER

To receive and consider the asset register (to follow).

11.

COMMITTEE PAPERS pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To receive a report regarding committee papers (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

12.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To receive a report (attached) regarding the Town Council’s computer equipment and software and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

13.

BUDGET PROCESS 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To receive a report regarding the 2020-2021 budget setting process (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

14.

BANDSTAND SIGNAGE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive a report regarding signage for the bandstand and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

15.

CONSULTANCY FEES

To consider (if appropriate) any recommendations arising from standing Committees in respect of fees for consultancy/scoping work.

16.

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:

17.

INTERNAL AUDITOR

To receive a report regarding appointment of an Internal Auditor for the next five years and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein (to follow).

18.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

To receive a report regarding honours and awards and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

19.

BOUNDARY REVIEW

To receive a report regarding boundary review (to follow) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

20.

TOWN COUNCIL OBJECTIVES

To receive a report regarding proposed future projects (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.