Agenda

Policy & Finance Committee
Monday, 16th September, 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 90 KB

To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Policy & Finance Committee meeting held on 29 July 2019.

5.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORKPLAN pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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

6.

PLANNING POLICY pdf icon PDF 148 KB

(a)       By invitation, Sally Chapman of Chapman Planning will attend to present a report regarding the potential creation of a Town Council led policy document.

 

(b)       To consider any actions or recommendations to Council arising from the above.

7.

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER PAYMENTS 2019 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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

Additional documents:

8.

RISK REGISTER UPDATE pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive and note a mid-year update in respect of the 2019-2020 Risk Register Action Plan (attached).

9.

COMMUNICATION UPDATE pdf icon PDF 296 KB

To receive a communications update (attached) and to consider the recommendations contained therein.

Additional documents:

10.

POLICIES pdf icon PDF 113 KB

(a)        To consider the recommendations made by the Market Sub-Committee on 29 August 2019 in respect of the Market Adverse Weather Policy (information attached).

 

(b)       To consider any new policies or amendments to existing policies requiring committee approval.

Additional documents:

11.

POLICING

To consider a recommendation to Council in respect of policing requirements within the parish.

 

12.

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:

13.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

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

 

14.

TOWN COUNCIL OBJECTIVES

To recommend to Council approval of priority projects within the proposed future Town Council projects list (attached), to be the subject of further scoping work and financial planning through the relevant Committees. Priority projects to be the subject of ongoing review and subject to change where applicable.