Agenda

Policy & Finance Committee
Monday, 18th November, 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 16 September 2019.

5.

COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW

By invitation, Brian Dunleavy of Central Bedfordshire Council will attend the meeting in respect of boundary reviews.

6.

POLLING DISTRICTS pdf icon PDF 39 KB

To consider a response to the Central Bedfordshire Council consultation regarding polling districts.

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7.

SUB-COMMITTEE MINUTES pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To receive the following draft minutes and to consider any recommendation/s contained therein:

 

(a)  Personnel Sub-Committee 14 October 2019

(b)  Community Safety Sub-Committee 21 October 2019

(c)  Grants and Awards Sub-Committee 4 November 2019

 

 

Additional documents:

8.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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

9.

SIX MONTH BUDGET MONITORING REPORT pdf icon PDF 680 KB

To receive a budget monitoring report for the period April – October 2019 (attached).

10.

OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER PAYMENTS 2019 pdf icon PDF 1014 KB

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

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11.

ELECTION COSTS pdf icon PDF 97 KB

(a)  To receive a breakdown of 2019 election costs (attached) and to approve (retrospectively) the payment of costs from earmarked reserves.

 

(b)  To receive a report regarding election costs and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein (attached)

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12.

VOLUNTEER POLICY UPDATE pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive a report regarding Volunteer Strategy (attached) and to consider the recommendations contained therein.

13.

RESERVES POLICY pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To receive and consider recommending to Council a proposed Reserves Policy.

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14.

WHITE HOUSE LIGHTING pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To receive a report regarding White House Lighting and to consider the recommendation contained therein.

15.

MOTION REGARDING HEALTH SERVICES pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To receive and consider  the  Motion proposed by Councillor S Owen and seconded by Councillor A Gray in respect of health services (attached)

16.

FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To receive and consider the latest five year financial plan document (to follow).

17.

FIRST DRAFT BUDGET 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

(a)  To consider the recommendation made by the Cultural and Economic Services Committee on 7 October 2019; an increase in the annual event budgets, to commence in financial year 2020/21, by a total of £6,175 to reflect the additional costs experienced within the sector (original background report attached).

 

(b)  To receive a report and first draft of the budget for the financial year 2019-2020.

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