Agenda

Policy & Finance Committee - Monday, 24th February, 2020 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 339 KB

To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Policy & Finance Committee meeting held on 20 January 2020.

5.

INSPIRING MUSIC "TIME MACHINE" CROSS-GENERATIONAL PROJECT pdf icon PDF 509 KB

(a)  By invitation, Charlotte Payne, Music Director of Inspiring Music, will attend the meeting to present information on a proposed “Time Machine” cross-generational project (information attached).

 

(b)  The Committee is asked to consider a request for 50% of the required funding for the 8-week project (£2,266.25), anticipated to take place in the Autumn term of 2020.

 

6.

EVENTS BUDGET

To consider the recommendation made by the Cultural & Economic Services Committee on 9 December 2019 (Minute reference 38/CE):that Events budgets and associated Event salary budgets receive a year on year increase in-line with inflation going forward from 2021/22.

 

7.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S PROJECTS pdf icon PDF 383 KB

To receive and note a report regarding consultation with young people

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8.

CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE COMMUNITY GRANTS pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To receive a report regarding potential grant funding (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

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9.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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

(b)  To receive and consider a proposed format for the Committee work plan for 2020-2021 (attached). 

 

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10.

FEBRUARY 2020 PAYMENTS pdf icon PDF 903 KB

To receive and note the schedule of payments made in February 2020 (to follow) (approved for payment by the Town Clerk and two bank signatories).

11.

COMMUNICATIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 875 KB

(a)  To receive a six-monthly update report on Communications (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

 

(b)  To receive a report regarding The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

 

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12.

DRAFT VOLUNTEER POLICY pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To receive a report on the draft revised Volunteer Policy (Council objective #6) (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

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13.

CUSTOMER SERVICE STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To receive a report regarding Customer Services (Council objective #4) (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

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14.

HEALTH & SAFETY REVIEW pdf icon PDF 375 KB

To receive a report from the Responsible Health & Safety Officer (attached) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

 

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15.

REVIEW OF TOWN COUNCIL/EMPLOYEE MEMBERSHIPS pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To note the annual review of Town Council/employee memberships (attached).

 

 

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:   debt recovery

 

17.

DEBT RECOVERY

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