Agenda

Policy & Finance Committee - Monday, 20th September, 2021 7.30 pm

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

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

Note: Please note space is very restricted to mitigate for Covid-19 risks; attendance in advance must be registered to ensure space 

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.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIR 2021-2022

3.

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).

4.

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 (e) (f) (g) and 3(h).

 

Members of the public are very welcome to attend the meeting but are asked to note that attendance numbers are limited. Please contact us to advise if you wish to attend before 4pm on the day of the meeting. Written representations may also be submitted before 4pm on the day of the meeting.

 

 

5.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 374 KB

Additional documents:

6.

APROVED DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 8 KB

To receive and formally note thedecisions taken since the previous meeting by delegation to the Town Clerk with email approval from a majority of committee members (attached).

 

7.

JULY AND AUGUST 2021 PAYMENTS pdf icon PDF 573 KB

To receive and note the schedule of July invoices paid in August 2021 (attached) and August invoices paid in September 2021 (to follow) (approved for payment by the Town Clerk and two bank signatories).

 

Additional documents:

8.

THIRD PARTY FUNDING REQUEST pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To receive and consider correspondence (attached) from the Royal British Legion.

 

9.

PLANNING LED POLICY DOCUMENT pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To receive the consultant’s report commissioned in respect of developing a planning led policy and to consider next steps and/or recommendations to Council.

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES AND WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 297 KB

To receive and consider the Committee work plan and objectives for 2021-22 (attached).

11.

TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To receive and consider correspondence from Central Bedfordshire Council in respect of the number of councillors on the Town Council (attached).

 

12.

COMMUNICATIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To receive and note a communications update report.

 

13.

ASSETS pdf icon PDF 423 KB

To receive and note the current asset register (attached), which will have a comprehensive review before the start of 2022-23.

 

14.

FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To receive a report regarding potential expenditure from the Facilities Improvements earmarked reserve (to follow) and to consider the recommendation/s contained therein.

 

15.

999 DAY pdf icon PDF 415 KB

To receive information on 999 Day (Emergency Services Day) and to consider recommending to Council endorsing the Motion set out on the final page of the document (attached).

16.

LAND SOUTH OF THE HIGH STREET

To determine next steps, further to the discussion at the previous meeting and at the Partnership Committee meeting held 9 September 2021.

 

 

17.

WINTER SALT POLICY pdf icon PDF 34 KB

As requested by the Market Sub-Committee on 25 February 2021 (50/MK), to review the current winter salt policy (report and current policy to follow).

 

Additional documents:

18.

PARTNERSHIP PROJECT LIST REVIEW

As part of the review requested by Partnership Committee in April 2021, to review the Partnership Project List (attached) and consider any recommendations to Council in respect of potential changes.  The review terms endorsed by Partnership Committee were:

 

The review will focus on removal of outdated objectives and aim to provide direction in terms of priority projects. Any additions to the list will only be permitted further to an endorsement by either Leighton Linslade Town Council or Central Bedfordshire Council and/or where clear evidence of public consultation can be demonstrated.