Finance and Governance Committee

Finance and Governance Committee

7th September 2021

To: Members of the Finance and Governance Committee

Dear Councillor,

You are summoned to attend the meeting of the Finance and Governance Committee to be held at the Crewe Town Council Offices, 1 Chantry Court, Crewe, CW1 2DL at 7:00pm on Tuesday 14th September 2021

In the interests of maintaining COVID-19 safety, adherence to guidelines and to facilitate appropriate public access, the meeting will be recorded and shared on the Crewe Town Council YouTube.com channel

Yours sincerely,

Peter Turner
Town Clerk
Crewe Town Council

Agenda

1 To receive apologies for absence

2 To note declarations of Members’ interests

3 Public Participation

A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments. To ensure COVID-19 compliance and safety, attendance numbers will be strictly limited and we request that you seek to follow the meeting on the council’s youtube.com channel. You can submit your comments and questions in advance to be read out at the meeting; email accounts@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk (to arrive by 3pm on that date of the meeting).

Physical attendance at the meeting is currently discouraged due to guidance associated with the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Attendance for public participation may be facilitated via Zoom, if necessary and notified in advance of the meeting.

4 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Finance and Governance Committee meeting held on Tuesday 8th September 2021
(attached)

5 To review the year to date financial position for Crewe Town Council
(attached)

6 To note and recommend to Council approval of payments 1st June 2021 and 31st August 2021 to the value of £60,159.69
(attached)

7 To consider matters related to items held in storage

8 To review the following Governance Documents as part of the Annual Governance Review Process:-
i. Financial Regulations
ii. Procurement Policy
iii. Financial Risk Assessment
iv. Medium Term Financial Plan
v. Treasury Management Policy

(attached)

9 To consider a recommendation to Council that the Co-option Policy is adopted
(attached)

10 To consider a recommendation to Council that payments can be made by BACS, CHAPS or Standing Order for the next two years as per the Councils Financial Regulations

11 To note the increase in the Councils subscription to Adobe Acrobat to £1,031.04

12 To consider matters related to the John McBride Trust
(attached)

13 To consider matters related to progressing the aims of the Council to develop projects ready for funding applications
(attached)

14 To consider an application for City Status under the Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition Scheme

15 To consider the budget setting process as it relates to the Finance and Governance Committee for the financial year 2022 / 2023
(attached)

16 To receive and recommend to Council the approval of the conclusion of External Audit

17 To note the date of the next meeting of the Finance and Governance Committee as Tuesday 23rd November 2021

The location and/or format of the meeting as yet to be confirmed based on the guidance and regulations at the time

Meeting documents

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