Finance and Governance Committee

Finance and Governance Committee

Minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 25th February 2021

20/6/01 Present:-
Councillors Tess Buckley, Tom Dunlop, Jamie Messent, Jill Rhodes and John Rhodes

Apologies:-
Apologies were received from Councillor Joe Cosby

In attendance:
Hannah Marr (Finance and Engagement Manager) and Pete Turner (Town Clerk)

20/6/02 To note declarations of members interests

No declarations of interests were received

20/6/03 Public Participation

No questions or comments were submitted to the Finance and Governance Committee

20/6/04 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Finance and Governance Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 1st December 2020

The Minutes were approved as a true record of the meeting

20/6/05 To review the year to date expenditure for the Council as a whole and the current status of the Earmarked Reserves

The year to date expenditure and Earmarked Reserves were reviewed

20/6/06 To consider matters related to items held in storage
(standing item until available to be addressed following removal of COVID-19 restrictions and guidance)

20/6/07 To note amendments needed to be made to Council Policies related to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA)

The amendments were noted

20/6/08 To note an update in relation to the Councils work related to Web Content Accessibility Guidance (WCAG)

The update was noted

20/6/09 To consider matters related to the Medium-Term Financial Plan covering the period 2021 / 2022

The Medium-Term Financial Plan was reviewed and Members resolved to recommend to Council that it be adopted

20/6/10 To consider matters related to the Council’s forecasting for budgets

The budget forecast was reviewed and Members resolved to approve its adoption and inclusion as an Annex to the Medium-Term Financial Plan

20/6/11 To consider matters related to General and Earmarked Reserves

The General and Earmarked Reserves were reviewed and it was resolved to recommend to Council

20/6/12 To consider matters related to the Interim Internal Audit Report for the financial year 2020 / 2021

The Interim Internal Audit Report was reviewed and Members resolved to recommend to Council that it be approved

20/6/13 To note the Councils compliance with the Transparency Code legislation and regulations

Members noted the Councils compliance

22/6/10 To consider the date of future meetings of the Finance and Governance Committee:-

• Tuesday 27th April 2021
• Tuesday 8th June 2021
• Tuesday 14th September 2021
• Tuesday 23rd November 2021
• Tuesday 1st March 2022
• Tuesday 26th April 2022

The meeting closed at 7.38pm

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