Finance & Governance Committee Meeting

MINUTES of the meeting 5th June 2023

In attendance:

Cllr Steve Hogben

Cllr Toni Mortimer

Cllr Kevin Murray

Cllr Jill Rhodes

Cllr John Rhodes

Cllr Dennis Straine-Francis


1 To receive apologies for absence
  Cllrs Clark & Messent
2    To note declarations of Members’ interests
  Cllr Murray declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 7, as a volunteer at the heritage centre
3 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Finance and Governance Committee meeting held on 28th February 2023
  RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting
4 Public Participation
  A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments in relation to the published agenda items.


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


6 To review the following Governance Documents as part of the Annual Governance Review Process:-

6.1  Standing Orders (relating to scheduling of meetings)

RESOLVED: That the Standing Orders are recommend for approval by council as amended

i.                    recognising the civic an ceremonial nature of Mayor Making and similar events and thereby removing the public speaking aspect.

ii.                   Regularising meeting times for formal meetings (council and committees) to be standardised at 6pm

6.2  Banners Policy

RESOLVED: That the policy is recommended to council for adoption

6.3  Environment Policy

RESOLVED: That the policy has been reviewed and noted

7 To consider the council’s support and engagement with the Heritage Centre


i.                    That officers (under the direction of the Town Clerk) are authorised to act at the heritage centre for the purpose of the delivery of operational compliance, development and project delivery, in support of the shared ambition for future external funding projects of scale

ii.                   That £10,000 is committed within budgets to support the funding of a dedicated officer at the site, match funded by the Heritage Centre and grant funding, for 2 years

iii.                 That external funding to support the coming 2 years’ budgets is sought

iv.                 That the staffing structure is amended accordingly through the Personnel Sub-Committee and recommended to council

8 To consider the council office accommodation (ongoing)
  Noted. No action at this time
9 To consider the budget setting process for financial year 2024/25

RESOLVED: That the budget setting schedule is approved and recommended to council.

10 To note the proposed date of the next meeting Tuesday 12th September at 6pm.

Meeting closed at 7.51pm

Chair      Cllr Jill Rhodes

Clerk      P Turner

Meeting documents

Finance and Governance Agenda pack June 2023

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