Finance & Governance Committee Meeting

MINUTES of the meeting held 12th September 2023

In attendance:

Cllr Steve Hogben

Cllr Kevin Murray

Cllr Jill Rhodes

Cllr John Rhodes


1 To receive apologies for absence
  Cllrs Clark, Mortimer, Messent, Straine-Francis
2    To note declarations of Members’ interests


3 To confirm and sign the Minutes of the Finance and Governance Committee meeting held on 5th June 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  Document Management Policy

6.2  Emergency Plan

6.3  Personal Data Breach Policy

6.4  Equal Opportunities and Diversity policy

6.5  Councillor Code of Conduct

6.6  Sponsorship Policy

6.7 Treasury Management Policy

  RESOLVED: That the governance documents are approved as drafted and recommended to Council for adoption
7 To consider the draft corporate strategy for 2024-2028

RESOLVED: That the draft corporate strategy 2024-2028 is recommended to council for adoption

8 To review the current committee structure
  RESOLVED: That chairs of committee be invited to meet to discus the current structure and consider if there are viable other alternative options to consider
9 To consider the draft Medium Term Financial Plan

RESOLVED: That the Medium Term Financial Plan is recommended to council for adoption

10 To review and inform the budget setting update for financial year 2024/25

The progress towards budget setting was noted and it was agreed that the draft budget (v6) was progressing appropriately

11 To note the UKSPF grant applications submitted

RESOLVED: That the grant applications are noted and that authorisation is given to accept the funding should it be approved

12 To consider the council office accommodation (standing item)

No items for consideration (it was also agreed to remove this as a standing item)

13 To note the proposed date of the next meeting Tuesday 21st November at 6pm.


Meeting closed at 7.25pm

Chair     Cllr Jill Rhodes

Clerk     P Turner

Meeting documents

Finance and Governance Agenda Pack 120923

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