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Finance Committee

Mon 7th Jun 2021, 7:00pm

Oversees the council’s budget and spend and makes decisions on grant applications.

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Mon 7th Jun 2021, 7:00pm

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Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Agenda 7th June 2021

To be held at the Town Hall.

Agenda for the meeting on 7th June 2021 at 7.00pm

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest

Public Questions

The meeting will be adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

The meeting will then be reconvened.

NOTE:  If you would like to speak during public session, please email clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk by Midday on Thursday 3rd June 2021. Every practicable effort will be made to try and arrange your inclusion.

If you would like to submit a written statement, please submit your statement for inclusion and circulation to the committee to  clerk@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk  by Midday on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

 


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 26th April 2021

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

5. Grant Applications

ACTION: To consider grant applications for the following applications:

5.1 Macc in October request £800

5.2 Satellites request £2000

5.3 Core request £2000

5.4 Circus Starr request £1000

Total Requested: £5800.

6. Grant Updates

ACTION: To note the received grant updates

6.1 Art Space

6.2 Child Safety Media

6.3 Princes Trust

7. Ward Budget

ACTION: To consider the application of Broken Cross and Upton application.

8. Hand Sanitisers

ACTION: To consider the purchase of more hand sanitising stations for the town.

9. Spend to date

9.1 To approve the spend to date (end of April 2021) of £98,039 for recommendation to Full Council on 14th June 2021.

9.2 To note the following reports:

  • Receipts and Payments
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Income and Expenditure

10. Member Items

11. Date and time of next meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm 6th September 2021 format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Minutes 7th June 2021

Minutes for the meeting on 7th June 2021at 7.00pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Neil Puttick
  • Cllr Mike Hutchison
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake

 1. Apologies for Absence

None

2.  Declarations of Interest

  • Cllr Puttick declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 6.1, as he is involved with Artspace and item 5.2 as a previous Satellite as a child.
  • Cllr Wilson declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 8, as a Director of Park Run.
  • Cllr Wilcock declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 7, as the Town Councillor for Broken Cross and Upton Priory Ward.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS

The meeting was adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public.

There were no public questions.

The meeting was then reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 26th April 2021

RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting.

4. Matters Arising from the Minutes

No matters arising

5. Grant Applications

5.1 Macc in October

RESOLVED: The application for £880 was approved on the following conditions:

  • The event goes ahead in October 2021.
  • The Town Clerk to investigate if the requested toilets are environmentally friendly.
  • The Chair and Vice Chair can consider and approve if the cost increases to gain environmentally friendly toilets.

5.2 Satellites

RESOLVED: The application for £2000 was approved.
It was also suggested that the Satellites should be informed that they could consider approaching Prestbury Parish council and Bollington Town Council for funding, as their activities are located in these areas.

5.3 CORE

RESOLVED: The application for £2000 was approved.
Further information is requested – although the grant is not dependent on this information:

  • To understand how the foodbanks ‘buy food’ from each other, to aid The Town Council’s understanding.
  • To investigate if there are continued collections for foodbanks on Broken Cross and Upton Priory ward and confirm if these collections are going to Core.
  • CORE identify and promote the types of foods they need to be donated.

5.4 Circus Starr

RESOLVED: The application for £1000 is approved on the following condition:

  • The event goes ahead as planned on 3rd August 2021.

Total grants approved with conditions £5800.

6. Grant Updates

To note the received grant updates.

6.1 Art Space.

The report was noted, and it was commented that the update shows that the project is behind schedule due to Covid, and that there are some changes to the original application. The Town Clerk and Vice Chair, Cllr Wilson, will request a visit with Artspace to review.

6.2 Child Safety Media.

The report was noted.

6.3 Princes Trust.

The report was noted.

7. Ward Budget

RESOLVED: The application from Broken Cross and Upton ward was approved for £157.64.

8. Hand Sanitisers

RESOLVED: The purchase of more hand sanitising stations for the town was approved for £1500 and to investigate if Junior Park Run and Park Run can have stands that can go into the ground.

9. Spend to Date

9.1 The spend to date (end of APR 21) of £98,039 is approved for recommendation to Full Council on 14th June 2021.

9.2 The following reports were noted:

  • Receipts and Payments.
  • Bank Reconciliation.
  • Income and Expenditure.

10. Member Items

None.

11. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm 6th September 2021 format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Chair: Cllr Neil Puttick.

Clerk: Laura Smith.

Meeting closed: 8:18pm

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