Finance Committee

Mon 7th Nov 2022, 7:00pm

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

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Mon 7th Nov 2022, 7:00pm

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Macclesfield Town Council Finance Committee

 

 

Macclesfield Town Council Notice of Meeting

 

28th October 2022

 

To Chair Councillor Neil Puttick and Councillors Sarah Bennett-Wake, Alift Harewood-Jones, Mike Hutchison, Chris Wilcock and Fiona Wilson.

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of

Macclesfield Town Council’s Finance Committee meeting to be held at

Macclesfield Town Hall

on

7th November 2022

commencing at 7pm,

for the purpose of transacting the business shown on the attached agenda.

With thanks,

Town Clerk Signature

Laura Smith

Town Clerk

Agenda

Agenda of the meeting to be held on the 7th November 2022 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

 

This meeting is open to the public, but space may be limited. Should you wish to attend please inform the Town Clerk.

1       Apologies for Absence

 

2       Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

Public Questions

 

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

 

The meeting will then be reconvened.

 

3       Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 5th September 2022

Action: The minutes are approved.

 

4       Updates from the Minutes

Action: There were no updates.

 

5       Grant Applications

5.1      Broken Cross Church

Action: To consider the grant application for £250.

5.2      Civic Society

Action: To consider the grant application for £250.

5.3      Elim Christian Life Centre

Action: To consider the grant application for £1,998.67

5.4      Scoop and Scales

Action: To consider the grant application for £900.

5.5      Refugees Welcome

Action: To consider the grant for £240.

 

Total requested: £3422.67

Total left in Budget: £18079

 

6       Grant Updates

6.1   S:PARK Grant Feedback

To note the report.

6.2   Silk Museum Grant Feedback

To note the report.

6.3   Macclesfield Library Grant Feedback

To note the report.

 

7       Ward Budgets

7.1   Hurdsfield Ward Budget

7.2   Tytherington Ward Budget

7.3   East Ward Budget

To consider the above ward budget applications.

 

8       Finances

8.1      Spend to Date

Action: The spend to date (Sep 22) of £ 417,732 is approved for recommendation to Full Council on 12th December 2022.

8.2      Reports

Action: The following reports were noted:

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

 

9       Budget 23/24

Action: To consider the attached budget for 2023/24 for approval at Full Council 12th December 2022.

 

10   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be held at 7pm on 13th February 2023, at Macclesfield Town Hall.

Minutes

 

Macclesfield Town Council Finance Committee Minutes

 

Minutes of the meeting held on the 7th November 2022 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

 

In attendance:

Cllr Neil Puttick

Cllr Fiona Wilson

Cllr Chris Wilcock

Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake

Cllr Alift Harewood

 

1       Apologies for Absence

Cllr Mike Hutchison

2       Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interests from members relevant to items under discussion at the meeting.

 

Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake declared a non-pecuniary interest in:

Item 5.5. as she has volunteered at the Ukrainian Café.

Item 7.1 as a Director of Green on the Corner.

 

Cllr Alift Harewood declared a non-pecuniary interest in:

Item 5.1 as a member of the church.

 

Cllr Neil Puttick declared a non-pecuniary interest in:

Item 5.4 as a member of Scoop and Scales.

Item 5.5 as his family is involved with Refugees Welcome.

Item 6.2 the Silk Museum as he is involved in groups that use their buildings.

 

Public Questions

 

The meeting was adjourned to invite comments and questions from the public. The Chair decided to let the public speakers, talk in iten % about their grant applications.

 

The meeting was then reconvened.

 

3       Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 5th September 2022

Resolved: The minutes are approved.

 

4       Updates from the Minutes

Resolved: There were no updates.

 

5       Grant Applications

5.1      Broken Cross Church

Want to help those with dementia by setting up a dementia café/club, they realise how little support there is for those with dementia and their Carers.

Aim to provide music, reminiscence therapy, exercise, and activities.

Resolved: The grant application for £250 was approved.

5.2      Civic Society

To go towards the Civic Awards scheme, which is 60 years old 2023, which recognises developments in the town.

Resolved: The grant application for £250 was approved.

5.3      Elim Christian Life Centre

Grant is for youth club, years 6 to 10, on a Thursday night, to buy equipment.

Resolved: The grant application for £1,998.67 was approved.

5.4      Scoop and Scales

Towards the creation of an Eco Hub at the Old Sunday School, to tackle 3 problems:

  • The climate crisis
  • To aid all green groups to collaborate
  • For residents to find out what is going on with the green agenda in town.

Resolved: The grant application for £900 was approved.

5.5      Refugees Welcome

The grant is for the continuation of the Ukrainian café at St. Michaels Church.

Resolved: The grant for £240 was approved.

 

Total approved: £3422.67

 

6       Grant Updates

6.1   S:PARK Grant Feedback

The report was noted.

6.2   Silk Museum Grant Feedback

The report was noted.

6.3   Macclesfield Library Grant Feedback

The report was noted.

 

7       Ward Budgets

7.1   Hurdsfield Ward Budget

7.2   Tytherington Ward Budget

7.3   East Ward Budget

Resolved: The above ward budget applications were approved.

 

8       Finances

8.1      Spend to Date

Resolved: The spend to date (Sep 22) of £ 417,732 is approved for recommendation to Full Council on 12th December 2022.

8.2      Reports

Resolved: The following reports were noted:

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

 

9       Budget 23/24

Resolved: To budget for 2023/24 was approved to go to Full Council 12th December 2022.

 

10   Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be held at 7pm on 13th February 2023, at Macclesfield Town Hall.

 

Chair: Cllr Neil Puttick

Clerk: Laura Smith

Meeting Closed: 8:30 pm

 

 

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