Finance Committee

Mon 11th Mar 2019, 7:00pm

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

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Dates

Mon 11th Mar 2019, 7:00pm

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Agendas

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Agenda 11th March 2019

Agenda for the meeting on 11th March 2019 at 7.00pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


The meeting will be adjourned to allow for public comments and questions. The meeting will then reconvened.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 28th January 2019

4. Grant Applications

4.1 Friends for Leisure – Community Support – £528.16

4.2 Holy Trinity Church – Community Support – £103.93

4.3 Macclesfield United Reformed Church – Hearing Loop – £250

4.4 St John’s Church – Activities to Tackle Social Isolation – £750

4.5 the Saturday Gallery – Advertising Community Facility – £250

4.6 Visyon – Youth Support Charity – £1,500

4.7 Bollington & Macclesfield Sea Cadets – New Build Centre – £2,000

5. Grant Updates

5.1 Age UK Cheshire East

6. Interim Internal Audit

Action: To receive the internal audit report

7. Member Items

None

8. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm, 29th April 2019 at Macclesfield Town Hall

Sup. Agendas

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Supplementary Agenda 11th March 2019

Supplementary agenda for the meeting on 11th March 2019 at 7.00pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

1. Grant Applications

1.1 Sparkallot – groundwork – £822.25

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Minutes 11th March 2019

Minutes for the meeting on 11th March 2019 at 7.00pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.

In attendance:

  • Cllr Gareth Jones
  • Cllr Beverley Dooley
  • Cllr Adam Schofield
  • Cllr Liz Durham
  • Cllr Martin Hardy
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE

1. Apologies for Absence

Cllr Chris Andrew

2. Declarations of Interest

Cllr Harewood declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 4.4 as she attends that church

Cllr Schofield declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 4.2 as he attends that church, item 4.4 as he is a member of that church.

Cllr Jones wished it clarified that the G Jones signatory to application at agenda item 4.1 is not him

Cllr Dooley declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 4.3 as a member of churches together and also item 1.1 of the supplementary agenda as she knows a signatory on the application


No public in attendance


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 28th January 2019

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

4. Grant Applications

4.1 Friends for Leisure – Community Support – £528.16

Members expressed clear support for the initiative and sought an update once the pilot was complete.

RESOLVED: That a grant of £528.16 is approved

4.2 Holy Trinity Church – Community Support – £103.93

Members welcomed the community outreach at the recently supported Green in the Corner

RESOLVED: That a grant of £103.93 is approved

4.3 Macclesfield United Reformed Church – Hearing Loop – £250

Members expressed how much the URC was active in the community and well used by many groups.

RESOLVED: That a grant of £250 is approved

4.4 St John’s Church – Activities to Tackle Social Isolation – £750

Members noted the financial shortfall expressed in the application (£29) and sought to meet that shortfall.

RESOLVED: That a grant of £779 is approved

4.5 the Saturday Gallery – Advertising Community Facility – £250

Members welcomed the application in that it expressed the clear passion and enthusiasm of the applicant and the positivity of the project, but sought that the applicant reapply as it doesn’t fit with the grant system and the council does not support the proliferation of A-board advertising or use of vinyl banners.

RESOLVED: That the application is declined

4.6 Visyon – Youth Support Charity – £1,500

Members expressed concern that this application represented local replication and overlap of services and did not demonstrate efficient use of resources (e.g. travel to and from Congleton).

RESOLVED: That the application is declined

4.7 Bollington & Macclesfield Sea Cadets – New Build Centre – £2,000

Members expressed clear support for the ambition but felt that the application was a little premature. The committee expressed that they would welcome an application once the project had progressed closer to delivery.

RESOLVED: That the application is declined

SUPPLEMENTARY AGENDA ITEM – 1.1 Sparkallot – Groundwork – £822.25

RESOLVED: That a grant of £822.25 is approved

5. Grant Updates

5.1 Age UK Cheshire East

The update was welcomed and noted.

6. Interim Internal Audit

The interim internal audit was noted

7. Member Items

None

8. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm, 29th April 2019 at Macclesfield Town Hall

Meeting closed at 7.20pm

Chair – Cllr Liz Durham

Clerk – Pete Turner

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