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Finance Committee

Mon 14th Sep 2020, 7:00pm

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

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Mon 14th Sep 2020, 7:00pm

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Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Agenda 14th September 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions and in line with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 this meeting will be held remotely, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Agenda for the meeting on 14th September 2020 at 7.00pm

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest


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 12 noon on 11/09/20. 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 12 noon on Friday 11/09/20.


3. Minutes of the Meeting of the Finance Committee on 8th June 2020

Action: To approve the minutes as a true record of the meeting

4. Matters Arising From the Minutes

 

Action:  To consider any matters arising from the minutes

5. Grant Applications

Action: To consider submitted grant applications

5.1 Healthbox CIC and the Weston Residents Communal Garden Project – £250

5.2 Gawsworth Girls Brigade – Craft Packs – £250

5.3 Macclesfield Rugby Union Football Club – CCTV – £2,000

6. Grant Updates

Action: To note the received grant updates

6.1 Cheshire Streetwise (Covid-19 grant)

6.2 CORE (Covid -19 grant)

6.3 Calvary Church (Covid-19 grant)

6.4 The Hope Centre

7. 2021/22 Budget Setting

Action: To note and inform the Committee of the budget setting process for year 2021/22

8. Spend to Date

To approve the spend to date (August 2020) of £229,777 for recommendation to Council

9. Member Items

None.

10. Date, Time and Place of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm 30th November 2020, format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations.

Minutes

Macclesfield Town Council

Finance Committee Minutes 14 September 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 restrictions and in line with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 this meeting will be held remotely, broadcast on youtube.com and can be viewed on the Macclesfield Town Council youtube.com channel.

Minutes of the meeting held on 14th September 2020 at 7.00pm

In attendance

  • Cllr Chris Wilcock
  • Cllr Alift Harewood MBE
  • Cllr Fiona Wilson
  • Cllr Neil Puttick

1.  Apologies for Absence

Cllr Lloyd Roberts

2.  Declarations of Interest

Cllr Harewood declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 5.1 as involved with setting up the project

No public requested to take part in the meeting

3.  Minutes of the Finance Committee held on 8th June 2020

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

4.  Matters arising from the Minutes

4.1 The Committee requested feedback on the Macclesfield Music Centre – Virtual Orchestra Project
4.2 The Committee were informed that they had not yet received all requested information from Reach Out & Recover in order for the Chair and Deputy Chair to approve the grant of £2000.

RESOLVED: The Town Clerk will request the further information again as laid out below:

i. The applicant provides clear and detailed financial information relating to current balances, forecasts and shortfall
ii. The applicant provides more details of how the grant will be spent.
iii. The applicant agrees to the standard conditions of a grant award from this council.

5.  Grant Applications

5.1 Healthbox CIC and the Weston Residents Communal Garden Project – £250
RESOLVED: That the grant is approved

5.2 Gawsworth Girls Brigade – Craft Packs – £250
RESOLVED: That the grant is approved

5.3 Macclesfield Rugby Union Football Club – CCTV – £2000
RESOLVED: That the grant is approved

6.  Grant Updates

6.1 Cheshire Streetwise (Covid-19 grant)
6.2 CORE (Covid -19 grant)
6.3 Calvary Church (Covid-19 grant)
6.4 The Hope Centre
The Committee noted with thanks and appreciation to all the groups for their updates and the fantastic work they have done to help the community.

7. Spend to Date

To approve the spend to date (August 2020) of £229,777 for recommendation to council

RESOLVED: That the spend of £229,777 is approved

8. 2021/22 Budget Setting

The Committee were updated on the budget setting process, which will be including setting ward budgets and a micro grants programme.

9.  Member Items

None

10. Date, Time and Place of next meeting

The date of the next meeting of the Finance Committee is 7pm, 30th November 2020 format/venue to be confirmed subject to C-19 restrictions and related regulations

Meeting Closed at 7:30pm

Chair Cllr Neil Puttick
Clerk Laura Smith

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