Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Mon 20th May 2024, 7:00pm

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

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Mon 20th May 2024, 7:00pm

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Macclesfield Town Council Finance Committee


Minutes of the meeting held on the 20th May 2024 at 7pm at Macclesfield Town Hall.


In Attendance:


  • Cllr Ruth Thompson
  • Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake
  • Cllr Alift Harewood
  • Cllr Emma Gilman


1        Apologies for Absence

Cllr Chris Wilcock

Cllr Mike Hutchison


2        Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.


Public Questions


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

The public speakers present were all grant applications and were taken under agenda item 5.


3    Minutes of the Finance Committee Meeting held on 26th February 2024

Resolved: The minutes were approved.


4        Updates from the Minutes

Resolved: There were no actions.


5                Grant Applications

Resolved: The grant applications were approved as follows:

5.1   Circus Starr £1,200 approved on the condition that if applied for next year a list of other funders approach is included and the Town Council local in listed as a sponsor on the website.

5.2   Friends of West Park approved for £250.

5.3 MS CAS approved for £240.


6                Grant Updates

6.1   JDI

The report was noted.

6.2   MAFVBC

The report was noted.

6.3   Macclesfield College

The report was noted.

6.4   Civic Society

The report was noted.

6.5   1st Moss Rose Scouts

The report was noted.


7                Finances

7.1   Spend to Date

Resolved: The spend to date (End Apr 24) of £49,357 was approved for Full Council 29th July 2024.

7.2   Reports

Resolved: The following reports were noted:

7.2.1      Income and Expenditure

7.2.2     Bank Reconciliation and Receipts and Payments

7.2.3     Detailed Balance Sheet

7.2.4     Regular payments

7.2.5     Authorised Payments


8                Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be held at 7pm on 15 July 2024 at Macclesfield Town Hall.


Chair: Cllr Dr Ruth Thompson

Clerk: Laura Smith

Meeting closed: 7:36pm

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