Finance and General Purposes Committee

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Meeting Date: 
Monday, 7 December, 2020 - 18:00

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
Riggs Hall
The Library
Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AS

To Members of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Councillors P Adams, Mrs G Burgess, Mrs H Fraser, Ms J Mackenzie, Mrs P Moseley, A Mosley, A Phillips & D Vasmer

Cc All other members of the Council for information

Dear Councillor

You are hereby summoned to attend the meeting of the Town Council’s Finance & General Purposes Committee scheduled to take place on Monday 7 December 2020 at 6.00pm via Microsoft Teams in order to transact the following business

Helen Ball
Town Clerk

Meeting Agenda Items

# Item
 

1

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive and accept apologies for absence

 

2

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive Declarations of Interest in accordance with the Code of Conduct

 

3

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5 October 2020.

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PDF icon Agenda 3 - 20.10.05 Finance_Minutes.pdf293.5 KB
 

4

MATTERS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MEETING

 

5

COVID

To receive an update on the financial implication of Lockdown 2 in light of previously presented forecast out-turn for the financial year end 31 March 2021

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PDF icon Agenda 5 - Covid update.pdf121.33 KB
 

6

PAYMENT SCHEDULES

To approve the payments schedules for the period 26 September 2020 – 27 November 2020

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PDF icon Agenda 6 - Schedule of payments.pdf775.81 KB
 

7

WEBSITE

To ratify the appointment of a new website provider

 

8

EXTERNAL AUDIT

To receive details of the conclusion of the 2019/20 Annual Accounts (final date for publication of accounts – 30th November 2020) and grant authorisation to publish those accounts (still awaiting from PKF Littlejohn)

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PDF icon Agenda 8 - External Auditor report 2019-20 AGAR.pdf126.84 KB
 

9

INTERNAL AUDITOR

To receive and accept the report of the Internal Auditor following his first inspection of the 2020/21 Acounts

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PDF icon Agenda 9 - Shrewsbury TC First Interim report 2020-21.pdf158.1 KB
 

10

CAPITAL PROGRAMME

To receive an update on the amalgamated Capital Programme

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PDF icon Agenda 10 - 2020_2021 Projects In Progress.pdf220.03 KB
 

11

CLIMATE EMERGENCY

To receive an update on Climate Emergency activity

 

(i)    General Report on activity to reduce the carbon footprint of the Council;

 

(ii)   Council’s involvement in a Hydro Scheme for the Weir;

 

(iii)  Impact of Combined Sewer Outflows.

 

 

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PDF icon Agenda 11 - Climate Emergency Initiatives.pdf176.49 KB
PDF icon Agenda 11 - Climate Emergency Initiatives Appendix B.pdf453.38 KB
PDF icon Agenda 11(ii) - Hydro-Scheme for the Weir.pdf133.5 KB
PDF icon Agenda 11(iii)A - Combined Sewage Outflows.pdf504.72 KB
PDF icon Agenda 11(iii)B Combined Sewage Overflow - Wildlife Trust Notes.pdf118.4 KB
PDF icon Agenda 11(iii)C - Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill Explanatory Notes.pdf408.97 KB
PDF icon Agenda 11(iii)D - Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill.pdf217.72 KB
PDF icon Agenda 11(iii)E - Philip Dunne Press Release Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill PMB.pdf179.79 KB
 

12

YOUTH

To receive an update on the activity of Young Shrewsbury

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PDF icon Agenda 12 - Young Shrewsbury Project Update.pdf144.33 KB
 

13

2021/22 BUDGET

To consider the following in readiness for further discussions regarding the setting of a budget and precept levy for the 2021/22 financial year.

 

(i)   General principles, implications and assumptions including:

 

       a.   Implications of COVID

       b.   Implications of Brexit

       c.   Resulting impact of the Spending Review

       d.   Inflation

       e.   Tax Base Calculations

 

(ii)   Proposed Fees & Charges

 

(iii)  Revenue expenditure items from members for consideration into budget preparations

 

(iv)  Capital expenditure projects for consideration in the Capital Programme to be funded through:

 

       a.   2021/22 Revenue Budget

       b.  Community Infrastructure Neighbourhood Fund

       c.  Any other ringfenced budgets/reserves

 

 

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PDF icon Agenda 13(i)(e) - DRAFT 202122 Parish and Town Councils Council Tax Taxbase.pdf683.47 KB
PDF icon Agenda 13(ii) Scale of charges 2021-22.pdf374.95 KB
PDF icon Agenda 13(iii) - Budget Suggestions..pdf207.38 KB
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