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

 

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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.

 

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

 

6

PAYMENT SCHEDULES

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

 

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)

 

9

INTERNAL AUDITOR

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

 

10

CAPITAL PROGRAMME

To receive an update on the amalgamated Capital Programme

 

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.

 

 

 

12

YOUTH

To receive an update on the activity of Young Shrewsbury

 

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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