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Finance & General Purposes Committee

Finance & General Purposes Committee

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL
Livesey House
7 St John’s Hill
Shrewsbury
SY1 1JD

(Please be aware that this meeting is not recorded)

To Members of the Finance & General Purposes Committee

Councillors: A Mosley (Chair), P Moseley (Vice-Chair), R Dartnall, J Dean, N Green, A Phillips, D Vasmer & R Wilson

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 4 December 2023, following the Extraordinary Full Council meeting which will start at 6.00pm in the Committee Room, Livesey House in order to transact the following business

Helen Ball
Town Clerk

Meeting Agenda Items

  • 1APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

    To receive and accept apologies for absence

  • 2DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

  • 3MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING

    To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11th September 2023

  • 4MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS

    To consider any matters arising from the previous meeting

  • 5DITHERINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

    To receive a verbal update from Ditherington Community Centre from George Hounsall, Director of Primary Sport & Community, The Marches Academy Trust

  • 6PAYMENT SCHEDULES

    To approve the payments schedules for the period 5 September – 27 November 2023

  • 7QUARTER 2 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS

    To update members on the Quarter 2 Management Accounts

  • 8BUDGET PROPOSALS

    To consider the following in readiness for further discussions regarding the setting of a budget and precept levy for the 2024/25 financial year.

    1. General principles, implications and assumptions including:
      1. Forecast outturn of the 2023/24 budget
      2. Resulting impact of the Spending Review and Local Budgetary Pressures
      3. Inflationary pressures and potential impact on The Revenue Budget
      4. Interest rates
      5. Tax Base Calculations
    1. Proposed Fees & Charges – recommended for approval by the Recreation & Leisure Committee
    2. Revenue expenditure items from committees/members for consideration into budget preparations
    3. To consider items from the Recreation & Leisure Committee
      1. To approve a feasibility brief for The Quarry
      2. To consider the purchase of an automated white lining machine for sports pitches Calderdale Council Innovates: Efficient Line Marking with the Turf Tank Line Marking Robot – YouTube

  • 9INTERNAL AUDITOR

    To receive and accept the report of the Internal Auditor following his first inspection of the 2023/24 Accounts

  • 10TENDER WORK

    To receive a report on recent tendering activity

  • 11MARKETS

    To receive an update on the work of the general market

  • 12YOUTH ACTIVITIES

    To receive an update on recent youth activities

  • 13CAPITAL PROGRAMME

    To receive an update on the amalgamated Capital Programme

  • 14CLIMATE FRESK SHREWSBURY GRANT PROPOSAL

    To consider a grant proposal from Shropshire Climate Action to be paid from the Climate budget