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Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee Agenda - 28 November 2019

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford, on Thursday 28 November 2019 at 6.30 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.

In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend this Meeting. There is a legal right to film/record/photograph/report public meetings.


Heather Blackburn
Clerk to the Council


1.       To receive apologies and reasons for absence

2.       To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.

3.       Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.

4.       To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 17 October 2019 as a correct record.

5.       Items brought forward by the Chairman.

6.       Accounts
a.       To approve the payments listed.
b.       To receive the Internal Finance Inspector’s Report for the period 1 July – 30 September 2019.

7.       To receive the costings for altering the entrance signage into the town to read “Charles Kingsley’s Little White Town 1855” and make a recommendation to Council on how to proceed.

8.       To consider making a financial contribution to the Hanging Basket refills for 2020 and underwriting the contribution to be collected from the traders in order that the hanging baskets can be ordered.

9.       To receive and resolve upon the actions to be taken on the Manor Court Presentments 2019

10.     To receive correspondence from the Chamber of Commerce requesting a financial contribution from the Town Council towards building an Online Chamber hub, and make a recommendation to Council.

11.     VE Day participation - to receive feedback from the Tourism Committee and Market Management Committee and consider any further actions required.

12.     To receive the fixed price quotations for the annual boundary survey required at Ford Woodland and select a contractor.

13.     To review Standing Orders and make a recommendation to Council.

14.     Maintenance Operatives - To receive an update on the tasks undertaken by the Maintenance Operatives.

PART II (Closed Session)

15.     Staffing Matters


The next meeting of the Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee will be held on Thursday 09 January 2020.



Councillors D Bushby, P Christie, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs J Gubb, Mrs L Hellyer, D McGeough, J McKenzie, D Ratcliff, R Wootton.


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