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Public participation Sessions of 15 minutes are held prior to the start of each public meeting.  

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 TIMETABLE FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS AND EVENTS FOR 2022-2023

Timetable of Council Meetings and Events for the year 2022_2023

 

Please note that the Tourism Committee Meeting scheduled for 6 December 2022 will NOW be held on Wednesday 7 December 2022


 Agenda - Decarbonisation  and Environment Committee Meeting - Tuesday 7 February 2023

You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of the Decarbonisation and Environment Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Council Chamber, on Tuesday 7 February 2023 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.  There is a legal right to film/record/photograph/report public meetings.
 
Heather Blackburn
Clerk to the Council
 

AGENDA

1.   To Elect a Chairman.
 
2.   To Elect a Deputy Chairman.
 
3.   To receive apologies and reasons for absence.
 
4.   To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.
 
5.   Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.
 
 
7.   To utilise what remains of the Town Council 22/23 Environment Budget for energy saving improvements at the Pannier Market, principally the installation of LED lighting.
 

DECARBONISATION AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Councillors: J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs L Hellyer, J Herron, Mrs S Langford, J McKenzie
 

Report

Item. 7.

 
Town Council Budget 22 / 23:
 
The Council resolved upon a budget of £10,000.00 for Environmental projects in the current financial year.
 
At the Decarbonisation and Environment Committee Meeting held on 8 February 2022 Members considered the Agenda item: 
 
“That £3,000 be provided from the Environment Budget to ACE Railway towards the cost of building the economic and environmental case to reconnect Bideford to the main rail network.”
 
It was recommended to Council (approved and adopted) that £3,000.00 is provided from the Climate Change budget to support the Environmental aspect of the Economic Report and the benefits to the decarbonisation of Bideford.
 
Should the monies remain ringfenced, £7,000.00 only remains available from the current budget.

 


 Agenda - Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting - Thursday 9 February 2023

 

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, Bideford, on Thursday 9 February 2023 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.    There is a legal right to film/record/photograph/report public meetings.
 
 
 
Heather Blackburn
Clerk to the Council
 
AGENDA
 
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 05 January 2023 as a correct record.
 
5.  Items brought forward by the Chairman.
 
6.  Finance:
a.  To approve the payments listed.
b.  To receive and approve the interim Internal Auditor’s Report for the period 1 October 2022 – 31 December 2022.
c.  To receive and approve the interim Independent Auditor’s Report Records as at 30 September 2022.
d.  To consider and approve the Council’s Statement of Internal Control.
e.  To consider and approve the Council’s Risk Management Paper.
 
7.  To consider allocating the free parking days provided by Torridge District Council to the Soap Box Derby and the Bideford Bike Show Events in 2023. 
 
8.  To receive an update on the tasks undertaken by the Maintenance Operatives.
 
PART II (Closed Session)
 
9.  Staffing Matters.
 
The next meeting of the Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee (Grants) will be held on Thursday 16 February 2023.
 
 

MEMBERS OF THE STAFFING, FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

Councillors D Bushby, P Christie, Mrs J Gubb, C Hawkins, Mrs L Hellyer, S Inch, P Lawrence, D McGeough, J McKenzie.
 
 

Report Agenda item 7 – Free Parking Days

Torridge District Council allocates 2 free days parking per annum to Bideford Town Council for the car parks owned by TDC.  In December 2022, Bideford Town Council opted for the free parking on the following days.
 
Sun 4th Dec  £1,468.80   (Bridge St/Quay/Manor) (Christmas Light Switch on)
Sat 17th Dec £1,752.00      (Bridge St, Quay, Manor & Pill)
 
Members chose to start the free parking at 10.00 am and the Honestone Street carpark was not included in the scheme.  Bideford Town Council was not charged for the parking, but the figures are indicative of the cost.
 
 

 


COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIP FOR 2022/2023


Allotments Committee

Town Mayor, Councillors J Craigie, Mrs Hellyer, Herron, Inch and McKenzie.

Market Management Committee

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Hawkins, Mrs Hellyer, Herron and McKenzie. 

Planning Committee

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Christie, Mrs Hellyer, Johns and Mrs Langford.

Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee

Town Mayor, Deputy Town Mayor, Bushby, Christie, Hawkins, Mrs Hellyer, Inch, Lawrence and McGeough.

Tourism Committee

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Hawkins, Inch, Mrs Langford and Lawrence.

Decarbonisation and Environment Committee        

Councillors J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs Hellyer, Mrs Langford, Herron and McKenzie.

Grievance / Disciplinary / Complaints Panel

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Christie and McGeough.

Personnel Appeals Panel          

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors J Craigie, Johns and McKenzie.

Neighbourhood Plan Working Group

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors Mrs Corfe, J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Herron, and Mrs Langford.

Emergency Planning Working Group

Town Mayor, Councillors: Christie, J Craigie, Hawkins and Mrs Langford.



REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES 2022/2023


BIDEFORD & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ARCHIVE COUNCIL

Town Mayor
Councillor Christie

BIDEFORD BRIDGE TRUST

Town Mayor
Councillor Mrs Gubb (Jun 24)
Councillor J McKenzie (Nov 24)
Councillor Mrs R Craigie (Jul 22)

BIDEFORD TWINNING ASSOCIATION

Town Mayor
Councillor Johns

BIDEFORD REGATTA COMMITTEE

Town Mayor
(Councillor Mrs Gubb)

BIDEFORD TOWN BAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Councillor Johns

BURTON AT BIDEFORD

Deferred to confirm liaison through the Tourism Committee.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Councillor J Craigie

DALC COUNTY COMMITTEE

Councillor S Inch  

DALC LARGER COUNCILS SUB-COMMITTEE

Councillor S Inch

POLLYFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Councillor Mrs R Craigie

HOME-START TORRIDGE

Councillor Mrs R Craigie

BIDEFORD BAY CHILDREN’S CENTRE

Councillor J Craigie

TAW/TORRIDGE ESTUARY FORUM

Councillor McKenzie

UNESCO BIOSPHERE CHAMPION

Councillor J Craigie

SNOW WARDEN

Councillors Johns and McKenzie

BIDEFORD TOWN CENTRE PARTNERSHIP

Councillor Bushby and Councillor Mrs Gubb

FIRE LIAISON

Councillor McGeough

POLICE LIAISON

Councillor Mrs Hellyer

ONE ATLANTIC

Councillor Hawkins

WEST CROFT SCHOOL GOVERNORS BOARD

Councillor Herron

 


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