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Table showing the Timetable of meetings for 2024 2025

Agenda - Market Management Committee Thursday 23 May 2024


You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of Market Management Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford, on Thursday 23 May 2024 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.


Paul Swan
Clerk to the Council


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.

6.   To approve the minutes of the Meeting held on 18 Apr 2024 as a correct record. (approved and adopted at Meeting of Town Council – 16 May 2024).

7.   Accounts - To approve the payments listed.

8.   Chairman’s / Market Administrator’s Report.

9.   Market Hall:
a.   To consider and resolve upon deposit payment to secure future Market Hall Hire bookings and confirm action for those dates already earmarked.
b.   To confirm Public Liability Insurance provision when hiring the Hall.

10. To note grant application for Structural Survey.

11. Tenant / Trader representatives.

PART II (Closed Session)

12. To resolve to exclude members of the public and the press to progress a matter of a confidential nature under the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings Act) 1960 and Local Government Act 1972, ss 100 and 102.

13. Chairman’s Report – confidential, including staffing, matters.

a. To receive any terminations of leases by tenants / traders, give consideration to applications received for tenancies of premises and resolve accordingly.
b. To consider and resolve upon tenant / trader / landlord / Market Hall matters.


Councillors: tbc, tbc, tbc, tbc, tbc, tbc (Town Mayor)

Traders/Tenants: Mrs Austin

Date of Next Meeting: 20 June 2024


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