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Table showing the Timetable of meetings for 2024 2025

Agenda -  Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee - Thursday 13 June 2024


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 13 June 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 Vice 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 Thursday 2 May 2024 as a correct record. (Approved and adopted at the meeting of Town Council – 16 May 2024).

7.   Items brought forward by the Chairman.

8.   Finance - To approve the payments listed.

9.   To consider and resolved upon the request for an Emergency Grant from Bideford Connex CIC.

10. To consider and recommend to full Town Council the position Mayoral chains and maces whilst at insurance risk.

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


Councillors D Bushby, Ms R Clarke (Town Mayor), Mrs J Gubb, Mrs L Hellyer, S Inch, P Lawrence (Deputy Mayor), D McGeough, J McKenzie, T Inch.


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