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Finance and Strategy Committee

September 19, 2023 @ 19:00 - 21:00

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2023-09-19 Public Papers as sent FC

Agenda & meeting papers can be accessed in the PDF pack above once available. 

Committee meetings will be held in the Reading Room at Richmond House, Richmond Park, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough. Public and press are welcome to attend.

You are invited to attend a meeting of Finance and Strategy Committee which will be held on Tuesday 19 September 2023 commencing at 7.00pm in the meeting room, Richmond House, Richmond Park, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough.

The business of the meeting is set out in the agenda below.

Rachel Allbones
Interim Town Clerk

Committee members: Cllr N Bowler, Cllr R Craig – ex officio, Cllr T Davies  – ex officio, Cllr M Devine, Cllr D Dobbie, Cllr R Doy, Cllr P Key (C), Cllr L Muggridge, Cllr J Plastow

Agenda no Agenda item title Power/Regulation
FS24/032 Apologies for absence
To note apologies for absence
Local Government Act 1972, s85 (1) & Sch 12, p40.
FS24/033 Declarations of interest
To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.
Localism Act 2011, s31.
FS24/034 Dispensation requests
To consider any dispensation requests received by the Clerk in relation to personal and/or disclosable pecuniary interests, not previously recorded.
Localism Act 2011, s33.
FS24/035 Items for Exclusion of Public and Press
To determine which items on the agenda, if any, require the exclusion of public and press under the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 1 (2) and resolve to exclude public and press for these items.
Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 1 (2)
FS24/036 Minutes of the previous meeting(s)
To receive the minutes of the previous Finance and Strategy Committee meeting(s) and resolve to sign these as a true record of the meeting(s).
Paper A – Finance and Strategy Committee 15 August 2023
Local Government Act 1972, Sch 12, p41 (1). 
FS24/037 Finance Reports
To receive and consider for approval the following financial reports:
Paper B Unpaid Expenditure Transactions for 13 September 2023
Paper C Cashbook Summary (including due and unpaid transactions) for 13 September 2023
Paper D Budget Comparison Report (including due and unpaid transactions) for 13 September 2023
Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance Practitioners Guide 2022.
FS24/038 Bank Reconciliation
To approve and resolve to sign the monthly bank reconciliations for 31 August 2023 per paragraph 2.2 of Financial Regulations.
Paper E
Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance Practitioners Guide 2022.
FS24/039 Roses Sports Ground
To consider response from NorthCountry Homes regarding an easement across the Roses Sport Field site.
Paper F
FS24/040 Internal Auditor 2023/24
To consider arrangements for 2023/24 internal audit.
Paper G
FS24/041 Community Engagement Strategy
To consider adopting a Community Engagement Strategy.
Paper H
FS24/042 Reserves Policy Review
To review and adopt the Reserves Policy.
Paper I
FS24/043 Roses AWP Sinking Fund
To note correspondence received from Gainsborough Trinity Foundation and consider further steps.
Exclusion of Public and Press recommended due to ongoing legal considerations.
Paper J
FS24/044 Trinity Street Electric Meters (former Christmas light supply)
To receive a verbal report from the Interim Town Clerk regarding the status of the removal of the meters.
FS24/045 Items for notification
To receive any items for notification to be included on a future agenda – for information only·         Revised Budget 2023/24·         Strategic Plan·         Investments & Investment Strategy review·         Additional Bank Account·         LCAS Quality Standard
FS24/046 Time and date of next meeting
To note the date and time of the next Finance and Strategy committee is scheduled for Tuesday 17 October 2023 at 7:00pm.
Local Government Act 1972, Sch 12, p10 (2)(a)


September 19, 2023
19:00 - 21:00
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Richmond House
Richmond House, Richmond Park
GAINSBOROUGH, Lincolnshire DN21 2RJ United Kingdom
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