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Finance and Strategy Committee

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

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2023-03-21 Public Papers as sent FS

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 21st March 2023 commencing at 7pm in the meeting room, Richmond House, Richmond Park, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough.

Belina Boyer
Town Clerk

Committee members: Cllr M Boles (C) – ex officio, Cllr R Craig, Cllr D Dobbie, Cllr P Key (VC), Cllr C Lambie, Cllr J Musonda, Cllr P O’Connor – ex officio, Cllr K Panter, Cllr J Plastow

Agenda no Agenda item title Power/Regulation
FS23/115 To note apologies for absence. Local Government Act 1972, s85 (1) & Sch 12, p40.
FS23/116 To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011. Localism Act 2011, s31.
FS23/117 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.
FS23/118 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 21 February 2023
Local Government Act 1972, Sch 12, p41 (1). 
FS23/119 To receive and consider for approval the following financial reports:
Paper B Unpaid Expenditure Transactions for 16 March 2023
Paper C Cashbook Summary (including due and unpaid transactions) for 16 March 2023
Paper D Budget Comparison Report (including due and unpaid transactions) for 16 March 2023
Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance Practitioners Guide 2022.
FS23/120 To approve and resolve to sign the monthly bank reconciliation for 28 February 2023 per paragraph 2.2 of Financial Regulations.
Paper E
Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance Practitioners Guide 2022.
FS23/121 To consider proposed ear marked reserves for YE 31st March 2023.
Paper F
FS23/122 To receive report of outstanding debtors and consider any action necessary.
Paper G
FS23/123 To review the Council’s risk register and Risk Management Policy.
Paper H
FS23/124 To review the internal controls in place and consider changes.
Paper I
FS23/125 To consider the results of the tender scoring process and determine a contractor to carry out the development work on the Levellings, instruct the clerk to complete all relevant paperwork for work to commence and to draw down the relevant grants for the project.
Paper K
FS23/126 To consider action from the interim internal audit report with regards to the mayoral allowance (deferred from FS23/111)
Paper L
Joint Panel on Accountability and Governance Practitioners Guide 2022.
FS23/127 To note the VAT Audit review and consider any action required resulting from it
Paper M
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, s. 3
FS23/128 To note an update on VAT on sports fees and consider any action required resulting from it.
Paper N
FS23/129 To receive any items for notification to be included on a future agenda – for information only
·         Strategic Plan
·         Cemetery Extension – cost implications
·         Council’s assets register
FS23/130 To note the date and time of the next Finance and Strategy committee is scheduled for Tuesday 18 April 2023 at 19:00 Local Government Act 1972, Sch 12, p10 (2)(a)


March 21, 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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