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Finance and Strategy Committee

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

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2023-12-19 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

Committee members:
Councillor Nigel Bowler, Councillor Richard Craig, Councillor Michael Devine, Councillor David Dobbie, Councillor Richard Doy, Councillor Paul Key, Councillor Liam Muggridge, Councillor James Plastow

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Finance and Strategy Committee which will be held on Tuesday 19 December 2023 commencing at 7:00pm in the meeting room, Richmond House, Richmond Park, Morton Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 2RJ and your attendance at such meeting is hereby requested to transact the following business.


FS24/069  Apologies for Absence
To note apologies for absence.

FS24/070  Public Participation Period
Members of the public may make representations, answer questions and give evidence at a meeting which they are entitled to attend in respect of the business on the agenda. A period of up to 15 minutes is permitted for public participation. Participants are restricted to 3 minutes each. Please see the Council’s Public Participation at Meetings Policy and Standing Orders 3 f-i for details.

FS24/071  Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.

FS24/072  Dispensation Requests
To consider any dispensation requests received by the Town Clerk in relation to personal and/or disclosable pecuniary interests, not previously recorded.

FS24/073  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.

FS24/074  Minutes of the Previous Meeting
To receive the minutes of the previous Finance and Strategy Committee meeting and resolve to sign these as a true and accurate record.
Paper A Tuesday 21 November 2023 (pages 3 to 5)

FS24/075  Finance Reports
To receive and consider for approval the following financial reports:

  • Unpaid Expenditure Transactions for 14 December 2023 Paper B (pages 6 to 11)
  • Cashbook Summary (including due and unpaid transactions) for 14 December 2023 Paper C (pages 12 to 13)
  • Budget Comparison Report (including due and unpaid transactions) for 14 December 2023 Paper D (pages 14 to 49)

FS24/076  Bank Reconciliation

To approve and resolve to sign the monthly bank reconciliations for 30 November 2023 per paragraph 2.2 of Financial Regulations.
Paper E (pages 50 to 61)

FS24/077  Ear Marked Reserves
To consider current ear marked reserves and recommend to Full Council to make any amendments, if any.
Paper F (pages 62 to 64)

FS24/078  Draft 2024 / 2025 Budget
To consider draft proposed budget for 2024/25 and recommend to Full Council.
Paper G (pages 65 to 84)

FS24/079  Items for Notification
To receive any items for notification to be included on a future agenda (for information only)

  • Internal Audit Report
  • Strategic Plan
  • Investments & Investment Strategy review
  • Registrar Lease renewal
  • Additional Bank Account
  • LCAS Quality Status

FS24/080  Time and Date of Next Meeting
To note the date and time of the next Finance and Strategy Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 23 January 2024 at 7:00pm.


Rachel Allbones
Interim Town Clerk
Richmond House
Thursday, 14 December 2023


December 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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Town Clerk