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Finance and Strategy Committee

February 20 @ 19:00 - 21:00

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2024-02-20 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 Caz Davies, 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 20 February 2024 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.


FS24/092  Apologies for Absence
To note apologies for absence.

FS24/093  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.

FS24/094  Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.

FS24/095  Dispensation Requests
To consider any dispensation requests received by the Town Clerk in relation to personal and/or disclosable pecuniary interests, not previously recorded.

FS24/096  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.

FS24/097  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 23 January 2024 (pages 4 to 6)

FS24/098  Finance Reports
To receive and consider for approval the following financial reports:
1. Unpaid Expenditure Transactions for 15 February 2024 Paper B (pages 7 to 13)
2. Cashbook Summary (including due and unpaid transactions) for 15 February 2024 Paper C (pages 14 to 15)
3. Budget Comparison Report (including due and unpaid transactions) for 15 February 2024 Paper D (pages 16 to 33)

FS24/099  Bank Reconciliation
To approve and resolve to sign the monthly bank reconciliations for 31 January 2024 per paragraph 2.2 of Financial Regulations.
Paper E (pages 34 to 45)

FS24/100  Internal Audit Report
To review and note interim internal audit report and consider any action necessary resulting from the report.
Paper F (pages 46 to 57)

FS24/101  Fees and Charges
To consider and approve fees & charges for sports and burial grounds for 2024/25, allotments for 2025/26 and allotment water charges for 2024/25
Paper G (pages 58 to 64)

FS24/102  Items for Notification
To receive any items for notification to be included on a future agenda (for information only)

  • Risk Management Policy and Risk Register Review – March
  • Protocol for the Death of a Senior Figure Review
  • Filming and Recording Meetings Policy Review
  • Public Participation at Meetings Policy Review
  • Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy Review
  • Communications Policy Review
  • GDPR Policy Review
  • Councillor Vacancy (Co-option) Policy Review
  • Employee / Councillor Protocol Review
  • Social Media Policy Review
  • Publication Scheme & FOI Review
  • Pensions Discretionary Policy Review
  • Member Training and Development Policy Review
  • Strategic Plan
  • Investments
  • Registrar Lease renewal
  • Additional Bank Account
  • LCAS Quality Status

FS24/103  Time and Date of Next Meeting
To note the date and time of the next Finance and Strategy Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 19 March 2024 at 7:00pm.

Rachel Allbones
Interim Town Clerk
Richmond House

Thursday, 15 February 2024


February 20
19:00 - 21:00
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Richmond House
Richmond House, Richmond Park
GAINSBOROUGH, Lincolnshire DN21 2RJ United Kingdom
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