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Councillor Richard Craig (Chairman)
Councillor Matt Boles
Councillor Caroline Davies
Councillor Tim Davies
Councillor David Dobbie
Councillor Paul Key
Councillor Chris Lambie
Councillor Pat O’Connor
Councillor Keith Panter
Councillor James Plastow
Councillor Kenneth Woolley
Sean Alcock Operations Manager
1. TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Councillor Dennis Dannatt
Councillor Sally Loates
Councillor James Plastow
Councillor Denise Schofield
Councillor James Ward
2. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
3. TO RECEIVE MEMBERS’ DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCALISM ACT 2011 AND TO RECEIVE ANY APPLICATIONS FOR DISPENSATION
4. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING (Paper A, B & C)
i. Meeting of Council held on Wednesday 7 July 2021
RESOLVED to defer to next meeting due to a missing recorded vote identified by Councillor David Dobbie.
ii. Meeting of Council held on Wednesday 14 July 2021
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 14 July 2021 be approved and signed as a correct record.
iii. Meeting of Council held on Wednesday 28 July 2021
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 28 July 2021 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Note: Councillor Plastow arrived at 7.15pm
5. COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES (Paper D)
RESOLVED to NOTE committee meeting minutes drafted since the last meeting.
6. TOWN CLERKS REPORT (Paper E)
RESOLVED to NOTE the report from the Deputy Town Clerk.
7. LOVE LANE ALLOTMENT POND
RESOLVED to defer to next Property & Services Committee meeting once outcomes of environmental impact study, H&S report and budgetary requirements to fill the pond in are obtained.
8. SHOWFIELD ALLOTMENT WALL
Council considered increasing the Showfield allotment wall budget.
RESOLVED to increase the Showfield Allotment Wall budget by £6,000 from general reserves.
9. INTERNAL AUDIT
Council considered increasing the Internal Audit budget by £1,924 from general reserves.
RESOLVED to increase the 2021/22 internal audit budget by £1,924 from general reserves.
10. COMMITTEE VACANCIES
One vacancy on the Planning Committee, no interest was made by Members.
11. MEETING CALENDAR (Paper F)
Councillor Boles queried why he could only see minutes up to June 2020 on the Council Website, it was agreed this would be investigated by GTC staff and a response sent to him.
Councillor Dobbie was concerned regarding meetings returning to Richmond House.
RESOLVED to approve 2021/22 meeting schedule, Full Council meetings to remain at Marshalls Sports Ground, Committee meetings to return to Richmond House.
Note: Councillor Key voted against the above resolution.
12. ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
RESOLVED to hold the Annual Public Meeting on the 5th October 2021 at the All Saints church or John Robinson Memorial Church if All Saints is unavailable
13. APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE TO AN OUTSIDE BODY (Paper G)
RESOLVED to appoint Councillor Panter to the Armed Forces Day 2022 working group.
Note: Councillor Key abstained from voting on the above resolution.
14. MOTION MOVED BY COUNCILLOR C. DAVIES
“I would like to put a motion forward to the council that a working Group to be set up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to organise a party in the park and a concert in the evening possibly followed by a firework display on Marshalls Sports Ground”
Seconded by Councillor Boles
RESOLVED that the Finance & Strategy Committee on the 21 September 2021 should produce a scoping document and consider a working group on holding a Platinum Jubilee event and report back to full council.
There was a query on the six month rule for attending meetings and when this came back into effect. Cllr O’Connor said he would ask GTC staff to check with LALC on the provisions of this rule and report back to Councillors.
Meeting concluded at 8.35pm