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Full Council

February 6 @ 19:00 - 21:00

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2024-02-06 Public Papers as sent FC

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

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

To: All Members of Gainsborough Town Council:

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Council which will be held on Tuesday 6 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.


Open Forum      Public Participation
(Members of the public are welcome to present any matter relevant to the wellbeing of Gainsborough Town and each president will receive the attention of the Council for a period not exceeding 3 minutes, with a maximum of 15 minutes in total. Please see the Council’s Public Participation at Meetings Policy and Standing Orders 3 f-i for details.

Recording, including filming, audio recording, taking photographs, blogging, tweeting and the use of other social media websites is permitted at Council meetings which are open to the public.  Anyone wishing to do so MUST adhere to the protocol laid out in the Council’s  Filming and Recordings of Meetings Policy.

FC24/145  Apologies for Absence

  1. To note apologies for absence.
  2. To consider request to waiver 6-month Councillor attendance rule (Section 85 Local Government Act 1972)

Paper A (pages 4 to 6)

FC24/146  Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011.

FC24/147  Dispensation Requests
To consider any dispensation requests received by the Town Clerk in relation to personal and/or disclosable pecuniary interests, not previously recorded.

FC24/148  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.

FC24/149  Presentation from Changing Places

FC24/150  Minutes of the Previous Meeting
To receive the minutes of the previous Council meeting and resolve to sign these as a true and accurate record.
Paper B Tuesday 9 January 2024 (pages 7 to 11)

FC24/151  Committee Meeting Minutes
To note receipt of the draft minutes of the Committee meetings and the decisions contained therein.
Paper C – Property and Services Committee, Tuesday 16 January 2024 (pages 12 to 15)
Paper D – Personnel Committee, Tuesday 17 January 2024 (pages 16 to 18)
Paper E – Finance and Strategy Committee, Tuesday 23 January 2024 (pages 19 to 21)
Paper F – Planning Committee, Tuesday 30 January 2024 (pages 22 to 27)

FC24/152  Vacancy on Working Group
To appoint a member to the Policy Review Working Group
Paper G (pages 28 to 30)

FC24/153  Announcements
To receive and note updates from: –
i. Chairman of Council
ii. Leader of Council
iii. Interim Town Clerk
Paper H (pages 31 to 34)

FC24/154  Recommendations made by Committees
To consider the following recommendation from Finance & Strategy Committee held 23 January 2024 (FS24/089 Investment Strategy Review):
RESOLVED:  to RECOMMEND to FULL COUNCIL to adopt the reviewed Investment Strategy.
Paper I (pages 35 to 40)

FC24/155  Marshalls Sports Ground Function Room
To consider changing the name of Marshalls function room to the ‘Tim Davies Community Hall’.

FC24/156  Correspondence
To note the correspondence previously circulated by email (for information only).
Paper J (pages 41 to 42)

FC24/157  Items for Notification
To receive any items for notification to be included on a future agenda (for information only)

FC24/158  Time and Date of Next Meeting
To note the date and time of the next Full Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 5 March 2024 at 7:00pm.


Rachel Allbones
Interim Town Clerk
Richmond House

Thursday, 01 February 2024


February 6
19:00 - 21:00
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Richmond House
Richmond House, Richmond Park
GAINSBOROUGH, Lincolnshire DN21 2RJ United Kingdom
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Deputy Clerk