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Council Meeting – 22nd February 2024

Time: 7.00pm

Location: Congleton Town Hall

Contact: David McGifford – Chief Officer Tel: 01260 270350 Email: info@congleton-tc.gov.uk

All members sit on the Council

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1. Apologies for absence

Members are respectfully reminded of the necessity to submit any apologies for absence in advance and to give a reason for non-attendance.

2. Minutes of Previous Meetings (Enclosed)

To approve and sign the minutes of the Council meeting held on the 25th January 2024

3. Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interest

Members are requested to declare both “non-pecuniary” and “pecuniary” interests’ as early in the meeting as they become aware of it.

4. Questions from Members of the Public

There will be 15 minutes at each meeting to receive any questions from Members of the
Public, either verbally at the meeting including those which have been received in writing
7 days prior to the meeting.

5. Urgent Items

Members may raise urgent items related to Council Business, but no discussion or decisions may be taken at the meeting.

6. Town Mayor’s Announcements and Engagements (Enclosed)

To receive any announcements by the Town Mayor and to receive a list of the Mayor’s engagements.

7. Outstanding Actions

To review any outstanding actions from previous meetings and to provide an update on any work in progress.

8. Community Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Community Committee meeting held on the 26th October 2023

9. Finance and Policy Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Finance and Policy Committee meeting held on the 23rd November 2023

9.1 Direct Debit and BACS Approvals (Enclosed)

9.11 To note the Direct Debit list

9.12 To approve that Direct Debit payments continue for relevant suppliers

9.13 To approve that payments by BACS transfer to pay suppliers continues

9.2 Financial Regulations Review (Enclosed)

To approve the updates and adopt into the Constitution as recommended by the Finance and Policy Committee .

9.3 Unreasonably Persistent or Vexatious Complaints Policy (Enclosed)

To approve the draft Policy and adopt into the Constitution as recommended by the Personnel Committee

10. Planning Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on the 16th November the 21st December 2023

11. Environment Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Environment Committee held on the 2nd November 2023

12. Town Hall and Assets and Services Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Town Hall Assets and Services Committee held on 30th November 2023

12.1 To approve the Town Hall Hire Charges and Booking Policy as recommended by the Town Hall Assets and Services Committee (Enclosed)

13. Civility and Respect (Enclosed)

To agree to sign the Civility and Respect Pledge

14. Cheshire East Councillors’ Reports

To Suspend Standing Orders to allow Councillors from the principal authority to report on matters relating to or impacting on Congleton.

15. Resolution to Exclude the Public and Press from item 16

To consider passing a resolution in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, that public and press be excluded from the meeting due to commercial sensitivity.

16. Streetscape Contract (to follow)

To approve the Chief Officer signing the Variation of Contract between Cheshire East Borough Council and Congleton Town Council for the Streetscape Services.