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Council Meeting – 29th September 2022

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 22nd June 2022 .

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 and Environment Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Community and Environment Committee meeting held on 26th May and 28th July 2022.

9. Budget Update and Budget Setting for 2023-24 (Enclosed)

To approve the requested updates to budget requirements for the financial year 2022-2023.

10. Approval of Supplier Invoice (Enclosed)

To approve payment of invoice 11700099592 from Cheshire East Council for £9,547.24 plus VAT, which is payment for CCTV Services for 2022-2023, to be paid from Budget line 303-4164 [Crime Reduction- CCTV].

11. Investment Strategy and Investment Policy 2022/23 (Enclosed)

To approve the requested updates to the Council’s Investment Strategy.

12. Bonfire and Fireworks Display (Enclosed)

To approve to underwrite the insurance costs for the Annual Rotary Bonfire Display and approve any expenditure requirements Ear Marked Reserve 346 of up to £5,000.

13. Notice of Conclusion of Audit (Enclosed)

To receive the External Auditor Report and Certificate for financial year 2021-2022.

14. Personnel Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Personnel Committee meeting held on 9th December 2021.

15. Planning Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 19th May, 16th June and 21st July 2022.

16. Town Hall, Assets and Services Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Town Hall, Assets and Services Committee meetings held on 7th April and 30th June 2022.

17. Town Hall Hire Charges (Enclosed)

To approve the updated Town Hall room hire charges as approved by the Town Hall, Assets and Services Committee.

18. 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.

19. Civility and Respect Pledge (Enclosed)

To approve the proposal to sign up to the Civility and Respect Pledge.

20. Commercial Partner Contract (Enclosed)

To receive an update from the Chief Officer.