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Council Meeting – 7th December 2023

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 12th October 2023 and the Emergency Council Meeting held on the 19th October 2023.

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 3rd August 2023.

9. Grant Award (Enclosed)

Congleton Town Council awarded UK Shared Prosperity Funding

10. Finance and Policy Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Finance and Policy Committee meeting held on 5th October 2023

11. Annual Pay Award 2023-24 (Enclosed)

1. To note the Annual Pay Agreement award for 2023-2024 in accordance with the NJC agreement.

2. To note that the back pay due from 1st April 2023 to 30th November 2023 will be paid in December 2023 payroll.

12. Investment Policy and Strategy Review (Enclosed)

1. To approve the updated to the Investment Policy and Investment Strategy for 2023-2024 and adopt into the Constitution, as recommended by Finance and Policy at their meeting 23rd November 2023

2. To approve the re-investment with Cambridge & Counties as outlined in Appendix 3.

3. To approve the delegation of the movement of the funds between RBS account and between RBS accounts and CCLA Public Sector Bond to the RFO in accordance with the Strategy. With regular updates via Finance and Policy.

13. Planning Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on the 14th September and 19th October 2023

14. Astbury Place Bridge Consultation proposal (Enclosed)

To approve a proposal for a public consultation relating to Astbury Place bridge

15. Town Hall Assets and Services Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Town Hall Assets and Services Committee held on the 28th September 2023

16. Environment Committee (Enclosed) 

To receive the minutes of the Environment Committee held on the 21st September 2023

17. Mankind (Enclosed)

To promote the services of the Mankind Initiative Charity

18. Response to Cheshire East Council Green Space Consultation (Enclosed)

To approve the response to Cheshire East Councils Green Space Consultation

19. 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.