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Council Meeting – 9th February 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 8th December 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. Paddling Pool refurbishment (Enclosed)

To approve the refurbishment of the soft play surface around the paddling pool

9. Finance and Policy Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Finance and Policy Committee meeting held on
24th November 2022.

10. Budget update (Enclosed)

To approve the requested movement from Earmarked Reserves for 2022-2023 and to approve the movement between EMR

11. Reserves Policy report (Enclosed)

To approve and adopt the Reserves Policy

12. Personnel Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Personnel Committee meeting held on 4th August 2022.

13. Planning Committee (Enclosed)

To receive the minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 17th November and 15th December 2022.

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

To receive the minutes of the Town Hall, Assets and Services Committee meetings held on 20th October 2022.

15. Remote public access to meetings (Enclosed)

To agree on the conditions of use of current technology for Public meeting

16. 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.

17. Resolution to Exclude the Public and Press from Items 18 and 19

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 private staffing matters.

18. Drugs and Alcohol Policy (To follow)

To approve the proposal for the Introduction of a Drugs and Alcohol Policy

19. Honorary Burgess of the Town of Congleton (To follow)

To receive and consider a nomination for the appointment of an Honorary Burgess