BRERETON AND RAVENHILL PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of a meeting of the Finance and Management Committee held at the Parish Hall, Ravenhill Park, Brereton, on Wednesday, 17th July 2019.
Councillors Mrs G Harvey [Chairman], Mrs DM Easton, R Easton, JC Harvey and Mrs L Johnson.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors K Ansell and Mrs P Ansell.
Mr PG Davies, the Parish Clerk, was also in attendance.
- DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations given at the commencement of the meeting.
That the minutes of the meeting held on 5th June 2019, be approved and signed as a correct record.
- ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
The Clerk circulated a schedule of accounts for payment.
That authority be given for the payments included on the submitted schedule.
[Councillors Mrs DM Easton and R Easton declared an interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or voting thereon.]
- FINANCE REPORT
The Report of the Clerk showing the income and expenditure of the Parish Council as at
17th July 2019, was submitted for information and noted.
- LAWN MOWING EQUIPMENT
The Committee noted that Councillor R Easton had secured two donations for the purchase of lawn mowing equipment.
- That the Clerk liaise with Councillor R Easton in securing two quotations for the supply of a grass topper in the sum of approximately £1,000.00, to be supplied by Brereton Million.
- That Councillor R Easton be authorised to liaise with the person who had indicated a willingness to donate funding of £1,000.00 for a finishing mower.
- APPOINTMENT OF INTERNAL AUDITOR
That Mr N Walker, DMA, be authorised to continue in his appointment as the Council’s
Internal Auditor until such time as the Parish Council determines otherwise.
- EXPENDITURE REVIEW AND BALANCES
The Clerk presented a report detailing the current and potential future balances of the Parish Council. He listed items of expenditure for the current financial year and stressed the importance of carefully monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis.
- PART-TIME CARETAKER
The Clerk reported that the Caretaker was currently on sick leave. He would continue to update the Committee on his progress.
That Councillor R Easton be authorised to investigate options for storage facilities and report back thereon to the next meeting.
- DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
That the next meeting be held on 4th September 2019, at 8.00 p.m.