SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL - FINANCE COMMITTEE

A MEETING OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF SEDLESCOMBE PARISH COUNCIL IS TO BE HELD IN COMMITTEE ROOM 2 OF THE SEDLESCOMBE VILLAGE HALL ON TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER 2006 at 1930

MEMBERS: Cllr Mrs P Glew (Chairman of the Committee), Cllr R Dellow, Cllr Mrs M Irwin, Cllr N Foord, Cllr Mrs V Wright (Chairman of the Council), Cllr A Rand (Vice-Chairman of the Council)

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F06/0713 To receive apologies for absence.

F06/07.14 To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 27/06/06.

F06/07.15 To remind members to declare interests as they arise.

F06/07.16 To receive a report on matters raised at the last meeting as follows:

16.1 Red Barn Field GRP sign. Awaiting delivery of the sign. One lectern needs to be refurbished and the other removed.

16.2 Refurbishment of Village Sign. Complete. Thanks to Cllr Rand and Martin for their assistance.

16.3 Riverside Playground refurbishment. Since the last Finance Meeting:
16.3.1 Refurbishment work completed apart from alteration to bottom cable of Niagara Falls. Post-installation inspection satisfactory.
16.3.2 Rother District Council made a donation of £4379 to the project.
16.3.3 Playground opened officially on 10 September. Press coverage by Battle Observer and Sussex Courier.

16.4 East View Terrace Playground Refurbishment. Update to be provided.

16.5 Giant hogweed control. The 2006 application has been completed. TO RESOLVE: THAT LANGUARD LTD.'S QUOTATION OF £800 FOR THE 2007 SEASON TREATMENT IS ACCEPTED.

16.6 Complete Contractor Insurance.

16.7 Sports Association Insurance.

16.8 Grant Aid application in connection with the Bulletin.

16.9 Financial implications of www.sedlescombe.org.uk new website.

F06/07.17 To receive the report from Mazars, Auditor, regarding the 2005/6 Annual Return.

F06.07.18 Financial Statement. To consider the Financial Statement and to Resolve: That the Financial Statement for the Half-Year is noted.

F06/07.19 Sedlescombe Parish Council Annual Report/Directory. To consider alterations to the 2006/7 Annual Report/Directory, advertising charges and print-run.

F06/07.20 Grant aid to other bodies
20.1 Rural Rother Trust.
An application for funding has been received.
20.2 Sussex Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group. The Council is invited to subscribe £35 for the Oct 2006 to Sept 2007 year to FWAG.
20.3 Sussex Playing Fields Association.
20.4 Battle Area Community Transport -
accounts requested.

F06/07.21 Grant aid from other bodies

F06/07.22 2007/8 Pre-Budget Survey. To receive the Clerk's Report.

F06/07.23 First Budget and Notes. The Committee is invited to recommend amendments to the 2007/8 budget or suggest additional projects for inclusion (as much information as possible should be provided).

The following items have been included in the 2007/8 Budget but require Committee/Council approval. Committee to RECOMMEND the following:

  1. Increasing the Sportsfield Fund by an additional £5000.
  2. Approval of ESCC's quote of £3389 for a new footway in front of the Queen's Head between the Queen's Head Car Park and the start of the Queen's Head garden.
  3. Introduction of professional weekly or quarterly inspection of the Riverside Playground. (Quotes obtained)
  4. Work in accordance with Minute BV06/07.12 (please see attached Minutes).

CLERK

24 October 2006