BRIGHTLINGSEA TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Meeting held at the Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea on Thursday 13th February 2012 at 7.00 pm
I Block (Chairman)
J Chapman (Vice Chairman)
D Dixon, G Steady and K Yallop
Also in Attendance:
Tracey Pulford- Town Clerk/RFO
F.042. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: Councillor Russell.
F.043. CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 24TH NOVEMBER 2011, RECEIVED BY COUNCIL ON THE 8TH DECEMBER 2011:.
The Minutes were accepted as a true record of the meeting.
F.044. DECLARATION OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS:
Members were reminded of the requirement to disclose any interest in relation to items on the agenda, when these are discussed.
F.045. BUDGET UPDATE:
The Chairman briefed members that the budgets are on course for 2011/2012, but asked everyone to make sure their budget allocations were spent for the year.
F.046. GRANT FINDER:
The Chairman briefed members that the Council should be more proactive on obtaining grants for various schemes, and one suggestion was that Darren Barrenger becomes the Councils ‘Grant Finder’. This would be subject to a 2.5% Project Management Fee, which would be re-invested into local organisations, at Darren’s request. Councillor Steady stated that the Council now needs to come up with the schemes that needs grant funding, i.e. skate park, changing rooms at the Rec etc.
Recommendation: Darren Barrenger is retained to look at and become the Councils ‘Grant Finder’ and any successful application is subject to a 2.5% management fee, which will be re-invested into al local organisation of his choice.
F.041. CLOSE OF MEETING:
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 7.16 pm.