Minutes of the Meeting held at the Parish Hall, Victoria Place, Brightlingsea
on Thursday 24th March 2014 at 7.30 pm
I Block (Chairman)
J Chapman (Vice Chairman)
D Dixon, A Goggin, G Steady and K Yallop
Also in Attendance:
Tracey Pulford- Town Clerk/RFO
F.131. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: CllrJ Russell
F.132 CONFIRMATION OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD
ON THE 6TH MARCH 2014:
The Minutes were accepted as a true record of the meeting.
The following was discussed from the minutes of the last meeting:
Grant to Brightlingsea in Bloom for WW1 display – Agreed the Town Council purchases the equipment, and Bloom put up a plaque stating sponsored by Brightlingsea Town Council.
Go Ride Invoices –The Clerk mentioned that she had only just managed to get hold of Danny Douglas, and the two invoices for up to 31st March are to follow. A discussion then took place and it was agreed that the Council should contact Go Ride to advise them that there is no money allocated in the budget for the bus service next year, and to address this issue we would like to invite them to come to a finance committee meeting to discuss.
F.133 DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS:
Members were reminded of the requirement to disclose any interest in relation to items on the agenda, when these are discussed.
F.134 RISK ASSESSMENT 2013/2014:
A discussion took place and it was agreed that the Risk Assessment for 2013/2014 is signed off at the April Council meeting.
F.135 NEW MEMBERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT:
A discussion took place and it was agreed that the new Members’ Code of Conduct, as adopted by Tendring District Council, would be adopted by Brightlingsea Town Council at its April Council meeting.
F.136 COUNCIL SOLICITORS:
The chairman informed the meeting that the Town Council does not have an official agreement with Prettys Solicitors. After discussion it was agreed that the Council would use Guy Thompson’s new firm Wilson and Co, for all its needs.
Councillor Steady informed the meeting that the Cricket Club and Cinque Port Football Club would pay all the outstanding invoices by the end of the week.
Councillor Steady then flagged up that there are still anomalies with certain leases/invoices etc. The Chairman said that we need to draw a line under what has happened in the past, and look to the future.
F.138 CLOSE OF MEETING:
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.14 pm.