Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

PR547

Apologies for Absence

To consider apologies and reasons for absence.

 

Committee Members who are unable to attend the meeting should notify the Committees Clerk derek.mackenzie@witney-tc.gov.uk prior to the meeting, stating the reason for absence.

 

Standing Order 30(a)(v) permits the appointment of substitute Councillors to a Committee whose role is to replace ordinary Councillors  ...  view the full agenda text for item PR547

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors V Gwatkin and L Ashbourne.

 

 

PR548

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in any of the items under consideration at this meeting in accordance with the Town Council’s code of conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest from members or officers.

 

PR549

Minutes pdf icon PDF 503 KB

a) To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Parks & Recreation Committee held on  5 September 2022;

 

b) Matters arising from the minutes not covered elsewhere on the agenda (Questions on the progress on any item).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the committee held on 5 September 2022 were received.

 

Resolved:

 

That, the minutes of the Parks & Recreation Committee held on 5 September 2022 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chair.

 

PR550

Participation of the Public

The meeting will adjourn for this item.

 

Members of the public may speak for a maximum of five minutes each during the period of public participation, in line with Standing Order 42. Matters raised shall relate to the following items on the agenda.

Minutes:

There was no public participation.

 

PR551

Finance Report: Revised Revenue Budget 2022/23 and Draft Base Revenue Budget for 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Town Clerk/CEO and the Draft Revised Revenue Budget for 2022/23 and Draft Budget for 2023/24 – to follow

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered the report and verbal update of the Town Clerk & Chief Executive Officer.

 

It was advised these were draft estimates based on current knowledge and final figures would be provided to the Full Council at the end of the budget-setting period.

 

Members discussed the request received  ...  view the full minutes text for item PR551

PR552

Schedule of Proposed Fees and Charges 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 418 KB

During the Budget Setting Cycle the Council reviews its Fees and Charges for various facilities and services it operates.

 

Included is the schedule of charges in respect of the assets and services which fall under the responsibility of this Committee, and the Committee is requested to review and approve or  ...  view the full agenda text for item PR552

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered the report and verbal update of the Town Clerk/CEO concerning the Council’s charges from April 2023.

 

Although, the Policy, Governance & Finance Committee had provided parameters at its previous meeting endorsing an inflationary increase, Members were reluctant to agree an increase of 10% across the board  ...  view the full minutes text for item PR552

PR553

Revenue Growth Items, Special Revenue Projects and Capital Projects pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Town Clerk/CEO with an update on the current year’s work programme relating to Capital and Special Revenue Projects; as well as projects identified during the course of the year for inclusion as Revenue Growth Items or Special Revenue Projects in the Council’s  ...  view the full agenda text for item PR553

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered the report and verbal update of the Town Clerk/CEO.

 

Members queried the continued delay in the delivery of Madley, Unterhaching and Ralegh Crescent play areas into Witney Town Councils control and asked if the council could agree with West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) for a  ...  view the full minutes text for item PR553