Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Melksham Town Hall

Contact: Linda Roberts - Town Clerk 

Items
No. Item

1/21

Apologies

Apologies have been received from Councillor Illman.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Iles, Illman and Watts

 

2/21

Declarations of Interest

To receive any Declarations of Interest in respect of items on this agenda as required by the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. Members may however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared on the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

3/21

Minutes

The amended minutes of the Full Council Meetings held on 16 November 2020 and minutes of Full Council Meeting held on 21 December 2020 will be reviewed at the next Full Council Meeting to be held on 18 January 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Full Council meetings held on 16 November 2020 and

21 December 2020 will be approved at the next Full Council meeting to be held on 18 January 2021.

4/21

Assembly Hall in Tier 5 Lockdown

To receive a report from the Locum Administrator, Jeff Mills.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Aves, seconded by Councillor Westbrook  and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED: that in view of the confidential nature of the information to be discussed, concerning the budget for 2021/2022, that the press and public be instructed to withdraw

 

Councillors reviewed the in depth report and budget prepared by the Town Clerk and the Locum Assistant.

 

Following discussion it was proposed by Councillor Westbrook, seconded by Councillor Hubbard and:

RESOLVED: to hold an additional Council Meeting on 25 January 2021 to further review and approve the budget for  2021-2022.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Westbrook, seconded by Councillor Hubbard and:

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED: to instruct the Town Clerk to produces three further budget calculations.

 

5/21

Age Friendly Melksham - Community Response

To receive and discuss the letter of 5 January 2021 from Age Friendly Melksham requesting staff support from Melksham Town Council. 

Minutes:

It was proposed Councillor Westbrook, seconded Councillor Welch and:

 

RESOLVED: to re-deploy two members of staff to cover the 26 hours per week volunteer-time requested by Melksham Community Response.

6/21

Date and Time of Next meeting

18 January 2021 at 7.00 pm via Zoom

Minutes:

18 January 2021 at 7.00 pm.