Agenda and minutes

Venue: Melksham Town Hall

Contact: Linda Roberts, Town Clerk 

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Apologies were received from Councillors Watts and Mitcham. Councillor Mitcham was substituted by  Councillor Welch.


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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To approve the Minutes of the HR Sub-Committee meeting held on 16 December 2020.


The redacted minutes of the meeting held on  16 December 2020 would be added to the Agenda  at the next HR Sub Committee meeting on 10 February 2021.


Confidential Session

Members are requested to make the following resolution in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.


In view of the sensitive nature of the business to be transacted, it is advisable in the public interest that the public and press be excluded, and they are instructed to withdraw.


In view of the confidential nature of the information to be discussed, concerning staffing matters, the budget, and business to be transacted, the public and press were instructed to withdraw.


Confidential Session Item 1


Confidential Session Item 1 documentation was reviewed and discussed by the Committee.


Ways of Working in Tier 5 Lockdown


The Town Clerk confirmed that new ways of working have been implemented following the new Tier 5 lockdown. The updated risk assessment and new guidelines have been issued to staff. Town Council staff are now working from home and require permission to work at the Town Hall. The Amenities and Assembly Halls teams are working flexibly following Covid guidelines.


 The Town Clerk agreed to contact Ellis Whittam to ascertain if they have an HR Portal available for Town Council staff to use.


Date and Time of Next Meeting

10 February 2021 at 7.00 pm via Zoom


10 February 2021 at 7.00 pm via Zoom