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Minutes of the Meeting of the CSM PC Finance Sub Committee
held on Zoom at 7.00pm on Monday 25
th January 2021

Present PCllrs P Brown, N Davidson, S Greenhalgh (PC Chair) and S Hutchings (PC Vice Chair). S Altria (Parish Clerk). No members of the public attended.

Fin 21/1. Welcome. PCllr P Brown chaired the meeting.

Fin 21/2. Apologies for absence. None.

Fin 21/3. Declarations of Interests. No declarations were made.

Fin 21/4. Minutes – to approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 26th October.

(These had been previously circulated to Cllrs). The minutes of the meeting were agreed without any amendments being made. These were then signed and dated by the Chair as an accurate record of the meeting.

Fin 21/5. Matters arising from the minutes of the 26th October Mtg. All the actions identified for the Clerk were agreed had been completed. A matter referred to District Councillors remains outstanding and the Clerk was then asked to raise directly with SWTC Officers and to remind KD that her presence would be welcome at PC meetings.

Fin 21/6. Accounts (2020/2021). The reconciliation and report were examined in detail for the first three qtrs of the year. The Council’s receipts for the period 1st April 2021 to 30th December 2020 is £87,005.24 and the expenditure for the same period is £87,639.70; these are in line with expectations albeit amended by Covid impacted expenditure and income.

PB as Chair had checked the bank rec back to the bank statement and then signed each to confirm the bank balance.

Clerk also updated on CIL and S106 funding.

Action. Clerk to put on PC Agenda for agreement.

Fin 21/7. Internal Auditor. The Clerk proposed that Bryan Howe be reappointed as Internal Auditor for 20/21 and this was agreed.

Action. Clerk to put on PC Agenda for agreement.

Fin 21/8. Clerks Expenses. The Clerk showed his latest telephone bill which demonstrated he had incurred exceptional call charges of £23.77 on 08 premium call charges in order to terminate the Pavilion Gas Supply calling the supplier OPUS. It was agreed that the Clerk should be reimbursed and would do this by including in his expenses claim.

Fin 21/9. Risk Assessment. The Clerk reported that he had finally got a reply from SWTC re a planning matter at Derham Close. It appeared no life buoy had been required/provided by the developer despite the play ground being adjacent to the canal and an attenuation pond. It was agreed to put this matter on the next PC agenda.

Fin 21/10. Dates of next meeting/s; To be agreed in due course.

The meeting closed at 7.45pm.

Steve Altria, Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council. Tel 01923 666295. Email clerk@creechstmichael.net