Agenda and minutes

Finance & General Purposes Committee - Wednesday, 23rd September 2020 7.00 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies for absence received.


Agreement of the Agenda between Parts I and II


There was no Part II.


Declarations of Interest

To declare any disclosable interests relating to the forthcoming items of business (if any).


There were no declarations of interest.



To receive and consider requests for dispensation (if any).


There were no dispensations.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Finance & General Purposes Committee held on


Members considered the minutes of the Finance & General Purposes Committee held on 23 July 2020.


Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 23 July 2020 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct and accurate record.


Grant Application - Dawlish Gardens Trust pdf icon PDF 6 MB

A request for up to £750 (for 15 trees at £50 each) for an ongoing sensory garden project.


The Chairman advised that the documentation received from Dawlish Gardens Trust was a grant feedback form relating to a grant previously approved by the Committee.  The Trust had extended an invitation to any interested Member(s) to visit the sensory garden should they wish to.


Resolved that the agenda item be noted.


Grant Application - Strand Community Trust Ltd pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A request for £5,000 to support future plans to secure the Centre following loss of revenue due to the pandemic.

Additional documents:


Members considered a grant application from the Strand Community Trust Ltd for £5,000 towards their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and associated projects.


The Town Clerk advised that a representative of the organisation had indicated a desire to speak to the item, and since the start of the meeting had corresponded to say they were experiencing technical difficulties in joining the meeting.


Members discussed the application and raised a number of questions which needed clarification before a decision could be made.


At this juncture Members held making a decision in abeyance in an effort to allow more time for the representative to join the meeting.


Having dispensed with the remaining item of business on the agenda, it was


Resolved that


(a)    consideration of the item be deferred to the next meeting of the Finance & General Purposes

(b)   the Town Clerk communicate the Committee’s questions to the Strand Community Trust Ltd for response; and

(c)    a representative of the organisation be requested to attend the October meeting of the Committee to consider any further questions.


Invoices for Payment, Direct Debits and Income

To receive, consider and approve the following reports:  Invoices paid, Direct Debits paid and Income received for July and August 2020.

Additional documents:


Members present received and considered the report of invoices paid, direct debits and income received since the last report to the Committee.


RESOLVED unanimously that the reports be approved.