Agenda and minutes

Finance & General Purposes Committee - Thursday, 25th February 2021 7.00 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies.


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).


Councillor Tamlyn declared and interest in the Grant Application for Dawlish & District u3a so did not take part in the vote.



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


There were none.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Finance & General Purposes Committee held on 21 January 2021.


Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2021 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct and accurate record.


Small Grant Application - Dawlish & District u3a pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To consider a grant request for £250 toward the costs of an Open Day event.

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Resolved by majority to approve a grant of £250 in principle, to be paid when the date of the event is confirmed.


Committee Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To review the terms of reference for the committee and make recommendations (if any) to Full Council for approval.


Members considered the existing Terms of Reference and identified a number of points for clarification, update and revision within the ‘Purpose’ section; giving the following comments:


3.3 – The statement is currently too broad and does not take into account the role of the Town Clerk. Furthermore items regarding legislation have not always come to this committee prior to Full Council, so further detail is required in the wording.


3.5 – Clarification is required on the term ‘policy’ as to whether it is all policy or just financial policy with other areas being the responsibility of the proper officer.  It also does not take into account the role of the Manor House and Riverside Committee, which should be updated.


3.6 – Again, the separate roles of the Town Clerk and the Manor House and Riverside Committee are not clear in the current statement. This committee does not currently consider ‘all’ aspects of Health and Safety so further clarification is also required on this point.


Resolved unanimously that the document be referred back to the Town Clerk to redraft points 3.3, 3.5 and 3.6 taking into account the above comments so an up to date draft can be considered at the March meeting before recommendations be made to Full Council.


COVID-19 Support Grants

Update regarding grant applications made in relation to loss of income due to lockdowns and/or COVID-19 restrictions.


The Finance Officer gave an update regarding grant applications made via Teignbridge District Council regarding loss of income due to National Lockdowns and Tier restrictions.


Invoices for Payment, Direct Debits and Income pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive, consider and approve the reports for invoices paid, direct debits paid, and income received for January 2021.

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Resolved unanimously that the report be approved.