A G E N D A
1. Apologies for absence
2. To receive Declarations of Interest
3. To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 21st March 2007
4. Financial Reports (attached):
a) To receive and authorise list of payments made on Imprest Account in March 2007
b) To receive and authorise list of Petty Cash payments for March 2007
c) To receive Statement of Town Council Balances
d) To note that no Inter Account Transfers are required
e) To note the Finance Manager’s report and receive Summary Budget Reports for period April 2006 to March 2007
To consider the following applications for grant aid (attached):
i) Ringwood and Burley Band
ii) Avon Valley Concerts
iv) Southampton Samaritans
To consider increasing the annual basic allowance from £618 to £637. This represents an increase of 3.2% as agreed by the District Council. This increase has been provided for in the approved budget for 2007/08.
7.Ringwood School – Achievement Awards
To consider sponsoring the Head of Year Awards at a cost of £120. There is also an opportunity to sponsor a perpetual shield and replica shield at a cost of £53.
8.The Rotary Club of Ringwood
To consider advertising in a commemorative magazine to celebrate 60 years of Rotary in Ringwood. Note – a ¼ page advert in the A4 magazine would cost £195.
9. Society of Local Council Clerks – National Conference
To authorise the Town Clerk’s attendance at this conference to be held in Coventry from 26th to 28th October 2007
10. South East Employers Event – Enhancing Local Democracy
To consider whether to appoint a member or officer to attend this event to be held in London on 28th June 2007, at a cost of £190 plus travel costs
11. Ringwood Festival
To receive minutes of the meetings of the Ringwood Festival Steering Committee held on 19th March and 10th April 2007 (attached)
12. Village 30 Programme
To consider submitting an ‘Expression of Interest’ in the County Council’s Village 30 Programme, which gives all villages the opportunity to be considered for 30mph speed limits
13. Committee Meetings 2007/08
To agree Schedule of Committee Meetings for the period June 2007 to May 2008 (attached)
14. Climate Change
To note that the County Council has set up a Commission of Inquiry on Climate Change and is inviting the submission of written evidence on key issues and challenges. Issues should relate to how Hampshire’s communities, infrastructure or services will be affected by climate change and how they can be made more resilient against these impacts.
15. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS
16. Town Crest
To consider use of Town Crest
17. Council Vehicle
To consider recommendation from the Recreation, Leisure & Open Spaces Committee to purchase the Nissan Cabstar on the expiry of the lease
18. Local Government Pension Scheme
To consider amending the Council’s discretionary policy with regard to transfer of previous pension rights
19. Mount Pleasant Lane
To receive further report on Council’s position.
If you would like further information on any of the agenda items, please contact Terry Simpson or Jo Stannard on (01425) 473883.