Agenda and minutes
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Items No. Item
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Nick Sangster, Resort Services Manager.
Declarations of Interest
RESOLVED – that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2016 be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record subject to the amendment of item 33. Replace the words ‘small grants programme’ with ‘events grants’.
Notification of any additional urgent items
Euro Maritime Fisheries Fund - Community Led Local Development (FLAG - Fisheries Local Action Group)
The Assistant Director Regeneration and Culture provided a verbal report on the status of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund – Community Led Local Development.
It was confirmed that the Round 1 submission was successful and that the FLAG had been invited to prepare a Local Development Strategy for submission in Round 2. This has been completed and a decision is anticipated in October.
If successful, the 2-year programme would commence in 2017 and we hope to be able to support the development of the classroom on the coast.
That the Charity Committee accept the update.
- Appendix 1 , item 49. PDF 5 KB
- Appendix 1A , item 49. PDF 7 KB
- Appendix 2 , item 49. PDF 7 KB
- Appendices 3, 4, 5 , item 49. PDF 181 KB
The Assistant Director – Financial Services & Revenues presented a report to advise Members of the Committee on the draft financial position for 2015/16 and the current year’s financial position, agree revisions to the Trust’s business plan and review the Risk Register and Reserves Policy.
Financial Monitoring statements were appended to the report which provided detail of the costs being incurred on major projects within the business plan and income.
The operating surplus was £321,000, exceeding the £292,000 revised estimate.
Councillor Forward proposed approval of the recommendations, as set out in the resolution below, seconded by Councillor Cartwright.
RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Charity Committee:
1. Agree the current financial position for 2016/17
2. The Risk Register be agreed (Appendix 4)
3. The Reserves Policy be agreed (Appendix 5)
The reason for this decision was:
The Council has the responsibility for the proper management of the financial affairs of the trust. In doing so it complies with Accounting Codes of Practice and the high standards required for the accounting of Public money.
The reserves policy is reviewed on an annual basis and is undertaken against the uncertainties that are identified within the risk register and the general economic environment.
The notes of the meeting of the Hastings and St. Leonards Coastal Users’ Group held on 7 June 2016 were submitted.
Councillor Cartwright proposed approval of the recommendations, as set out in the resolution below, seconded by Councillor Forward.
RESOLVED (unanimously) that the minutes of the meeting of the Hastings and St. Leonards Coastal Users’ Group held on 7 June 2016 be received and noted.
Additional urgent items (if any)
Councillor Fitzgerald sought clarification on the overnight parking fee at Rock-a-Nore and security lighting. Members discussed the benefits.