Agenda and minutes

Corporate Policy and Finance Committee - Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Leyton Road, Harpenden AL5 2LX

Contact: Daniel Williams Email:  daniel.williams@harpenden.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

25.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

No apologies received.

26.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are reminded to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary and/or personal interests that they may have in relation to items on this Agenda.

 

You should declare at this part of the meeting or when it becomes apparent your interest by stating:

 

(a)        the item you have the interest in

(b)        whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest and the nature of the interest, whereupon you will not participate in the discussion or vote on that matter, unless dispensation has been requested and granted

(c)        whether it is a personal interest and the nature of the interest

 

Members are also reminded of their obligation to report any amendment to their Register of Interests to the Town Clerk as soon as it becomes apparent.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Butterworth and Cllr Maynard declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 7.2 as members of the Harpenden & District Local History Society and as the Council’s representatives on that Society.

 

Cllr Farmer declared an interest in Item 7.2 as sitting on the Harpenden Trust’s Care Fund Committee (the interest relating to the activities of the Harpenden Seniors’ Forum).

27.

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT AND URGENT ITEMS

Minutes:

No items.

28.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDING ORDER 22

Minutes:

None received.

29.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the Corporate Policy & Finance Committee meeting held on 6 January 2021 – circulated herewith.

 

To confirm the Minutes of the Extraordinary Corporate Policy & Finance Committee meeting held on 13 January 2021 – circulated herewith.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Corporate Policy & Finance Committee meeting held on 6 January 2021 were accepted as a correct record.

 

The Minutes of the Extraordinary Corporate Policy & Finance Committee meeting held on 13 January 2021 were accepted as a correct record.

 

 

30.

MINUTES OF MEETINGS REFERRED TO CORPORATE POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Accounts & Risk Sub-Committee meeting held on 28 January 2021 – circulated herewith.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Accounts & Risk Sub-Committee meeting held on 28 January 2021 were received.

31.

OFFICERS' REPORTS

31.1

FORWARD PLANNER AND RESOLUTION TRACKER pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Internal Operations Manager and Democratic Services & Civic Officer. 

 

The Committee RESOLVED to:

 

(i)           Note and approve the Forward Planner attached at Appendix A.

(ii)          Note the Resolution Tracker attached at Appendix B and approve the removal of those resolutions marked complete.

 

31.2

REVIEW OF SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Community Services Manager. 

 

The Committee RESOLVED to:

 

(i)           Note this report.

(ii)          Approve the extension of the Harpenden and District Local History Society agreement until 31 March 2022.

 

 

31.3

BUDGETARY CONTROL 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Finance Manager.

 

Officers were thanked for their work in maintaining a favourable budget position in the current circumstances.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to:

 

Note the report.

31.4

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT POLICY pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Report attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Internal Operations Manager.

 

Cllr Cowley gave a brief outline of the development of the Policy and the importance of establishing a Policy that the Council should follow.  He also thanked Officers and fellow Councillors for their assistance in producing the Policy.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the Youth Engagement Policy set out in Appendix A.

 

 

 

31.5

CITIZENS ADVICE UPDATE pdf icon PDF 378 KB

Report attached.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Internal Operations Manager and Democratic Services & Civic Officer.

 

The Committee RESOLVED to:

 

Note the report.