Council Agenda – 15 December 2022

Council Agenda – 15 December 2022

December 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of LALESTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL will be held at Bryntirion & Laleston Community Centre, on Thursday 15 December 2022 at 7.00pm. The agenda for the meeting is set out below:

This is a public meeting and members of the public and press are welcome to attend to observe proceedings. An invitation and documents referenced on the agenda may be obtained from the Clerk prior to the meeting using the contact details below.

1. Council to undertake a period of silent reflection.

2. Apologies for absence.

To receive apologies for absence from Members.

3. Representation from members of the public.

To consider suspension of meeting to receive representations from local residents (15 minutes maximum).

4. Items of business that the Chair deems urgent.

To list any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

5. Declarations of Interest.

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest from Members/Officers in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

6. Approval of Minutes.

To receive Minutes of previous meetings held on 17 November 2022 and consider matters arising from the Minutes but not included in the agenda.

7. Finance update:

· To note bank reconciliation summary as at the end of November 2022

· To approve a list of payments made up to the end of November 2022.

· To approve a list of receipts received up to the end of November 2022.

· To approve a list of salary payments for November and December 2022.

8. To receive any recommendations and resolutions from Committees.

a) Recommendation received from the Finance Committee:

Following debate, the Finance Committee recommend that Council increases its precept for 2023/2024 to £262,000, to ensure sufficient funds are in place to cover all impending expenditure in the next financial year. The proposed precept will lead to a 20% increase and will equate to a monthly increase of £0.73p per Band D household compared to this financial year.

b) Information from the HR & Personnel Committee:

The HR & Personnel Committee have successfully advertised, shortlisted and interviewed for the post of Assistant Clerk. Interviews took place on 3 December 2022 whereby a Mrs Hayley Coburn was successfully appointed for the role. The Assistant Clerk will be contracted to 16 hours a week and will start on 9 January 2023.

9. To receive quotations, if any.

10. To receive any updates relating to the Warm Café.

11. To approve the content of the Biodiversity report prior to publication on the Council website.

12. To appoint Members to the Biodiversity Committee.

13. To discuss the Repair Café held at Bryntirion & Laleston Community Centre.

14. To receive correspondence, if any.

15. To consider Planning Applications.

Gail Jewell

Clerk to Laleston Community Council

Email – clerk Mobile – 07375918803

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