Finance Committee Minutes, 26 March 2024

Finance Committee Minutes, 26 March 2024

Laleston Community Council

Minutes of the Finance Committee held remotely on 26 March 2024 at 6.30pm.

Present:. Cllr C Davies, D Harrison and S Philpin.

In attendance:  Gail Jewell.

  1. To receive apologies for absence.  Cllr P King, S Richmond and I Spiller.

    2. Representation from members of the public.  None.

    3.   To receive Declarations of Interest (if any) of Members in respect of the business to be transacted.


    4.   Approval of minutes.

          Resolved:  That the minutes of the Finance Committee meeting that took place on 23 January 2024 be approved as a true and accurate record, proposed by Cllr D Harrison and seconded by Cllr S Philpin.

    5.   Finance update


    • Members noted the Bank Reconciliation summary for February 2024.
    • The committee approved payments made during February 2024, which were presented with the agenda that included vouchers numbers 443 – 460.  Proposed by Cllr C Davies and seconded by Cllr D Harrison.
    • The committee approved receipts received during February 2024, which were presented with the agenda that included voucher numbers 272 – 284.  Proposed by Cllr D Harrison and seconded by Cllr C Davies.
    • Members viewed and noted the document summarising spend to date and recommended that:
    • full Council receive a report reviewing profit and loss for the Community Pantry in May 2024;
    • Council agreed for a public consultation be carried out on preferred usage of Blandy Hall to increase rental and to also explore promotion of Blandy Hall in the local post offices and in St David’s Church.
    • Members considered feedback on queries / concerns raised at previous Finance Committee meeting.

    The following comments were made in relation to the October payment list:

    • Voucher 452 – Cllrs questions when the works would be carried out.  The Clerk confirmed that works had been completed.
    • Voucher 458 – Cllrs queried the payment made to Sainsbury’s.  The Clerk explained that this was a reimbursement to Cllr A Berrow for additional food for the Community Pantry
    • Voucher 460 – Cllrs queried the item ‘roll ups’.  The Clerk explained that the item was for promotion purposes for the Laleston Well Project.

    6.   To consider any grant/funding applications received.

    The following grant/funding applications were received and reviewed by the Finance Committee.

    1. South Cymru Sapphire

    Resolved:  The Finance Committee agreed to donate £500 to South Cymru Sapphire.

    • Bryntirion Infants Big Bocs Bwyd

    Resolved:  The Finance Committee agreed to donate £500 to Bryntirion Infants Big Bocs Bwyd.

    8.   To receive any recommendations from other Committees or Council


    9.   To review the Committee’s Meeting dates and consider any matters relevant to the committee for discussion at the next meeting.

    Resolved:  Members reviewed the Committee’s next meeting date of 23 April 2024. 

    There being no further business, the meeting ended at 7.02 pm. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 23 April 2024 and will commence at 6.30pm.

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