Finance Minutes 7th April 2010
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF HARWICH TOWN COUNCIL FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE
HELD at the PARK PAVILION, HARWICH
on 7th April 2010 at 7.00pm
Present: Councillor L Double in the Chair
The Mayor, Councillor J Wares
The Deputy Mayor, Councillor S Tyrer
Councillors: B Brown, G Calver, D Rutson and L Payne
The Clerk to the Council, Mrs S Anderson
F31/09 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Burke and Gardner.
F32/09 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Councillor Double declared a prejudicial interest regarding Item 6 – The Ark Centre request for grant funding. Councillor Calver declared a personal interest in Item 6 – Harwich in Bloom request for grant
F33/09 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 25th November 2009 (previously circulated) be approved by the Chairman and signed as a true record.
F34/09 HARWICH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS TRUST
Request for grant funding of £2500 to support the annual Harwich Festival of the Arts.
RESOLVED: to grant s.137 funding of £2500
F35/09 THE ARK CENTRE
Request for grant funding of £1200 towards costs of specialised sensory equipment and ‘play and learn’ toys to support children with special needs.
RESOLVED: to recommend s.137 funding of £1200
F36/09 HARWICH IN BLOOM
Request for grant funding of £1200 towards the Harwich in Bloom Scheme.
RESOLVED: to grant s.137 funding of £1200
F37/09 HARWICH SHANTY FESTIVAL
Request for grant funding of £500 towards the advertising and publicity of the annual Harwich Shanty Festival.
RESOLVED: to recommend s.137 funding of £500
F38/09 FRIENDS OF ESPLANADE HALL
Request for grant funding of £1340 towards replacement windows in Esplanade Hall. Scheme.
RESOLVED: to recommend s.137 funding of £1340
F39/09 MANNINGTREE RAIL USERS ASSOCIATION
A request for a donation was received from MRUA.
RESOLVED: to recommend s.137 funding of £30
F40/09 HARWICH AND DISTRICT CRIME PREVENTION PANEL
A letter of thanks received from the Harwich and District Crime Prevention Panel was noted.
F41/09 EXCLUSIONOF PUBLIC AND PRESS
RESOLVED: that pursuant to Section 1 of Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 the meeting is closed to the press and public for the transaction of the under-mentioned business.
To consider the annual review of staff performance and salaries.