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Meeting Minutes 11 April 2018

MINUTES of the Finance and General Purposes Working Party meeting held on WEDNESDAY 11th APRIL, 2018 at 5.30pm in the Town Hall.


Cllrs J. Cockroft (Vice-Chairman) and A. Burgin.


Cllrs J. Allin (Chairman), S. Moody and J. Kerr.


761. Declarations of Personal and Prejudicial Interest

Age Concern - Cllr. J. Allin.
Assoc of Labour Councillors - Cllrs A. Burgin, J. Allin, J. Kerr and S. Moody.
Big Warsop Partnership - Cllr. A. Burgin.
CCTV - Cllr. J. Allin.
Friends of the Carrs - Cllrs J. Kerr and A. Burgin.
Friends of Warsop vale - Cllr A. Burgin.
Market Warsop Players - Cllr S. Moody.
Meden Vale the Future - Cllr J. Allin.
SOS - Cllrs S. Moody and J. Kerr.
Staff Management - Cllrs J. Kerr and J. Cockroft.
Warsop Carnival - Cllr S. Moody.
Warsop Town Hall Management Group - Cllrs J. Kerr, S. Moody and J. Allin.
Warsop Youth Club - Cllrs S. Moody and J. Cockroft.
Welbeck Colliery the Future (Meden Park) - Cllrs J. Allin, J. Kerr.

761. Prepaid Card

The Clerk gave an update regarding the prepaid card that the Parish Council currently use. The current card is a Thomas Cook prepaid card that is registered under Cllr Kerr’s name but due to his personal circumstances, he has been unable to top up the card for staff. Thomas Cook at Shirebrook has recently closed and the nearest branch is now in Mansfield. At the last Parish Council meeting it was agreed that Gemma Blagg and the Clerk would book on to a bid writing course and the fee for the course had to be paid by card. The Thomas Cook card didn’t have enough money for one place so the Clerk made a decision to open a Post Office prepaid card and top it up with the normal top up amount, so the bid writing course could be booked. This card can be used and topped up by any staff member and councillor as it uses a pin and the Post Office is located in Warsop.

762. Warsop Market

Stuart Whittle brought the council documents that were requested. Members read through the paperwork and discussed different possibilities for moving forward. Cllr Burgin asked the Clerk to find out how long Steve (erects the stalls) has worked for the market.

RECOMMEND: Full council are to discuss and decide how to move forward with the market.

763. Parish Projects (Cllr John Kerr)

Cllr Kerr was unable to attend so this item should be deferred.

RECOMMEND: Defer this item to the next finance meeting.

764. Parish Council Staff – CONFIDENTIAL ITEM: Exclusion of Public

In accordance with Public Bodies (admission to meetings) Act 1960 section 1 (2) the Council exclude the public and press from the meeting by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted. This item will be discussed at the end of the meeting.

765. Simon Wragg – MP Letter

The Council received a letter from Ben Bradley, MP regarding Mr S. Wragg’s concerns about the lack disabled parking bays at the Town Hall.

RECOMMEND: Cllr Burgin will speak to the relevant officers at Mansfield District Council to discuss the options and what is required by law.

766. Any Other Business

There was no other business to discuss.

These will be presented to Full Council on 16th April 2018.

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