Committee Membership and Remit
The Parish Council Finance Sub Committee (FSC) comprises three Council members, including the current Chair, and the Responsible Finance Officer, the Clerk. The FSC meets four times per year, prior to each Full Council meeting. The FSC currently comprises:
|Graham Bowland||Chairman||September 2019|
|Helen North||May 2019|
|John Thornton||August 2020|
The FSC considers all financial matters on behalf of the Council and makes any necessary recommendations to the Full Council for adoption. Once per year, prior to the November Full Council meeting, the FSC prepares the budget for the forthcoming financial year. The budget is used to determine the Precept for the following financial year and provide a framework for monitoring income and expenditure during that year.
FSC meetings are open to the public and business is conducted according to the Council’s Standing Orders and the Sub-Committee Terms of Reference.
Finance Sub Committee Meeting
Date : Tuesday 20th April 2021
Time : 7pm
Location : Online
The agenda for the next FSC meeting is shown in the frame below as soon as it is available. Once this meeting has taken place, agenda will be moved to the Document Library under FSC Meeting Agenda.
Clerk: Liz Leatherbarrow
16 Woodlands Avenue, Harrogate HG2 7SJ
The next Finance Sub Committee Meeting will be held on
Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 7pm at
- Reminder by the Chair of the Council's policy for the audio or visual recording of the meeting.
- To receive apologies and approve reasons for absence.
- To receive any declarations of interest not already declared under the Council's Code of Conduct or members Register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.
- To confirm the minutes of the last meeting held as a true and correct record.
- To receive an update on the financial accounts 2020-2021.
- To review the FSC action checklist ( points 7-11 ).
- To ratify and record the arrangement with Farm and Land Services for grass cutting, strimming and two herbicide treatments for 2021-2.
- Review income and expenditure against the budget set.
- Update on progress of VAT claim.
- Update on progress with Internal audit.
- Review of asset register and changes.
- To receive update on Banking Authority Mandates.
- Refurbishment of the benches and noticeboards.
- To receive up date on progress with quotes for treatment of mole problem in recreation field
- To notify the Clerk of any matters for inclusion on the agenda of the next meeting.
- To confirm the date of the next meeting as Tuesday 2021 at 7pm.
Zoom Meeting Joining Instruction
The minutes of the last FSC meeting are shown in the frame below as soon as they are available. Once these minutes have been agreed at the next FSC meeting, they will be moved to the list below and also made available in the Document Library under FSC Meeting Minutes.
Clerk: Liz Leatherbarrow
16 Woodlands Avenue, Harrogate HG2 7SJ
Minutes of the Finance Sub Committee Meeting held on
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 7pm
The meeting was Online
Draft Minutes for the Finance Sub Committee Meeting on 23 February 2021 at 7pm Meeting held on line
Meeting started at 7pm Meeting ended at 7.37pm Present:
Cllr Graham Bowland (Chair) Cllr Helen North
Cllr John Thornton Clerk: Liz Leatherbarrow
1. Reminder by the Chair of the Council’s policy for the audio or visual recording of the meeting.
The Chairperson opened the meeting reminding everyone of the policy.
2. To receive apologies and approve reasons for absence.
All members present.
3. To receive any declarations of interest not already declared under the Council’s Code of Conduct or members Register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.
No interests declared.
4. To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2010 as a true and
Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2020 be approved as a true and accurate record.
5. To receive an update on the financial accounts 2020-2021
The statements recorded previously remain unchanged since the last meeting. 6. To review the FSC action checklist:
a) Precept application –information update
The precept application was completed, submitted on 12.01.2021 and an acknowledgement of the form has been received.
It has been requested that a copy of the completed form will be stored on the Parish Council web site drive.
ACTION: Cllr Bowland will send a copy to the clerk to ensure the information is added to the Parish Council document library.
b) Review income and expenditure against the budget set
No changes made to the statement since the last meeting.
c) up date on progress of VAT claim
There have been frustrating difficulties trying to submit the VAT return on line. In spite of several attempts to resolve the issues these remain outstanding. As a result the form will now be submitted by post.
Any remaining outstanding invoices and payments from the current financial year must be included on the return. It was noted there is now one new invoice for the new Copgrove signs, from which VAT can be reclaimed. The amount due on the invoice differs from the original estimate.
ACTION: Clerk to send the invoice to Cllr North.
ACTION: Cllr North will review the invoice against the original estimate received. When this is completed and payment is confirmed, Cllr North will advise Cllr Bowland in order that it may be included on the VAT return.
ACTION: Cllr Bowland will continue to persevere with the VAT claim and submit the claim by post before 28/2/21 deadline.
d) up date on progress with Internal audit
The arrangements for the internal audit were explained. The process is in hand.
ACTION: Cllr Bowland will work with the group of Parish Council representatives who meet co-operatively to complete the internal audits; alerted to the difficulties previously experienced, which caused delays in the past.
e) review of asset register and changes
Cllr Bowland has identified that the list of assets on the website does not match the list he has. Discussion was shared about two specific entries from the list on the website.
ACTION: Cllr Bowland will review and up date the register using information from previous account records from the last four years. He will advise the Councillors when this is completed, at the next Sub Committee meeting.
7. To receive update on Banking Authority Mandates
Forms have been submitted to the bank requesting changes to the banking mandate.
Cllr North will be removed from the mandate, the new clerk will be added.
CllrThornton and Cllr Bowman remain on the mandate.
8. Refurbishment of the benches and noticeboards
Cllr North confirmed that the agreed refurbishment of the benches and notice boards is planned for the Spring when the weather improves.
9. To notify the Clerk of any matters for inclusion on the agenda of the next meeting.
The clerk will e-mail the Councillors before the next meeting to ask for new agenda items.
10. Any other business.
No matters raised.
11. The date of the next meeting was confirmed as Tuesday20 April 2021 at 7pm.
The table below lists some of the people who have served on the Finance Sub Committee in recent years.
|Peter Edwards||September 2020|
|Neil Horton||July 2019|
|Nicolas Stringer||July 2019|
|William Kirkpatrick||June 2019|
Finance Sub Committee Meeting Minutes Documents
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|0399||2020-01 Minutes||60 KB|
|0391||2020-09 Minutes||64 KB|
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