BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Precept Meeting of the Full Brandon Town Council
Held on Monday 15 November 2010
At the Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon at 7.00pm.

Present:  Cllr. S Edwards, Cllr. R Silvester, Cllr. Mrs S Jureko, Cllr. N Vant, Cllr.
Mrs M Young, Cllr. P Ridgwell, Cllr. K Butcher, Cllr. L Jacobs.

Also present: Mrs C Mason (Town Clerk).

Meeting commenced at 7.00pm.

1.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr. T Simmons, Cllr. S Le Grys, Cllr. P MacLoughlin, Cllr. G Hughes.

2.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST and additions to Members Register of Interests [per Parish Council’s Code of Conduct 2001 / Local Government Act 2000].
None.

3.  TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN MINUTES
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 1 November 2010 (Public Items).
Resolution Record No. BTC/81/15/Nov/10
Proposed by Cllr. K Butcher and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko.
CARRIED: Unanimous.
THAT THE MINUTES OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY1 NOVEMBER 2010 BE ACCEPTED AS A TRUE RECORD.
4.  MATTERS ARISING for information exchange only
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 1 November 2010 (Public items).
There were no matters arising.

5.  PRECEPT FOR BRANDON 2011 TO 2012 [PUBLIC ITEMS]
Precept estimates to be adjusted:
Administration
Decrease Allianz Cornhill Insurance from £4500 to £4300.
Decrease contracted cleaner from £1500 to £1400.
Increase newsletter from £1000 to £1400.
Decrease Sage payroll from £200 to £150.
Increase councillor training from £200 to £300.
Increase subscriptions from £1100 to £1200.
Increase petty cash/postage from £950 to £1000.
Cemetery/Town
Increase closed cemetery maintenance from zero to £500.
Increase new cemetery maintenance from £1000 to £1500.
Increase new cemetery purchase from £3000 to £4000.
Increase compulsory purchase legal fees from £500 to £1000.

Old School House
Decrease TXU Energy (external box) from £1,000 to £800.
General
Increase truck replacement from £1,000 to £2,000.
Street lights
Increase street lights rolling repair from £3,500 to £5,000.
Recreation   
Cllr. Mrs M Young declared an interest in the Brandon Remembrance Playing Fields and the Members Book of Interests was duly signed.
Increase B.R P.F. from £23,380.00 to £23,965.00. This equates to an increase of 2.5%.    
Funding requests:
Cllr. S Edwards and Cllr. K Butcher declared an interest in the Heritage Centre. The Members Book of Interests was duly signed.
Under the ‘Power of Well Being’ donations were given to:

Brandon Citizens Advice Bureau
Royal British Legion Wreath
Brandon Neighbourhood Watch
Brandon Handicapped Club
Brandon Heritage Centre
Marie Curie
St Nicholas Hospice
WS Association for the Blind
Crossroads
Stroke Association
Macmillan Nurses
£250.00
£50.00
£200.00
£200.00
£350.00
£300.00
£500.00
£250.00
£250.00
£250.00
£250.00



Resolution Record No. BTC/82/15/Nov/10
Proposed by Cllr. K Butcher and seconded by Cllr. Mrs S Jureko.
CARRIED: Unanimous.   
THAT THE BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL PRECEPT DEMAND FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2011 TO 2012 BE SET AS ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE  POUNDS.
6. RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
Resolution Record No. BTC/83/15/Nov/10
Proposed by K Butcher and seconded by Cllr. N Vant.
CARRIED: Unanimous.

‘That pursuant to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, the Public and Pres be excluded from the Meeting temporarily due to the confidential nature of the business to be discussed concerning: CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES: QUOTES: STAFFING ISSUES. (Section 100(A)(4) LGA 1972)


BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Confidential Minutes
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Precept Meeting
Held at 7.00pm on Monday 15 November 2010
In the Council Chamber, Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon.

THIS PAGE IS CONFIDENTIAL
ONLY THE RESOLUTIONS MAY BE DISPLAYED
AS A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD

7. TO RECEIVE, CONFIRM AND SIGN CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 1 November 2010.
Resolution Record No. BTC/84/15/Nov/10
CARRIED:
THAT THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES OF THE BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2010 BE ACCEPTED AS A TRUE RECORD.
8.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES
Of the Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 1 November 2010.
There were no matters arising.

9.  RESOLUTION from Cllr. N Vant No.139.

*Confidential *

10.  PRECEPT FOR BRANDON 2011 TO 2012 [CONFIDENTIAL SECTION]
No adjustments were made.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm.





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