BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL
Minutes of the Precept Meeting of the Full Brandon Town Council
Held on Monday 24 November 2008
At the Old School House, Market Hill, Brandon at 7.00pm.

Present:  Cllr. R Silvester (Chairman), Cllr. Mrs S Jureko, Cllr. N Vant, Cllr. Mrs M Young,
Cllr. D Bimson,  Cllr. P Ridgwell, Cllr. G Hughes, Cllr. S Edwards, Cllr. S LeGrys,
Cllr. P McLoughlin, Cllr. A Simmons, Cllr. K Butcher.

Also present: Mrs C Mason (Town Clerk).

Meeting commenced at 7.00pm.

1.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllr. L Jacobs, Cllr. B Bishop.

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 3 November 2008 (Public Items) [LGA of 1972 Sch. 12].
Resolution Record No. BTC/76/24/Nov/08
Proposed by Cllr. K Butcher and seconded by Cllr. N Vant.
CARRIED: 10 for 1 abstention (due to absence).
THAT THE MINUTES OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2008 BE ACCEPTED AS A TRUE RECORD.
4.  MATTERS ARISING for information exchange only
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 3 November 2008 (Public items) [LGA 1972 Sch.12].
None.

5.  PRECEPT FOR BRANDON 2009 TO 2010 [PUBLIC ITEMS]
Precept estimates to be adjusted:
Cemetery/Town
Increase Powergen from £300 to £500.                         
Increase FHDC Rates from £400 to £450.     
Old School House
Increase Powergen from £800 to £1,000.                                          
General
Omit precept estimate for riverbank erosion at The Lode.
Street lights
Increase street lights rolling repair from £1,500 to £3,000.           
Estimated income to be increased from £12,000 to £13,000.
Funding requests: S137 Local Government Act 1972
THAT THIS COUNCIL PURSUANT TO SECTION 137 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 INCURS THE FOLLOWING EXPENDITURE WHICH IN THE OPINION OF THE COUNCIL IS IN THE INTERESTS OF THE AREA OF ITS INHABITANTS AND WILL BENEFIT THEM IN A MANNER COMMENSURATE WITH THE EXPENDITURE.
Cllr. R Silvester declared an interest in the Brandon and Mildenhall Citizens Advice Bureau and the Heritage Centre; Cllr. D Bimson declared an interest in the Heritage Centre;
Cllr. S Edwards declared an interest in the Heritage Centre; Cllr. A Simmons declared an interest in St. Nicolas Hospice and Brandon Neighbourhood Watch; Cllr. G Hughes declared an interest in Brandon Neighbourhood Watch. The Members Book of Interests was duly signed.

Brandon Citizens Advice Bureau:
Royal British Legion Wreath   
Brandon Neighbourhood Watch
Brandon Handicapped Club
£250.00
£50.00
£200.00
£500.00


Resolution Record No. BTC/77/24/Nov/08   
Proposed by Cllr. N Vant and seconded by Cllr. D Bimson.
CARRIED: 11 for 1 abstention.
THAT THIS COUNCIL AGREES THAT SECTION 137 EXPENDITURE
FOR ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE BE INCREASED TO FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS.
Resolution Record No. BTC/78/24/Nov/08
Proposed by Cllr. P McLoughlin and seconded by Cllr. K Butcher.
CARRIED: 9 for 3 abstentions.          
THAT THIS COUNCIL AGREES THAT SECTION 137 EXPENDITURE FOR THE HERITAGE CENTRE BE INCREASED TO THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY POUNDS.
The precept demand for the financial year 2009 to 2010 has been set at £194,897.00, this equates to an increase of 3% on last years precept figure. This sum will be formally adopted at the Full Brandon Town Council meeting to be held on the
1 December 2008.

6. RESOLUTION TO EXCLUDE THE PUBLIC AND PRESS
Resolution Record No. BTC/79/24/Nov/08
Proposed by Cllr. K Butcher and seconded by Cllr. S Edwards.
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 Precept Meeting of the Full Brandon Town Council
Held at 7.00pm  on Monday 24 November 2008
At the 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 3 November 2008.
Resolution Record No. BTC/80/24/Nov/08
CARRIED:
THAT THAT THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES OF THE FULL BRANDON TOWN COUNCIL MEETING OF MONDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2008 BE ACCEPTED AS A TRUE RECORD.
8.  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES
Of the Full Brandon Town Council Meeting of Monday 3 November 2008.
None.

9.  PRECEPT FOR BRANDON 2009 TO 2010 [CONFIDENTIAL SECTION]
No adjustments were made.


The meeting closed at 8.25pm.



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