1 – Apologies for Absence

For Information

20:00, 1 min

To receive apologies for absence.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, s 85.

2 – Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

For Information

20:01, 1 min

To receive disclosure of any pecuniary interests relating to meeting agenda items.
Having declared an interest, a member must not participate in discussion on the matter and must not take part in any vote unless an appropriate dispensation has been granted.

Relevant Legislation: Localism Act 2011, s 31.

3 – Public Participation

For Discussion

20:02, 15 min

The council meets and makes its decisions in public. A council meeting is not a public meeting. It is a meeting held in public and there is no requirement in law which allows members of the public to speak at such meetings.

However, the council is keen to encourage public attendance at meetings and will therefore provide an opportunity to local registered electors to show it is committed to community engagement.

A maximum of 3 minutes is allowed per person to speak and the total length of time afforded for public participation at each meeting shall be no more than 15 minutes, subject to an extension of this time, in exceptional circumstances, being agreed by the Chairman.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act, s 100.

4 – Approval of Minutes

For Decision

20:17, 5 min

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting of the Strategy & Finance Committee held Wednesday 26 October 2022.

5 – To receive service performance update

For Information

20:22, 10 min

Members are presented with the following documents to provide an update regarding current performance and activity:

Lizzies Café

  • Annual P&L from September 2021 to August 2022 (1st year trading)
  • 1st quarter P&L from 1 September 2022- 30 November 2022 following amendments to service after review


  • Weekly timetable plus overview of current bookings activity for Stone Pavilion & Claire Tiltman Centre
  • 1st & 2nd quarter P&L from 1 April 2022 – 30 September 2022

Resolution: members are requested to note the performance updates for Lizzies Café and council venues.

Reports to follow

6 – Draft Annual Council Budget 2023-24

For Decision

20:32, 20 min

7 – Authorisation of Payments

For Decision

20:52, 5 min

A schedule of supplier payments is presented for council resolution to authorise payment.

Relevant Legislation: Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015