1 – Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Lynch.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act 1972, s 85.


2 – Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

There were no disclosures of any pecuniary interests relating to meeting agenda items.

Relevant Legislation: Localism Act 2011, s 31.


3 – Public Participation

There were no members of the public present.

Relevant Legislation: Local Government Act, s 100.


4 – Approval of Minutes

Members resolved to approve the minutes of the Meeting of the Strategy & Finance Committee held on Wednesday 26 October 2022.


5 – To receive service performance update

Members were presented with documents providing updates regarding current performance and activity at Lizzie’s Café and council venues.

Members resolved to note the performance updates for Lizzies Café and council venues.


6 – Draft Annual Council Budget 2023-24

Members were presented with a draft budget that set out the principles for the annual budget for 2023-24. Members were advised that not all information has been received that enables complete accuracy of the figures: DBC is yet to confirm the council tax base for the next financial year; and negotiations are ongoing regarding funding for the recreation ground masterplan scheme which could affect the final position. These figures should be in place by the full council meeting in January to enable a final calculation to be presented.

As such, members were requested to consider the approach to the budget to resolve in principle the basis of the budget for recommendation to the full council.


7 – Authorisation of Payments

Members were provided with a schedule of supplier payments for council resolution to authorize payments.


Members resolved to approve authorization of payments as set out in the schedule.

Relevant Legislation: Accounts & Audit Regulations 2015

There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 21:00