12/01/18FA: TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr J Burrell and Cllr S Thredgle

13/01/18FA: TO ACCEPT DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
No Declarations of Interest were received

14/01/18FA: TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2018
The Minutes of the Finance & Audit Committee Meeting held Wednesday 5 September were approved

15/01/18FA: TO NOTE 2ND QTR BUDGET MONITORING REPORT 2018-19
The 2nd Qtr Budget Monitoring Report 2018-19 was noted by members

16/01/18FA: TO CONSIDER DRAFT ANNUAL COUNCIL BUDGET FOR 2019-20
Members discussed the proposed budget and noted that after the boundary review that many homes were now not part of the parish which had caused a deficit. After a good deal of discussion, members decided to take £2500 from youth services, £1000 from communications and £1500 from Council training. This leaves the budget with only a 3.88% increase from last year. Members unanimously agreed for this budget proposal to be put before the Full Council for approval.

17/01/18FA: TO AUTHORISE PAYMENTS
The payments provided were authorised by members.

18/01/18FA: TO DISCUSS THE MANAGEMENT OF ACCOUNTS FOR STONE PARISH COUNCIL
Members discussed the issues faced by the new RFO and the accounts team that have been outsourced by the council. The crossover has been causing issues and it was agreed that the clerk have a discussion with the accounts team about this.

19/01/18FA: TO CONSIDER GRANT APPLICATIONS FROM LOCAL GROUPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Members discussed the grant applications received and members unanimously agreed to award £250 to the Brent Social Club to go towards the purchase of a defibrillator and £250 to the Warrior Scout Troop for activities.

20/01/18FA: TO REVIEW CHARGES AND FEES FOR SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Members resolved to amend the Pavilion charges as per the proposed costs put forward by the RFO. The costs have not changed in several years and members considered the prices still very reasonable.

There being no further business, the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.58pm