10/12/19FA: TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

No Apologies for absence have been received

11/12/19FA: TO ACCEPT DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Cllr J Burrell declared an interest in item 16/12/19FA

12/12/19FA: TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2019

The Minutes of the Finance & Audit Committee Meeting were approved.

13/12/19FA: TO NOTE BUDGET MONITORING REPORT FOR THE PERIOD ENDING OCTOBER 2019

The Budget Monitoring report for the period ending October 2019 was noted by members.

14/12/19FA: TO CONSIDER DRAFT ANNUAL COUNCIL BUDGET FOR 2020-21

Members discussed the proposed budget at length. It was noted that an accurate draft budget would not be possible until after the general election as that would have a big impact.

Members resolved to request an extension from Dartford Borough Council to confirm the precept. They would then meet at the end of January for a Finance & Audit Committee meeting and postpone the Full Council meeting until after the committee has met and discussed.

15/12/19FA: TO AUTHORISE PAYMENTS

Full details of payments were provided to the members.

Members authorised the list of payments.

16/12/19FA: TO CONSIDER GRANT APPLICATIONS FROM LOCAL GROUPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Members discussed the grant application received from the Dartford District 9 group to raise money to send them to the European Scout Jamboree in Gdansk. Members resolved to give a grant £1000 to the group.