Annual Full Council Meeting

7.00pm Wednesday 10 May 2023

St Andrews Community Centre, LN1 2LP


15 Minute Public Question Time

Three minutes per member of public or organisation. When members of the public may ask questions or make short statements to the council. Those items not on the agenda will not be debated but referred, if appropriate, to the next meeting. 




1. To elect a chair for council for 2023/24 and receive the signed acceptance of office

2. To elect a vice-chair for council for 2023/24

3. Receive apologies and accept valid reasons for absence, these having been submitted to the clerk prior to the meeting

4. Receive declarations of interest in accordance with the Localism Act 2011

5. To approve the minutes from 1 March 2023, with the chair to sign and date

6. To approve the minutes from 5 April 2023, with the chair to sign and date

7. To review the action log

8. Appointment of members to committees

9. Agree the annual schedule to review council policies, procedures, and the asset register 

10. Annual review and approval of the Financial Regulations

11. Review delegation arrangements for committees, sub-committees, and staff 

12. Review and agree a) the council’s and/or staff subscriptions to other bodies and b) its representation on, or work with, external bodies including review of arrangements with other bodies 


Finance and Risk

13. To resolve to use the General Power of Competence and meet the criteria of eligibility (Localism Act 2011)

14. To approve expenditure above specified limits, as per Financial Regulations

15. Agree the payment of annual subscriptions

16. Agree direct debits for 2023/24

17. Review expenditure incurred under LGA Act 1972, s137

18. Agree an application for s137 funding by SIGNS

19. Agree an application for funding for a 1940’s event  

20. To approve 2023/24 rates for football facility hire

21. Appoint safeguarding officer

22. To agree to join a ‘cycle to work’ scheme 

23. Confirmation of arrangements for insurance cover in respect of all insurable risks



24. To consider a request to extend the library opening hours


Closed Session

25. Council to resolve to go into closed session in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 for the following item(s) on the grounds that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.

26. To approve a quote for replacement windows at the St Andrews Community Centre (from the community centre ring-fenced fund)

27. To agree to a quote for the new burial ground Groundwater Risk Assessment prior to land handover

28. To ratify annual staff increments and pay (Personnel Committee) 


Lydia Hopton, Parish Clerk

5 May 2023