Annual parish council meeting agenda




Roger P Coleman                                                                                        2, The Laurels

Clerk to the Council                                                                                     Westwood


Tel: 01225 862770                                                                                       BA15 2AX





 Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of Westwood Parish Council will be held at the Parish Room, Farleigh Lane, Westwood on Tuesday 7 May 2019 commencing at 7.30pm


 1.         Welcome and Introductions.

The Retiring Chairman/Vice-Chairman to welcome those present.

 2.         Westwood Parish Council/Declaration of Office.

Councillors to declare any interests in accordance with the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 in relation to this meeting.

 3.         Apologies.

To note apologies from those Councillors absent from the meeting.

 4.         Election of Chair.

a.         To elect the Chairman for the forthcoming year.

b.         The Chairman to sign the Declaration of Office Form.

 5.         Election of Vice Chair.

To elect the Vice-Chair for the forthcoming year.

 6.         Formation of Working Groups.

To note the Working Groups and their respective delegated authority.

 7.         Maintenance Contracts.

a.         To note the following contracts:        

 §  Open Spaces/Cemetery Maintenance.

§  Village Handyman.

b.         To decide on the level of remuneration for the Handyman & Maintenance tasks.

 8.         Clerk's Salary and Expenses.

a.         To note the 2019/2020 NALC/SLCC agreed pay increase for Part-time Clerks and to agree to implement it.

b.         To note the Clerk’s Salary and level of expenses.

 9.         Chairman’s Allowance.

To decide on the level of ‘honorarium’ for the Chairman.

 10.       Football Pitch Charges

To decide the charges for the hire of the Playing Field.

 11.       Cemetery Fees.

To decide the level of fees applicable to the Cemetery.

 12.       Banking arrangements.

To agree the ‘banking arrangements’ for the year and to agree any changes to the nominated signatories.

 13.       Asset Register.

To note the Asset Register dated 31 March 2019 and to agree the revised means of valuation.

 14.       Risk Register.

To approve the Risk Register dated 1 April 2019.

 15.       Insurance Cover.

a.         To note the extant/proposed insurance cover and decide whether it is adequate.

b.         To agree the payment of the Insurance Premium.

 16.       Annual Governance and Accountability Return for the Year ending 31 March 2019.

a.         To receive a report from the Clerk.

b.         To note the Annual Internal Audit Reports from the Internal Auditor.

c.         To approve Section 1 (Annual Governance Statement 2018/19) of the Annual Return.

d.         To approve Section 2 (Accounting Statements 2018/19) of the Annual Return.

e.         To confirm that the Clerk is the Responsible Finance Officer for FY2019/20.

f.          To note, and to approve, the Reserve held for the Play Area refurbishment.    

17.       Financial Regulations.

To note the Financial Regulations dated 6 November 2017 and to agree any changes.

 18.       Appointment of Internal Auditor.

a.         To appoint an Internal Auditor for the year and agree the level of remuneration.

b.         To consider the effectiveness of the Internal Audit and to approve the latest Terms of Reference for the Internal Audit dated 1 April 2018.

 19.       Budget Details for Financial Year 2019/2020.

To note the agreed Budget for the year.

 20.     Standing Orders.

To consider the need for additional Standing Orders, or amendments to existing one


Roger Coleman



1 May 2019


Members are reminded that the Council has a general duty to consider the following matters in the exercise of any of its functions: Equal Opportunities (race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status and any disability), Crime and Disorder, Health and Safety and Human Rights.


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