Goudhurst, Kent. A Wealden hill village

Policy & Staffing Committee Agenda November

Local Government for Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green


To: Cllrs Antony Harris (Chairman), David Boniface, Mrs Angela Broom, Chris Ditton, Alan Foster, Phil Kirkby, Mrs Susan Newsam, Barry Noakes, Mrs Caroline Richards, Guy Sutton and Stephen Wickham. 

I summon you to a Meeting of the Policy and Staffing Committee to be held at The Jessel Room on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 7.30 pm when the business detailed on the Agenda will be considered.

Members of the Public and the Press are welcome to attend this meeting.  At the Chairman’s discretion members of the public may be invited to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes each and for a maximum of 15 minutes for all questions relating to items on the Agenda.   Please state your name and address prior to speaking.  Smoking is not allowed during Council meetings.  Please switch off mobile phones.

Anthony Farnfield     ………………………………………………………………..

Clerk 15 November 2018

The South Oast at Smugley Farm, Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst TN17 2QU

01580 212552                    

Quorum for a Policy Committee Meeting is 3 Members


1. Apologies:  Apologies for absence as reported at the meeting

2. Declarations of Interest:  To receive notice of interest in respect of items on this Agenda in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct

3. Asset Register as at 01 November 2018:  Members to review the Asset Register (attached) in conjunction with Item 4, Insurance cover.

4. Insurance cover:  Members to review the details of Council’s current Insurance Schedule (attached) to decide on recommendations to Council.

5. Risk Assessment:  To review Council’s current Risk Assessments and to recommend any changes. 

6. Banking:   To review Council’s current banking arrangements, including current cheque signatories.

7. Audit:   To agree the appointment of the Internal Auditor for Council’s 2018/19 annual accounts.

8. Standing Orders:  To review Council’s current Standing Orders with Appendices (attached) and to decide on recommendations to Council for any amendments.

9. Financial Regulations:   To review Council’s Financial Regulations (attached) and to decide on recommendations to Council for any amendments.

10. Council’s Policies:  To review Council’s published Policies and to comment on any additional ones that should be drafted.

11. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).  Please see the attached recommendation for approval.

12. Annual Memberships and Grants and Direct Debit arrangements:  To review and approve in principle annual memberships and grant payments for 2019/20.

13. Committee Responsibilities and Membership:  To review and update.

14. Budget and Precept 2019/20:  To receive submissions from Council Committees and to agree a 2019/20 Budget and Precept figure for approval by Council.  Draft Budget figures are attached to this Agenda together with a Band D calculator.

15. Clerk’s Contracted Salary, Terms, Conditions and Job Description:  

Clerk to the Parish Council

Anthony Farnfield MBE

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