Agenda and minutes

Finance and Governance Cabinet Advisory Board - Tuesday, 11th April, 2023 6.30 pm

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS. View directions

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Apologies pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Apologies were received from Councillors Hickey and Knight.


Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To receive any declarations of interest by members in items on the agenda. For any advice on declarations of interest, please contact the Monitoring Officer before the meeting.

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There were no disclosable pecuniary or other significant interests declared at the meeting.


Notification of Persons Wishing to Speak pdf icon PDF 29 KB

To note any visiting Members and members of the public wishing to speak, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Council Meeting Procedure Rule 18 and 19 and which items they wish to speak on.

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Councillors Rutland and Moon had registered to speak on Agenda Item 9 – Exempt Acquisition of Lease.


Minutes of the meeting dated 7 March 2023 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To approve the minutes of a previous meeting as a correct record. The only issue relating to the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

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Members reviewed the minutes.  No amendments were proposed.


RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting dated 7 March 2023 be approved as a correct record.


Forward Plan as at 29 March 2023 pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To note forthcoming items as set out in the Forward Plan

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Members considered the plan.  No amendments were proposed.


RESOLVED – That the Forward Plan as at 29 March 2023 be noted.


Acquisition of Lease

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This item was discussed in Exempt


Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To consider any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent, for the reasons to be stated, in accordance with Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

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There was no urgent business.


Date of the Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To note that the date of the next scheduled meeting is Tuesday 6 June 2023 at 6.30pm.

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The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 6 June 2023 at 6:30pm.


Exempt Report and Appendices - Acquisition of Lease (Agenda Item 6)

Exempt by virtue of paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended): Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person including the authority holding that information.

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RESOLVED – That pursuant to Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972 and the Local Government (Access to Information) Variation Order 2006, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they may involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Act, by virtue of the particular paragraphs shown on the agenda and on the attached report. 


-       The Committee made a number of comments/suggestions that they would like Cabinet to consider. It was agreed these would be included in the amended report for consideration at Cabinet on Thursday 20 April 2023.


RESOLVED – That the recommendations to Cabinet be supported.