Minutes of a meeting of the Finance Advisory Committee held in the Council Chamber, Windmill Lane, Northam on Tuesday 18th November 2008.


PRESENT: Chairman - Cllr B M Edwards

Members - Cllrs Mrs S Collins, C K Langton, R H Osborne

Other Members in attendance were Cllrs Mrs M M Cox, P Hames, R J Johnson, R W A Miller, R Tisdale

1. Minutes

The Minutes of the meeting held Tuesday 21 st October 2008 were approved and signed.

(Vote: Unanimous)

2. Declarations of interest

Cllrs Mrs Cox declared an interest in Northam Community Association and left the meeting after having explained the situation with regard to the proposals of the Association in respect of internal decoration. Cllr Hames declared an interest in Northam Community Association and Appledore Book Festival and retired from the meeting whilst these two items were being discussed.

3. Grant applications for 2009/2010.

Members considered the requests for grants and RESOLVED to recommend the sums indicated in the attached schedule.

(Vote: Unanimous) 

With regard to the refusal of the grant for the Appledore Hall Rescue Fund it was RESOLVED to recommend to write a letter to the Group explaining the reasons why the grant request was refused, this being primarily the fact that the Group had no proper constitution or any known control of the Hall.

(Vote: Unanimous)

With regard to the Appledore Maritime Players it was RESOLVED to recommend that they be requested to make their performances available throughout the district and to include Northam in the programme.

(Vote: Unanimous)