Thatcham Town Council

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Thatcham Town Council, Brownsfield Road, Thatcham, RG18 3HF

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Finance and General Purposes Committee

The agendas and minutes can be found at the bottom of the page.

Terms of Reference:

  • To exercise the functions of the Council in respect of finance (except as provided in section 101 (6) LGA 1972 (Functions in respect to levying, or issuing a precept, must be agreed by Full Council)
  • To undertake overall management of Thatcham Town Council’s finances, banking operations and investments.
  • To monitor the ongoing budget to actual income and expenditure.
  • To consider the draft estimates for the forthcoming financial year reporting and recommending to Council accordingly.
  • To monitor the annual budget and review as deemed necessary.
  • To review on a quarterly basis where the general reserves should be invested to attract the best possible interest rates, providing that no more that £100,000 be invested with one financial institution and that money is invested within a Fitch rating A institution or with Newbury Building Society.
  • To exercise the functions of the Council in considering and assessing applications for financial grant aid and allocating awards as is deemed appropriate within the total predetermined budget for that purpose.
  • To prepare and monitor three year forecast budgets.
  • To consider, agree and monitor Service Level Agreements with external organisations.
  • To review Thatcham Town Council’s insurance arrangements.
  • To exercise the functions of the Council in respect of the Council Offices, the acquisition of land or buildings for the purpose over which the Committee has jurisdiction by virtue of these terms of reference, and matters not within the scope of another committee.
  • To engage with West Berkshire Council to ensure s106 Developers’ Contributions and Community Infrastructure Levy funds for Thatcham are allocated to meet the needs of the town.
  • To consider and respond to consultation documents when the appropriate scheduled Committee is not within the given timeframe to meet the deadline.

Upcoming meetings and events

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 26th Oct 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 14th Dec 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 22nd Feb 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 19th Apr 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Members

Councillor  David   Lister
Chairman

David Lister

Ward: Thatcham West

Political party: Liberal Democrats

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Councillor Jennifer Walker
Vice Chairman

Jennifer Walker

Ward: Thatcham Central

Political party: Liberal Democrats

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Councillor John  Boyd
Member

John Boyd

Ward: Thatcham Colthrop & Crookham

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 07853 151 871

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Councillor Mike Cole
Member

Mike Cole

Ward: Thatcham North East

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 01635 869 893

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Councillor Jeremy  Cottam
Member

Jeremy Cottam

Ward: Thatcham North East

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 01635 871733

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Councillor Richard Crumly
Member

Richard Crumly

Ward: Thatcham Central

Political party: Conservative

Phone: 07833 667 472

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Councillor Ellen Crumly
Member

Ellen Crumly

Ward: Thatcham Central

Political party: Conservative

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Councillor Lee Dillon
Member

Lee Dillon

Ward: Thatcham North East

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 07393 288 712

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Councillor Richard  Foster
Member

Richard Foster

Ward: Thatcham Colthrop & Crookham

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 07803 203 292

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Councillor Owen  Jeffery
Member

Owen Jeffery

Ward: Thatcham Central

Political party: Liberal Democrats

Phone: 07968 251 370

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Past meetings and events

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 17th Aug 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Finance & General Purposes Committee

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Monday, 22nd Jun 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 20th Apr 2020 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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Finance and General Purposes Committee (Grants)

Finance and General Purposes Committee (Grants)

Monday, 10th Feb 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 20th Jan 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Extraordinary Finance and General Purposes Committee

Extraordinary Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 6th Jan 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 21st Oct 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Extraordinary Finance & General Purposes Committee

Extraordinary Finance & General Purposes Committee

Wednesday, 18th Sep 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Finance and General Purposes Committee

Finance and General Purposes Committee

Monday, 15th Jul 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Finance & General Purposes Committee

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Monday, 15th Apr 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Finance & General Purposes Committee

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Monday, 21st Jan 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Finance & General Purposes Committee

Finance & General Purposes Committee

Monday, 5th Nov 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Council Meetings

Monday, 21st Sep 2020 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Staff Committee

Tuesday, 22nd Sep 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Planning and Highways Committee

Monday, 28th Sep 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Full Council

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Sunday, 8th Nov 2020 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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