Meeting of Stourport-on-Severn Town Council Finance Committee



Committee members

The Mayor (Councillor K Henderson) (Chairman); Councillor Mrs V Higgs; Councillor D Little; Councillor J Thomas.


  1. To receive apologies for absence.

  2. To confirm and sign the minutes of the Meeting of the committee held on 12th November 2020.

  3. Declarations of Interest - to invite Members to declare any interest in any item on this Agenda.

  4. Annual Audit for the year ended 31st March 2020. To receive the External Auditor’s Report dated 4th November 2020, which provides a fully unqualified Certificate and Opinion. (Appendix 2)

  5. Review of Mayoralty. To review the adequacy of the Mayoralty paid each year to the Town Mayor under the provisions of Section 176 of the Local Government Act 1972 and the allowance paid to the Deputy Mayor.

    The Town Council’s policy has been to increase the allowances by inflation which is estimated to be 0.6%. If this is applied, the Mayoralty would increase from £4,970 to £5,000. It is suggested that the allowance to the Deputy Mayor be increased from £958 to £1,000 in 2021-22. It is proposed that both increases take effect from the Annual Meeting of the Council in May 2021.

  6. Risk Assessment Review. To assess risks within the services and operations conducted by the Council and to decide upon appropriate measures to avoid, reduce or control the risk of is consequences. (Appendix 3)

  7. Parks Committee – to receive the recommendations of the relevant Minute Number (to be advised at the Finance Meeting) of the Meeting of the Parks Committee held on the 21th January 2021.  (To follow)

  8. To consider the report of the Treasurer on the appended Budget for the Year ending 31st March 2022, including any expenditure service options. (Appendix 4)

  9. Arising from consideration of the foregoing Agenda items and to the report of the Treasurer, to recommend to the Meeting of the Council to be held on 2nd February 2021 the level of the Council’s:-

    (a) Budgeted expenditure for the year 2021-22, and

    (b) Precept on the District Council for the year 2021-22.

  10. Any other business in accordance with Standing Orders.