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Those present:


Chairman:  Cllr D Cornock


Councillor:  Cllr F Churchill, Cllr H Hendry, Cllr M Rashid, Cllr J Wilson.


Officer:  Mrs K Woods.


1.  Apologies.

Apologies were received from Cllr G Craig and Cllr Ms P Hartland.


2.  Minutes of Previous Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Minutes of the previous Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting held on Monday 6th November 2017 be approved as a true and correct record.


3.  Matters Arising.

There were no matters arising.


4.  Correspondence.

a.)  Cllr Patsy Hartland - Re: Change of address.

It was RECOMMENDED: That this item be received and noted.


b.)  Amina Miah (Momentum Skills) - Re: Momentum Skills Community Integration Services - Birmingham and Solihull.

It was RECOMMENDED: That this item be received and noted.


c.)  Louise Beddoe (Solihull-Sustain) - Re: Smith’s Wood Partnership Forum.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the Clerk enquire what is the purpose of the forum and what is the commitment for attendees.


d.)  Smaller Authorities Audit Appointments - Re: Appointment of new External Auditor for 2017/2018.

It was RECOMMENDED: That this item be received and noted.


e.)  Brian Brown - Re: Civil Aviation Authority Noise Impact Survey - closing date 5th January 2018.

It was RECOMMENDED: That this item be received and noted.


f.)  Steven Crook (Solihull MBC) - Re: Meeting Friday 8th December 2017 at 3.30pm to discuss parking on the Cars Estate.

It was RECOMMENDED: That this item be received and noted.


g.)  West Midlands Police - Re: Alerts: Incident Green Lane; Incident Green Lane Update; Road Safety Week; Burglary Alert; Shopping Online Safely; Phone Scam; Solihull Arrest News; Be On The Lookout For.

It was RECOMMENDED: That these items be received and noted.


5.  Planning Applications

There were no applications received.


6.  Smith’s Wood Community Gym

a.)  Gym Figures.

Members were presented with the latest figures.


7.  Accounts Presented, Bank Reconciliation and Budget.

a.)  Expenditure.

It was RECOMMENDED: That the following accounts be approved..

Direct Debit, Bill Payments and Standing Orders

08/11/2017  -  PC WORLD - new computer and software  - £1209.98

09/11/2017  -  NEST PENSION  - £6.10

10/11/2017  -  BANK CHARGES  - £40.52

11/11/2017  -  BANK CHARGES  - £3.00

15/11/2017  -  BRITISH TELECOM - gym office  - £22.20

15/11/2017  -  MULLER MILK - S/Wood Primary Academy  - £684.48

15/11/2017  -  MULLER MILK - St/John the Baptist School  - £233.55

15/11/2017  -  WOLVERHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL - l.g.p.s.  - £526.70

17/11/2017  -  ROCKINGHAM SPA LTD - repair to sauna  - £113.70

17/11/2017  -  SMITH’S WOOD PRIMARY ACADEMY - shared maintenance  - £ 42.91

21/11/2017  -  IRIS PAYROLL  - £12.14

21/11/2017  -  IRIS PAYROLL  - £6.62

23/11/2017  -  NEST PENSION   - £41.72

23/11/2017  -  SLCC - membership subscription  - £165.00

27/11/2017  -  ANGEL SPRINGS - water cooler  - £40.04

28/11/2017  -  VIKING DIRECT - water for gym  - £28.56

30/11/2017  -  NEST PENSION  - £4.32

01/12/2017  -  SOLIHULL MBC - business rates  - £1165.00

04/12/2017  -  INLAND REVENUE - p.a.y.e.  - £1002.56


c.)  Bank Reconciliation

It was RECOMMENDED: That the bank reconciliation as at 30th November 2017 be accepted.


8.  Members Requests at the Chairman’s Discretion.

There were no requests received.


9.  Exclusion of Public and Press.

It was RECOMMENDED: That in accordance with Schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the following Agenda items: Staff Matters and Wages; Health and Safety; Security.