Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Coalville

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No. Item


Apologies For Absence


There were no apologies received.



Declarations of Interest

Under the Code of Conduct members are reminded that in declaring interests you should make clear the nature of that interest and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest, registerable interest or other interest.



Councillor M Wyatt declared a registerable interest in all items as the owner of two businesses in Coalville.


Councillor J Legrys declared a registerable interest in all items as a volunteer at and Director of the Hermitage FM project.


Councillor J Geary declared a registerable interest as a supporter of Coalville Town Football Club and the Council’s appointed representative on the Coalville Town Football Club Committee.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2022 and 3 January 2023.

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Consideration was given to the minutes of the previous meetings held on 15 December 2022 and 3 January 2023.


A member requested further information regarding the footfall at the Newmarket during the Christmas in Coalville event, and asked for confirmation that the figure was 1,700 people and requested clarification on how this figure was captured.


It was moved by Councillor J Geary, seconded by Councillor J Legrys and




The minutes of the meetings held on 15 December 2022 and 3 January 2023 be confirmed as an accurate record of the proceedings.



2023/24 Draft Budget and Council Tax pdf icon PDF 712 KB

The Report of the Interim Head of Finance and S151 Officer.

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The Finance Team Manager presented the report to members.


A member expressed concern regarding the amount of the subsidy paid to the Owen Street recreation ground by the working party and suggested that by reducing the amount paid, savings could be made to the working party’s budget. A member asserted that Coalville Town Football Club who use the ground are a profit making organisation which would be in a financial position to contribute more of their own income in order to maintain the ground’s upkeep. It was suggested that the field could be used for events and that it was unfair to subsidise a financially successful organisation so heavily and it was suggested that the land could be sold to the club for the market value.


A member responded that the football club had many young people who play and train there and that this, alongside match days, bring in good value for money and business into the town. The importance of considering what value expenditures bring back to the community was noted.


The meeting was informed that the football club pay £2,000 per annum for the use of the Scotland’s playing field, and a member suggested that they could be contributing more than this amount. Officers confirmed that they had arranged to meet with Mr Rennocks, Chair of the club, in order to discuss financial arrangements.


Members queried the savings around planned preventative maintenance and were advised that some of this expenditure would be pushed back into the future financial years in order to make savings this year. Officers confirmed that the only statutory service would be for cemeteries and burials.


A member made enquiries with regards to deferring expenditure on the London Road cemetery wall and asked whether it would still be considered to be safe in a year’s time. Officers responded that the wall was subject to close monitoring and that at present it would not be in imminent danger of collapse.


A member asked for clarification on the planned events and was advised that due to events planned for the King’s Coronation and another significant event, Cinema in the Park would unlikely to be scheduled for 2023. It was asked how much Cinema in the Park cost, what it brought in and what the shortfall would be. Officers clarified that the income it brought in was around £14,000, the actual cost had been £41,000, £26,000 of which had been funded by Coalville Special Expenses ty and £15,000 of which had been funded  from the general fund. Therefore it was clarified that the total net cost had been £27,000 of which the working party had picked up £16,000 of the cost.


It was asserted that the rental of pitches for stallholders had been relatively low however officers replied that the stallholders had a variety of options and therefore would have chosen to trade at other events which would have charged them lower rent.


A member suggested that ticket prices for this event had been low and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

Recorded Vote
TitleTypeRecorded Vote textResult
A motion to increase the precept by the maximum allowed without triggering a referendum. Motion Carried
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