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A. PROCEDURAL ITEMS
ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)
The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members.
DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST
(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)
To receive disclosures of interests from Members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.
An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the Member during the meeting.
(1) Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct. Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.
(2) Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them. A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.
(3) Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.
(4) Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.
INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS
(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)
Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item. Certain reports and background papers may be restricted.
Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report.
If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting.
Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal.
(Sheila Farnhill - 01274 432268)
B. BUSINESS ITEMS
In May 2019 the Council as corporate trustees (the trustees) made three awards for educational purposes and agreed the remainder of the proceeds of sale of the former school should be held in a trust interest bearing bank account in the name of the Council as Corporate Trustees.
The City Solicitor will submit a report (Document “AD”) which invites the Trustees to review the current position and consider the options and recommendations relating to the following:-
(i) Future investment of the trust fund to safeguard its capital value (currently stands at £223,000) and provide an income for future awards for educational purposes.
(ii) A constitution and name of the trust fund and its registration with the Charity Commissioners.
(1) To pursue Options 2, 3 and 6 seeking the appropriate internal and external legal and financial advice where required and in the meantime continue with option 1 as set out in Document “AD”.
(2) To seek assistance from the Charity Commissioners relating to the registration of the trust as a charity, its future constitution and its geographical area.
(3) The City Solicitor to write to schools and other educational organisations in the BIAD to explain the existence of the trust funds and the option to seek awards in 2021 when the investments of the fund have been settled.
(4) The City Solicitor generally to publicise the existence of the Trust Fund and seek additional donations from the residents and businesses of the Bingley area.
(5) To note the concerns and suggestions of the Bingley Town Council and the Bingley Grammar school but to keep the current arrangements for the administration of the trust fund and awards with the Council for the present time.
(Richard Winter - 01274 434292)