Meeting of Rainford Parish Council

The next ordinary meeting of RAINFORD PARISH COUNCIL will take place

via Zoom on Monday 22 June 2020 immediately following the Annual Meeting of Rainford Parish Council which will commence at 7pm

 The Press & Public are invited to attend  Separate documents for the meeting may be found in the ‘Documents’ section


  1. Apologies for Absence
  1. Declaration of Acceptance of Office, of Interest, and Updating of the Register

Councillors are reminded to make any new Declarations of Interest

  1. Formal announcements from the Chairman

  1. To hear and respond to any questions/deputations by members of the public
  2. To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Rainford Parish Council meeting held on Monday 24 February 2020 (See separate document)
  3. Receipts and Payments for March, April & May 2020  For information.  Full details are available in the draft FPA minutes for June 2020 distributed with this agenda

Receipts for March 2020:  £8790   Payments for March 2020:  £6157

Amount Invoiced in March 2020:   £3276

Bank Balances @ 31.03.2020:  Current A/C £5908       Savings A/C £10974

                   Receipts for April 2020: £21360    Payments for April 2020:   £11027

                   Amount invoiced in April 2020 £500

                   Bank Balances @ 30.04.2020:  Current A/C £16242     Savings A/C £49038

                   Receipts for May 2020: £175    Payments for May 2020:  £3868

                   Amount invoiced in May 2020: £680

                   Bank balances @ 31.05.2020: Current A/C £12549     Savings A/C £49038

  1. Clerk’s Report

                See Separate document

  1. Committee Reports:
  • Borough Council: Councillor Reynolds
  • Community Liaison Committee: Councillor Lamb
  • Finance, Planning & Administration Committee: Councillor Jones
  1. Working Party Reports:
  • Executive Working Party: Councillor Monk
  • Neighbourhood Plan Working Party: Councillor Travis
  1. Annual Governance Statement: Councillor Jones

                See separate document.  Councillor Jones to propose that Rainford Parish Council has complied with the following during the financial year 2019/20:

  1. Rainford Parish Council has put in place arrangements for effective financial management during the year, and for the preparation of the accounting statements
  2. RPC maintained an adequate system of internal control including measures designed to prevent and detect fraud and corruption and reviewed its effectiveness
  3. RPC took reasonable steps to be assured that there are no matters of actual or potential non-compliance with laws, regulations and Proper Practices that could have a significant financial effect on the ability of the authority to conduct its business or manage its finances
  4. RPC provided proper opportunity during the year for the exercise of electors’ rights in accordance with the requirements of the Accounts and Audit regulations
  5. RPC carried out an assessment of the risks facing the authority and took appropriate steps to manage those risks, including the introduction of internal controls and/or external insurance cover where required
  6. RPC maintained throughout the year an adequate and effective system of internal audit of the accounting records and control systems
  7. RPC took action on all matters raised in reports from internal and external audit
  8. RPC considered whether any litigation, liabilities or commitments, events or transactions, occurring either during or after the year end, have a financial impact on the authority and, where appropriate, have included them in the accounting statement

11:          Annual Accounting Statement: Councillor Jones

                See separate document.  Councillor Jones to propose the approval of the Annual Accounting Statement for the financial year ending 31.03.2020.  The accounts have been prepared on an Income and Expenditure basis and present fairly the financial position of Rainford Parish Council as at 31.03.2020

12:          Community Support during the on-going Coronavirus crisis: Councillor Monk/Admin Asst

  1. Bench for Mike Olley: Councillors Long & Reynolds
  1. Land at the rear of the Village Hall: Councillor Monk

                For information and discussion

  1. Rainford Christmas Fayre: Councillor Monk

                For discussion

  1. Art Exhibition: Councillor Monk

For discussion.  A possible date could be 26 – 28 March 2021



Clerk & RFO to Rainford Parish Council

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE MEETING,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK’S OFFICE ON 01744 884709 OR EMAIL