Council - Thursday 25th January, 2024 6.00 pm

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To receive apologies for absence.


Disclosures of Interest

To receive from members, in respect of any items included on the agenda for this meeting, disclosure of any disclosable pecuniary or other interests, or of any gifts and hospitality, in line with the Town Council’s Code of Conduct.



(i)              The following councillors have made a general non-pecuniary interest declaration in relation to being councillors of Waverley Borough Council: Cllrs David Beaman, George Murray, Tony Fairclough, George Hesse, Andrew Laughton, Mark Merryweather, Kika Mirylees,          John Ward, and Graham White.

(iii)        The following councillor has made a general non-pecuniary interest declaration in relation to being a councillor of Surrey County Council: Cllr Michaela Martin;

(iv)        Members are requested to make any declarations of interest, on the form attached, to be returned to by 5pm on the day before the meeting.


Members are reminded that if they declare a pecuniary interest they must leave before any debate starts unless dispensation has been obtained.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the Farnham Town Council meeting held on December 14th 2023 at Appendix A.


Questions and Statements by the Public

In accordance with Standing Order 10.1, the Town Mayor will invite members of the public present to ask questions or make statements.


At the discretion of the Town Mayor, those members of the public, residing or working within the Council’s boundary, will be invited to make representations or ask questions in respect of the business on the agenda, or other matters not on the agenda, for a maximum of 3 minutes per person or 20 minutes overall.


Town Mayor's Announcements

To receive the Town Mayor’s announcements.


Questions by Members

To consider any questions from councillors in accordance with Standing Order 9.

Part 1 - Items for Decisions


Working Group Notes pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To receive the notes and any recommendations of the following Working Groups:

i)           Community held on 10th January 2024                            Appendix B

ii)         Strategy and Resources held on 16th January 2024          Appendix C


To receive any verbal updates on the work of the Environment Working Group.


Additional documents:


Precept 2023-24 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider the report from the Strategy & Resources Working Group at Appendix D and agree the 2024-25 precept.


Risk Management Report pdf icon PDF 282 KB

To adopt the report from the Strategy & Resources Working Group on how the Council Manages its risks and endorse the work undertaken by the Working Groups in reviewing those risk.                                                                                                           Appendix E.


Planning and Licensing Applications pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To receive the minutes of the Planning & Licensing Consultative Group meetings held on 8th and 22nd January at Appendices F, and G.

Additional documents:

Part 2 - Items to Note


Actions taken under the Scheme of Delegation

To receive details of any actions taken under the scheme of delegation not already reported.


Reports from Other Councils

To receive from Councillors any updates on matters affecting Farnham from Waverley Borough Council and Surrey County Council.



Reports from Outside Bodies

To receive from Members any verbal reports on Outside Bodies where they represent Farnham Town Council.



Date of Next Meeting

To agree the date of the next meeting as 6pm on Thursday 14th March 2024.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

TO PASS A RESOLUTION to exclude members of the public and press from the meeting at Part 3 of the agenda (if required) in view of any confidential items under discussion. These will usually relate to exempt legal advice, staffing matters or contractual matters which may be commercially sensitive.

Item 3 - Confidential Items


Any confidential matters (if required) arising from discussions of the Working Group notes.

i)               Update on the Waverley Lane Appeal and the case conference with the Council’s barrister.

ii)              Other matters arising from Strategy & Resources Working Group