The rest of the meeting addressed various finance matters.
The Management Accounts were received for the 12 months to 31 December 2014; and on the whole the PCC were reassured by the budget surplus, which had yet to be finalised. Most incomes ended slightly higher than expected, despite prolonged loss of Market trading income because of the North Wall repairs.
The treasurer was asked to further explore possibilities for developing an ethical investment strategy that would maximise returns on our existing funds, given the current low interest rates.
Terms of Reference for the SJP Audit Committee, with an independent chair, were approved. This committee is being set up at the recommendation of our auditors.
Fees for SJP occasional offices for 2015, were approved.
Current negotiations with the Crown Estate regarding compensation for disruption to the garden as a result of building works for a new restaurant, are ongoing, and the PCC endorsed the approached being taken by Lucy in these dealings.
Minutes were received from the Health & Safety Committee.