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					                  NORTHUMBRIA POLICE AUTHORITY

                          FINANCE COMMITTEE

                            8 DECEMBER 2004

PRESENT:           Councillor Napier (Chair)

                   Councillors Foster, Packham and Thompson
                   Mrs Brunton, Mrs Drury, Mr Foster and Mrs Guy

APOLOGIES:         Councillors Darke and Henry, Mr Avery, Mr Brown and
                   Dr Mahmood

37.   MINUTES

      RESOLVED -          That the minutes of the last meeting held on
                          10 November 2004 be approved as a correct
                          record and signed by the Chair.

38.   DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

      Members were reminded of their duty under Part III of the Local
      Government Act 2000 to update any declarations of personal or
      prejudicial interests.

39.   EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

      RESOLVED -          That the press and public be excluded from the
                          meeting during consideration of the remaining
                          business in accordance with the indicated
                          paragraphs of Schedule 12A to the Local
                          Government Act 1972.

40.   GILLBRIDGE AVENUE POLICE STATION: ADDITIONAL LOCKER
      AND CHANGING ACCOMMODATION (PREMISES IMPROVEMENT
      FUND INITIATIVE PHASE 2 - 2004/05) (Paragraph 9)

      Five tenders have been received to provide additional lockers and
      adequate changing facilities at Gillbridge Avenue Police Station.

      Budgetary provision exists within the 2004/05 capital budget for
      premises improvements to meet this expenditure.

      RESOLVED -          That the lowest tender submitted by D H Allan and
                          Sons Limited be accepted and the Architect and
                          Technical Adviser be authorised to place an order
                          for the works.
41.   APPROVED LIST OF BUILDING CONTRACTORS (Paragraph 9)

      The firms added to and deleted from the approved list of building
      contractors by the Architect and Technical Adviser under delegated
      powers in accordance with minute 123 – 1992/93 were reported.

      RESOLVED -           That the additions and deletions of the firms to and
                           from the approved list of building contractors as
                           outlined be noted.

42.   SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY – 1, CLAYWORTH ROAD,
      BRUNTON PARK (Paragraph 9)

      The above property is vacant and surplus to the requirements of the
      Chief Constable. In accordance with the agreed policy on the disposal
      of surplus properties (minute 14 – 2003/04), the property was
      advertised for sale on the open market and offers reported (minute 93
      – 2003/04). However, the bidders were unable to proceed.

      Details of offers received following the re-advertising of the property for
      sale on the open market were submitted.

      The sale proceeds will be treated as capital receipts.

      RESOLVED -           (i)    That the highest offer received be accepted.

                           (ii)   That, in the event of the highest offer being
                                  withdrawn, the Clerk (Estates) be
                                  authorised to offer the property to the next
                                  highest bidder.

43.   SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY – 9, BEECHWOOD AVENUE,
      WHITLEY BAY (Paragraph 9)

      The above property is vacant and surplus to the requirements of the
      Chief Constable. In accordance with the agreed policy on the disposal
      of surplus properties (minute 14 – 2003/04), the property was
      advertised for sale on the open market and offers reported (minute 64
      – 2003/04). However, the purchasers were unable to proceed.

       Details of offers received following the re-advertising of the property
      for sale on the open market were again reported (minute 30 –
      2004/05).

      Details of a revised offer following changes in the residential property
      market were submitted.

      RESOLVED -           That the revised offer, as outlined, be accepted.

				
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