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Sandwich Tollbridge Fund

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Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund was set up in 1973 using the excess Toll Bridge monies collected from the Toll Bridge in Sandwich.
It is a registered charity whose objects are to fund any public works that are specifically aimed at benefiting the Town and its residents.

Sandwich Town Council is the sole trustee of the Toll Bridge Fund, with the individual members of Sandwich Town Council as trustees of the fund themselves. However, Sandwich Town Council and Sandwich Toll bridge Fund are completely separate legal entities.

Before the fund was registered as a charity, £150,000 was spent by Sandwich Borough Council (now Sandwich Town Council) from the fund in order to extend and modernise the Guildhall.
To this day, the Toll Bridge Fund continues to fund the upkeep of the Guildhall for the benefit of the residents of Sandwich and is non-profit making.

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Statement of Purpose

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Financial Regulations 2019

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Standing Orders 2017

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Complaints Procedure 2017

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Safeguarding Policy 2017

Sandwich Town Council and Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Metal Detecting Policy

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Grant Award Criteria

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Grant application form

Tollbridge Fund Minutes and Meetings

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In order that minutes are publicised as soon as possible after meetings, the minutes will be posted on this website in DRAFT format.
Any amendments to the draft minutes, are shown in the "approval of minutes section" of the minutes of the next meeting.
Signed, approved minutes are available in hard copy from the Town Council offices, Guildhall Sandwich.

Latest Toll Bridge Fund Meetings

29th July 2019 Toll Bridge Fund Agenda

15th July Extra-Ordinary Meeting Toll Bridge Fund Minutes

24th June Toll Bridge Fund Minutes

Latest Committee Meetings

Museum and Archive Minutes 15th April 2019

Finance Committee Minutes 18th March 2019

Advisory Committee Minutes 9th October 2018

Past Tollbridge Fund Minutes »

Annual Town Meeting 31st May 2019

Financial Statements at 31st March 2019 and Budgets

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Audited Accounts for 31-03-18 can be viewed on the Charity Commission website


Schedule of Toll Bridge Fund meetings 2018/19 are with Sandwich Town Council meetings page

Sandwich Toll Bridge Fund Committees 2019 / 20 - The Chairman Cllr. Franklin - The Deputy Chair Cllr. Holloway
Advisory (meets as required) The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Councillors Bragg; P.Carter; Heaven; Fox; Friend; Staple (Plus HR Councillor when required)
Finance (meets as required, usually 4 per year) The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Councillors Bragg; Btoun; D. Carter; Graeme; Staple; Wood
Asset Managements (meets at least quarterly) The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Councillors Bragg; Broun; D. Carter; Heaven; Felton; Fox; Staple
Museum / Archive (meets at least quarterly) The Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Councillors Broun; Fox; Friend; Graeme; Sampson; Wood (plus co-opted members)

Agenda Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of Town Council and Toll Bridge Fund agenda items is as follows:

"The mover must give written notice of the motion’s wording to the Council’s Proper Officer at least five clear days before the meeting at which the mover wishes it to be tabled".

Public Right to Speak

A 15 minute session is set aside at the Town Council and Toll Bridge Fund meeting to enable members of the public to speak.
Written notice of the desire to exercise the right to speak and of the topic to be addressed must be given to the Town Clerk prior to 4pm on the Friday before the meeting.
see pdf download - Protocol for Public Participation