Full Council

Date
Thursday, 28th April 2016 07:00pm

Meeting open to press and public

Agenda
  1. To receive apologies and reasons for absence.
  2. Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests.

    a) To receive any disclosure of pecuniary interest - Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

    b) To consider any applications for Dispensations under s33 of the Localism Act 2011

    Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests.

    a) To receive any disclosure of pecuniary interest - Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

    b) To consider any applications for Dispensations under s33 of the Localism Act 2011

  3. Public Participation Time

     A period of 15 minutes will be set aside for residents of Wem Town to speak.

  4. Council Minutes

    To approve as a correct record the minutes of Meeting of the Town Council held on 31 March 2016 (copy attached)).

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  5. Reports

    a) Progress report - To consider the Clerks progress report on matters arising at previous meetings (copy attached).

    b) Police report – A member of the police will be present to provide a verbal report and take questions on police related matters.

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  6. Planning Applications

    a) Planning Applications for consideration -

    16/01417/REM - 2 Summerfield Road Proposal: Reserved matters pursuant to Outline permission reference 14/00247/OUT dated 27th June 2015 for the erection of one dwelling to include access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale.

    16/00994/FUL : Roseville, New Street, Wem, SY4 5AB Proposal: Erection of one 2-storey residential building to comprise four self contained apartments for supported living for adults with learning difficulties and one staff bedroom.

    b) To note the recent planning decisions (copy of decisions attached).

  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    To approve accounts for payments and payments made prior to meeting (presented at meeting).

  8. Audit Committee Meeting 20.4.16

    To approve these minutes and the recommendations contained therein (copy attached).

  9. Wem Swimming & Lifestyle Centre Liaison Committee meeting 18.4.16

    To approve these minutes and recommendations contained therein (copy attached).

  10. Armed Forces Day Working Party Minutes 19.4.16

    To approve these minutes and recommendations contained therein (copy attached).

  11. Public Toilets

    a) Cleaning contract – to consider specification and agree length of contract to be awarded (copy to follow).
    b) Hot Water – to consider request for the addition of hot water in public toilets.

  12. Honorary Townsman Award

    To consider adopting eligibility criteria when considering applications for the award.

  13. Welcome Pack

    To consider the production of an information pack to be distributed to all residents moving into the town (at request of Cllr Moyse).

  14. Dog Fouling

    To discuss the problem of dog fouling in the town.

  15. Confirmation of Local Connection

    To consider an application received from Shropshire Housing Group to confirm the local connection of an applicant for shared ownership in Wem.

  16. Customer Service Provision in Edinburgh House

    To receive an update on the proposed closure of the provision.

  17. Queens 90th Birthday Celebration

    To receive a verbal report from meeting held 26.4.16.

  18. Councillor Commission

    To consider invitation received for the Town Council to take part in research of the role and work of councillors, and of the contribution made by councillors to the governance of their communities and the country (at request of Cllr Towers).

  19. Nat West Bank

    Discuss the closure of the Wem Branch of Nat West.

  20. Correspondence – to consider the following items

    SALC Membership – to receive letter outlining benefits of membership and to consider becoming members for 2016-17.

    Post 16 Education Transport Assistance for Entitled Shropshire Students – Consultation on Arrangements for September 2016 - for consideration.

    Speeding and dangerous driving on Aston Road, Wem - To receive email correspondence.

    Wem Industrial Estate – to consider letter relating to the need for road safety measures on Soulton Road.

    Avalon Television Ltd – to consider request for the title of the Story of Wem to be shown on the TV programme Taskmaster.

    Shropshire Council Emergency Planning Briefing 1st June 2016 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. – to nominate a representative to attend.

  21. Reports

    a) To receive reports from the Council’s representatives to other bodies.
    b) To receive a report from Shropshire Council Councillors Mellings and Dee.

  22. Information/future agenda items

    For consideration.

  23. Dates of future meetings

    a) To note date of May meeting.
    b) To note change to date of Annual Town meeting.

  24. Exclusion of press and public

    To resolve: That in accordance with s1(2) Public Bodies (Admission of Meetings) Act 1960, members of the public and press be excluded from the remainder of the meeting on the grounds that the following items to be considered involves the likely disclosure of confidential information.

    a) Wem Sports and Social Association – to receive a report on recent meeting held with the association’s Solicitors to consider constitutional issues.

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The Town Council meets on the last Thursday of every month except December at 7.00 p.m at the Roden Suite, Edinburgh House, Wem.
The Town Council meeting starts with Public Question time and residents can attend and raise issues with the members.
A copy of the agenda for these meetings is displayed on the notice board outside the Town Hall, High Street and on this website.
From February 2016 copies of the Agenda and Minutes can also be viewed in the Reference Section at Wem Library.