Full Council

Thursday, 31st March 2016 07:00pm

Held at Roden Suite, Edinburgh House

  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.

  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 Meetings of the Town Council held on 25 February 2016 (copy enclosed).

    PDF icon minutes_25_february_2016.pdf235.49 KB
  5. Reports

    a) Progress report - To consider the Clerks progress report on matters arising at previous meetings (copy enclosed).
    b) Police report – to receive.

  6. Planning Applications

    a) Planning Applications for consideration - none at time of printing

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

    c) Planning Correspondence
    i) Notification of appeal - 14/03428/OUT Proposed Residential Development Land Between Aston Road And, Church Lane, Wem, Shropshire. Appeal Ref deadline for representations 20.4.16
    ii) Notification of appeal hearing 15/00438/OUT Land On North Side Of Shawbury Road, Wem, Shropshire Outline application for residential development m(all matters reserved): Appeal Hearing - Ludlow Room Shirehall Abbey Forgate Shrewsbury SY2 6ND on: 28 April 2016 at 10:00
    iii) Notification of appeal hearing 15/00431/OUT Development Land North Side Of, Shawbury Road, Wem, Shropshire. Outline application (access for approval) for residential development - Appeal Hearing Ludlow Room Shirehall Abbey Forgate Shrewsbury SY2 6ND on: 28 April 2016 at 10:00

    d) Planning consultations – to consider the following consultations (response
    deadline 29.4.16).
    i) Historic Environment Supplementary Planning Document Consultation Draft.
    ii) Natural Environment Supplementary Planning Document consultation.
    iii) Type and Affordability of Housing Supplementary Planning Document consultation.

  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    To approve accounts for payments and payments made prior to meeting (Presented at meeting).
    a) Internal Controls – to note that the Mayor has undertaken monthly checks of accounts as per internal control procedures.
    b) Bank signatories – to approve signatories for Unity Trust Current Account and consider establishment of internet banking system to enable BACS payments.

  8. Environment Committee Meeting 8.3.16

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

  9. Committee restructure

    To consider report on restructuring of Town Council committees (copy enclosed).

  10. Wem Swimming & Lifestyle Centre

    a) To approve submission of planning application and agree to cover fees for the application subject to them being reimbursed in full (copy enclosed).

  11. Customer Service Provision in Wem Consultation

    For consideration.

  12. Parking Issue Barnard Street

    To discuss issue of on pavement parking in Barnard Street (at request of Cllr Dee).

  13. Queens 90th Birthday Celebration

    To receive a report from the meeting held on 15.3.16.

  14. Wem War Memorial

    To consider quote for survey works.

  15. Memorial Inspection

    To receive a verbal report on headstone safety inspection undertaken by Town Clerk and Groundsman (copy enclosed).

  16. Council Website

    For update on website construction and meeting with Communications working party.

  17. Correspondence - for consideration

    Renewal of bus service contracts.
    Healthwatch Shropshire - Opportunity to Give Views on Local Pharmacies.
    Wem Sorting Office changes.

  18. Reports

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

  19. Information/future agenda items

    For consideration

  20. Dates of future meetings

    a) To note date of April meeting.
    b) To agree date of Annual Town Meeting.

  21. 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.

    Wem Swimming and Lifestyle Centre Lease – to consider draft lease (copy enclosed).

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The Town Council meets on the last Thursday of every month except December at 7.00 p.m in the Meeting Room, Wem Library High Street  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.