Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 31st August 2017 07:00pm

Sgt Claire Greenaway from Wem Safer Neighbourhoods Team will attend the meeting to answer questions relating to Policing in the town

  1. To receive apologies 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 the ordinary Meeting of the Town Council held on 27th July 2017 (copy enclosed).

    PDF icon draft_minutes_27_july_2017.pdf360.11 KB
  5. Progress Report

    To note the Clerks progress report on matters arising at previous meetings (copy enclosed).

    PDF icon progress_report_as_at_24.8.17.pdf274.81 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a)Planning Applications for consideration
    i) 17/03247/REM – Approval of reserved matters (appearance landscaping layout and scale) pursuant to 13/05119/OUT for residential development to include meansof access. Proposed Development Land Adj Creamore Villa, Whitchurch Road,Wem, SY4 5QR
    ii) 17/03552/FUL – Erection of a single storey side extension, 6 Marlcroft, Wem,SY4 5AN
    iii) 17/03612/FUL – Application under Section 73a of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the erection of a boundary fence (retrospective), Kaibo, 118 High Street, Wem, SY4 5TT
    iv) 17/03582/FUL - Erection of 6No. dwellings and alterations to car parking and access Proposed Residential Development Land To The East Of New Street Wem
    v) 17/03830/FUL - Conversion of residential dwelling to 2no flats, Roden Lodge, Mill Street, Wem, SY4 5DD.
    vi) 17/03688/CPL - Application for Lawful Development Certificate for the proposed erection of single storey side extension 3 Sycamore Drive, Wem, SY4 5AQ
    vii) 17/03172/REM - Proposed Dwelling South Of Tilley Lodge, Tilley Road, Wem, Approval of Reserved Matters (design, external appearance and landscaping) pursuant to Outline application 16/04872/OUT (access for consideration) for the erection of one dwelling (bungalow); to include some demolition.
    viii) 17/03884/FUL - Alterations and extension to dwelling to include replacement detached garage and sheds: Bank Villa, Bankhouse Lane, Wem, SY4 5TR

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

    PDF icon planning_decsions_to_24.8.17.pdf186.24 KB
  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

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

  8. Communications Working Party meeting 7.8.17

    To receive this report and approve recommendations contained therein (copy enclosed).

  9. Asset Transfer Working Party meeting 7.8.17

    To receive this report and approve recommendations contained therein (copy enclosed).

  10. Shropshire Council Consultations

    a) Parking Strategy – to consider attendance at consultation event.
    b) Library Strategy   - for consideration (copy enclosed).

  11. Fire and Rescue Services Governing Body Proposal

    For consideration (copy enclosed).

  12. WSSA Constitution

    To consider inclusion of Wem Swimming Pool as part of a newly created charity.

  13. Items requested at previous meetings

    a) Provision of Past Mayor Badges – for discussion.
    b) Town Crier – please see attached proposal form.
    c) Welcome to Wem Banners – to discuss project to replace damaged banners.
    d) Men in Sheds – to try and locate a meeting place.

  14. Asset Valuation

    To receive a report on recent valuation on Wem Swimming Pool and Public Toilets.

  15. Legal Services

    To consider offer from 2D Law (copy enclosed).

  16. Trees

    a) Cemetery Hedge - To consider quote to trim Cemetery Hedge
    b) Tree removal - To consider request to remove tree on Council land

  17. Correspondence

    a) GP Surgery – to consider response to query about waiting times
    b) To consider email concerning condition of High Street.
    c) Shropshire Council’s Streetlighting Joint Energy Agreement – for approval.
    d) Joining People with Places - A Practical Vision for Travel in Shropshire – for discussion.

  18. 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.

  19. Future Agenda Items

    For consideration

  20. Dates of future meetings

    To note date of the September meeting and Honorary Townsman Evening.

  21. Exclusion of Public and Press

    To resolve that as publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, the public and press be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.
    a) To consider request to issue a letter in relation to break clauses in the swimming pool lease (at request of Cllr Mellings).
    b) To receive findings of complaints panel.

Agenda (document)
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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.