Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 27th July 2017 07:00pm
  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 an ordinary Meeting of the Town Council held on 29th June 2017 (copy enclosed).

    PDF icon minutes_29.6.17.pdf440.64 KB
  5. Progress Report

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

    PDF icon progress_report_to_20.7.17.pdf387.31 KB
  6. Planning

    a)Planning Applications for consideration

    i) 17/03150/FUL - Change of use of car salesroom to create new office accommodation, Hawkins Motors, High Street, Wem, SY4 5DS.

    ii) 17/03151/FUL – Erection of six, 2 storey town houses following demolition of existing garage, Hawkins Motors, High Street, Wem, SY4 5FS.

    iii) 17/03144/FUL  Thomas Adams School, Lowe Hill Road, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5UB  Installation of 2m and 2.4m high securus fencing and gates

    iv) 17/03245/REM :  Land Adj Creamore Villa, Whitchurch Road, Wem, Shropshire

    Proposal:  Approval of reserved matters (appearance landscaping layout and scale) pursuant to 13/05119/OUT for residential development of three detached dwellings

    v) 17/03264/VAR Variation of Condition No.2 (approved plans) attached to permission 10/04241/FUL to allow working in accordance with revised scheme drawings | The Warehouse 14 Leek Street Wem Shropshire SY4 5EP


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


    c) Planning Correspondence

    i) Planning Training  Negotiate a Better Outcome in Planning - Wednesday 13th September 2017, 10am - 4pm at The Lord Hill Hotel, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AX – to consider sending a representative.

  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

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

    b) To approve bank transfers (presented at meeting).

    c) Internal controls – to note the completion of internal control checks between 1.4.17 and 30.6.17.

  8. Finance and Corporate Governance Committee meeting 11.7.17.

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


    PDF icon 11.7.17_minutes.docx.pdf225.85 KB
  9. Wem Economic Forum - To receive a report from the meeting held 3.7.17.

     To receive a report from the meeting held 3.7.17.

  10. Wem Sports and Social Association

    a) To receive a report from the AGM held 13.7.17

    b) to receive an update from the meeting of the constitution working party meeting held 5.7.17

  11. Deputy Mayors Chain

      to consider quote for refurbishment and updating.

  12. Town Council Briefing Sessions

    for discussion (at request of Cllr Towers).

  13. Love Lane Cemetery

    to consider request to authorise additional works to a headstone

  14. Highways Issues

    a) Transport Investment Strategy – to consider submitting a request for the funding as outlined in the strategy.

    b) Shropshire Council Parking Strategy – for consideration (copy to follow).

    c) 20mph conference – to consider sending a representative.

  15. Access to Treatment of Minor Injuries for local residents

      for discussion (at request of Cllr Mellings)

  16. Correspondence

    to consider the following items of correspondence

    a) Wem Good Neighbours Scheme. – to consider supporting.

    b) Fire and Rescue Services Governing Body Proposal – for consideration (previously circulated email).

    c) British Legion Lamp Post Poppies Campaign - to consider supporting.

    d) Crane Quality Counselling – to consider request for donation.

  17. 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.

  18. Future agenda items

    For consideration

  19. Dates of future meetings

    to note date of the August meeting.

    To set date for the Honorary Townsman award evening

  20. 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.

    Data Protection  - for discussion

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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.