Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 25th August 2016 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 28th July 2016 (copy enclosed).

    PDF icon draft_minutes_28_july_2016.pdf202.84 KB
  5. Progress Report

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

    PDF icon progress_report_25_august_2016.pdf279.5 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a)Planning Applications for consideration
    16/02689/FUL Lowerdale, Mill Street, Wem, SY4 5EX. Proposal: Erection of first floor rear extension.
    16/03402/TPO The Plantation, Soulton Road, Wem, Shropshire. Proposal: Crown reduce 1No Copper Beech by a maximum of 1.5m over the driveway and reshape canopy and minor pruning of secondary branches to alleviate branch failure nprotected by The North Shropshire District Council (The Plantation, Soulton Road, Wem) TPO 1997
    16/01417/REM 2 Summerfield Road, Wem, SY4 5BW. Reserved Matters pursuant to Outline permission reference 14/00247/OUT dated 27 June 2015 for the erection of one dwelling to include access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale. Amendments for the proposal received.
    16/03596/TCA 1 Whitchurch Road, Wem, SY4 5AQ. Proposal: Fell 1no Cherry Tree within Wem Conservation Area.
    b) To note the recent planning decisions (copy of decisions attached).

  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) To approve monthly financial statement (presented at meeting).
    b) To approve accounts for payment and payments made prior to meeting (presented at meeting).

  8. Swimming and Lifestyle Centre Liaison Group meeting 22.8.16

    a) Minutes - To approve these minutes and recommendations contained therein (copy to follow).

  9. Transfer of Services

    To receive a verbal report following a meeting of the working party.

  10. Tree Works

    a) To approve quote received from Springhill Tree Management for cutting Cemetery Hedge.
    b) To receive update on works to trees identified in the tree survey and other works identified following the survey.

  11. Correspondence

    To consider the following items of correspondence (copies enclosed).
    Susan Griffiths - To consider letter asking that the Town Council requests that the new flexible bollards adjacent to the Church Wall are replaced with traditional bollards.
    Sue Holliday – To consider letter alerting the Town Council to the problems associated with HGV’s using Park Road and Shrubbery Gardens as a means of access.

  12. Social Media

    to consider the adoption of a social media management policy (copy enclosed).

    PDF icon social_media_policy.pdf363.33 KB
  13. 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.

  14. Information/future agenda items

    For consideration.

  15. Dates of future meetings

    To note date of September meeting.

  16. 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.

    Swimming Pool Lease – To consider schedule of dilapidations and comments received from Wem Swimming and Lifestyle Centre concerning the draft lease with the Town Council.

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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.