Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 28th March 2019 07:00pm
  1. To receive apologies for absence
  2. Disclosure of Pecuniary Interests

    a) To receive any disclosures 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 28th February 2019.

    PDF icon draft_minutes_28.2.19.pdf232.3 KB
  5. Progress Report

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

    PDF icon agenda_item_5_progress_report.pdf200.72 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a) To note the recent planning decisions (copy enclosed).
    b) Planning Applications for consideration
    19/00971/TCA The Old Hall, New Street, Wem, SY4 5AB
    Proposal: Fell 3no Lawson Cypress & 1no Silver Birch within Wem Conservation Area.
    19/00965/VAR Thomas Adams School, Lowe Hill Road, Wem, SY4 5UB
    Proposal: Variation of condition no 1 attached to planning permission CC2008/0039 dated 19/02/2009 to allow for the retention of the 3no demountable classroom units for a further temporary period of ten years.
    19/00949/FUL 5 Sycamore Drive, Wem, SY4 5AQ
    Proposal: Erection of extensions to form workshop, store and utility together with a new pitched roof above the existing garage following removal of an existing porch.
    19/01256/FUL Proposed Dwelling To The North Of, Crabtree Lane, Wem
    Proposal: Erection of a detached bungalow with detached double garage

    PDF icon agenda_item_6a_planning_decisions.pdf185.05 KB
  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) To consider monthly financial statement and monthly budget report.
    b) To approve accounts for payment and any payments made prior to meeting (presented at meeting).
    c) Changes to payment of staff salaries – for discussion (copy enclosed).
    d) Internal Audit report – for consideration (copy enclosed)

  8. Amenities and Services Committee Meeting 12.3.19

    To receive minutes and approve recommendations within the minutes.

  9. Environmental Maintenance Grant

    To consider response from appeal sent to Shropshire Council (copy enclosed).

  10. Wem Swimming & Lifestyle Liaison Group Meeting 20.3.19

    To receive minutes and approve recommendations within the minutes (copy enclosed).

  11. Recreation Ground Toilet Block

    To discuss recent inspection of toilets and consider options for the building (copy enclosed).

  12. Drawwell Walk Inspection meeting

    For discussion

  13. Staff Hours

    To consider request for Assistant Clerk to be authorised to work additional hours in order to undertake an inventory of Office filing system.

  14. Correspondence

    To consider the following items of correspondence (copies enclosed).

    a) Consultation on proposed changes from September 2019 - Travel assistance for SEND Nursery and Post 16 students
    b) Wem Station Ticket Machine

  15. 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

  16. Future agenda items

    For consideration Councillor’s opportunity to raise items for inclusion on the next agenda – Councillors are respectfully reminded that this is not an opportunity for debate or decision making

  17. Dates of future meetings

    To note the date of the April meeting

Agenda (document)
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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.