Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 26th September 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 25th July 2019.

    PDF icon draft_minutes_25.7.19.pdf191.43 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.pdf138.08 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a) To note the recent planning decisions (copy enclosed).
    b) To consider the following planning application
    19/03982/FUL The Firs, Park Road, Wem, SY4 5DA Proposal: Erection of single storey rear extension.

    PDF icon agenda_item_6a_planning_decisions.pdf114.85 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) To note completion of the Town Council’s Limited Assurance Review for year ended 31.3.19 (copy enclose

  8. Wem Care Network Meeting 5.9.19

    To receive notes from this meeting and to consider any recommendations within the notes (copy enclosed).

  9. Amenities and Services Committee Meeting 10.9.19

    To receive minutes from this meeting and consider any recommendations within the minutes (copy enclosed).

  10. Climate Change

    a) To agree format and for public meeting to be held 16.10.20.
    b) To note response received from Owen Paterson (copy enclosed).
    c) To consider the Town Council’s Community Climate Change Commitment (draft enclosed).
    d) To consider whether the Town Council should call for SALC to request that NALC Policy Committee lobby government to unlock resources to Town and Parish Councils to help them combat Climate Change locally.

  11. Wem Economic Forum Meeting 24.9.19

    To receive a verbal report from this meeting.

  12. Wem Highway Concerns

    To consider holding a meeting with Highways Officials to discuss concerns.

  13. VE and VJ Day 75 Anniversary Commemorations

    a) Events Liaison Group Meeting 22.8.19 - to receive notes from this meeting (copy enclosed).
    b) VE Day Commemorations Public Meeting 16.9.19 - to receive notes from this meeting and consider any recommendations within the notes (copy enclosed).

  14. Mayoral Policy

    To request an amendment to the policy to enable funds raised for The Mayor’s Charities to be donated throughout the year and not at the end of the year.

  15. Consultations

    To consider the Town Council’s response to the following
    consultations (copies enclosed).
    a) Shropshire Council Consultation on proposed post-19 travel assistance policy
    b) Notification of forthcoming BT Payphone Removal Consultation
    c) Shropshire Council Youth Support Consultation
    d) Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority – Consultation on Police and Crime Commissioner takeover of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

  16. Correspondence

    a) North West Energy Network
    b) SALC AGM and 70th Birthday Celebrations
    c) Shropshire Council: Playing Pitch & Outdoor Sport Strategy

  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 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.

  19. Dates of future meetings

    To note the date of the October meeting.

  20. Exclusion of Press and Public

    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.
    Morgan Library – to discuss (report enclosed)
    Fothergill Way Public Open Space Adoption – to discuss (report 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.