Town Council meeting

Thursday, 27th October 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

    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 September 2016 (copy enclosed).

    PDF icon draft_minutes_29_september_2016.pdf177.81 KB
  5. Progress Report

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

    PDF icon progress_report_27_october_2016.pdf482.97 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a)Planning Applications for consideration
    16/04465/FUL; Robinson And Young, Shrewsbury Road Garage, Shrewsbury Road, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5PA Proposal: Erection of one bay extension to form tyre workshop bay; erection of 1No car sales portacabin, 1 No reception/waiting room portacabin and relocate 2No portacabins to form storage and W.C.
    16/04310/TPO To Remove basal growth of 6No. Lime trees; shorten limbs by 1.5m on 1No. Corsican Pine and fell 1No. Sycamore tree protected by The North Shropshire District Council (Soulton Road, Wem) TPO 1975 Tregwynt Soulton Road Wem SY4 5HR.
    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. Grant Policy

    To consider report relating to changes to the grant making procedures of the Town Council.

    PDF icon grant_policy.pdf554.07 KB
  9. Toilet Doors

    To consider quote for replacement doors for public toilets (copies to follow).

  10. Events Committee

    To consider a report of this meeting held 12.10.16 to discuss the Remembrance Day Parade and the recommendations contained therein (copy enclosed).

  11. Swimming Pool and Lifestyle Centre Liaison Group Meeting 17.10.16

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

  12. Highway Safety

    a) Mill Street Vehicle Activated Sign - for update on request to install sign.
    b) To consider email received from Vanessa Armstrong in reference to Highway Safety in Wem.
    c) To consider emails received from Mr Hand dated 12.10.16, 16.10.17 and 17.10.16 relating to Highway Safety concerns in Wem and to respond to Mr Hand’s question concerning the conformity to regulations of the 20mph zone along Mill Street and throughout Wem as detailed in email 16.10.16 (copies enclosed).
    d) HGV Survey – to receive an update on the results of the HGV survey.

  13. Correspondence

    To consider the following items of correspondence (copies enclosed)
    a) Shropshire Council’s Community Tree Scheme information
    b) SALC Annual General Meeting and Conference - Saturday 19 November at Dawley Town Hall, New Street, Dawley, TF4 3JR.
    c) Shropshire Playing Fields Association membership information.

  14. 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.

  15. Information/future agenda items

    For consideration.

  16. Dates of future meetings

    To note date of November meeting and set date for January Budget meeting.

  17. 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.
    a) Asset Transfer Working Party To consider the report from this meeting and the recommendations contained therein (copy enclosed).
    b) Swimming Pool Lease - To consider response received from WSLC concerning the Swimming Pool Lease and approve letter relating to payment of insurance (copy to follow).

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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.