Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 24th June 2021 07:00pm


Whilst all Council meetings must be held face-to-face from 7th May, there will still be limits on how members of the public can gather and mix indoors. As the safety of residents, councillors, and staff is of the utmost importance, there will be necessary capacity limits in the Roden Suite  to allow for social distancing between councillors, staff, and any attendees (max 20 people, including councillors and staff). To further minimise the risk of transmission, and to avoid having to turn people away at the door, we would urge residents to carefully consider whether they need to attend this meeting in person.

We will endeavour to allow the public to hear the meeting through a zoom link contact the Town Clerk for detaill                                                                                        

Please note that, until further notice and due to coronavirus regulations, members of the public wishing to attend Town Council meetings should email the clerk ( to reserve a place. 

The Town Council reserves the right to control the number of people allowed to attend meetings subject to the capacity limits set for the room. Facemasks must be worn.


  1. Apologies for absence

    To receive and consider for approval apologies for absence and reasons given.

  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

    A period of 15 minutes will be set aside for residents of Wem Town to speak.

  4. Meeting minutes

    To approve as a correct record the minutes of Meeting of the Town Council held on 20th May 2021

    PDF icon agenda_item_4_draft_minutes_20.5.21.pdf216.83 KB
  5. Progress Report

    To consider the Clerks progress report on matters arising at previous meetings.

    PDF icon agenda_item_5_progress_report.pdf144.03 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a)Planning Applications for consideration

    21/02401/FUL 12 Pyms Road, Wem, SY4 5AT, Proposal: Erection of front mono pitched roof canopy, first floor extension over existing garage and single storey rear extension.

    21/02431/FUL Shop Shrubbery Gardens, Wem, SY4 5BU, Proposal: Application under Section 73A of the Town And Country Planning Act 1990 for the installation of an ATM installed through brick to the far right hand side of the premises.

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

    PDF icon agenda_item_6b_planning_decisions.pdf122.13 KB
  7. Finance and Corporate Governance Committee meeting 22.6.21

     to receive draft minutes from this meeting and consider any recommendations made (copy to follow).

  8. 2020-21 Accounts

    a) 2020-21 Accounts - to approve the accounts and supporting papers for the year ending 31 March 2021 (copies enclosed).

    b) Internal audit report - to consider (copy enclosed).

    c) Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) 2020-21 (copy enclosed).

    i) To consider the Town Council’s response to questions on part 1 of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return - The Annual Governance Statement.

    ii) To consider and approve part 2 of the AGAR, 2020-21 accounting statements.

    iii) To approve explanation of variances and agree date of publishing AGAR.

  9. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) Monthly income expenditure against budget report – to consider

    b) Accounts for payment - to approve accounts for payment and payments made prior to meetings (Presented at meeting).

  10. Amenities and Services Committee meeting 15.6.21

    to receive draft minutes from this meeting and consider any recommendations made

  11. Jubilee Square benches

    to consider applying to The Barber Trust to fund more seating on Jubilee Square.

  12. Community Car Scheme

    To consider permitting the town Council to act as the Co-ordinator for Wem Area's community car scheme for a 3 month trial period 

  13. Queen’s Canopy/ Platinum Jubilee Tree planting – to discuss
  14. Code of Conduct training – to approve code of conduct training on 23.9.21
  15. Correspondence

    a) Wem Millennium Green – request for more trustees

    b) PCC Annual Survey

    c) Fothergill Way POS – to consider notification of landowners intention to sell public open space

    d) The Wemian Donation

    e) Wem Town FC Letter

  16. Reports

    a) To receive written reports from the Council’s representatives to other bodies.

    b) To receive a written report from Shropshire Council Councillors Broomhall and Towers

  17. 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.

  18. Dates of future meetings –


    a) To note date of July meeting.

  19. 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) To receive any nominations for Honorary Townsmen

Agenda (document)
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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.