Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 30th September 2021 07:00pm
  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 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 Meeting of the Town Council held on 29th July 2021

    PDF icon agenda_item_4_draft_minutes_29.7.21.pdf172.79 KB
  5. Progress Report

    To consider the Clerks progress report on decisions made at previous meetings

  6. Planning Applications

    a)Planning Applications for consideration

    21/03806/FUL  53 Aston Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5AU

    Proposal:  Erection of single storey link extension to one and a half storey extension following demolition of existing garage

    21/04291/FUL 44 Barleyfields, Wem, SY4 5LU Proposal:  Erection of single storey extension


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


    c) Notification of appeal

    21/01281/FUL Erection of 2No. bungalows, formation of access and parking (resubmission) 8 Crabtree Lane, Wem, SY4 5AJ Appeal ref APP/L3245/W/21/327708 – to consider letter received.


    d) Delegated authority for dealing with planning applications – to consider delegating authority to the Town Clerk following consultation with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor to respond to planning applications whose deadline for consultation falls prior to a Town Council meeting provided that no Councillor requests a special meeting is required to discuss the application.  

  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) Internal Controls – to note that internal checks carried out by The Mayor are up to date

    b) Monthly income expenditure against budget report – to consider

    c) Accounts for payment - to approve accounts for payment made under delegated authority in August along with payments presented at the meeting (Presented at meeting).

    d) 2020-21 AGAR – for update

  8. Amenities and Services Committee Meeting held 21.9.21

    To receive draft minutes from this meeting and consider any recommendations contained therein 

  9. 2022 Queen’s  Platinum Jubilee

     To receive notes from the Open Meeting held 21.9.21

  10. High Street Buildings

    To discuss the condition of empty buildings on High Street.

  11. Traffic meeting

    To receive a verbal report on the traffic meeting held 29.9.21

  12. Boundary Review

    To consider whether the Town Council wishes to submit and expression of interest to Shropshire Council to undertake a boundary review

  13. Action Plan

    To consider undertaking a Town Council Vision Session to develop an Action Plan of priorities for the Council term

  14. Wem Town Bus

    To consider email on the bus service

    PDF icon agenda_item_14_wem_town_bus.pdf111.23 KB
  15. Welcome Back Fund

    For update on progress

  16. The Wemian

    To consider offer received

    PDF icon agenda_item_16_the_wemian.pdf92.48 KB
  17. Items request for discussion at July meeting


    a) Additional Car Parking Wem Station Aston Road side

    b) Recognition of Covid volunteers

  18. Office Computer Equipment Move

     To consider revised quote which allows for wireless internet access.

  19. Correspondence

    a) Rural Market Town Membership – to consider renewal of membership.

    b) Climate and Ecology Bill – to consider supporting

  20. Reports

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

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

  21. 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.

  22. Date of next meeting

    a) To note date of October meeting.

  23. Exclusion of Public & Press

    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) Project and Finance Assistant Appointment to delegate authority to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the Finance and General purposes Committee to appoint to this vacancy following interviews and references.

    b) Pre planning application correspondence – for consideration

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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.