Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 29th July 2021 07:00pm



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 24th June 2021

    PDF icon agenda_item_4_draft_minutes_24.6.21.pdf200.56 KB
  5. Progress Report

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

    PDF icon agenda_item_5_progress_report.pdf141.72 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a)Planning Applications for consideration

    none at time of printing

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

    PDF icon agenda_item_6b_planning_decisions.pdf117.93 KB
  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 and payments made prior to meetings (Presented at meeting).

    d) Procedure for Payment of Accounts during summer recess – to approve.

  8. Review of staff handbook and policies

    to approve quote received

  9. Town Hall Trust Liaison Meeting Group held 21.7.21

     to receive report from the meeting and consider establishing a working group to review the Service Level Agreement and consider its continuation

  10. 2020-21 Annual Report

    To consider draft report to be provided online only with printed copies available on demand.

  11. Queen’s Jubilee

    a) Plant A Tree – to consider report from working group meeting held 15.7.21

    b) June 2022 – to consider setting up a working group to organise and co-ordinate events to mark the jubilee in Wem.

  12. Town Council Office

    to consider revised rent offer from Shropshire Council 

  13. Climate Change Action Plan

    Climate Change Action Plan

    a) To review

    b) Electric Vehicle Charging Points – to consider working in partnership to submit  a joint application with Shropshire Council for the installation of 6 Electric vehicle charging points across 3 car parks in the town

  14. CCTV Maintenance Contract -

    a) to consider quotes received and award maintenance contract

  15. Welcome Back Fund

     to consider report and suggestions for expenditure

  16. 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


  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

    To note date of September 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 vote on 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 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.