Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 24th February 2022 07:00pm

CSO Jamie Robinson will attend the meeting to give a report from Wem Safer Neighbourhood Team and discuss any issues that Councillors wish to raise.

  1. 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 the Meeting of the Town Council held on 27th January 2022.

    PDF icon agenda_item_4_draft_minutes_27.1.22.pdf158.29 KB
  5. Progress Report

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

    PDF icon agenda_item_5_progress_report.pdf177.29 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a) To note the recent planning decisions.

    b) To consider the following planning applications

    i) 22/00195/FUL – 50 High Street, Wem, SY4 5DW

    Proposal: Installation of new shop front affecting a Grade II Listed Building

    ii) 22/00196/LBC 50 High Street, Wem, SY45DW

    Proposal: Installation of new shop front affecting a Grade II Listed Building

    iii) 22/00253/FUL – 24 Noble Street, Wem, SY4 5DZ

    Proposal: Installation of two free-standing Air Source Heat Pumps to rear of building.

    iv) 22/002534/LBC – 24 Noble Street, Wem, SY4 5DZ

    Proposal: Works for the Installation of two free standing Air Source Heat Pumps affecting a Grade II Listed Building.

    v) 22/00536/TPO - Atlanta, The Plantation, Soulton Road, Wem, SY4 5TL

    Proposal: Works to 1No. Scots Pine, reduce over extended crown over neighbouring garden to the east by up to 25%, to a suitable reduction point protected by The North Shropshire District Council (The Plantation, Soulton Road, Wem) TPO 1997.

    vi) 22/00494/FUL Sunningdale, 9 Mill Street, Wem, SY4 5ED

    Proposal: Installation of north boundary 3.45m high fence, covered walk way and associated works.


    c) Lowe Hill Road Planning Appeal – to consider report from Cllr Towers to submit a response to the appeal decision 

  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) Welcome Back Fund – to agree to suspend financial regulations to allow payment of invoices relating to the Welcome Back grant Fund Application prior to receiving the items.

    d) Accounts for payment - to approve accounts for payment (presented at meeting).

    e) Interim Internal Audit Report - to review

  8. Town Council Small Grants

    To consider applications received and agree the Town Council Small Grants awards for 2022-23.

  9. Town Events

    a) Platinum Jubilee Celebration Steering Group meeting 15.2.22 to receive report on meeting held.

    b) Premises Licence – to consider applying for a premises licence for Wem Recreation Ground and Town Centre.

    c) Gazebos- to approve draft hire agreement.

  10. Heads Up

    To consider submitting grant application in partnership with SYA to the self-isolation support grant scheme for funds to contribute to extending the project.

  11. Town Council Badges

    To discuss and consider quote received.

  12. Carbon Literacy Training

    To consider undertaking.

  13. Fire Station CCTV Camera

    To consider quote to replace camera (deferred from previous meeting).

  14. Richard Hill & Noble Street Charity

    To consider request to reappoint Cllr Dodd and Cllr Meakin as trustees

    PDF icon agenda_item_14_trustee_request.pdf80.55 KB
  15. Boundary Review Update

    To discuss

    PDF icon agenda_item_15_cgr_update-feb22.pdf104.15 KB
  16. Correspondence

    a) Streetlight Wemsbrook Road – to consider correspondence on this matter.

  17. 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.

  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

    a) To note the date and time of March meeting and set date and agree speakers for the Annual Town Meeting.

  20. Exclusion of Public and Press

    To resolve that as publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, the public and press be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.

    a) Staffing Policies review – to consider recommendations from Cllr Dodd, Cllr Soul and Cllr Broomhall on draft employee handbook.

    b) Whitchurch Town Council Staffing Request

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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.