Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 24th November 2022 07:00pm
  1. To note apologies for absence received.
  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 Meetings of the Town Council held on 27th October 2022

  5. Progress Report

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

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  6. Planning Applications

    a) To note the recent planning decisions.

    b) To consider the following planning applications

    i) 22/04744/FUL 26 Kynaston Drive, Wem, SY4 5DE

    Proposal: Erection of single storey extension to rear and conversion of existing garage to living accommodation. 

    ii) 22/05026/FUL 20 Fismes Way, Wem, SY4 5YD 

    Proposal: Erection of single storey side extension.

    iii) 22/05030/FUL Coed Hill, Aston Road, Wem, SY4 5JD

    Proposal: Residential development of 2No. dwellings together with single garages, associated external works and drainage (resubmission). 

    iv)22/04928/FUL Kingston, Soulton Road, Wem, SY4 5HR

    Proposal: Replacement of existing dormers on front elevation and insertion of two new gable windows.

    v) 22/04863/FUL The Pippins, 5 The Paddock, Whitchurch Road, Wem, SY4 5YA

    Proposal: Conversion and small front extension of existing garage to form ground floor accessible bedroom.  

    vi) 22/04783/FUL / 22/04784/LBC  67 High Street Wem SY4 5DR

    Proposal: Repair and utilise attached outbuilding at the rear, works to include constructing a new stud work partition on the first floor, reapplying an external render finish, enlarging garden WC by incorporating the wood store, works also include extending existing rear lobby with new and enlarged rear entrance hall with new staircases and under stairs WC affecting a grade 2 listed building. 

    c) For information

    22/03272/FUL Unit 2 Central Car Park, High Street, Wem, SY4 5AA

    Proposal: Erection of six bungalows with associated works. 

  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) Monthly Budget report – to note.

    b) Internal Control checks – to note.

    c) Accounts for payment - to approve accounts for payment.

  8. Wem Economic Forum meeting 16.11.22

    To receive a report from.

  9. Wem Swimming and Lifestyle Liaison Group meeting 21.11.22

    a) To receive a report from.

    b) To consider amended quote for structural inspection and to discuss tenders received for the supply and installation of the pool liner.

  10. Wem Christmas Lights & Festival

    a) License Application – to consider application received for use of the Town Council’s premises license.

    b) Future of Christmas lights – to discuss.

  11. Mayoral Chain Proposals

    to discuss alternative quote received and options open to the Town Council.

  12. Wem Traffic Project

    For update on response received from WSP.

  13. Consultations

    a) Draft Tenancy Strategy.

    b) Constituency Boundary Review.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Dates of future meetings

    a) To note the date and time of December meeting and set date for Budget meeting.

  17. Exclusion of Press and Public

    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) Correspondence - supporting letter request.


    b) 2022-23 Salary Award – to approve.


    c) Wem Market SLA – to consider response received.


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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.