Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 29th June 2023 07:00pm
  1. Apologies - To receive any apologies and reasons for absence.
  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 25.5.23 and extra ordinary meeting held 21.6.23

  5. Progress Report

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

    PDF icon agenda_item_5_progress_report.pdf122.71 KB
  6. Planning Applications

    a) to note the recent planning decisions 

    b) to consider the following planning applications

    i) 23/02325/FUL  Change of use of 4 No. offices to create 4 no. flats: - Units 18B 18C, 19B And 19C, Wem Business Park, New Street, Wem, Shrewsbury.

    ii) 23/02575/TPO  10 Creamore Corner, Wem SY4 5YB Recommended crown reduction of 20% (3 meters) and removal of deadwood of 1no Oak protected by the Shropshire Council (Fismes Way and Oakley Meadow, Wem) TPO 2015 (Ref: SC/00227/15)

    iii) 23/02480/FUL - Proposed loft conversion including construction of dormer window on rear elevation 31 Bowens Field, Wem, SY4 5AR.

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  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) Budget report – to consider.

    b) Internal Control checks – to note.

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

    d) Zoom subscription  - to consider renewal of

    e) Bank Transfer  - to approve transfer of funds to savings accounts

  8. Co-option applications

     to consider and vote on applications received to fill the councillor vacancy.

  9. Christmas Lights and Festival

    a) to consider verbal recommendations from the Christmas Lights Working party meeting held 28.6.23 in relation to the draft tender and agree a timeline for the awarding of the tender 

    b) to consider recommendations from the working party relating to the running of the 2023 Christmas Festival.

  10. Wem Swimming and Lifestyle Centre

    a) to consider a verbal report and recommendations from the Liaison Group meeting held 29.6.23

    b) to approve recommended price increases.

  11. Wem Sports and Social Association

    a) to consider recommendations from WSSA Trustees in relation to a request to grant permission to Wem Town Football Club to locate a clubhouse on the land where Wem Sports and Social Club once stood (to be presented at meeting)

    b) to consider the following preapplication planning request relating to the proposals  PREAPP/23/00441 DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED - Proposed temporary modular building "clubhouse" to include bar, kitchen, toilets and function room, Butler Sports Centre, Bowens Field, Wem,

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  12. Recreation Ground Toilet block

    To establish a small working party to consider opportunity, options and plans to repurpose one part of the current toilet facility on the Recreation Ground for use as a summer refreshment kiosk which could be let by the council on an annual basis to suitable applicants from within our community. (at request of Cllr Barker)

  13. Love Lane Cemetery

    a)  to discuss the establishment of  a working party to consider the design of the cemetery extension and associated infrastructure

  14. Wem Pharmacies

    To discuss the ongoing issue in regards to the inconsistency of the Saturday opening times of both Rowlands Pharmacies located in Wem (at request of Cllr Johnson). 

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  15. Parish Paths Partnership Storage

     to review permission granted on 29.9.22 minute point 316/22 to permit the Parish Paths Partnership Group to store equipment on Wem Recreation Ground and to consider the request received to adapt the storage area to enable additional items to be stored

  16. Road Safety Education Report

     to consider the report and discuss what actions to take (as requested by Cllr Drummond at the April meeting)

  17. Wem Store Cupboard

    to receive a verbal report from the meeting held 27.6.23

  18. Correspondence to discuss and consider the following items

    PCC Safer Roads Fund – to consider whether to submit an application

    PCC Survey

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. Dates of future meetings – to note the date and time of July meeting
  22. Exclusion of Public and Press

    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) Honorary Townsman – to vote


    b) Office lease extension  - for update

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.