Town Council Meeting

Thursday, 27th July 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 29th June 2023

    PDF icon agenda_item_4_29.6.23_draft_minutes.pdf183.06 KB
  5. Progress Report

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

  6. Planning Applications

    a) to note the recent planning decisions (copy enclosed).

    b) to consider the following planning applications

    23/02972/TCA 73 New Street, Wem, SY4 5AF

    Proposal: Fell 1no Acer within Wem Conservation Area

    23/02741/FUL 61 Noble Street Wem Shrewsbury Shropshire SY4 5DT

    Proposal: Conversion of existing outbuilding into residential annexe with associated works

    23/02742/LBC 61 Noble Street Wem Shrewsbury Shropshire SY4 5DT

    Proposal: Conversion of existing outbuilding into residential annexe with associated works

    23/02953/FUL 61 Noble Street Wem Shrewsbury Shropshire SY4 5DT

    Proposal: Erection of outbuilding.

    c) Place Plan – to consider response to consultation on place plans.

    PDF icon agenda_item_6a_planning_decisions.pdf118.66 KB
  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) To approve procedure for payment of accounts over summer recess

  8. Christmas Lights and Festival

    a) to consider the recommendations of the Christmas Lights Working Party concerning the award of the tender for the upgrade and installation of the Town’s Christmas lights (to follow).

    b) to consider notes from Events Liaison Group meetings held 6.7.23 and 25.7.23.

  9. Love Lane Cemetery

    a) Extension works – to consider notes from working party site meeting 4.7.23 (copy enclosed).

    b) to consider request received to install a path to grave 501

  10. Wem Swimming and Lifestyle Centre

    to receive an update on pool liner works and consider request to increase prices

  11. Wem Town Hall Liaison Group meeting 18.7.23

    to consider notes from this meeting and any recommendations

  12. Outside Market report

    to consider report undertaken as part of the UKSPF Project and receive an update on current situation regarding Wem Outdoor Market

    PDF icon agenda_item_12_market_report.pdf106.87 KB
  13. Skate ramp enhancement

     to consider quote received to improve the skate ramps on Wem Recreation Ground and add a grind rail

  14. GP Surgery

    a) to discuss concerns over accessing appointments at Wem and Prees Medical Practice (at request of Cllr Meakin) and consider report received from the Practice Manager.

    b) To consider nominating a Town Councillor to be a representative on Wem and Prees Medical Practice’s Patient Participation Group

  15. Car Park Toilets –

    to consider quote for painting the toilet doors

  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 the date and time of September meeting
  19. 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) Office lease extension  - for update

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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.