Town Council Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, 25th June 2020 07:00pm

This meeting will take place on the zoom platform and the meeting code is as follows

Meeting ID: 853 0837 1431 Weblink



  1. To receive 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 an Ordinary Meeting of the Town Council held on 28th May 2020

    File draft_minutes_28.5.20.docx43.9 KB
  5. Covid 19 Operational Matters

    a) Decisions made under delegated powers and Scheme of delegation – to receive a report on.

    b) Social Distancing Measures throughout the town – for update.


  6. Progress Report

    To consider the Clerks progress report on matters arising at previous meetings (copy enclosed).

    File agenda_item_6_progress_report.docx32.86 KB
  7. Planning Applications

    a) Planning Applications for consideration

    i) APPEAL Notification 17/01924/FUL Appeal Ref 20/02813/REF Land Off, Mill Street, Wem, Shropshire Erection of two blocks of residential care home comprising units with communal facilities; formation of car parking; diversion of public right of way and associated works

    ii) 20/02221/FUL Erection of 2No. bungalows, formation of access and parking, 8 Crabtree Lane Wem SY4 5AJ

    iii) 20/02261/FUL - Alterations in connection with conversion of former doctors surgery into one residential dwelling Location: - The Doctors Surgery, Roden Grove, Wem,

    b) Planning Decisions – to note 

  8. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) Monthly budget report and balance sheet - for consideration.

    b) Accounts for payment - to approve accounts for payment and payments made prior to meeting under delegated authority (Presented at meeting).

    c) Photocopier lease to approve lease for replacement of office photocopier.

    d) Payroll contract with Shropshire Council – to approve.

  9. Amenities and Services Committee meeting 16.6.20

     To receive minutes from this meeting and consider any recommendations made.

  10. Swimming Pool Pipework Excavation and Replacement - to consider quotes received

    a) for excavation and reinstatement.

    b) for installation of new pipework.

  11. Wem Store Cupboard

    To receive a report on work of Wem Store Cupboard Group during lockdown and consider future plans.

  12. 2019-20 Annual Report

     To consider producing an online only version 

  13. Correspondence

    a) To consider request from residents to adopt the public open space at Wilmott Meadow.

    b) Community Speedwatch Initiative.

  14. Reports

    a) To receive reports from the Council’s representatives to other bodies.

    b) To receive a report from Shropshire Council Councillors Mellings and Dee.

  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. Date of Next Meeting

    For consideration

  17. 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) Morgan Library – to consider report of meeting held with Shropshire Council on 16.6.20 


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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.