Town Council Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, 24th September 2020 07:00pm

Topic: Wem Town Council
Time: Sep 24, 2020 07:00 PM London

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  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 30th July 2020.

  5. Covid 19 Operational Matters

    a) Decisions made under delegated powers – to receive a report on.

  6. Progress Report

    To consider the Clerks progress report on matters arising at previous meetings.

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  7. Planning Applications

    a) Planning Applications for consideration

    i) 20/03195/FUL 39 - 41 High Street, Wem, SY4 5DH Proposal: Change of use from A2 class to Sui generis including internal alterations

    ii) 20/03196/LBC 39 - 41 High Street, Wem, SY4 5DH Proposal: Change of use from A2 class to Sui generis including internal alterations affecting a grade II listed building

    iii) 20/03407/FUL:  23 High Street, Wem SY4 5DG Proposal:  Change of use from retail to mixed use A1 retail and tattoo studio

    iv) 20/03449/FUL:  6 Park Avenue, Mill Street, Wem, SY4 5EYProposal:  Erection of part single, part two storey rear extension

    v) 20/03700/TPO Foxleigh House, Foxleigh Drive, Wem, SY4 5BP PROPOSED - Reduce over extended branches to the north, adjacent to the house by up to 15%, also reduce two lateral southern branches to alleviate end loading weight by up to 10%, crown lift secondary branches only up to 5 metres 1No. Wellingtonia protected by Shropshire Council (Fismes Way and Oakley Meadow, Wem) TPO 2015

    b) Planning Decisions – to consider report.

  8. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) Monthly budget report and balance sheet - for consideration (presented at meeting).

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

    c) External auditor – to note the completion of the external audit.

    d) Bank Signatories – to consider whether to add an additional bank signatory following the resignation of Cllr Dodd.

    e) National Salary Award - to note that the national joint council for local government services has agreed the new pay scales for 2020-21 to be implemented from 1.4.20

  9. Amenities and Services Committee meeting 8.9.20

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

    a) to consider quote for replacement lighting columns following the 2020 condition survey

  10. Events Liaison Group meeting held 17.9.20

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

  11. Wem Economic Forum

    To receive a report from meeting held 16.9.20 (copy to follow).

  12. Christmas Lights

    To consider report.

  13. Correspondence

    a) Speeding in the town

    b) Phone box consultation

    c) Air Ambulance - campaign

    d) Rural Services Network – to consider membership of

    e) Draft Leisure Facilities Strategy Consultation

  14. Reports

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

    b) To receive a written 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

    To note date of next meeting and review decision to hold virtual meetings as per 28.5.20 Resolution.

  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) To consider letter from The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire

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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.