Town Council Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, 29th October 2020 07:00pm

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Meeting ID: 822 3113 5786

  1. Apologies

    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 24th September 2020

    PDF icon agenda_item_4_draft_minutes_24.9.20.pdf233.11 KB
  5. Covid 19 Operational Matters

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

    b) Delegated powers – to review and consider a time extension of.

  6. Progress Report

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

    PDF icon agenda_item_6_progress_report.pdf148.36 KB
  7. Planning Applications

    a) Planning Applications for consideration

    i) 20/03890/FUL Address:  Proposed Residential Development Land To The South Of, Crabtree Lane, Wem, Shropshire Proposal:  Erection of 2no Bungalows

    ii) 20/01156/FUL Address 17 New Street, Wem, SY4 5AE Erection of three storey (4 floors) building comprising mixed development of 39 retirement apartments, one manager's apartment and communal facilities; formation of parking areas, new accesses and landscaping scheme; demolition of existing buildings facing New Street and outbuildings within site – to consider revised plans.

    b) Planning Decisions – to consider report.

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  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).

  9. Finance and Corporate Governance Committee meeting 6.10.20

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

  10. Wem Bloom

    To receive a report of meeting held 12.10.20 and to consider the Town Council’s support for this initiative

  11. Public Open Space Fothergill Way

    To consider listing the land as a community asset (at request of Cllr Mellings).

  12. Town Council Grant Policy

    To review

    PDF icon agenda_item_12_grant_policy_review.pdf165.06 KB
  13. Column Replacement Programme

    To consider quote for 3-year Streetlighting Column replacement programme. 

  14. Outstanding Town Highways

    To receive a report on outstanding highways matters and consider the report from a meeting held with Cllr Davenport to discuss highways and streetscene in Wem

  15. Supply of plants and planting of 2021 floral planters

    To consider quotes received

  16. Meeting Minutes

    To consider following Shropshire Councils practice in relation to recording and minuting meetings (at request of Cllr Dee).

  17. Town Council Co-option Process

    To agree procedure for.

  18. Heads Up Mental Health Project

    To discuss supporting a grant application for this project and contributing financially towards it.

    PDF icon agenda_item_18_heads_up_project.pdf201.05 KB
  19. Correspondence

    i) Shropshire Carbon Action Partnership – to consider request to attend meeting.

    ii) National Pavement Parking Consultation – to consider submitting a response.

    iii) Cultural Strategy Consultation - to consider submitting a response.

    iv) Draft Community and Rural Strategy Consultation – to consider submitting a response.

    v) Promotional video of Wem – to discuss whether to undertake this.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Date of next meeting

    To note date of next meeting.

  23. Exclusion of Public & Press

    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 Meeting held 8.10.20 – to consider report and consider the working parties recommendation.

    b) Land opposite the Mill – to consider The Council’s response to correspondence received.

    c) Report on structural inspection of The Butler Sports Centre – for consideration.

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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.