Town Council Meeting (Virtual)

Thursday, 26th November 2020 07:00pm

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Allan Wilson Chairman of Shropshire Carbon Action Partnership will give a presentation at the start of the meeting on the work of the partnership.

  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 29th October 2020.

    PDF icon agenda_item_4_minutes_29.10.20.pdf256.57 KB
  5. Reports

    a) Clerks progress Report - to consider the Clerks progress report on matters arising at previous meetings.

    b) Wem SNT Report – to consider report from Wem Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

  6. Planning Applications

    a) Planning Applications for consideration

    i) 20/04630/TCA DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED - Crown reduce by up to 2 metres 4no. Cherry trees, reduce 1no. Crab apple tree back from neighbours by up to 2 metres and crown reduce 1no. Ash by up to 30% within Wem conservation area. LOCATION - 70 High Street, Wem, SY4 5DR

    ii) 20/04628/TCA DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED - To fell 2No. Lawson Cypress trees within Wem Conservation Area. LOCATION - Sunningdale, 9 Mill Street, Wem, SY4 5ED

    iii) 20/04517/FUL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED – To fit 2 solar tube panels to the rear sough facing roof. LOCATION – The Garden House, 3 Grove End Court, High Street, SY4 5EN

    b) Planning Decisions – to consider report

    PDF icon agenda_item_6b_planning_decisions.pdf118.4 KB
  7. Finance and Accounts for Payment

    a) Monthly budget report and internal controls – for consideration and to note the completion of the Mayors’ financial checks for Aug, Sept and October (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) Electricity Supplier – to consider quote to switch to renewable energy supply for public toilets from 1.4.21

  8. Councillor Vacancy

    To consider and vote on applications received for the two Councillor vacancies on the Town Council

  9. Traffic Measures Working Party

    To consider the establishment of (at request of Cllr Drummond).

  10. Remembrance Commemoration 2021

    To consider report produced

    PDF icon agenda_item_10_lampost_poppies.pdf173.17 KB
  11. Correspondence

    a) Environmental Maintenance Grant - to consider applying.

    b) Lord Lieutenants Garden Party 8/6/21- to consider nominating attendee.

    c) The High Sheriff of Shropshire’s Outstanding Young Citizen Awards 2021.

    d) Wem Town Council & Pension Divestment – to consider correspondence on

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Date of next meeting

    To note date of December meeting and set date of January Budget meeting (provisional date 21.1.21).

  15. 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. Staffing Review – to consider recommendations from the staffing review working party meeting held 17th November 2020 (copy enclosed).

    b. Correspondence relating to the White Horse – for consideration (copy enclosed).

    c. To receive updates on the following items

    i. Morgan Library (copy enclosed).

    ii. Land Adjacent to Wem Mill (copy enclosed).

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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.