Town Council Meeting – Monday 18th February 2019, following Finance Committee

 

 

 

 

 

To:       All Members of Winsford Town Council

Local Press

 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS MEETING

 

Dear Councillor

 

You are summoned to attend a meeting of Winsford Town Council to be held in the Winsford Town Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH on Monday 18th February 2019 immediately following the meeting of the Finance Committee but not before 6.45pm.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mark Bailey

Town Clerk/Finance Officer

 

 

AGENDA

 

PART A

 

  1. PRAYERS, at the discretion of the Town Mayor

 

  1. APOLOGIES

 Members must provide apologies to the Town Clerk before 5.00pm on the day of the meeting, together with reasons for their absence.

 

  1. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 Members to declare any interest under the following categories:

  • Disclosable Pecuniary Interest
  • Outside Bodies Interest
  • Family, Friend or Close Associate Interest

 

  1. OPEN FORUM

 An open forum will be held when Members of the public will be invited to speak for a maximum total duration of 15 minutes on items included in the Part A agenda, copies of which will be available at the meeting.

 

  1. COMMUNITY RECYCLE CYCLES CIC

 A representative from Community Recycle Cycles CIC will attend the meeting to talk about the work of the company. Further information can be obtained at http://www.community-recycle-cycles.co.uk/.

 

  1. POLICE UPDATE

 Cheshire Constabulary will be invited to attend the meeting to provide an update to Members and also to answer any questions.

 

  1. MAYOR’S REMARKS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 A list of Civic engagements since the last meeting is attached (‘A’)

 

  1. MINUTES

 To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Town Council held on 21st January 2019 (‘B’).

 

  1. ARISING

 To discuss any points arising from the above minutes (for report, not for resolution).

 

  1. FINANCE COMMITTEE

 To ratify minutes of the Finance Committee held on 21st January 2019 (‘C‘) (approved by the Finance Committee at its meeting held earlier).

 

  1. BUDGET 2019/20

The Finance Committee meeting held on 21st January 2019 recommended the following:-

  • That the Town Council’s budget requirements for 2019/20 be £502;374;
  • That the precept be set at £491,837 due to the receipt of a Council Tax Reduction Scheme grant of £10,537 from Cheshire West and Chester Council, resulting in an annual charge to Band ‘D’ properties of £56.65;
  • That the Capital Programme for 2019/20 will be around £55,00 as outlined in the attached document (‘D’)

Members are invited to ENDORSE the budget for 2019/20 and the precept to be levied on Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) for the provision of Town Council services in the next financial year. This precept request was sent to CWAC on 31st January 2019 in order to meet the CWAC deadline for precept requests of 1st February 2019.

  1. PLANNING COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 22nd January 2019 (‘E’) and 4th February 2019 (‘F’ – to follow) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. SALT FAIR COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Salt Fair Committee meeting held on 6th February 2019 (‘G’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Allotments Committee meeting held on 22nd January 2019 (‘H’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. NEW DAWN FOR WINSFORD

The minutes from the New Dawn for Winsford Working Group meeting held on 6th February 2019 (‘I’) are attached for ratification.

Members are also asked to consider the attached position statement (‘J’) which has been drafted on behalf of the Town Council, as per the decision taken at the 17th December meeting of the Town Council.

 

RECOMMENDATION:                     

Members are asked to approve or otherwise the attached position statement on the future of the Winsford Marina.

 

  1. TIMETABLE OF MEETINGS

A draft timetable of Finance and Town Council meetings for 2019/20 is attached for consideration. (‘K’)

 

  1. NEW BEGINNINGS FESTIVAL

 Members will recall that a request was made to the Town Council meeting on 17th December 2018 for use of the Verdin Field to stage a “two-day community event as part of the Winsford Festival…on Saturday 13th April and Sunday 14th April 2019”.

On that occasion, Members asked for more information about this event before making a decision.

In response, the organisers have provided the following details: –

  • The event will be entitled the ‘New Beginnings Festival’
  • The event will run from 10am to 6pm on both the dates listed above
  • This will be a community event to allow clubs, groups and organisations to showcase what they have to offer and to recruit
  • There will also be stalls selling items as well as activities alongside the showcase

The organisers would like to use a 60ft x 60ft arena and also make use of the gazebos held by the Town Council on behalf of the community

RECOMMENDATION:                     

Members are requested to consider the above request and decide whether to approve the application.

 

  1. DELAMERE STREET MONUMENT – OVER CROSS

Members will be aware of the stone cross located on Delamere Street in Winsford – the Over Cross. The Cross was built in the nineteenth century and includes a lock-up where people who cheated, robbed or were drunk at the market could be held awaiting trial.

The matter of the condition of the Cross was considered by Town Council at its meeting in July 2017 and CWAC were asked to check on the situation. This matter was also raised at the Town Council meeting of 19th February 2018.

In response, a meeting was held on 24th January 2019 between Winsford Town Councillors and officers from CWAC. The attached note summarises the meeting and Members are asked to note.  (‘L’)

 

  1. REVIEW OF COUNCIL’S STANDING ORDERS

Members are asked to review the attached copy of the Standing Orders. These have been amended and updated. (‘M’)

RECOMMENDED     

Members are asked to approve or otherwise the Council’s revised Standing Orders.

 

PART B

 

  1. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

Due to their confidential nature, Members may decide to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following matters in accordance with section 1 (2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960. Reports relating to these items have been withheld from public circulation and deposit.

 

  1. GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

For Members to consider the contents of the attached report from the Town Clerk/Finance Officer.  (‘N’ – to follow)

 

 

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Town Council Meeting – Monday 18th February 2019, following Finance Committee


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18th February 2019

6:45pm