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 15th April 2019 immediately following the meeting of the Finance Committee but not before 6.45pm.
Town Clerk/Finance Officer
Members must provide apologies to the Town Clerk before 5.00pm on the day of the meeting, together with reasons for their absence.
Members to declare any interest under the following categories:
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.
Cheshire Constabulary will be invited to attend the meeting to provide an update to Members and also to answer any questions.
A list of Civic engagements since the last meeting is attached (‘A’)
To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Town Council held on 18th March 2019 (‘B’)
To discuss any points arising from the above minutes (for report, not for resolution).
To ratify minutes of the Finance Committee held on 18th March 2019 (‘C‘) (approved by the Finance Committee at its meeting held earlier).
The minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 19th March 2019 (‘D’) and 1st April 2019 (‘E’) are attached for ratification.
The minutes of the Salt Fair Committee meeting held on 2nd April 2019 (‘F’) are attached for ratification.
The minutes of the Brunner Guildhall Management Committee meeting held on 19th March 2019 (‘G’) are attached for ratification.
Members will recall that a discussion took place at the Finance Committee meeting of 18th February 2019 on the Town Council’s approach to tree management. It was agreed on that occasion that the Town Council would draft its own Tree Management Policy to govern the future direction of this area of work. The attached draft policy is attached for Members to consider. (‘H’ – to follow)
Cllr Gaskill-Jones to provide an update on the work of the Well Being Group in Winsford. (‘I’ – to follow)
Members will recall that a report was submitted to the October 2016 meeting of the Town Council setting out a proposal that the event comes under the sole responsibility of Winsford Town Council.
Following advice from CWAC regarding the organisation of events – primarily the need for a single organisation to take on responsibility; risk and liability for such events – this proposal (updated) is again presented to Members for consideration. On the previous occasion quoted above, it was decided to defer a decision. (‘J’)
Members are asked to note the contents of the attached report and take a decision on the future governance of the event.
The Council may wish to consider the Town Mayors Oscars event held at the Winsford Lifestyle Centre on 22nd March 2019. Members may wish to provide feedback on the event and suggest any possible changes for the future.
By virtue of Section 249(5) and (6) of the Local Government act 1972, as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, all local Councils (i.e. Town and Parish Councils) may exercise powers to confer the title of ‘Honorary Freeman’ or ‘Honorary Freewoman’ to persons of distinction and those who, in the Council’s opinion have rendered eminent services to the Council’s area.
Further to discussions at the previous meeting of the Town Council, Members are asked to approve the establishment of a Working Group to consider any nominations for these honours. Membership of the Working Group, if approved, will be decided upon at the Annual Meeting of the Council on 20th May 2019.
Members are asked to approve or otherwise the establishment of an Honorary Titles Working Group in order to agree criteria for the awarding of honours and also to consider nominations prior to approval by the full Town Council. Members are also asked to propose the size and composition of the Working Group.
This item has been included on the agenda at the request of a Town Councillor and relates to bus services in Winsford.
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.
Members are asked to consider the attached proposal for CCTV on the Town Council’s parks in Winsford. (‘K’)
Members are asked to consider the attached consultation document and offer views on the proposals contained therein. (‘L’)
|Agenda||Wed, 10th April 2019 11:46am||Download|
|Attachment ('A') - Mayors Engagements||Wed, 10th April 2019 11:47am||Download|
|Attachment ('B') - Town Council Minutes 18.3.19||Wed, 10th April 2019 11:50am||Download|
|Attachment ('C') - Finance Committee Minutes 18.3.19||Wed, 10th April 2019 11:51am||Download|
|Attachment ('D') - Planning Committee Minutes 19.3.19||Wed, 10th April 2019 11:53am||Download|
|Attachment ('E') - Planning Committee Minutes 1.4.19||Wed, 10th April 2019 12:07pm||Download|
|Attachment ('F') - Salt Committee Minutes 2.4.19||Wed, 10th April 2019 12:08pm||Download|
|Attachment ('G') - Brunner Guidhall Management Committee 19.3.19||Wed, 10th April 2019 12:09pm||Download|
|Attachment ('J') - Christmas Festival 2019||Wed, 10th April 2019 12:10pm||Download|
15th April 2019