Winsford Town Council – Monday 15th April 2019

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 15th April 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. 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 18th March 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 18th March 2019 (‘C‘) (approved by the Finance Committee at its meeting held earlier).

 

  1. PLANNING COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 19th March 2019 (‘D’) and 1st April 2019 (‘E’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. SALT FAIR COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Salt Fair Committee meeting held on 2nd April 2019 (‘F’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. BRUNNER GUILDHALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Brunner Guildhall Management Committee meeting held on 19th March 2019 (‘G’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. TREE MANAGEMENT POLICY

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)

 

  1. WELL BEING UPDATE

Cllr Gaskill-Jones to provide an update on the work of the Well Being Group in Winsford.  (‘I’ – to follow)

 

  1. WINSFORD CHRISTMAS STREET FESTIVAL

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’)

RECOMMENDATION:                     

Members are asked to note the contents of the attached report and take a decision on the future governance of the event.

 

  1. TOWN MAYORS OSCARS 2019

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.

 

  1. HONORARY TITLES

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.

RECOMMENDATION:                     

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.

 

  1. BUS SERVICES

This item has been included on the agenda at the request of a Town Councillor and relates to bus services in Winsford.

 

  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. CCTV PROPOSAL

Members are asked to consider the attached proposal for CCTV on the Town Council’s parks in Winsford. (‘K’)

 

  1. PARKING

Members are asked to consider the attached consultation document and offer views on the proposals contained therein. (‘L’)

Documents

Agenda Attachment ('A') - Mayors Engagements Attachment ('B') - Town Council Minutes 18.3.19 Attachment ('C') - Finance Committee Minutes 18.3.19 Attachment ('D') - Planning Committee Minutes 19.3.19 Attachment ('E') - Planning Committee Minutes 1.4.19 Attachment ('F') - Salt Committee Minutes 2.4.19 Attachment ('G') - Brunner Guidhall Management Committee 19.3.19 Attachment ('J') - Christmas Festival 2019
Document Last Updated Download
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

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Winsford Town Council – Monday 15th April 2019


Date/Time

15th April 2019

6:45pm