Winsford Town Council – Monday 21st January 2018 – after 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 21st January 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. LONDON NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY

 A representative from London Northwestern Railway will be attending the meeting to provide Members with an update on their services.

 

  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 17th December 2018 (‘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 17th December 2018 (‘C‘) (approved by the Finance Committee at its meeting held earlier).

 

  1. PLANNING COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 7th January 2019 (‘D’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. BRUNNER GUILDHALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The minutes from the Brunner Guildhall Management Committee meeting held on 8th January 2019 are attached for information (‘E’)

 RECOMMENDATION:         

Members are asked to note and formally approve or otherwise the Project Viability Report (‘F’) which will then be sent to the Architectural Heritage Fund

 

  1. TOWN PARK STEERING GROUP 

The minutes from the Town Park Steering Group meeting held on 15th January 2019 (‘G’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. CONSULTATION ON CHESHIRE CONSTABULARY FUNDING

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire (David Keane) has launched a consultation exercise on the preferred levels of funding for the police in 2019/20. The consultation is focused on ascertaining the views of the public generally on funding for the police in the coming financial year.

On his website (www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk), the Commissioner sets out a number of options including increasing the policing precept by £2 per month for the average Band D household.

A survey can be accessed via the Police and Crime Commissioner website and a number of consultation events are being held during January in different parts of Cheshire (Ellesmere Port is one location).

RECOMMENDED                 

Members are recommended to consider the options available as part of the consultation and agree a Town Council position.

 

  1. WHARTON BOWLING CLUB

A request has been made on behalf of Wharton Bowling Club with regard to their use of Wharton Recreation Ground. This request consists of the following: –

  • To use both bowling greens at the Recreation Ground – this may involve some repairs and maintenance by Town Council staff; and
  • To pay for green fees on an annual basis, rather than match by match as is currently the case

Members are asked to consider these requests and take a view on them prior to any further action being taken.

 

  1. WELL BEING UPDATE

Cllr Gaskill-Jones to provide a written update (‘H’) on the work of the Well Being Group in Winsford over the past quarter.

 

  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. STAFFING COMMITTEE

Minutes of the Staffing Committee meeting held on 16th January 2019 will be circulated for ratification. (‘I’ – to follow)

 

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Winsford Town Council – Monday 21st January 2018 – after Finance Committee


Date/Time

21st January 2019

6:45pm