Town Council – Monday 18th March 2019 – after Finance Commitee

 

 

 

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 February 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 February 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 February 2019 (‘D’) and 4th March 2019 (‘E’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. SALT FAIR COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Salt Fair Committee meeting held on 27th February 2019 (‘F’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE

The minutes of the Allotments Committee meeting held on 5th March 2019 (‘G’) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. NEW DAWN FOR WINSFORD

 The minutes from the New Dawn for Winsford Working Group meeting held on 13th March 2019 (‘H’ – to follow) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. TOWN PARK STEERING GROUP

The minutes from the Town Park Steering Group meeting held on 12th March 2019 (‘I’ – to follow) are attached for ratification.

 

  1. TENANCY AGREEMENTS 2019/20

 For Members to consider the attached draft Tenancy Agreements which will apply to Over Allotments and Wharton Allotments for the 2019/20 municipal year. (‘J’)

 

RECOMMENDATION:         

That Members approve or otherwise the attached draft Tenancy Agreements for the year 2019/20.

 

  1. VERDIN FIELDS

An application has been made to use the Verdin Fields from 17th March-31st March 2019 (inclusive). The application made is to hold a fun fair on the land, which is operated by Winsford Town Council on licence from Cheshire West and Chester Council.

 

RECOMMENDATION:        

Members are asked to approve or otherwise the application.

 

  1. ACTION PLAN FOR THE DEATH OF A SENIOR PERSON OF STATE

Members are asked to note the attached report from the Clerk in relation to the Town Council’s responsibilities in the event of the death of a senior person of state.  (‘K’)

 

  1. FUTURE HIGH STREETS FUND

 Cheshire West and Chester Council is in the process of putting together an expression of interest for a bid to fund the development of Winsford town centre from the Future High Streets Fund. The Fund itself is being developed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government from a pot of £675m. As part of this expression of interest, CWAC has been asked to supply support letters from stakeholders to support the bid, including Winsford Town Council.  Further information on the Fund can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-high-streets-fund/future-high-street-fund.

RECOMMENDATION:           

Members are asked to approve the submission of a letter supporting CWAC’s expression of interest as part of the Future High Streets Fund.

 

  1. TIME CREDITS

 A Member has requested this item be added to the agenda – further information is found in the attachment.                                   (‘L’)

 

  1. HARRIS AND ASPINALL’S CIRCUS

Harris and Aspinall’s Circus has made a provisional enquiry to hold a circus in Winsford for the last week in October 2019 (arriving Sunday 27th October 2019) to start build up on Monday 28th October 2019, opening to the public on Wednesday 30th October and ending on Sunday 3rd November 2019.

 

RECOMMENDED:

That, subject to prior evidence of public liability insurance and any other relevant documentation, permission is granted to this request.

 

  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. (‘M’ – to follow)

 

  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. 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.

The Clerk will report further.

 

  1. STAFFING MATTERS

Members will receive a report on the recent recruitment process to the vacant post of Support Officer (Events and Projects).

 

Documents

Document Last Updated Download
Agenda 18.3.19 Thu, 14th March 2019 5:58pm Download
Attachment 'A' Mayors Engagements Thu, 14th March 2019 5:58pm Download
Attachment 'B' Minutes of 18.2.19 Meeting Thu, 14th March 2019 5:59pm Download
Attachment 'C' Minutes of 18.2.19 Finance Committee Meeting Thu, 14th March 2019 6:00pm Download
Attachment 'D' Planning Committee Minutes 19.2.19 Thu, 14th March 2019 6:01pm Download
Attachment 'E' Planning Committee Minutes 4.3.19 Thu, 14th March 2019 6:01pm Download
Attachment 'F' Salt Fair Committee Minutes 27.2.19 Thu, 14th March 2019 6:02pm Download
Attachment 'G' Allotments Committee Minutes 5.3.19 Thu, 14th March 2019 6:02pm Download
Attachment 'J' Tenancy Agreements Thu, 14th March 2019 6:04pm Download
Attachment 'K' Death of Senior Person of State Thu, 14th March 2019 6:05pm Download
Attachment 'L' Time Credits Thu, 14th March 2019 6:05pm Download
Attachment H New Dawn for Winsford Minutes 13.3.19 Mon, 18th March 2019 5:29pm Download
Attachment I Town Park Steering Group Minutes 12.3.19 Mon, 18th March 2019 5:30pm Download
Attachment M Draft Tree Management Policy Mon, 18th March 2019 5:34pm Download

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Date/Time

18th March 2019

6:45pm