Town Council – Monday 18th March 2019 – after Finance Commitee
- PRAYERS, at the discretion of the Town Mayor
Members must provide apologies to the Town Clerk before 5.00pm on the day of the meeting, together with reasons for their absence.
- DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members to declare any interest under the following categories:
- Disclosable Pecuniary Interest
- Outside Bodies Interest
- Family, Friend or Close Associate Interest
- 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.
- POLICE UPDATE
Cheshire Constabulary will be invited to attend the meeting to provide an update to Members and also to answer any questions.
- MAYOR’S REMARKS AND COMMUNICATIONS
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 February 2019 (‘B’).
To discuss any points arising from the above minutes (for report, not for resolution).
- 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).
- PLANNING COMMITTEE
The minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 19th February 2019 (‘D’) and 4th March 2019 (‘E’) are attached for ratification.
- SALT FAIR COMMITTEE
The minutes of the Salt Fair Committee meeting held on 27th February 2019 (‘F’) are attached for ratification.
- ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE
The minutes of the Allotments Committee meeting held on 5th March 2019 (‘G’) are attached for ratification.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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’)
That Members approve or otherwise the attached draft Tenancy Agreements for the year 2019/20.
- 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.
Members are asked to approve or otherwise the application.
- 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’)
- 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.
Members are asked to approve the submission of a letter supporting CWAC’s expression of interest as part of the Future High Streets Fund.
- TIME CREDITS
A Member has requested this item be added to the agenda – further information is found in the attachment. (‘L’)
- 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.
That, subject to prior evidence of public liability insurance and any other relevant documentation, permission is granted to this request.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- STAFFING MATTERS
Members will receive a report on the recent recruitment process to the vacant post of Support Officer (Events and Projects).
|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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