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Agenda for Town Council Meetings-26th November 2019

Posted on 21st November, 2019 in Agendas – Town Council

20 November 2019

A meeting of the Town Council will take place on Tuesday 26 November 2019 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, North Street, Ilminster starting at 19:30hrs or on the rising of the Resources Committee, whichever is the later.

The public are welcome to attend this meeting. Members of the public are invited to ask questions or raise issues relevant to the work of the Council. The overall time available for this session is restricted to 15 minutes unless the Chair decides otherwise. Individual speakers are restricted to 3 minutes and are asked not to repeat points that have been made previously. It is helpful if potential contributors can make themselves known to the Town Clerk before the meeting so that the session can be programmed effectively.

Public participation is not part of the formal meeting of the Council however a note will be made of matters raised and recorded at the start of the minutes of the meeting.

The Agenda for the meeting is given below. Please contact the Town Council Office if you would like a copy of any of the reports.

Yours sincerely

 Joy Norris

Town Clerk

 AGENDA

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Councillors unable to attend the meeting.

 

  1. Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations from Councillors and Officers of interests in respect of matters to be considered at this meeting, together with an appropriate statement regarding the nature of the interest.

 

  1. Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 October 2019 as a correct record. (To follow)

 

  1. Office Action Plan

To consider the Office Action Plan relating to Town Council Meetings. (To follow)

 

  1. Mayor’s Announcements/Engagements
  2. a) The Mayor will make announcements relevant to Town Council and Mayoral activities and engagements

 

  1. b) To receive the Mayor’s list of engagements between 10 September 2019 and 20 November 2019. (To follow)

 

  1. Police Report

This agenda item provides an opportunity for the Police to report on any matters relevant to policing in Ilminster.  (To follow)

 

  1. Motion Under Standing Order No 9

To consider a Motion, submitted by Cllr Keitch regarding Climate Change. (To follow)

 

  1. VE & VJ 75th Commemorations

To consider proposals from the Ilminster RBL Branch for commemorations to mark the 75th anniversaries of VE and VJ days.

 

  1. Recommendations from the Open Spaces Committee

To consider recommendations from the Open Spaces Committee held on 10 September 2019 (To follow)

 

  1. Wharf Lane Rec Section 106 agreement with South Somerset District Council for New Play Equipment and Youth Facilities

To consider acceptance of the Award Agreement Terms and Conditions.  (To follow)

 

  1. Ilminster Cricket Pavilion

To consider a request from Ilminster Cricket Club to:

  1. Support their request to South Somerset District Council for S106 funding
  2. For a grant of £5,000 towards the project

 

  1. Ratification of the Election of the Resources Committee Chairs & Vice Chair

To ratify the election of the Resources Committee Chair and Vice-Chair

 

  1. Recommendations from the Resources Committee

To consider Recommendations from the Resources Committee meeting held on 15 October 2019 (To follow)

 

  1. A358 Proposals – Cycle Route

To consider the Town Council’s response to a letter from Taunton Area Cycling Campaign regarding the provision of a quality cycle rout as part of the A358 proposal. (To follow)

 

  1. Transport Needs Assessment

To consider a Transport Needs Assessment for Ilminster

 

  1. Strategic Plan 2019/20-2021/22 – Status Report

To consider the quarterly Status Report.  (To follow)

 

  1. Strategic Plan 2020/2021 – 2022/23

To consider the Strategic Plan for 2020/2021 – 2022/23

  1. External Audit Report for 2018/19

To consider the External Audit Report for 2018/19.  (To follow)

 

  1. Policy Review – Risk Management

To review the Risk Management Policy and consider whether any amendments are required (To follow)

 

  1. Policy Review – Media & Publicity

To review the Media & Publicity Policy and consider whether any amendments are required (To follow)

 

  1. Policy Review – Petitions Scheme

To review the Petitions Scheme and consider whether any amendments are required (To follow)

 

  1. Payments and Virements

The Schedule of Payments will be presented for Council’s information.  (To follow)

 

  1. Reports from District Councillors

To receive reports from District Councillors.

 

  1. Report from the County Councillor for the Ilminster Division

To receive a report from the County Councillor.  (To follow)

 

  1. Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies

To receive reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies.

 

  1. Update From Neighbourhood Plan Development Group

To receive an update from the Neighbourhood Plan Development Group including information on recent and future activities and any expenditure requests. (To follow)

 

  1. Clerk’s Updates

The following Clerk’s Updates have been sent by email since the last Town Council agenda was published

 

NumberDateTopics
14/193/9/191.    Grounds Staff

2.    Budget Workshop

3.    Special Town Council Meeting

 

15/1917/9/191.    Strategic Plan & Budget Workshop

2.    Draft Minutes PHT Committee 3rd September 2019

 

16/1930/09/191.    Draft Minutes Resources Committee 13 August

2.    Draft Minutes Open Spaces Committee 10 September

3.    Staffing

4.    Councillor Training Opportunities

 

17/1930/09/191.    Draft Minutes of the Town Council meeting held on 17 September

2.    Local Plan Review – Response Letter

3.    External audit

18/1924/10/191.    Staffing

2.    Trees near the Canal

3.    Millennium Seat & Accessible Picnic Bench – Wharf Lane Rec Childrens’ Play Area

 

 

  1. Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider exclusion of the press and public from the meeting, in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960, section 1(2), for Agenda Item 29 Finance Procedure Risk Register due to the confidential nature of the business to be transacted

The reports relating to this item has been withheld from public circulation and deposit.

 

  1. Finance Procedure Risk Register

The Finance Procedures Risk Register as agreed by the Resources Committee on 13 August 2019 is presented for information

 

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Reminders

 

3 December                   Planning, Highways and Transport Committee followed by Town Council

10 December                  Resources Committee

14 January 2020            Planning, Highways and Transport Committee

21 January                      Town Council (Budget)

Click here to download a copy of Agenda for the Town Council meeting to be held on 26th November 2019

Click here to download Agenda item 4-Town Council Action list- 16th November

Click here to download Agenda item 5b-Mayor’s Diary of Events 170919 to 201119

Click here to download Agenda Item 6-Police Report November 19

Click here to download Agenda item 9-Recommendations from the Open Spaces Committee

Click here to download Agenda item 9- Appendix 1 -dug out plan

Click here to download Agenda item 9 Appendix 2-Play Area Transformation

Click here to download Agenda Item 10-Part 1-SSDC Award Agreement

Click here to download Agenda Item 10-Part 2-SSDC Award Agreement

Click here to download Agenda item 11 B-Grant request

Click here to download Agenda item 13- Recommendations from Resources Committee

Click here to download Agenda item 13- Appendix 1-Provision of Personal Protective Clothing

Click here to download Agenda item 13- Appendix 2- Employee Code Of Conduct

Click here to download Agenda item 13- Appendix 3- Protocol on Member & officer relations

Click here to download Agenda item 14- A358 cycle path

Click here to download Agenda item 16- Strategic Plan Status Report

Click here to download Agenda item 18- Section 1- Annual Governance Statement

Click here to download Agenda item 18-Part 2-Accounting Statements 2018/19 for Ilminster Town Councils

Click here to download Agenda item 19-Policy review for risk management

Click here to download Agenda item 20-Policy review for Media

Click here to download Agenda 20 Appendix 1-Media Publicity Policy

Click here to download Agenda 21 Appendix 1-Petitions Scheme

Click here to download Agenda item 21- Policy review for petitions scheme

Click here to download Agenda item 22- Paid Expenditure Transactions

Click here to download Agenda item 24- Councillor Report Oct. 2019

Click here to download Agenda item 26- NPDG November 19 Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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